The Team

is wholly committed to permanent decentralization…

Active Developers

jk_14

jk_14 has helped us create the Vertcoin Android wallet and he authored the GNU/Linux distribution for mining called KopiemTu. He has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2013 and started MobileCash, a coin that is merge-mineable with Vertcoin.

Zemrys

Zemrys’ primary developing experience has been in .NET and C#, with secondary skills in various other languages. He works in the field of physics, manufacturing radiation detection instrumentation. He has been involved in Vertcoin since early 2014.

Etang600

Eric has been a miner and an active member of the crypto community since 2013. Since discovering Vertcoin, he has been helping with Vertcoin’s social media presence and development tasks.

netswift

netswift is a computer vision researcher with over 10 years experience from the field. His favorite programming tools are Qt, C/C++ and Java, though he has long term experience from several other languages like Matlab/Octave, python and C# in various enviroments. netswift concentrates his efforts in Vertcoin’s core software and website development.

jamesl22

James is the lead developer of Vertcoin and has been programming in one form or another since age 10. He currently is an undergraduate researcher at the MIT DCI, working on enacting decentralized monetary policy.

Alumni

Timothy

Timothy is a writer and semi-polymath type, with a full Great Books type background, math, science and the soft stuff. He’s written screenplays, short films, and is currently working on a novel. Professionally his background is in ultra-high end hospitality, writing, and the non-profit sector. With an extensive leadership history, Timothy brings a rich background of business expertise and life-skills, and is an all-rounder on the team. With a passion for cryptocurrencies, and convinced that Vertcoin is CryptoCurrency iteration 3.0, Timothy wants to assist in any way he can to help Vertcoin achieve it’s rightful place as the most used, most trusted digital currency in the world.

DCvtc

DCvtc is our Social Media expert. He currently manages social media assets for a telecomunications company full time, with 140,000 likes on Facebook and 30,000 Twitter followers. He works closely with the other marketing team members to assist in supporting their work via social media and specialises in customer engagement and dispute resolution.

Webbs

Webbs is the designer/animator and creative mind behind the Vertcoin brand. With 20 years experience in web/broadcast and advertising, Webbs has worked for the largest ad agency outside of london in the UK and worked for major clients including Microsoft, Norton, Yamaha, Toyota, Carphone Warehouse, Discovery, Ministry of Sound etc. He spent most of last year working for a well known international celebrity helping her to take new products to market. Webbs helps us bring the VTC brand to the world in a funky, interesting way and keeps us ahead of the competition image wise.

Casp3r

Having run online businesses for over 8 years now, Casp3r advises startups on branding and online marketing issues and build brands via smart PR. Doing newsworthy things, being innovative then giving it the right angle and pitching it to media outlets. Once projects are established he works with the heavyweights in the different niches together running joint ventures to maximize value. Casp3rs role is as a marketing advisor, knowing how to steer brands into the right direction and maximize their potential.

Boris

With an extensive background in technical fields, including financial IT, Boris has more recently moved on to other things in his day-to-day professional life but still keeps involved with interesting and worthwhile projects like Vertcoin. A mixture of a strong technical background, with experience running a number of businesses gives Boris the ideal mixture of skills to be a bridge between the technical side of the project, and the fluffier, more user-friendly public face of Vertcoin. Boris also looks after our official website, and maintains our trusted build system (https://github.com/vertcoin/gitian.sigs.vtc) so that binaries can be validated and publicly verified as clean and trustworthy.

a432511

a432511 is an enterprise technical architect with a deep passion for security and privacy. His primary development stack is Microsoft (.NET), however, he has authored applications across many platforms and languages (Android, iOS, Java, PHP, etc). In addition to development, he will be helping with communication and marketing.

Aleks

Our goto man for Windows builds and issues, Aleks is a crypto enthusiast and entrepreneur. He has been an avid computer geek for the last 25 years, starting out with the BBC Micro in the 80s, moving through Commodore Amiga and onto PC. He now runs a mixture of Linux, OSx and Windows, though he won’t be drawn on which one he prefers. Aleks is actively working with CryptoCurrency startups and brings technical understanding together with plain english and business experience. With VertCoin since day one, Aleks looks after all our native Windows build needs.

Bengt

Bengt studies computer science at bachelor’s level and has a couple years of programming experience from that and other projects. Lately he’s been working a lot with getting our distributed peer-to-peer pool network running smoothly. He’s passionate about crypto as a new form of currency and looks forward to the day that Vertcoin gains wide-spread adoption. Writes python and java.

Othe

Othe is a smart investor (in BTC since 2009) and was involved in efforts to get the Litecoin proof-of-work changed to try to achieve the initial purpose of Litecoin – ASIC resistance. When the Litecoin team proved reluctant to change things, Othe moved on to VTC and is now a key part of the team. Skilled in Python, Flask, PHP, Django and Drupal, Othe was also closely involved in the p2pool port to VTC. As an import/export guy, Othe also brings a keen business mind to VTC along with his technical skills.

Founder : Bushido

Our founder, Bushido has worked for major companies such as Accenture and Microsoft as a developer, and has returned to education as a masters student at Johns Hopkins. Persuaded that centralization was the bane of existing cryptocurrencies, he set out to create something that would encourage the wide distribution of mining power, increasing the security and safety of the Vertcoin network. Like most creative technical people, his main concern is to see substance and technical innovation behind Vertcoin, and he is always pushing to keep us innovative and keep us thinking about how we can do things better.