Aleph Zero: Public Blockchain with Private Smart Contracts
 

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Meet Aleph Zero

Privacy-enhancing public blockchain with instant finality

Aleph Zero is built for enterprise, Web 3.0, and DeFi use-cases.

Aleph Zero is a Proof-of-Stake public blockchain. We combined an original, aBFT consensus protocol with a customized Substrate stack. Currently, we’re working on enhancing the platform with a privacy framework based on Zero-knowledge Proofs (ZKPs) and secure Multi-Party Computation (sMPC) to empower developers with a unique approach to private smart contracts.

Core benefits

That's
why it works

SCALABILITY

During a laboratory test, Aleph Zero’s peer-reviewed consensus protocol (AlephBFT) achieved 89,600 tx/s with a 416 ms confirmation time in a decentralized test setting of 112 AWS nodes spread across five continents. The test has been concluded on a simulation of simple transactions. Aleph Zero’s real-world performance, especially under heavy network load, is yet to be determined.

DECENTRALIZATION

Aleph Zero aims to become the first decentralized Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)-based platform with a large (100+ nodes) committee that rotates every 15 minutes from a set chosen during every 24-hour era.

PRIVATE SMART CONTRACTS

Liminal, Aleph Zero’s original privacy framework that’s currently under development, is based not only on zero-knowledge proofs—but also takes advantage of Secure Multi-Party Computation concepts. Moreover, the framework is being built in a purely software-based fashion, making Aleph Zero independent of external vendors.

NEAR-FREE TRANSFER TRANSACTIONS

On average, a transaction on the Aleph Zero network costs 0.0003 $AZERO. To prevent spam, Aleph Zero implements dynamic fee adjustment.

AUDITED SECURITY

The Aleph Zero Consensus Protocol has been officially peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of Advances in Financial Technology 2019. The implementation of the consensus has been audited by Trail of Bits in 2021. The broader elements of the network come from Parity’s Substrate stack.

DEX & DECENTRALIZED DARK POOL

Common is the first product being built on top of Aleph Zero. Due to ultra-low latency and privacy-enhancing design, Common will mitigate the Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) problem. The result? One of the cheapest and most user-friendly DEXs on the market.

HUB AND SPOKE OPERATIONS MODEL

Easily sync your application to the Aleph Zero’s network.

FILE STORAGE

Application Programming Interface (API) hooks that allow for a seamless integration into InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) as well as proprietary data solutions.

Aleph Zero Ecosystem

Building a multichain world

We trust that enterprises and SMBs can greatly benefit from a public, peer-reviewed platform with private transactions. Aleph Zero will also be capable of synchronizing with other blockchains and running smart contracts—and its privacy framework can be used on all the major chains. Moreover, the team is working on a truly trustless universal wallet called Common

  • AlephBFT

    An original, peer-reviewed, DAG-based consensus protocol

  • Cloud

    Decentralized file storage / IPFS

  • Private Smart Contracts

    Scalable, self-executing, private smart contracts

  • Common

    Decentralized Exchange (DEX) and a Decentralized Dark Pool

  • Liminal

    Multichain privacy layer usable across all networks that bridge to Aleph Zero

  • Substrate integration

    AlephBFT is integrated with the Substrate stack to ensure wider adoption and premier user experience

  • Oracle

    Information bridge between the external world and the Aleph Zero ecosystem

Ecosystem
A0 Stories

What they say about us

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Bilal Junaid, founding partner of Genblock Capital

“Thus far, the project’s execution can be seen as prepense and their entry to the market is quickly becoming highly anticipated as the community catches on to the true depth of Aleph Zero’s value proposition. With scalability currently being a key issue in blockchain, the protocol boasts up to an incredible 100,000 TPS in the test environment of 112 nodes spread across five continents, making it one of the most compelling solutions available for businesses requiring high transactional throughput."

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Michael Guzik, Aleph Zero Advisor

"I am very excited to join the advisory board of Aleph Zero since its overall architecture provides a very compelling solution to the enterprise world. I am glad to advise on the strategic direction of the Foundation and bring Aleph Zero into the enterprise world."

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Max Torres, Aleph Zero Advisor

"Aleph Zero not only works on the technology but will also prioritize adoption with their upcoming ecosystem grant program."

Phase 3

Bread and butter of every blockchain - allowing users to transfer their tokens (in this case, AZERO) between accounts.
Polkadot.js is the most popular explorer and wallet in the Polkadot ecosystem. Besides allowing for transfers and exploring blocks, it has extensive developer-centric capabilities.
Swapping the default Substrate consensus, GRANDPA, for more performant and secure AlephBFT.
Adding the technical possibility of changing the committee running the consensus.

