About us

Meet the team

Dominik Müller

Head of Engineering

Shadi Moradi

Data Engineer & Analyst

Honza Ngo

Co-Founder

Victoria Rachmetow

Art Director

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“I’m a software developer by heart. I love the many different directions, tastes and methodologies involved. – From web(3) to mobile to applied machine learning, DevOps, graph databases and so much more. Well, some tastes are not for me though – looking at you there, Agile Certifications. I mainly write fullstack apps from frontend to DB and can get lost in js frameworks for hours. But hey, there are just so damn many. When writing code, I love to spend hours on debugging to save 5 minutes of reading the docs 😉 With several years of experience as co-founder of binaerburg and software developer and architect at Bosch as well as an academic background in Software Engineering (B.Eng.) and Machine Learning / Deep Learning (M.Sc.) I have now found my calling at Blockbrain. Here I can finally put what I have grown up with to full use.” – Dominik

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“I’ve experienced multiple crypto cycles, crashes, and rug pulls since 2016. Getting more grey hair than fun out of exploring this new technology made me realize something was broken. Beyond the hype, I still saw real use cases how blockchain can improve people’s lives. To dig deeper, I focused on data analytics in my Master’s studies at WHU and became involved in several NFT projects. Previously, I worked alongside some of the brightest founders worldwide in the venture capital and startup scene. Helping entrepreneurs solve problems for millions of users inspired me to become a builder myself. At Blockbrain, I am proud to be part of a founding team that has the necessary experience and technical knowledge to make a real difference in bridging web3 to the masses.” – Honza

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“As a professional artist and designer with a background in marketing, I have gained a unique understanding of user experience. However, my passion for blockchain technology has led me to explore the intersection between art, design, and this revolutionary technology. With a deep understanding of user experience and design, I am dedicated to improving the blockchain space through my work and finding innovative ways to showcase the power of this technology. I look forward to helping shape the future of Blockchain and exploring the endless possibilities it offers.” – Vika

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Prof. Dr. Andre Güttler

Finance & Research

Johannes Strachwitz

Co-Founder

Hamid R. Jazayeri

Senior Backend Engineer

Felicia M. Juwantoro

UI/UX Designer

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„I have conducted research on centralized financial intermediaries, like banks or credit rating agencies for over two decades. I started analyzing crypto assets in 2018 and realized that I can carry over a lot of the established finance knowledge to the NFT space. For instance, detecting scams and rug pulls can be modelled very similarly to standard credit / operational risk events. I am involved in a number of historical NFT projects (pre-2018). It’s for example fascinating to see the pioneering work starting with the first NFTs on Namecoin, which were invented to solve a real-world issue: how to establish a censorship-resistant and decentralized way to organize Domain Name Systems.“ – Andre

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“In the last 26 years, I have had the privilege of co-founding many successful companies, mainly in the entertainment and sports sector. I have had the opportunity to work with many, often world-renowned personalities in their respective field, such as Snoop Dogg in Music, Thomas Tuchel in Sports or many others. My core competence has always been to bring talented people together. So as a natural consequence I´m bringing this part into Blockbrain as well. I am convinced that blockchain has the potential to make the world a more just place for those for whom justice is currently rare. In 2014, I was one of the victims of the MtGox exchange hack. So I know what it feels like to be scammed. With Blockbrain, I’m glad to be able to play a part in hopefully sparing other people that feeling.” – Strachi

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“I design high-available software to handle large traffic, then try to code them into existence. And sometimes what I design works! I try to predict how a business and its software infrastructure might need to scale and help them to grow better and faster.  I’m familiar with developing core banking systems, core insurance systems and now I’m working on DeFi software. I’m honored to be able to develop BlockBrain’s products and bring its vision into our world.” – Hamid

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Amir Moghadam Falahi

Lead Data Engineer

Antonius Gress

Co-Founder

Alessandra M. Ching

Data Analyst

M J. Lee

Data Analyst

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“A year ago, the only thing I knew about NFTs was that they were some sort of digital collectibles. Fast forward to today, and I’m knee-deep in building one of the coolest web3 platforms around. And it’s all thanks to a fateful email from a friend inviting me to join the team at Blockbrain. I mean, who would have thought that one simple message could lead me down this wild and wonderful path of blockchain discovery and development? But here I am, living my best life and loving every minute of it. With my background in data science and engineering, I bring a unique perspective to the table. As the lead of a team of data engineers and scientists at HOUSIFY, I helped build the necessary data structures for a global real estate investment platform, using AI to assist in better decision-making. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Blockbrain team and excited to see what the future holds. Together, we’re building something truly special, and I can’t wait to see where our hard work takes us.” – Amir

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“My passion for people and technology is the ultimate driver in my life. My 13 years of work experience have focused on tech to enhance people’s lives. Sometimes it was full-time at Bosch and part-time venture building, other times it was the opposite. Now, more than ever, I am convinced that Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has the biggest potential to make the world a better place. At Bosch, I built 2 micro companies, which each more than doubled their respective revenues every year for 5 years in a row. I will leverage my experience in scaling tech teams and driving results, along with my knowledge of AI, Data, Software Engineering and web3 to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology.” – Toni

