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The BlockApps Mission

To provide the tools and knowledge to power Blockchain Applications and Businesses

  • Blockchains are a transformative technology with impact across a wide range of industries
  • Businesses need blockchain applications, not just blockchains
  • BlockApps will provide the core infrastructure for these blockchain applications

The BlockApps Story

BlockApps was the first company incubated out of Consensys in 2015. Since then we have been working to develop the best, easiest to use and most powerful blockchain-as-a-service platform on the market. We will continue to push for blockchains to become the new application platform.

Executive Leadership

Victor Wong

Co-Founder, CEO

Victor is a recognized thought­ leader in the blockchain space having organized several of the first Ethereum hackathons and presented at several conferences including Ethereum’s DevCon1 and EY’s Innovation Summit. At BlockApps, he helped define the STRATO architecture to solve key blockchain issues of data transparency and scaling.


Dr. James (Jim) Hormuzdiar

Co-Founder, CTO

Jim is the creator of the Haskell Ethereum client, EthereumH. EthereumH was the first client developed outside the Ethereum Foundation to be fully compliant with the public Ethereum network. To accomplish this feat, he had to reverse engineer most of the core protocols of the Ethereum blockchain.

Kieren James-Lubin

Co-Founder, CPO

Kieren James-Lubin is the Chief Product Officer and founder at BlockApps, the leading Blockchain platform and application provider. Previously a PhD Candidate in Mathematical Physics, Kieren engaged in research in statistical physics and machine learning before founding BlockApps.


Our Advisors

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin is a Canadian entrepreneur. He has founded or co-founded several companies including the Swiss-based Ethereum, a decentralized cryptocurrency platform, and is founder of ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based software-production studio. In early 2014, Lubin was Chief Operating Officer of Ethereum Switzerland GmbH (EthSuisse), a company working to extend the capabilities of the type of blockchain database first popularized by Bitcoin.
Lubin was also involved in the creation of the Ethereum Foundation, a Toronto-based non-profit organization. He subsequently founded ConsenSys in 2015. Lubin has been personally involved in cross-industry groups attempting to advance solutions to governance issues in the blockchain industry.


Stephen Hsu

Steve Hsu is Vice­President for Research and a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University, where he oversees over $600 million in annual research expenditures.
Educated at Caltech and Berkeley, he was a Harvard Junior Fellow and held professorships at Yale University and the University of Oregon. Hsu was founder and CEO of SafeWeb, an information security startup acquired by Symantec. He is a scientific advisor to BGI and a member of its Cognitive Genomics Lab.

Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues. Before joining Cardozo’s faculty, he sold a company to Wikia, the for­profit sister project of Wikipedia, where he ran Wikia’s New York office, served as General Counsel and Vice President of Product and Business Development, and helped build an open source search engine. Wright has clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and worked as an associate at several prominent New York law firms, including Patterson Belknap and Jenner & Block. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as the editor­ in ­chief of the Cardozo Law Review.

Jeremy Millar

Jeremy Millar is founder and managing partner of Ledger Partners LLP and a founding partner of Magister Advisors LLP, Prior to Magister Advisors, Jeremy was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs where he advised on over $25bn of corporate finance transactions and previously he helped build and bring to market Oracle’s Java stack in 90s/00s. He is an active angel investors and a mentor with the Barclays Techstars Accelerator. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of King’s College and a Master’s in Finance from Oxford University.


The Team

Lior Saar
Acting VP of Engineering


Dr. Ryan Reich
Haskell & API Developer

Max Jiang
Lead Technical Architect

Kristoffer Josefsson
Blockchain Geometer

John Crain
Director of UX


Ilya Ostrovskiy
Source Code Sommelier

Kishore Bhatia
Head, DevOps Engineering

Charles Crain
Blockchain/Mobile Engineer

Samrit Sangal
Blockchain Developer


Natasha Hormuzdiar
In-House Counsel and Operations

James Ryan Moreau
Marketing and Developer Relations