創業者の二人であるスチュアート・ポープジョイとウィル・マティーノは、JPモルガン内に設置されたブロックチェーンの可能性を探る研究部門 Emergent Technologies で出会いました。二人は企業にとって実際に導入可能なブロックチェーンが必要だと感じ、Kadena の最初のプライベートブロックチェーンプロトコルである ScalableBFT のプロトタイプを開発しました。金融システムの開発経験が豊かにあった二人は、Kadena としてブロックチェーンの市場活用に向けて開発を進めました。Kadena は、シンプルで安全なスマートコントラクト開発言語 Pact と、スケーラビリティの高い Proof of Work ベースのパブリックブロックチェーンプロトコル Chainweb を提供しています。
Will was Lead engineer for Juno, JP Morgan’s blockchain prototype, and was previously Tech Lead for the SEC's Cryptocurrency Steering Committee and the Quantitative Analytics Unit.
Stuart directed JP Morgan’s Emerging Tech Blockchain group, and has 15 years experience building trading systems and exchange backbones for the financial industry.
Monica led database engineering at Rent The Runway and was a quant for the SEC, before which she worked in investment banking for Cushman & Wakefield.
Ben is a consulting, financial services and emerging technology veteran with over 18 years experience of advising clients within consultancies including Accenture, Deloitte and Capco. Prior to Kadena Ben ran Capco's blockchain practice.
Vivienne brings 8 years of experience in journalism, online media, blogging and creative writing, previously working in editorial at Scholastic.
Marie bridges the divide between private and public blockchain development. She vetted leading enterprise platforms for the Chief Architect of Cognizant’s Blockchain Practice and during the past three years grew her own independent consulting practice as a dedicated member of the public blockchain community.
Before joining Kadena, Anastasia conducted research with the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, where she also organized initiatives on geopolitics, cyber security, and foreign and domestic policy.
Taylor is a PMP who most recently led strategic initiatives and innovation projects for PVH Corp., owner of Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger. He brings business transformation expertise from the largest apparel companies.
Miguel is a dedicated social media professional with expertise in digital content, analytics and data analysis. With his background in computer science he has helped develop unique and engaging communities within the blockchain community.
Enterprise Strategy and Operations
Andrew specializes in designing and delivering complex solutions across financial services, healthcare, insurance, and emerging technology practices. He previously worked at Oliver Wyman, Accenture, and Capco.
Tony joins us as Head of Marketing to raise awareness of and engagement with Kadena's technologies. He brings deep expertise in branding, customer development, and product marketing. Previously, Tony led the marketing divisions at TrustToken, Coin (acquired by Fitbit), and Slide (acquired by Google).
Doug has 15 years of software engineering experience including 8 years using Haskell professionally. He also co-organizes the Compose Conference, the New York Haskell Users Group, and is one of the original authors of the Snap web framework.
Mark brings a wealth of experience with production Haskell development, with extensive experience in financial systems, DSL design, and big data.
Lars Kuhtz is an expert in distributed systems and formal methods, formerly building distributed development tools for Microsoft. He has built cloud storage backends, cryptographic services, and verification tools.
Linda is a recent Computer Science graduate from Barnard College and brings experience in software engineering, product development, and functional programming in OCaml.
Emily is a Haskell developer and chartered mathematician who has worked on massively distributed systems and helps maintain the largest and longest running functional programming library on the JVM.
Hee Kyun is a full-stack developer with experience in decentralized applications. She has a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University and had previously worked as a business analyst at CJ E&M.
Emmanuel is a Haskell developer who recently matriculated from a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Before joining Kadena, Emmanuel worked in the fields of image processing, visible light communications, and topological data analysis.
Paul is an industry veteran as General Counsel at Ironshore, CEO of Syncora Holdings Ltd. and CEO of Financial Products & Services and General Counsel at XL Capital.
Wayne has decades of legal and business experience with companies and entrepreneurs in emerging growth industries including the early stages of the commercial internet, new media and nanotech and, since 2013, working in cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Dr. Stuart Haber is a renowned cryptographer who laid the groundwork for blockchain back in 1990. During his time at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research), Dr. Haber and his colleague W. Scott Stornetta published a series of papers outlining the concept of blockchain; they were the most cited authors in the seminal 2008 Bitcoin paper by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Alex Pinchev has over 30 years’ leadership and marketing experience in the software industry. He served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and President of Global Sales and Marketing at open source software company Red Hat and cloud computing company Rackspace.