Edward holds degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the US and is fully self-taught in computer science. His area of expertise is in full-stack development and cloud architecture, and he has helped design large scale multi-modal web and mobile applications from internationally recognized brands like CBC and National Geographic. Edward has been following the blockchain space since 2009. As a math geek he very much hopes to see cryptography play an important role in 21st century social change, and working for a non-profit organization like the IOTA Foundation has enabled Edward to participate in that process of change in a meaningful way. As the Head of Engineering, Edward’s main responsibility is to help ensure that the team at the IOTA Foundation releases robust, production quality packages and tools that further the Foundation’s core mission of exploring new distributed ledgers like the innovative DAG-based Tangle.