BlockApps Mission

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

Our dedicated team strives towards this goal by developing our blockchain-powered business network platform (STRATO) and partnering with technology and industry organizations aligned with our vision.


BlockApps Story

BlockApps was the first company incubated out of Consensys in 2015 and has created several industry innovations including the launch the best, easy-to-use, most powerful Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform on the market called STRATO.

Since launching STRATO on Microsoft Azure in 2015, BlockApps has become first blockchain company to partner with all major cloud platforms (Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform) and is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (the world’s largest open standard blockchain organization).

The BlockApps Team

BlockApps Founders

Kieren James-Lubin

President & CEO

Kieren is President and CEO at BlockApps. 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.

Dr. James (Jim) Hormuzdiar


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.

Victor Wong

CPO & Chairman

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.

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.

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.

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.

BlockApps Staff

Samrit Sangal
Blockchain Engineer

Tim Holland
Blockchain Engineer

Nikita Mendelbaum
DevOps Engineer

Dustin Norwood
Blockchain Engineer

Jelani John
Blockchain Engineer

Brian Smocovitch
Outside Sales Executive

Natasha Hormuzdiar
In-House Counsel

Kelly Abdelmagid
Test Engineer

Lior Saar
Solution Architect

Caleb Ferguson
Product Marketing Manager

Maya Konaka
Project Manager

Mark Caraway
Head of Partnerships

Yunfan Jiang
Blockchain Engineer