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Coda is the first cryptocurrency protocol that remains decentralized at scale.
“Scalability” refers to Coda’s ability to handle throughput of thousands of transactions per second. “Decentralization” refers to the accessibility of verifying the chain state and synchronizing as a new user. Synchronizing the chain state with Coda requires receiving less than a megabyte of data, allowing devices like smartphones to securely perform transactions independent of how long the protocol has been running or how many transactions have been performed.

Transactions on Coda can also be verified independent of their complexity, allowing complex computations on its blockchain without burdening the network. Coda achieves these features without sacrificing either scaling or decentralization through the use of recursive composition of zk-SNARKs in a novel architecture that implements a decentralized ledger. The resulting consensus protocol is consistent and responsive as long as at most 1/2 of the mining power is malicious.

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EVAN SHAPIRO

CEO

Evan Shapiro graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BS in computer science. He then obtained his research MS while working in the CMU Personal Robotics Lab, where he did research for the HERB robotics platform...

IZAAK MECKLER

CTO

Izaak Meckler is a mathematician and computer scientist. Most recently, he was a PhD student studying cryptography at UC Berkeley. Prior to that, he worked as a software engineer at trading firm Jane Street...

BRAD COHN

STRATEGY & OPERATIONS

Brad Cohn has diverse work experience, including stints in an electrophysiology lab, high frequency trading firm, a technology think tank, and a hedge fund. He most recently came from Bridgewater Associates...

BRANDON KASE

PROTOCOL ENGINEER

Brandon Kase loves functional programming. He was first introduced to it while pursuing his BS in computer science at Carnegie Mellon. He has worked as a software engineer for Highlight (acquired by Pinterest)...

COREY RICHARDSON

PROTOCOL ENGINEER

Corey Richardson is a seasoned open source contributor, recently working primarily on the Rust compiler and libraries. They studied computer science at Clarkson University and have worked at Dyn, Mozilla,...

DEEPTHI KUMAR

PROTOCOL ENGINEER

Deepthi is a functional programming enthusiast and software engineer. In her recently completed master's work, Deepthi designed GitQL, a novel embedded DSL for querying textual changes in software repositories...

NATHAN HOLLAND

PROTOCOL ENGINEER

Nathan is a passionate, self-taught programmer who loves programming languages and paradigms and using high-level abstractions to create high-performance systems...

JOHN WU

PROTOCOL ENGINEER

John Wu obtained a BS in Applied Mathematics at UCLA and a MS in Computer Science at NYU. His academic interests in CS and Math span many different fields with particular focus on programming languages...

JOEL KRAUSKA

PROTOCOL RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Joel builds networks. He loves open source technologies, automation and monitoring large systems at scale. Over the years, he has worked for ISPs, network hardware and software vendors, online gaming companies...

PAUL STECKLER

PROTOCOL ENGINEER

Paul is a functional programmer and researcher. In the academic realm, he's followed his interest in PLs, type systems, and formal verification through collaborations with INRIA, the MIT PLV Group, and NICTA...

NACERA RODSTEIN

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Nacera has had a career spanning startups, medium sized companies, and corporations. After earning her BS and MS from IAE in Lille, France, Nacera moved to San Francisco...

JOSEPH BONNEAU

ADVISOR

Joseph is an assistant professor at NYU. His research has spanned a variety of topics in cryptography and security including HTTPS and web security, passwords and authentication, cryptocurrencies...

AKIS KATTIS

ADVISOR

Akis is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute, where he is advised by Professors Joseph Bonneau and Yevgenyi Dodis. His research revolves around cryptography, privacy, and security...

BENEDIKT BÜNZ

ADVISOR

Benedikt is a PhD student in the Applied Crypto Group at Stanford and he is advised by Dan Boneh. His research focuses on improving the cryptography of cryptocurrencies...

JILL CARLSON

ADVISOR

Jill has worked with the IMF and is an advisor to cryptocurrency and blockchain-based ventures. Previously, Jill ran strategy at blockchain start up Chain, where she managed initiatives with Nasdaq and State Street...

PAUL DAVISON

ADVISOR

Paul Davison is the CEO of CoinList - the leading platform for high quality, compliant token sales and airdrops. Prior to CoinList, Paul was the Founder/CEO of Highlight (acquired by Pinterest)...