Team

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Development Team

Poramin Insom

Founder and Core Developer

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.

Peter Shugalev

Lead Core Developer

Peter is a highly skilled programmer and software architect with 15+ years of experience. He lives in Moscow, Russia, and graduated from Moscow State University magna cum laude with a Master's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He has created network and security-related services, and has even created his own programming language and a cross-platform compiler for a signature-based intrusion detection system.

snguyen

Developer

Snguyen has 18 years of programming experience (C++, Java, Python, NodeJS and Go recently). He has attended and received international prizes for programming, such as IOI, ACM-ICPC, Imagine Cup and Google Code Jam. He returned to Vietnam in 2011 and has been working in CocCoc (the number 2 browser in Vietnam, only after Chrome) since then with a Tech lead role.

Tadhg Riordan

Solidity Developer

Tadhg Riordan is a 25-year-old Software Developer from Wexford, Ireland. He recently completed his 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.

Martun Karapetyan

Cryptographer and Developer

Martun has over 7 years of experience as a software engineer with C++ and also holds a PhD in cryptography. He is also familiar with C#, Java and Python. He has worked as a senior cryptography researcher at the American University of Armenia where he has created novel white-box algorithms and conducted scientific research on encryption algorithms. Prior to his cryptographic work, he had worked at Google as a software engineer where he developed features on Youtube monetization and claiming. Martun was also in a team of 4 people who developed an AI-based poker playing software which could play champion level Texas Hold'em by using techniques such as card clustering, hand strength, the Nash equilibrium training algorithm, and opponent modeling.

Miho Frankovic

Developer & Software QA

Miho is a software developer with over 15 years of developing software in various languages and platforms. His expertise lies in C++ development, but has substantial experience in C# and Java as well. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Zagreb. Miho's main role in Zcoin is to assist with software quality assurance and to help support development of the main core software.

Saran Siriphantnon

Developer

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.

Hung Nguyen @ Herofire

Developer

Hung Nguyen aka Herofire is a backend developer who has experience in many programming languages (C++, C#, Python, PHP, Java etc.). He also has front-end experience with a deep knowledge of React, JQuery and Angular framework and has also worked with low-level APIs in C++ to Android native applications in Java. Herofire previously worked for Samsung Vietnam on security projects from 2014 to 2016.

Zachary Diebold

Developer

Zachary Diebold is a full-stack developer and graduate of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, with a B.A. and MSc degree in Computer Science. His master's thesis concentrated on creating an identity system using Solidity-based Smart Contracts on Ethereum. His work maintains strong focus on self-sovereign identity, data security and information privacy.

djm34

Miner Developer

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.

Operations and Marketing Team

Reuben Yap

Chief Operations Officer

Reuben Yap is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. He was a corporate lawyer for ten years specializing in institutional frameworks before joining Zcoin. He joined the Zcoin team in October 2016 and has played a pivotal role in shaping Zcoin's strategy and vision. Reuben has been a strong advocate of online and financial privacy for over ten years, having founded one of SE Asia's top VPN companies and being the first merchant in Malaysia to accept cryptocurrencies. He is a regular speaker at blockchain conferences with a focus on blockchain privacy and decentralisation technologies. Reuben graduated with a LLB from the University of Nottingham.

Sebastian Bausch

China Liaison

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 University and holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. He is the primary liaison with the Chinese community and the Chinese investors.

Aaron Ting

Events and Outreach

Aaron is the Secretary of ACCESS Blockchain Malaysia and the VP of Malaysian Investors' Association (Investor Education, Trade Promotion and Minority Shareholders Rights). A strong cryptocurrency advocate, he promotes real-world application of Blockchain Tech and assimilation of Blockchain with Big Data and AI - as a tool to achieve socio-economic objectives in Asia.

Sandra Yap

Director of Partnerships and Media

Sandra Yap is in charge of Zcoin's partnerships and media coverage. Sandra has been involved in the entertainment and media industry since 2008 and has both acting and production experience and having played roles on both the big and small screens. She has also served as a brand ambassador for reputable companies such as Speedo and Celcom. Sandra studied Media and Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London and also Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy.

Sebastian M.

Community Support

After 12 years of working as a consultant for a top 5 IT and business consulting services firm, Sebastian threw in the towel to continue life as a student. Still a techie at heart, he rediscovered his passion for IT amidst the cryptocurrency boom. At Zcoin he is responsible for community and technical support.

Anwar

Senior Support

Anwar is a qualified electrical and electronics engineer with several years of experience of technical support at an IT company. He handles support queries, community management and also assists the COO with day to day matters.

Advisors and Consultants

Aram Jivanyan

Cryptography Advisor

Aram is a cryptographer turned into CEO. He is the founding CEO of Skycryptor, Techstars company pioneering the development of proxy re-encryption algorithms. Skycryptor first product called BeSafe IO is deployed in dozen SME and enterprise enabling to secure, control and track sensitive business documents in the cloud and beyond. Before founding Skycryptor Aram worked as senior cryptography researcher and development team lead at the American University of Armenia where the scientific group conducted cryptography research for Fortune 1000 industrial partners. Aram's main research interest included white-box cryptography, searchable encryption methods, oblivious transfer protocols and cryptographic e-voting systems.

Alexander N.

Advisor

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 completed his P.h.D. in machine learning at a German university from 2012 to 2016. He has wide experience in many blockchain and ICO projects and currently serves as an advisor to Zcoin.

Torphop Korgtadam

IT Security Consultant

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.