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BlockApps Vision

To restore to digital transactions the reliability and efficiency of face-to-face interactions through secure and connected information.

BlockApps Story

BlockApps was the first company incubated out of Consensys in 2015 to develop the best, ease-of-use, most powerful blockchain-as-a-service platform on the market. BlockApps will continue to push for blockchain technology to become the new application platform for enterprise.

BlockApps Founders

Victor Wong

Chairman, CEO (Canada)

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

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

COO/CPO

Kieren is Chief Operations Officer and Chief Product Officer at BlockApps, a spoke of ConsenSys. He architected and implemented BlockApps RESTful API and surrounding products and components, including the authorization framework, peer to peer networking code, Node.js client, and third party integrations. Kieren also organized the first blockchain enterprise conference CryptoNomicon, is the head of the Cryptocurrency Research Group, and the editor at Ledger, an academic journal focused on blockchain. He also organized the O’Reilly Bitcoin and Blockchain conference. He is a PhD candidate at the University of California Berkeley in Mathematical Physics focused on Statistics, Machine Learning and GPU Programming.

BlockApps 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.

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.

Kelly LeValley Hunt
Global VP of Sales

Martin Allen
Ethereum Blockchain Engineer

Natasha Hormuzdiar
In-House Counsel

Nikita Mendelbaum
Full-stack Software Developer

Lior Saar
Solution Architect

Charles Crain
Blockchain Engineer

Samrit Sangal
Blockchain Engineer

John Crain
Head of Product

Kishore Bhatia
Head Of Engineering

 

Jason Tissera
Head of Training

Dustin Norwood
Engineer

Rachael LeValley
Sales & Marketing Coordinator