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Interested in growing the world’s lightest, most accessible blockchain?

To create a vibrant decentralized network and open programmable currency — so anyone with a smartphone can participate, build, exchange and thrive.

Mina’s Technology

Mina is a layer one protocol designed to deliver on the original promise of blockchain — true decentralization, scale and security. But rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs.

Meet the Team

Mina is an inclusive open source protocol uniting teams and technicians from San Francisco and around the world.

Evan Shapiro

Evan Shapiro

CEO, O(1) Labs


"Evan 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. He has also worked as a software engineer for Mozilla."


Izaak Meckler

Izaak Meckler

CTO, O(1) Labs


"Izaak 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, and has contributed to numerous open source projects."


Claire Kart

Claire Kart

Head of Marketing & Community, O(1) Labs


"I'm interested in using technology to reimagine financial services and building community to increase engagement and opportunities for individuals."


Emre Tekisalp

Emre Tekisalp

Head of Business Development, O(1) Labs


"I've focused on bringing new economic opportunities to societies using the power of technology."


Bijan Shahrokhi

Bijan Shahrokhi

Head of Product, O(1) Labs


"Bijan has been a product leader in the fintech industry for over 10 years and in blockchain for over 5 years. Prior to joining O(1) Labs, Bijan was Head of Product at Harbor, a Layer 2 compliance protocol on Ethereum."


Brandon Kase

Brandon Kase

Head of Product Engineering, O(1) Labs


"I'm excited about the safety and clarity strong statically typed functional programming techniques can bring to the software industry."


Aneesha Raines

Aneesha Raines

Engineering Manager, O(1) Labs


"I believe in delivering high quality, scalable and maintainable software."


Sherry Lin

Sherry Lin

Marketing Manager, O(1) Labs


"I'm excited to work on developing blockchain technology that will open up more opportunities to more people."


Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I've been involved with several open-source projects, and passionately believe in the open-source philosophy."


Kate El-Bizri

Kate El-Bizri

Visual Designer, O(1) Labs


"My philosophy is that understanding what motivates and drives our behaviors creates effective design systems. "


Nacera Rodstein

Nacera Rodstein

Operations Associate, O(1) Labs


"Nacera has had a career spanning startups, medium sized companies, and corporations. After earning her BS and MS from IAE in Lille, France, she has worked with different companies including Bleacher Report, Mokum Solutions, Sephora, Venture Beat, and more."


Ahmad Wilson

Ahmad Wilson

Protocol Reliability Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I'm a fan of New England sports teams (Go Pats!), gardening, sci-fi and learning about cryptocurrency and the future of the decentralized web."


Chris Pryor

Chris Pryor

Lead Product Designer, O(1) Labs


"Chris has been designing web & mobile applications for over a decade. His user experience background at startups, agencies and Fortune 100 companies has evolved into a passion for decentralized technology and a specialization in crypto user experience."


Andrew Trainor

Andrew Trainor

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I've been focused on making Mina networks easier to deploy, test, and scale so that we can fulfill the promise of the world's lightest blockchain."


Jiawei Tang

Jiawei Tang

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I'm fascinated by categorical semantics and dependent type theory."


Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong

Product Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I believe that great products are built upon empathy for the user and iterative processes."


Deepthi Kumar

Deepthi Kumar

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I'm a functional programming enthusiast and software engineer. Recently, I designed GitQL, a novel embedded DSL for querying textual changes in software repositories. My interests span programming languages and program analysis."


Paul Steckler

Paul Steckler

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs


"Programming languages matter. O(1)'s choice of OCaml as its primary development language means it can build features faster and more reliably than with other languages in common use, and still obtain a high level of performance."


Carey Janecka

Carey Janecka

Product Engineer, O(1) Labs


"Nothing gets me more excited than working on simple user interfaces for complex systems."


Nathan Holland

Nathan Holland

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs


"I love programming languages and paradigms and using high-level abstractions to create high-performance systems."


Vanishree Rao

Vanishree Rao

Protocol Researcher, O(1) Labs


"I enjoy developing cryptographic solutions for real-world challenges and communicating intuitive explanations of complex cryptography concepts."


Joon Kim

Joon Kim

General Counsel, O(1) Labs


"Prior to O(1) Labs, Joon served as the general counsel of Terra, a blockchain technology company focused on algorithmic stablecoins. Before that, he has served as VP and General Counsel at a variety of firms, including Lightyear Capital and Goldman Sachs."


Christine Yip

Christine Yip

Community Manager, O(1) Labs


"I believe that we can take more ownership of our lives than ever before by using blockchain technology."


Our Culture

It's hard to quantify, but it's not hard to see: in any community, culture is everything. It's the values that drive us. It's how we see the world and how we show up. Culture is who we are and becomes what we create.


What Unites Us

Respect

Above all, we respect each other. That's why we stand for equality and fairness. Why we're committed to decentralization. And why we strive to always be inclusive and accessible.

Curiosity

It's our obsession to understand and solve. Our attraction to big questions and impossible problems. Our love of collaboration and exploration. It's our imagination, at work.

Excellence

We demand the best of ourselves. Elegant solutions. Symphonic systems. Technical beauty. We're committed to creating tech people can depend on. We enjoy the process and deliver results.

Openness

We're all about being there for our community. Empowering people with helpful information. Sharing where we are. Owning our mistakes. And serving our vision with humility.