Chaincode Labs Inc. is a New York City-based research and development group that explores cryptocurrencies and other peer-to-peer decentralized systems.

Chaincode's mission is to develop technology and perform research to further the field of digital currencies. We will seek to contribute to open source projects in the field as well as perform original research and build implementations of new systems and ideas. As a well funded and staffed organization we will have the resources to write software and provide critical infrastructure support functions such as testing and documentation.

Chaincode's investments in supporting Bitcoin and the ideas behind digital currency will initially focus on supporting open-source software but will also include developing commercial applications. We are not a traditional incubator but we will provide opportunities for employees to innovate and bring creative ideas to market.

Hacker Residency

This fall, veteran Bitcoin developer Matt Corallo will be joining us to run a Hacker Residency Program.

Starting the second week in September (the 12th) and finishing just before Scaling Bitcoin in Milan, we're looking for established developers (Bitcoin experience preferred) who want to immerse themselves full-time in Bitcoin.

If you've wanted to contribute to Bitcoin Core but found the idea daunting, or want to spend more time designing protocols based on Bitcoin, thinking about edge cases and security models with some of the top minds in Bitcoin, this is an excellent opportunity.

There will be a series of talks on various Bitcoin technologies and protocol design elements, not to mention great conversation over lunch. Primarily, though, plan to learn by doing - contributing to Bitcoin Core, FIBRE, or whatever Bitcoin projects you find interesting while collaborating with established Core developers.

Some limited stipends to defray the costs of travel/lodging may be available.

To apply, please send a general overview of your background as well as some ideas of what Bitcoin projects you find exciting to

We're Hiring

We're currently seeking to hire 4-6 talented engineers to join our team and contribute to the Bitcoin open-source project.

Qualified candidates will be comfortable working in a small team of developers and self-motivated to help improve Bitcoin technology with the broader open-source community. We're looking for experienced candidates who are equally comfortable discussing high-level system design and digging into code to understand how it works and how to improve it. This is a unique opportunity for highly qualified engineers with a passion for Bitcoin to work on open-source projects in a collaborative research environment.

Skills and Experience:

  • Several years experience working on large software projects (prior experience working on Bitcoin or other open-source projects is even better)
  • Expertise with C++ and Unix operating systems
  • Understanding of the cryptographic principles underpinning Bitcoin
  • Comfortable reading other people's code and understanding how it works
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to keep up-to-date with the development of cutting edge technologies

To apply send us a resume and a cover letter telling us a little about yourself and why you're interested in Bitcoin research. Feel free to include any specific projects you'd like to tackle to help improve Bitcoin!

About Us

Our Founders

Chaincode Labs Inc. is founded by Alex Morcos and Suhas Daftuar. Alex and Suhas are active angel investors in the Bitcoin space. Previously, Alex and Suhas co-founded Hudson River Trading LLC, a global, multi-asset class quantitative trading firm that uses advanced mathematics and statistical modeling techniques to develop automated trading algorithms.

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27 W. 24th St, Suite 1101
New York, NY