I’m Ken Hodler and hold 1/4 of Alfred’s soul in my Ledger Horcrux, with Seth Goldfarb, Morgan Sherwood, and Aaron Anderson holding the rest. I did not participate in the Metacartel Dragon Quest due to time constraints (other than few very minor contributions), but followed along as Alfred nailed it!
My background is in software engineering, primarily front-end focused, but I’m comfortable hacking in back-end and embedded device code as well. I have been around the cryptocurrency scene since 2011 and have worked in the industry since early 2015. I was an early contributor at KeepKey and became it’s CTO when it was acquired by ShapeShift in 2017.
I left that job at the end of 2018 so that I would have time to pursue a masters degree and summon other projects. I’m 78% through the Msc. Digital Currency program at University of Nicosia. I have also had the opportunity to work on a handful of early stage products in defi such as Alfred. When I can, I participate in hackathons because they’re fun and it’s super cool building and getting feedback on PoCs so quickly. I have been on two teams that won a prize in the last year. Alfred emerged from one of those teams.
I recently had an academic paper published by the University of London that examines the impact of Schnoor and Taproot on address clustering analysis on Bitcoin. It was also circulated internally at Interpol among cybercrime investigators. The same set of authors is in the process of doing a privacy analysis of P2EP.
Interesting coincidence: Alfred was summoned as a Wyoming based LLC/Aragon DAO hybrid with the help if Etherize and Tristan. Recommended.