Core Team


Jay Jie

Founder & CTO | Validator Node

Graduated from Columbia University with a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Jay has a deep passion for blockchain technology and disruptive innovation. He aims to help push blockchain technology forward and achieve its potential of becoming the world's first viable trustless system. Jay is a Golang developer and has been involved in multiple blockchain projects. He is currently a member of Columbia Blockchain Alliance. Jay is based out of the Bay Area, and enjoys weight training in his spare time.

Ken Truba

Ken Trueba

COO | Validator Node

Working in sales management and finance, Ken seeks to use his experience and knowledge within the industry to help benefit the average consumers lifestyle worldwide. Ken has been involved with Bitcoin and blockchain technology for some time and is fascinated with it's ability to improve finance industries across the globe. He is based out of Orange County and enjoys cooking and hiking with his dogs.


David Lee

Sentry Node

David is a data scientist with a background in healthcare. He is a firm believer in Bitcoin and is optimistic about the additional ways blockchain technology can improve healthcare and finance. Based in Seattle, in his spare time, David enjoys being outdoors, playing soccer, building sports models and consuming books.


Zaheer Ebtikar

Sentry Node

As a student of markets, Zaheer has spent his time in the blockchain world tinkering with new trading mechanisms and developing strategies to understanding the new financial instrumentation of cryptocurrency markets. Zaheer is currently a rising junior at  UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he studies finance and statistics. Zaheer’s background in technology combined with his passion for markets allows him to envision the world of blockchain to be fully integrated in day-to-day life of average humans.


Kush Patel

Sentry Node

Currently a Junior studying Business Administration at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Kush has been fully invested in the blockchain community and believes that it is the future for various industries, not only for sending money. Kush wants to use his business background to help promote widespread knowledge of the blockchain application due to his fascination in the technology behind it. He is based in the Bay Area and as a former barista can fulfill your caffeine needs.


Shehryar Khan

Sentry Node

Student at UC Davis for Economics. Shehryar is a blockchain enthusiast and believes this type of technology will forever change the world in several different aspects. He comes from the Bay Area and likes to play soccer in his free time.

Advisory Board


Jason Maehr


Graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a degree in Management and was also a two-time All-Ivy league Football selection for the Pennsylvania Quakers. Jason’s competitiveness drew him to a Wall Street career in trading, focusing on developing portfolio, algorithmic and quantitative execution systems for top global investments banks. His career has since evolved into Management Consulting, advising large scale front to back technology integration projects for buy & sell side institutions. Jason has been involved in the blockchain space and intends to leverage his experiences to create a more equitable financial services model, bringing Wall Street tools & technology to every investor.