Carl Youngblood has been working for over twenty years in various full-stack engineering roles, most recently as CTO of Mainframe, where he is leading a team of engineers to build an easy-to-use platform for fully decentralized apps that are resistant to censorship and surveillance. He is passionate about distributed consensus technologies, including blockchain, and has been involved with Bitcoin since 2010 and Ethereum since before the presale in 2014. Among Carl’s other areas of professional interest are web scalability, parallel computation, identity, reputation, information security and cryptography. He received a masters degree in computer science from the University of Washington. In his spare time, Carl enjoys music and philosophy.