Aztec’s renowned research team is the force behind PLONK, the lightning-fast standard in zero knowledge technologies. The team has brought multiple R&D breakthroughs to Layer 2 on Ethereum, and has deep experience of deploying complex cryptosystems to Web3.
We're a London-based team, but have embraced a remote-first culture - our team members live in the UK, Poland and India, and we're happy to hire in any timezone. The Londoners in the team meet in rotating locations in central London on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and quarterly offsites in the UK provide a great opportunity for us to talk about the things that excite us, reset our ambitions, and keep the team stitched together.
See our research page for details on our cryptography.
BA & Masters in mathematics from University of Cambridge, Graduate Diploma in Law from City Law School, and CFA Charterholder. Previously Associate, Park Square Capital.
Doctorate in Particle Physics from University of Oxford. Former physicist at CERN and T2K Japan. Creator of AZTEC Protocol, co-inventor of PLONK.
BEng Materials Science from Imperial College London. Formerly CTO of Silicon Valley food tech startup Radish. Experienced developer and EF9 Cohort member.
PhD Computer Science (Weizmann Institute), research at Columbia and Technion, formerly researcher and engineer at Zcash & Protocol Labs. Creator of AuroraLight & PLONK.
BSc Computer Science from Heriot-Watt. 20 years experience. Formerly Principal Engineer at Triptease, C++ Engineer at Bloomberg, C++ Engineer at BetFair.
BSc Computer Science from National Taiwan University. Previously at King & Wood, and was Senior Software Engineer at TripNotice.com. Joined AZTEC September 2018.
MSci Physics from Imperial College London. Formerly Research Assistant at Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research.
Btech & Mtech Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, including Masters thesis on designing privacy-preserving proofs of reserves for exchanges.
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