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Professional Summary

Research/engineer, technical leader and entrepreneur currently working at the intersection of blockchain infrastructure (consensus, zero knowledge, cryptographic primitives, bridges) and Decentralized protocols (identity, DeFi, NFT’s). Track record of driving projects from conception to completion, identifying research gaps and providing solutions. Proven leader of engineering teams with the ability to drive collaboration across the organization and the entire ecosystem.


Research and Engineering

Building Great Technical Teams

Successful Product Launches



Below are some of links to projects I have designed and built or contributed to.

Founder / Research Engineer

johnwhitton: July 2018 - Present, Silicon Valley

Ecosystem Architect

Harmony: August 2019 - May 2020, Silicon Valley

Layer 1 Proof of Stake, Sharded Blockchain Protocol

Chief Technology Officer

loyyal: July 2016 - Jun 2018, New York

Loyalty Platform leveraging tokenization of points using blockchain

Founder, Engineering Manager, Architect, Developer

Enterprise Software and Consulting: July 1986 - Jun 2016, Global

Enterprise Software and Integration Platforms

Whitepapers and Design Documents


Websites and Applications

Presentations and Videos


Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland (1984-1987)

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