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Keeping cryptocurrency decentralized

Keeping cryptocurrency decentralized

Coda is the first cryptocurrency protocol with a constant-sized blockchain. Coda compresses the entire blockchain into a tiny snapshot the size of a few tweets.

That means that no matter how many transactions are performed, verifying the blockchain remains inexpensive and accessible to everyone.

Keeping cryptocurrency decentralized

Keeping cryptocurrency decentralized

Coda is the first cryptocurrency protocol with a constant-sized blockchain. Coda compresses the entire blockchain into a tiny snapshot the size of a few tweets.

That means that no matter how many transactions are performed, verifying the blockchain remains inexpensive and accessible to everyone.

Our Mission

We're making the world legible at a glance

We're making the world legible at a glance

Coda is a cryptocurrency that can scale to millions of users and thousands of transactions per second while remaining decentralized. Any client, including smartphones, will be able to instantly validate the state of the ledger. This is in service of our goal to make software transparent, legible, and respectful.

Protocol Design

  • Compact blockchain

    Compact blockchain

    Coda uses recursive composition of zk-SNARKs to compress the whole blockchain down to the size of a few tweets.

    No one needs to store or download transaction history in order to verify the blockchain.

    Compact blockchain

    Compact blockchain

    Coda uses recursive composition of zk-SNARKs to compress the whole blockchain down to the size of a few tweets.

    No one needs to store or download transaction history in order to verify the blockchain.

  • Instant sync

    Instant sync

    Coda syncs instantly, allowing you to verify the blockchain even on a mobile phone. Interact with the blockchain anywhere.

    Instant sync

    Instant sync

    Coda syncs instantly, allowing you to verify the blockchain even on a mobile phone. Interact with the blockchain anywhere.

Community

Team

Evan Shapiro

CEO

Evan Shapiro 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

CTO

Izaak Meckler is a mathematician and computer scientist, formerly a PhD student studying cryptography at UC Berkeley. He worked as a software engineer at trading firm Jane Street, and has contributed to numerous open source projects including the Elm compiler.

Brad Cohn

Strategy & Operations

Brad Cohn has diverse work experience, including stints in an electrophysiology lab, high frequency trading firm, a technology think tank, and a hedge fund. He most recently came from Bridgewater Associates where he was an engineer on the currency team and Ray Dalio's research team before joining a group of engineers dedicated to rearchitecting core investment systems. He holds a B.S. in math from UChicago with a minor in computational neuroscience.

Brandon Kase

Protocol Engineer

Brandon Kase loves functional programming. He was first introduced to it while pursuing his BS in computer science at Carnegie Mellon. He has worked as a software engineer for Highlight (acquired by Pinterest), Pinterest, Facebook, and Mozilla. Brandon is excited about the safety and clarity strong statically typed functional programming techniques can bring to the software industry. He also enjoys proselytizing, so you may find him speaking at a conference near you.

Jill Carlson

Advisor

Jill has worked with the IMF and is an advisor to cryptocurrency and blockchain-based ventures. Previously, Jill ran strategy at blockchain start up Chain, where she managed initiatives with Nasdaq and State Street. Jill has conducted academic research on cryptocurrency at the University of Oxford, where she focused on the economic and political implications of bitcoin. Jill began her career as a credit trader at Goldman Sachs. She holds a MSc from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an AB from Harvard, where she studied Classics.

Paul Davison

Advisor

Paul Davison, a San Diego native who graduated from Stanford and then earned his MBA from Stanford Business School worked at consulting firm Bain and Co. before joining database startup Metaweb, which was acquired by Google in 2010. He also was founder and CEO of Highlight through its acquisition by Pinterest. Previously he was an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital.

Jobs

We're hiring engineers to work on exciting problems in cryptography, programming languages, and distributed systems, though by no means do applicants already need to be experts in these fields. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive company. People of color, LGBTQIA individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Functional programming

    Functional programming

    A cornerstone of our approach is a focus on building reliable software through the use of statically-typed functional programming languages.

    This is reflected in our OCaml codebase and style of structuring code around DSLs, as well as in the design of languages we're developing for Coda.

    Functional programming

    Functional programming

    A cornerstone of our approach is a focus on building reliable software through the use of statically-typed functional programming languages.

    This is reflected in our OCaml codebase and style of structuring code around DSLs, as well as in the design of languages we're developing for Coda.

  • Cryptography and mathematics

    Cryptography and mathematics

    We're applying advanced cryptography, building on fundamental research in computer science and mathematics.

    Cryptography and mathematics

    Cryptography and mathematics

    We're applying advanced cryptography, building on fundamental research in computer science and mathematics.

  • Distributed systems

    Distributed systems

    We implement state-of-the-art consensus protocols and have developed frameworks for describing distributed systems, enabling us to quickly iterate.

    Distributed systems

    Distributed systems

    We implement state-of-the-art consensus protocols and have developed frameworks for describing distributed systems, enabling us to quickly iterate.

Investors

Metastable

Polychain Capital

ScifiVC

Dekrypt Capital

Electric Capital

Curious Endeavors

Kindred Ventures

Caffeinated Capital

Naval Ravikant

Elad Gil

Linda Xie

Fred Ehrsam

Jack Herrick

Nima Capital

Charlie Noyes