About Me

Awa petting a cat in the neighbourhood

I used to work for surveillance capitalism, now I work on goods for the public.

I like petting cats in the neighbourhood and giving anime recommendations.

Stuff I did in the past

Co-founded Metastate, an R&D company bridging the gap between cutting-edge research in cryptography, PLT, and distributed systems. Also co-founded Cryptium Labs, a Proof-of-Stake validator that went live in summer 2018 with physical infrastructure. Previously researcher at Cosmos/Tendermint, and software engineer at Chainalysis, specialized in machine learning.


  1. “A First Estimation of the Proportion of Cybercriminal Entities in the Bitcoin Ecosystem using Supervised Machine Learning”, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2017.
  2. “Breaking Bad: De-Anonymising Entity Types on the Bitcoin Blockchain Using Supervised Machine Learning”, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Proceedings of the 51st 2018.
  3. “Regulating Cryptocurrencies: A Supervised Machine Learning Approach to De-Anonymizing the Bitcoin Blockchain”, Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 36, 2019 - Issue 1