Kadena, a blockchain technology company founded by former JPMorgan and SEC technologists, has announced two advisory appointments: Dr Stuart Haber (often lauded as the co-inventor of blockchain) and Alex Pinchev, former Executive Vice President of Red Hat.
“We have brought on some of the most knowledgeable and influential minds to our board of advisors, from leaders in open source technology to one of the early fathers of blockchain itself,” says Will Martino, Co-founder of Kadena (pictured above). “As we continue to grow our company and product offerings, we want to ensure we’ve covered every aspect of the industry.”
Dr Haber is often recognised for laying the groundwork for blockchain back in 1990, and operated the world’s earliest blockchain, anchored in the New York Times. Along with his colleague Scott Stornetta, he published a series of papers outlining the concept of blockchain during his time at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research). Dr Haber and Stornetta were the most cited authors in the seminal 2008 paper by Satoshi Nakamoto that outlined Bitcoin.
“As we’re still in the nascent years of blockchain, it’s exciting to see the amazing applications of the technology has achieved so far,” says Dr Haber. “Kadena is working on some of the most promising innovations in proof-of-work blockchain since Bitcoin itself.”
Capri Ventures Founder and CEO Alex Pinchev has over 30 years’ experience in the software industry, notably as Executive Vice President and President of Global Sales and Marketing at both open source software company Red Hat and cloud computing company Rackspace. technology, to entrepreneurs and enterprises.
“Open source technology is all about sharing knowledge for the greater good, which is why our smart contract language, Pact, is accessible to everyone,” says Kadena Co-founder Stuart Popejoy. “We’re providing the technology to empower businesses on a blockchain efficiently and securely, from entrepreneurs to large enterprises. We’re seeing the demand for secure, efficient and scalable smart contracts increase and have exciting updates and announcements to share in the coming months.”