About Me

What I’m doing

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.

What I’ve done

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.

I also co-founded CodeLaboratories, a successful software and hardware company which makes the awesome DUO3D stereo camera.

My Interests

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.