What you need to know about me:
Chief Cryptographer and a Director at Ripple, the company behind the Ripple settlement network.
One of the original architects of the Ripple Consensus Ledger system, the first system to solve the crytpo-currency double spend problem without requiring either a central authority or proof of work.
My alter ego is "JoelKatz" on the Bitcoin forums and other places.
Areas of expertise include cryptography, payment and settlement networks, advising fintech and emerging technology startups, and C++ programming.
Areas of interest include computers, aviation (both full scale and model/drone), basketball and football.