When Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper, he proved that the double-spending problem could be solved through a distributed payment network. Since then, there has been a large body of digital currency research which allows for significant improvements to be made on top of Bitcoin.
Zcoin has implemented the Zerocoin Protocol, one of the most groundbreaking academic developments in Bitcoin research. The Zerocoin Protocol uses Zero-Knowledge proofs to guarantee complete financial privacy and anonymity. The original Zerocoin paper can be found here
Poramin Insom created what was the world's 4th most valuable cryptocurrency in February 2014. He is also the world's first person to implement stealth addresses in QT-Wallets, improving cryptocurrency anonymity. He earned a masters degree in Information Security from Johns Hopkins University where he wrote a paper on a proposed practical implementation of the Zerocoin protocol.
Saran Siriphantnon is the CTO of Satang.co/Satoshift, a fintech company focusing on creating an open financial system for Southeast Asia. He served as President of the Computer System Administrator Group at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
djm34 is one of the most recognized miner devs in the cryptocurrency scene and has developed miners for Vertcoin (lyra2re, lyra2rev2), Neoscrypt, Coinshield/Nexus and Yescrypt, just to name a few. He played a key role in developing Zcoin's Lyra2z transition algorithm and its miners. djm34 is currently working on an Argon2d GPU implementation for Zcoin's MTP.
Alexander N. aka Aizensou is a full-stack developer who has experience in many programming languages (C++, C#, Python, Perl, Java etc.) and has been involved in the cryptocurrency space since 2013. He has a broad development portfolio from low level APIs in Python and C++ to Android native application in Java. In addition to his involvement in cryptocurrencies, Alexander was doing his P.h.D. in machine learning at a German university from 2012 to 2016.
Leandro Reinaux (leoreinaux) has 8 years of experience as a fullstack developer, in a wide range of programming languages (C#, C++, Java, Ruby). Founder of Even3, Brazilian leader platform for academics and scientific events. Believes that the cryptocurrencies will be the new standard financial and transaction system.
Tadhg Riordan is a 24 year old Software Developer from Wexford, Ireland. He recently completed my MSc from Trinity College Dublin, where he worked with Blockchain privacy mechanisms, focusing particularly on Zero-Knowledge Proofs and the Ethereum platform. He is a strong advocate for the adoption of crypto-currency and for complete financial privacy.
Community, Communications and Support
Reuben Yap is a practicing corporate lawyer in Malaysia and an early adopter of cryptocurrencies. He a strong privacy advocate and the Co-Founder of BolehVPN, the first merchant to accept Bitcoin in Malaysia and one of the largest VPN providers in the SEA region. Reuben graduated with a LLB from the University of Nottingham. He is tasked with managing the Zcoin community and assisting with communications and documentation on behalf of the Zcoin team.
Sebastian Bausch is a security analyst and has been passionate about cryptocurrencies since 2011. He is the co-founder of Criton Group, a risk consulting firm with focus on Asia. Sebastian studied Mandarin at Xiamen Univeristy and holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. He is the primary liaison with the Chinese community and the Chinese investors.
Advisors and Consultants
Tim is a cryptographer and blockchain researcher pursuing his PhD in computer science at Saarland University in Germany and has contributed substantially to the field of privacy enhancing technologies in cryptocurrencies. Some of his notable works are CoinShuffle and ValueShuffle that were proposals to add privacy to Bitcoin in a decentralized manner.
Torphop Korgtadam is Co-Founder of Creden and MHCON (Meet the Hackers). He has experience in the banking industry and has been appointed as Global Subject Matter Experts (GSME) for Cyber Security, End-Point Security, and Web Application Security. He consults and advises on matters in relation to IT audit and control and the management strategy of internal audits.