We Solve Problems

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At Applied Blockchain we build applications for our clients: enterprises and startups. We value working through their real world business problems, and leverage advanced confidential computing, secure enclaves, cryptography and blockchain technology to build applications that maximise trust, data privacy and security.

We Build Products

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We build products to solve a problem once for our many clients. We focus on confidential computing, secure enclaves, and advanced cryptography to enable businesses to do more together, while reducing their cyber risk.

Leadership team

Our founding team brings in 20+ years of experience in enterprise IT architecture, big data, artificial intelligence, integration and solution delivery in telecommunications and financial services.

Adi has over 20 years enterprise software experience, more recently leading major deliveries of production blockchain and advanced cryptography solutions. Adi is widely recognised as an independent thought leader in the industry, a noted speaker at major conferences, and acts as an advisor for a number of startups. His work has been noted by the UK Government, where he was invited to present at Parliament, the House of Lords, and at University College London. Adi has co-invented and designed a number of patents related to confidential computing, cryptography, blockchain and mobile payments.

Founder & CEO

Adi Ben-Ari

Adi has over 20 years enterprise software experience, more recently leading major deliveries of production blockchain and advanced cryptography solutions. Adi is widely recognised as an independent thought leader in the industry, a noted speaker at major conferences, and acts as an advisor for a number of startups. His work has been noted by the UK Government, where he was invited to present at Parliament, the House of Lords, and at University College London. Adi has co-invented and designed a number of patents related to confidential computing, cryptography, blockchain and mobile payments.

Francesco is a seasoned technology expert and a serial hackathon winner, with a decade of experience in software development and four years within building blockchain applications. Francesco has worked on large-scale enterprise projects and with startups, building solutions for Sky TV Italia, 5Apps, and Quill Content to name a few. He has also developed tools and libraries for Ethereum and Bitcoin. Francesco is a fan of reading, writing and talking about software development, and is an open source enthusiast. When he’s not looking at code, Francesco builds and rides electric skateboards.

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Francesco Canessa

Francesco is a seasoned technology expert and a serial hackathon winner, with a decade of experience in software development and four years within building blockchain applications. Francesco has worked on large-scale enterprise projects and with startups, building solutions for Sky TV Italia, 5Apps, and Quill Content to name a few. He has also developed tools and libraries for Ethereum and Bitcoin. Francesco is a fan of reading, writing and talking about software development, and is an open source enthusiast. When he’s not looking at code, Francesco builds and rides electric skateboards.

Management team

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Cláudia Neves

HR and Office Manager
Porto

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Tudor Popescu

Operations Analyst
London

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Andy Campbell

Solution Architect
London

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Mario Gemoll

Senior Software Engineer
London

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Katerina Sobetskaia

Project Manager
London

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Patrick Timmis

Project Manager
London

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Anna Zambon

Junior Sales Executive
London

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Daniel Castilho

Marketing Manager
Porto

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Our story

2015

Adi started the company in 2015, and was soon joined by Francesco, with the vision of helping companies solve real-world problems by developing distributed applications and contributing towards creating a trustless ecosystem.

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2016

We received an Innovate UK grant to develop identity and privacy toolkit.

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Applied Blockchain was bootstrapped, growing from 2 people to 18 using revenue from client projects before receiving venture funding.

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2017

We received investment from Shell, after winning their Blockchain Competition and designing a proof of concept for Shell Trading. The application was productionized and is used on a daily basis by their trading team.

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2018

We opened an office in Porto! We have chosen Porto as our first non-UK office and as our development centre for European expansion.

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2020

We completed a funding round led by Hong Kong based venture capital firm QBN Capital to further develop our privacy preserving technology and work with them to extend our reach into the Asian markets.

2021

We joined the Confidential Computing Consortium alongside Intel, Microsoft and Google, to develop confidential computing applications in energy and banking.

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We launched SilentData, a privacy-preserving oracle for real world data that enables web3 applications to utilise web2 data, without revealing the data to anyone.

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We received a grant from Algorand, to integrate the SilentData platform with the Algorand blockchain.

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2022

We received a grant from the Algorand Foundation to build the London Bridge, a trustless bridge between Algorand and Ethereum.

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Intel releases a White Paper, co-written with Applied Blockchain, about how SilentData uses confidential computing technology inside Intel SGX to help banking data stay private during computation

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