David brings more than 20 years of experience working with and on open source projects in industries including aerospace, video games, and web, both server and client side. For the last decade he has focused on privacy enhancing technology, user anonymity and anti-surveillance. Most recently he was a senior platform security engineer at Mozilla where he focused on web privacy and led the project to merge Tor Browser hardening into Firefox.
I am a long-time Bitcoin user and enthusiast—I mined my first Bitcoins when they were worth just $4.00 USD. The blockchain technology in Bitcoin has always fascinated me and like everybody else I immediately saw its potential for solving persistent problems in a variety of other industries. Working on blockchain technology has been on my to-do list for years. I was attracted to the Hyperledger project because of its solid community leadership and the integrity of The Linux Foundation. When I was given the opportunity to work on all-things-security and all-things-blockchain at The Linux Foundation, I could not refuse.