About Us

Cryptium Labs is a multi-network research and engineering team. We deploy cutting-edge research to improve the capability and efficiency of distributed protocols. We envision a future Proof-of-Stake blockchain ecosystem without the externalities or limitations of Proof-of-Work, where heterogeneous blockchains serving a wide variety of application use-cases coexist and interoperate seamlessly.


Adrian Brink

Adrian’s background lies in both Computer Science as well as Business. He currently works on making blockchains scalable and interoperable, as an engineer, researcher as well a connection builder. His main interests lie within cross-chain communication, BFT consensus systems, and on-chain governance.

Awa Sun Yin

Awa worked as a data scientist and software engineer at Chainalysis and as a researcher at Cosmos. The areas of research she focuses on are applied cryptography for privacy and scalability of consensus algorithms, security in distributed and decentralised systems, and hardware security modules (HSMs).

Christopher Goes

Christopher Goes is a protocol developer & researcher at Tendermint/Cosmos primarily focused on inter-blockchain communication, formally verifiable smart contract languages, and proof-of-stake incentive design. He is also a co-founder of the validator company Cryptium Labs and the author of the Wyvern Ethereum DEX protocol.

Tomáš Zemanovic

Tomáš is a software engineer with a background in computer games, web development and finance. He strives for building robust, flexible and composable software, mainly with the help of statically-typed and functional languages. When not busy coding, he enjoys learning and thinking about practical applications of computer science, engineering and maths research.

Marty Stumpf

Marty Stumpf is dedicated to life-long learning in a broad range of areas. Her current passion is functional programming applied to cryptocurrencies. Her previous deep interest and education in economics led to multiple cited research papers that focus on public goods, specifically climate change policy. She is enthusiastic to apply her skills in constructing economic models to the blockchain world.

Jeremy Ornelas

Jeremy Ornelas recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University. His studies led him down the path of abstract algebra, category theory, and expression in programming languages. He now researches BFT consensus systems, finality, type theory, including dependent and linear types, and efficient implementations of functional languages.

How We Got Started

Cryptium Labs started as an infrastructure operator for Proof-of-Stake (PoS) public blockchains, offering secure and available digital attestations-as-a-service for supported networks, such as Tezos, Cosmos and Polkadot. The company was founded in Zug, Switzerland in June 2018 by Adrian Brink, Awa Sun Yin, and Christopher Goes.

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