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I am a motivated and disciplined individual committed to cultivating growth in my chosen fields of technology and finance, fostering my passion, curiosity, and personal development. The root problems that blockchain seeks to address have genuinely ignited my interest, and despite their intricacy, blockchain and crypto offer a viable pathway to their resolution, which in turn provide a more secure and stable future. Blockbrain caught my attention through its commitment to fact-checking and upholding work quality in a web crowded with misinformation, alongside the fact that innovation is at their core — integrating AI and new technologies to create seamless workflows and products. – M

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Mattias Protzmann

Co-Founder

Maximilian Schmidt

Research DeFi & AI

Oliver Rebner

Co-Founder

Doan Van Tuan

Full-Stack Developer

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“I have a strong passion for technology that solves problems. This energy has steered me from careers in corporations to entrepreneurship. I’ve since founded four ventures, always between data and content, and grew them into successful companies. Today, they provide jobs for a lot of people and generate revenue in the 3-digit millions of USD annually. Blockchain intrigues me as a stellar technology with generational opportunities. Combining this with state-of-the-art AI makes Blockbrain a calling I simply could not resist.” – Mattias

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“During my 11 years at AUDI AG I was mainly in charge of sales in major European markets responsible for 8-digit budgets. In 2015, I discovered blockchain technology and was hooked. It felt like the early days of the Internet – endless possibilities and the potential to disrupt entire industries. To me, the fundamental value of web3 was obvious so I tripled down and later got involved into projects like Sandbox and Axie Infinity where I was an early investor. My goal is to positively impact society through blockchain technology. Co-founding Blockbrain was simply a no-brainer decision as I could apply everything I lived for over the last few years.” – Oli

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Oliver Padmaperuma

Research DeFi & AI

Wenzel Srb

Marketing & Community

Airouh Ledesma

Research Analyst

Trung Hieu Do

AI Engineer

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“During my nearly decade-long stint as a strategy consultant, I have enabled global clients to outperform at the intersection of digital transformation, AI and business strategy. It was during that time, when I learned that Distributed Ledger Technology brings with itself a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-define systems that do not work for us anymore and to speed up digitalization at an unprecedented rate. Yet, it´s an endeavor that is up to all of us to make sure this space is moving into the direction of common good instead of fear, fraud and misconception. With Blockbrain’s vision being so closely aligned with mine, I am now more than ever determined to contribute my expertise to this endeavor in the form of research and development.” Oli

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“Wikipedia states January 1st, 1983, as the birth of the Internet. Precisely 9 1/2 months later, I was born. So it was probably destiny that I was fascinated by computers and the Internet, particularly from a young age.I was particularly fascinated by hackers and the dark side of the Internet and later crypto. I founded my own affiliate-marketing company in 2004. Being a one-man show meant learning how to code, design and market my products. Later I primarily focused on the marketing aspect.I started to create content about web3 security on Twitter, and that’s how I got in touch with Blockbrain. After meeting the team, I knew this was the perfect place for me. Finally, I had great colleagues to bounce ideas off and learn from.” – Wenzel

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Before transitioning to the tech industry, I was a Navigating Officer at sea who became very passionate about emerging technologies – specifically blockchain and AI which then changed my worldview. Aside from being this nascent and fascinating technology, blockchain made me realize that it can solve a majority of digital and real-world problems – from sending money trustlessly in real-time, to tamper-proofing, and even gamifying art and finance (thanks to DeFi and GameFi). In BlockBrain, I am again able to work with a multinational team of diversified expertise and knowledge, not to mention building tools for ease-of-life in crypto and synthesizing information which deeply excites me.

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Ricky Lamberty

Daniel Kirste

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Over the last 6 years, I’ve been passionately dedicated to the Web3 space, striving to shape the future of finance. My journey began with cryptoeconomic system research and fostering financial transformation in the Web3 realm at Robert Bosch GmbH. This experience allowed me to collaborate with brilliant minds in the Web3 realm in Europe. Being recognized as one of Germany’s experts in Web3 and finance, I’ve been actively involved in the Digital Finance Forum of the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF). With my role as a Board of Directors member in the Fetch.ai Foundation and contributor to the Association of German Treasurers (VDT), I aim to ensure that we build more fair financial ecosystems and sustainable data spaces. On this journey, I remain committed on my mission to drive the adoption of next-generation financial technologies. – Ricky

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“I’m a passionate developer and researcher who thrives at the intersection of computer science and economics. Within my seven-year journey I initially delved into distributed ledger technology and bitcoin. My enthusiasm soon led me to create arbitrage bots for automated market makers on Ethereum and Osmosis. Seamlessly integrating my crypto interests into my professional life, I ventured into the realm of Web3 projects at Robert Bosch GmbH, and later, I took the ambitious step of pursuing a PhD at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). My research there focuses on automated market makers, market microstructure, and decentralized finance, exploring their intricate concepts and applications. My deep dive into this field revolves around the manifold design of automated market makers, examining their potential within cryptoeconomic systems for decentralized token exchange and token issuance. My passion for finance drives me to translate principles of market microstructure and economics into the dynamic world of technical development for automated market makers.“ – Daniel

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