Jake Yocom-Piatt

Jake Yocom-Piatt — Decred co-founder and project lead — is a cryptocurrency pioneer who has been using, funding and directing the creation of open-source software for over 10 years. Prior to Decred, Jake funded and oversaw the creation of btcsuite, an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go, whose source code has been used in several other notable projects such as Lightning Network (lnd), Ethereum, and Factom. He also is a co-creator of zkc, a high-security asynchronous chat system.