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RootstockLabs is a purpose driven company building infrastructure that extends the capabilities of Bitcoin.

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Our story

RootstockLabs builds disruptive decentralized technologies powered by our purpose: To make Bitcoin work for everyone.

RootstockLabs is led by our mission to give developers the tools to build on Bitcoin, support the growth of the Rootstock ecosystem, and expand the frontiers of decentralized technology.  

Our History

In 2009, Bitcoin made financial transactions without intermediaries possible for the first time, treating all users as equals. From early in its journey, members of RootstockLabs were already contributing to Bitcoin’s development.

In 2015, the Rootstock Whitepaper was published by a group of Argentinian engineers and entrepreneurs as a way to solve real problems with an economy that was failing them. Launched as the first Bitcoin sidechain, Rootstock brought Ethereum’s smart contract capabilities to Bitcoin for the first time, while making transactions cheaper, faster, and more scalable.

In 2017, RootstockLabs was born from our belief that Rootstock would be critical for Bitcoin to reach civilization scale. 

In 2019, we launched the Rootstock Infrastructure Framework (RIF), a set of decentralized protocols that make it easier, faster and more rewarding for developers to build cutting edge products and services on Bitcoin using Rootstock.

Today, Rootstock is home to a thriving ecosystem of apps and services that are cryptographically, philosophically and economically aligned to Bitcoin. RootstockLabs exists to serve the growing community building on Bitcoin using Rootstock and RIF technology.

People at RootstockLabs

RootstockLabs is a fully remote organization made up of 140 Rooties worldwide. We’re driven by our shared purpose of making Bitcoin work for everyone. Click the button below to see our open roles. 

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Our Team

Serial-COO and ex-founder with over 15 years experience in deep tech start-ups and scale-ups. Daniel specializes in the development of organizational growth strategy, high-performance culture, and operational systems that allow companies to thrive, enhanced by his experience in product development, deep tech commercialization, go-to-market strategy, investment strategy, and startup leadership.

As co-founder and COO of BuffaloGrid, Daniel brought solar power and internet access to India’s Next Billion internet users through the award-winning BuffaloGrid Hub (permanent exhibition at British Design Museum).

Daniel’s work in product includes pre-launch strategy for Google (Google Home, 52M sold) and Alphabet, and taking the BuffaloGrid Hub (permanent collection, British Design Museum) from concept to manufacturing, deployment, and support. His experience in deep tech includes satellite communications (Track24), geospatial data systems (Ardan), energy systems and voice UI (Graftt/Google), and renewable energy generation and storage (BuffaloGrid).

Almost 30 years of experience in international Finance & Controlling. Prior to working at IOV Labs, Matthias managed the finance area of LATAM operations for OSRAM (a German multinational lighting industry) implementing the best practices for cost efficiency and process improvements.

His extensive knowledge includes accounting, controlling, financing, bank relationships, and compliance. He holds a Master of Economics and Political Sciences degree obtained from the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne (Germany).

20 years of experience in solving problems with technology products.

Prior to his involvement in the cryptocurrency industry, Tim worked for nearly 15 years in the European Fintech sector. As a SaaS founder, he disrupted the European market for accounts payable processing with his startup Newviews and serviced top-tier accountancy firms and global businesses like Uber and McDonalds.

He also worked as a product leader for several fintech companies in the VISMA Software Group and helped improve the lives of countless European small- and medium-sized businesses through his work.

Although a native New Yorker, Ben has lived and worked around the globe. Starting his career in management consulting, Ben worked from Bain & Company across the Madrid and London offices. He then moved to Worldpay to work in eCommerce go-to-market ahead of a successful IPO. For five years post-IPO Ben was a start-up executive, both a COO and an MD for fintechs and marketplaces. In 2021 he launched his advisory firm which specialized in leadership and advisory to start-ups and scale-ups, where he worked with Fintechs such as Chippercash, Cushon, and Wizz Financial.

Mariel is a senior HR executive, with over 17 years of international experience in HR strategical management. Psychologist, MBA & Executive Coach, Mariel has been working in international positions across different industries.

