I am a cryptographer and a software engineer. I currently work at
Ripple as the engineering manager for
rippled, the open
source reference server implementation of the Ripple Transaction Protocol. It’s
a fun job and I get to work with some amazing people on the system underpinning
Ripple’s real-time settlement solutions and for low-cost international payments
over a global settlement network.
Check out the
rippled GitHub repo.
A lot! Over the past twenty years, I have developed just about everything from shiny user interfaces to low-level kernel drivers. I’ve worked on servers that handle tens of thousands of users, caching software that accelerates hard drives using SSDs, encrypted communications systems and secure distributed storage & backup systems.
My interests are diverse. Currently I’m focused on cryptography, blockchain and fintech, security and distributed computing.
You can find me on Twitter as @nbougalis.