James started mining Bitcoin in 2013 and was captured by the prospect of a trustless, permissionless financial system. Since starting at the DCI three years ago, James has been working primarily on Cryptokernel; a distributed ledger development toolkit, as well as Lightning Network related projects. James works on a Proof-of-Work security project studying the safety of various cryptocurrencies from 51% attacks.
Jeremy B. Ney | Graduate Researcher
Jeremy is a researcher focused on understanding the ways that digital fiat currencies can be represented in a new model of the economy. After working at the Federal Reserve, his specific aim is to understand the roles that governments and central banks can play in fundamentally reinventing the structure of the financial system via blockchain solutions. Jeremy is pursuing a dual-degree MBA/MPA from MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Raunak Chowdhury | Undergraduate Researcher Fall 2019
Raunak is a freshman undergraduate at MIT studying Computer Science and Business Management. He became interested in blockchain technology in early 2017, and following a summer internship with a blockchain research firm in summer 2018, he launched BlockchainsForSchools, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects high school and college students with the blockchain industry. In his free time, he likes playing Capture the Flag, socializing with friends at Next House, and raiding MIT events for free food.
As an undergraduate researcher, he will be working on a tool that detects 51% attacks as they are in progress; he is supervised by Neha Narula.