Fresh out of his doctorate program in Distributed Algorithms and Optimization, Jan is a keen problem-solver. As a Cryptographer at Lightcurve, he is responsible for researching ways to improve different aspects of the current Lisk protocol. He wants to see the disruption of centralized service providers, such as the finance industry, by blockchain technology. Outside of the workplace, Jan is a fan of the outdoors and enjoys beach volleyball, cycling and hiking. Jan is a PhD candidate at TU Berlin and holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from RWTH Aachen.