Piotr Piasecki, Head of Research & Development


Piotr is a leading, world-recognized voice in the blockchain sector as an academic, programmer, advisor, and thought leader. He boasts an extensive programming and software architecture background with a specialty in blockchain and financial technology.

Piotr received the first Bitcoin Foundation grant in 2013 and published a paper on smart contracts in the first blockchain Ledger Journal.

A high-achieving technical university graduate, Piotr holds both a double Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Informatics, along with a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering from the Lodz University of Technology, completing his Master’s thesis on Bitcoin.

Known as “The Piachu” in online circles, he currently moderates several online discussion forums related to Bitcoin and blockchain, as well as the /r/Bitcoin subreddit online forum.

Previous career roles have included Senior Developer at Factom and Chief Scientist at Provable. He prides himself on being an enthusiast of programming and plays both board games and video games in his spare time.