Our Company

Established as a company in 2019, General Protocols prides itself on developing permissionless, trustless, borderless financial solutions for the whole world. We are a leading developer in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem and working at the frontier of UTXO blockchain development.

Our vision

To develop a true peer-to-peer, global digital economy, accessible, affordable, and useful to everyone in the world.

Our Mission

We are UTXO experts, building peer-to-peer, open source financial tools and services on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain.

Our values

We believe in trustless, permissionless and non-custodial solutions that allow economic freedom for all.

Our Team

We work as a small, passionate team based all over the world.

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John Nieri,


John has over 15 years of experience in leadership and management positions, from engineering to teaching to biotech, in both the United States and Japan. He has contributed to Bitcoin Cash open source projects including BCHD, BCH Node, Cash Accounts, Cash Shuffle, and Flipstarter.
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Product Manager

im_uname is the lead author of the Anyhedge whitepaper and has contributed to high-level design of Flipstarter and the CHIP process, among other designs and activities important to Bitcoin Cash.
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Jonathan Silverblood,

Software Developer

Jonathan has extensive experience in software development including website, mobile, database, and library development, and network and systems administration. He created and maintains two key Bitcoin Cash standards, Cash ID and Cash Accounts, as well as full implementations of each.
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Saqib Noor,

Business Development

Saqib is a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, published author, web-designer and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of One.Surgery, a web based platform utilising Bitcoin Cash to power its services to improve surgical care in low and middle income countries. Saqib is currently working at a charity surgical hospital in Cambodia.
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Jim Hamill,

Software Developer

Jim is a full-stack developer with over ten years experience in Software and Web Development who has built several products for Bitcoin Cash. He is the creator of CashTags and maintains Developers.Cash, a catalogue of Development Resources for Bitcoin Cash.


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Ian Descôteaux

Ian has been in digital asset mining since the beginning. He established an operation that reached 40 MW of operating power, developed novel management tools, and oversaw a global top 10 mining pool and cloud mining platform. Now a key player at Pow.re, the world's first commodity clearinghouse for hashing power contracts.
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Rosco Kalis

Rosco is a well respected developer in both the Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum ecosystems. He created and maintains CashScript, a high-level programming language for Bitcoin Cash smart contracts. He also maintains a number of Ethereum libraries and projects such as Revoke.cash.
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Jason Dreyzehner

Jason is the creator and lead maintainer of Libauth, Chaingraph, Bitauth CLI, Bitauth IDE, and several Bitcoin Cash upgrade specifications. Jason previously led BitPay's design team from 2013 to 2019.
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Marcel Chuo

Marcel is well known for his media writing, relationship management and business development in his former PR, Editor and Business Development roles at Bitcoin.com. He managed corporate relationships for the company, built a global expansion strategy and coordinated the HTC partnership launch.
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