We are a team of engineers, designers, and advisors that are helping to make the worlds of Web3, NFTs and DeFi a reality.

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.

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.

Head of Engineering

Christopher Harrison

Christopher has built, managed, and led high performing technology teams across a diverse set of industries including asset management, online classifieds, private banking, social housing, and blockchain. With a high focus on inclusion, collaboration, transparency, and execution, Christopher is highly experienced in successfully delivering software and IT solutions at the same time as building highly engaged working environments and culture.

Management team

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Cláudia Neves

People Operations and Culture Manager

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Tudor Popescu

Operations Manager

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Andy Campbell

Head of Product

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Anna Zambon

Strategy & Growth Executive

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Maria Dragan

Recruitment Manager

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Donna Bengio

Growth & Strategy Manager

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Chris Miller

Blockchain Architect


Our story


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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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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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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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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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.


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

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