Team

The Nimiq Creators are driven by the ultimate life goal to contribute something to society that is meaningful, large scale and cutting edge. Building the Nimiq Network and Ecosystem lives up to those ambitions while the teams combined talents and skillsets secure the capacity to implement them.

Have a look behind the scenes

Robin Linus

Nimiq Creator, Blockchain Architect

White Hat, native speaker of Javascript. Designed, developed and open-sourced Snapdrop with more than 500’000 unique visitors since launch. Published privacy tools like Webkay to uncover personal data exposure with over 1.5 million visitors since launch. Revealed security issues through penetration testing (including Twitter and Google). Cofounded Edutech Startup collaborating with ETH Zurich and Humboldt University Berlin. Implemented the world's first prototype of a browser-based Blockchain. Unwavering passion for the full spectrum of the web platform, ranging from UI design to Progressive Web Apps, scalability, performance and security.

Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky

Nimiq Creator, Tech Lead

BA at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. MA at Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. PhD student to Professor Michael Backes at the Information Security and Cryptography Group at CISPA (Center for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Accountability). Built award-winning software AppGuard (over 2 million downloads, German IT Security Award) and Boxify (CeBIT Innovation Award). Published in several journals and technical reports. Personal passion for Blockchain technology and making security usable without compromising.

Elion Chin

Nimiq Creator, Operations

Cofounder, Investor and CFO of Silicon Valley based MoodLogic Inc. sold 2006 to AMG (now publicly listed ROVI). PhD (s.c.l) in Economics at Swiss University of St. Gallen and visiting PhD at Stern School of Business, NYU. Built the Silicon Paradise Tech movement in Costa Rica and SkyLoft as secluded incubation base for ideas and early stage startups. Collaboration with Carao Ventures on vetting and supporting startups and professional efforts with high social or ecological impact.

Pascal Berrang

Blockchain Developer

PhD student at the Information Security & Cryptography Group SU with over a dozen publications and several scholarships. Member of saarsec CTF team scoring 3rd at RuCTFE 2015, 2nd at iCTF 2015 and 2nd at RuCTF 2016. Organizing Committee Member for the 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security & Privacy. Hiring committee member for professorships at SU. Former TA for Cyber Security & Mathematics for Computer Science. Loves challenges that seem impossible and has a personal passion for distributed systems.

Marvin Wissfeld

Blockchain Developer

Presenter at 2017 IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy in Silicon Valley. At age 14 earned first pocket money through his webpage. One of the youngest mentors at Google Summer of Code, Expert on Malware Analysis, Mobile and Web Security. Personal passion for Privacy Engineering, all matters Android and Cryptography.

Jeffrey Esquivel

Blockchain Developer

Likes to talk binary to chips. The asynchrounos nature of JavaScript reminds him of hardware interrupts. Expert on automatic testing frameworks, continuous delivery servers and supporting infrastructure for software projects. At his day job he codes low level software abstraction layers (SDKs) to configure the behavior of custom made Application Specific Integrated Circuits contained in enterprise class networking equipment. Deployed several BIND DNS Servers (with custom-compiled multi­threading support) at a national scale for a major ISP.

Arthur Gervais

Blockchain Security Scientist

Arthur is a Lecturer (equivalent Assistant Professor) at Imperial College London and at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). He earned his PhD thesis on Blockchain Security and Privacy at ETH Zurich. He has authored several influential peer-reviewed scientific articles published at top-tier security conferences. Arthur is co-founder of the ChainSecurity AG, the first company to provide an automated formal verification tool for Ethereum smart contracts (www.securify.ch). The Team is honored to have him look over their shoulders, provide hands-on help and share valuable scientific insights as well as trigger continuous research on topics relevant for the longevity of Nimiq.

Amy Zhang

Research / Communication

BA in Economics from UC Berkeley. Masters candidate in Data Science. Chinese market analyst. Simplicity Evangelist.

Daniel Mohr

UI/UX Developer

Research assistant at German research center for AI working on intelligent User Interfaces. Computer Science Tutor and TA at SU. Passion for implementing progressive App responsive UIs and front-ends.

Tammo Mamedi

UI/UX Design

Co-owner ‘overnice’ branding and digital communication agency. Built experience and portfolio at Jung von Matt. Consulted the German Foreign Ministry on digital matters. Food entrepreneur. Personal passion for communication strategies and helping early stage ventures get it right.

Julian Bauer

UI/UX Design

Co-owner ‘overnice’ branding and digital communication agency. Consulted the German Foreign Ministry on digital matters. Established a delivery platform for Subway Germany. Frontend developed the Skype Bot Developers Platform. Strong passion for both the big picture as well as attention to detail in UI and UX implementation.

Ricardo Barquero

Community Manager

Telecom Engineer by profession. Cryptocurrency evangelist by choice. Personal projects from CAD application for submarine fiber optic cable comm to developing a synthesizable model of an educational CPU. Life mission to digitalize & monitor every entropic variable in today's world led to speaking at Nagios World Conference 2014. Linux and Networking Instructor at Greencore Solutions. Responsible for running entire backbone infrastructure for largest Cable & Internet Provider in Costa Rica. Technical writer at leading WebRTC company TokBox.

Frederik Dressel

Communication & Research

Active member of the community and avid follower of the Nimiq project from the very beginning. Passion for language and communication, manifested in a B.A. in English and Comparative Linguistics and a subsequent M.A. in Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies from the Saarland University. Fluent in English and German, has extended knowledge of both French and Russian. Former writer for Saarbrücker Zeitung and contributor to both journals and anthologies in his field. Excited about using his love for the written word to connect blockchain and cryptocurrency technology to the mainstream.

Atua Mo’e

Video Documentation & Social Media

100K Youtube subscribers. Professional Vlogger, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency apprentice.

Chris Mo’e

Video Documentation & Social Media

79K Youtube subscribers. Professional Vlogger, Hobby Blockchain & Cryptocurrency ICO investor.