Jorge Timon

co-Founder at Blockcstream

Jorge Timón is a co-founder of Blockstream, a company pioneering advancements in crypto currencies, open assets and smart contracts. Blockstream is the first company extending capabilities at the protocol level to support the application of Bitcoin and blockchain technology to a broad range of asset types. The extension mechanism of sidechains, the company’s initial area of focus, allows any number of so far unthought of developments to happen in an open and interoperable way. Jorge is a software engineer with 4 years of experience at Indra, working on big international projects including software for several insurance companies. He contributed to the design of Ryan Fugger’s Ripple Distributed Protocol v0.6 (pre-Ripple Labs). He proposed and co-designed Freicoin. He is a contributor to Bitcoin core. He co-designed Freimarkets, a set of extensions to the Bitcoin protocol to support new features like interest-bearing issued assets, options and transitive atomic transactions with an arbitrary number of private chains. Jorge is a regular speaker at bitcoin and complementary currency conferences.