We have built a flat organization that reflects the dynamic, decentralized nature of blockchain technology. There are no managers at itBit. We work in a collaborative and transparent environment where colleagues hold each other accountable and no ideas go unheard.
Pioneering engineers that are excited to work with cutting-edge technologies, build new solutions and blaze new trails in a young industry. We are building a team founded on creativity, collaboration and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Code monkeys need not apply.
Rob has over 15 years of software development and technology management experience in financial services including 10 years at a global macro hedge fund. Rob loves to spend time outdoors with his family, whether it's hiking or coaching his daughters’ softball teams.
Known exclusively as Woz around the office, he has contributed to several open source blockchain projects including the Electrum Wallet and custom patches to Bitcoin Core. Prior to itBit, he spent three years doing cyber security consulting at KPMG. Woz enjoys biking, travelling the world and trying new foods. He has a soft spot for snake soup.
Jimmy is a startup veteran with over 18 years of experience. He caught the Bitcoin bug five years ago and has contributed to many open source Bitcoin projects including colored coins, btcd and Armory. Jimmy has five kids and is a self-described math nerd.
Prad has worked at startups and large MNCs throughout his career. He has led teams in the development of both new and existing applications. Prad is an avid soccer player and a loyal Manchester United fanatic. He moved to NYC from Atlanta and will constantly remind you how warm it is in the ATL during the cold New York winter.
itBit is an innovator in the blockchain industry. We launched the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the US in May 2015 and are now building our flagship product, Bankchain, a private distributed network that will revolutionize how asset flow through the financial system.
The company was founded in April 2012 by financial services veteran Charles Cascarilla, a Bitcoin early adopter who recognized blockchain’s business potential in the digital currency’s early days. itBit is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Singapore.
At its core, the Bitcoin blockchain is a settlement system for the digital currency. Bankchain follows a similar model, using private blockchain technology to expedite and secure the clearing and settling of traditional financial assets like stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities.
Our first Bankchain solution is being built for precious metals, specifically gold. Financial institutions around the world will now be able to settle gold trades as fast as they can send emails. We aim to bring similar enhancements in trading speed and record-keeping to other financial products and markets soon.