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.


Alex Morcos was one of the early pioneers of automated trading and co-founded Hudson River Trading in 2002, where he spent 10 years working to make markets more efficient and improve market structure. He discovered his passion for Bitcoin in 2012, and in 2014 he co-founded Chaincode with Suhas. He has enjoyed contributing to Bitcoin Core and learning about the exciting nascent field of cryptocurrency ever since.

Suhas Daftuar co-founded Hudson River Trading LLC in 2002, where he spent over a decade developing HRT into a global trading firm and helping to shape the complex policy debates surrounding technology in financial markets. In 2014, Suhas co-founded Chaincode Labs with Alex to create a place for engineers and scientists to support the development of decentralized digital currencies and further our collective understanding of how such technologies can work.

Matt Corallo is a long-time Bitcoin developer who has been contributing to Bitcoin Core since 2011. Matt helped co-found Blockstream where he co-authored the Sidechains whitepaper and implemented the Elements Sidechain. Matt also built and maintains the Bitcoin FIBRE project, the latest generation of low-latency Bitcoin block relay.

John Newbery worked in telecoms and network software in several different countries before deciding to pursue his passion and work full time on Bitcoin in 2016. He is excited about payment channels, lightning network and micropayments.

Russ Yanofsky is a recent contributor to Bitcoin, previously worked on web search at Google and set-top video software at Videon Central, Inc.

Marco Falke previously contributed to Bitcoin Core as maintainer in his spare time. He moved to New York in 2017 to work full-time on open source software.

James O'Beirne started contributing to Bitcoin Core in 2015 during nights and weekends. Previously he worked as a programmer in automated genetic testing and electronics manufacturing. He's excited about building a widely accessible, censorship-resistant financial system.

We're Hiring

We're currently seeking to hire 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
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field

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!

Contact Us

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