Mariel specializes in talent & performance management, change management, organizational transformation, executive coaching, leadership, HR processes, legal and labor affairs and rewards.

Mariel worked in diverse companies, allowing her to get immerse in a wide range of cultures: Siemens,, IBM, Sogrape Wines, Mercado Libre and Danone.

Henrik Jondell is a highly accomplished technology executive with a distinguished track record in leading innovative organizations and driving technological advancements. With a passion for disruptive technologies, Henrik has built stellar teams and spearheaded the creation of groundbreaking companies throughout his career spanning over two decades. As the Chief Technology Officer of RootstockLabs, Henrik brings extensive expertise in product development, engineering, and general management to the team.

An Operations Maverick and Catalyst for Innovation with over 13 years of experience, making significant contributions to various industries.

Beginning his career at Mercedes Benz, Sascha developed a solid foundation in corporate operations. He then joined car2go, where he played a crucial role in revolutionizing mobility solutions. As a co-founder of Patchblocks, a music tech start-up, Sascha combined his operational expertise with a passion for creative innovation.

Returning to the mobility sector, he contributed to the growth of Scoot and Bird. Currently, as Chief of Staff at IOV Labs, Sascha leverages his extensive knowledge to drive operational excellence in the blockchain industry.

Co-founder of IOV Labs and a pioneer of Blockchain and Bitcoin development in Latin America. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Diego has helped create a network of Bitcoin communities throughout Latam, with a presence in 9 countries in the region. He is also the co-founder of the longest-running Bitcoin Conference in the world — LABITCONF.

He was recently inducted into the Crypto Hall of Fame, an initiative that honors outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who have made a significant contribution to the crypto industry. Other key figures inducted alongside him include Satoshi Nakamoto, Hal Finey, Nick Szabo, Vitalik Buterin, and Adam Back amongst others.

Widely recognized as a leading security and cryptocurrency researcher and serial entrepreneur, Sergio co-founded the Rootstock blockchain as well as several successful technology companies.

His work in information security includes the design and development of cryptographic security systems for banks and organizations. Since 2011, Sergio has collaborated to strengthen the security of the Bitcoin protocol and reference code, discovering and disclosing 9 vulnerabilities. He also discovered 5 vulnerabilities in the Ethereum protocol and its clients.

His work as cryptocurrency designer is extensive, specializing in sidechain technology. Sergio designed Rootstock (Rootstock), the first EVM-compatible Bitcoin sidechain with a working hybrid SPV-federated two-way-peg, and many Rootstock enhancements such as a CountAcks (a Bitcoin’s opcode to decentralize Rootstock), the Powpeg (a security enhancement to the peg using HSMs that follow consensus), IMM (inclusive merge-mining), Synchchains, storage rent, parallel transaction processing and the Flyover fast bridge system. In total, he proposed over 200 cryptocurrency design improvements for greater privacy, interoperability, decentralization, scalability, and faster transaction settlemen

Considered as one of the pioneers for the regulation in of the virtual currency and distributed ledger technology space. He was recognised by Chambers&Partners as one of the top 12 lawyers in the world in this space in the first ever Global ranking in 2018, and co-chaired the Government’s working group on Blockchain for 3 years which was specifically established to develop the infrastructure to accommodate a specific DLT regulatory framework in Gibraltar. He is also ranked as a Bank 1 Fintech lawyer for 2018/19 where he is recognized as a “world-class expert in his field.”A market source says: “He’s the real deal, knows this stuff like the back of his hand, and has incredible integrity and dedication.

Adrian has dedicated over eight years to establishing Rootstock as the leading smart contract platform on the Bitcoin network, aiming to enhance Bitcoin’s core with advanced smart contract capabilities. As Product Director, Adrian steers RootstockLab’s strategic direction and leads its contributions to Rootstock’s evolution. Eidelman’s extensive background in software development, including at Kinetica Solutions and as a software development methodology consultant, underpins his contributions to Rootstock and the broader blockchain ecosystem.