Phase 4

Preparing for future chain upgrades to be performed on the fly, i.e., without the chain downtime.
Aleph Zero validators will be randomly reassigned for each session, based on the sum of their own stake and funds staked on them by the community.
Benchmarks include testing just the consensus protocol, the whole chain with token transactions, smart contracts, all using various committee sizes from 10 to a few hundred.
Adding WASM-based smart contracts to Aleph Zero blockchain, together with deployment tutorials.
Project Roadmap

The Aleph Zero Roadmap

The Aleph Zero Roadmap is a dedicated space to present the growth of the project. By clicking on each of the features, you can learn more about them.
Why we are building Aleph Zero

To solve the unsolvable

  • Privacy Challenge

    Business models based on selling user data are the foundation of Web 2.0. While there are some obvious benefits—especially conveniece—that the users receive in return, we believe this approach needs to evolve. Your digital identity should be under your control.

    Aleph Zero privacy framework is built using ZK-SNARKs and sMPC.

  • Security Challenge

    Distributed Ledger Technologies are considered immune to most attacks thanks to their decentralization. But in many cases, they don’t provide theoretical security guarantees which makes them less practical to use long-term.

    Aleph Zero provides both practical, and maximum theoretical security guarantees (aBFT).

  • Scalability Challenge

    As known research points, there is a trade-off between security and speed in every blockchain. When operating on a high scale, to maintain security, most blockchains are bound to low transaction speeds.

    Aleph Zero is both secure and fast when operating on a large scale.

  • Sustainability Challenge

    Blockchains that are based on Proof-of-Work protocols are highly inefficient at scale. Mining requires high computing power which contributes to high energy consumption needed to run the network

    Aleph Zero is mining-free.

Learn more:

How Will You Use Aleph

Drive the Web 3.0 adoption

Aleph Zero works on solving the current blockchain shortcomings by ensuring that the developers can focus on innovation without being limited by the technology stack.

What will you revolutionize?
Meet us

#teamalephzero

The team working on Aleph Zero continues to grow and now consists of over 30 individuals contributing towards the network development and adoption.

The list of previous accomplishments of the Aleph Zero team includes ACM ICPC World Finals, first prize in International Mathematics Competition, or Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship.

On the business front, our employees and contractors gained experience at organizations such as IBM, ABB, Stellar, Codewise, Capgemini, ING Bank, Admind Agency, TIBCO Software, Google, Uber, or Riverbed Technology.

Matthew Niemerg, Ph.D.
Co-founder
Adam Gagol, Ph.D.
Co-founder
Antoni Zolciak
Co-founder
Michal Swietek, Ph.D.
Co-founder
Pascal Schmidt
Board Member
Damian Straszak, Ph.D.
Senior Developer
Michal Handzlik
Senior Developer
Damian Lesniak
Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher
Tomasz Kisielewski
Senior Developer
Lukasz Lachowski
Senior Developer
Mateusz Gorecki
Creative Lead
Paula Damijan
Operations Manager
Joeri van Geelen
Advisor
Max Torres
Advisor
Jan Koscisz
Blockchain Developer
Maciej Nems
Blockchain Developer
Piotr Mikolajczyk
Blockchain Developer
Kirby Ong
Community Lead
Jakub Kocikowski
Scrum Master
Aleksander Baczkowski
Content Writer
Alex Strzesniewski
Advisor
Jedrzej Kula
Blockchain Developer
Filip Bielejec, Ph.D.
Blockchain Developer
Michael Guzik
Advisor
Magdalena Migas
Graphic Designer
Mateusz Bryk
Product Design Lead
Rose
Boterator
Roza Szafranek
People and Culture Strategist
Katarzyna Krzyzak
Talent Specialist
Marcin Radecki
Blockchain Developer
Bartosz Jedrzejewski
DevOps Engineer
Mateusz Peczkowski
Full-stack Developer
Maciej Żelaszczyk
Blockchain Developer
Piotr Moczurad
Blockchain Developer
Rafael Lourenco
Community Manager
Daniel Ozluer
Community Manager
Michał Brański
Advisor
Anita Kurzawa
Office Manager
Krzysztof Ziobro
Blockchain Developer
Magdalena Oleksy
Business Relations Lead
Mikolaj Gasior
DevOps Engineer
Piotr Kusinski
DevOps Engineer
Pawel Obrok
Blockchain Developer
Monika Krauze
Traffic and Communication Manager
Pawel Sikora
Motion Designer
Matthew Niemerg, Ph.D.
Adam Gagol, Ph.D.
Antoni Zolciak
Michal Swietek, Ph.D.
Pascal Schmidt
Damian Straszak, Ph.D.
Michal Handzlik
Damian Lesniak
Tomasz Kisielewski
Lukasz Lachowski
Mateusz Gorecki
Paula Damijan
Joeri van Geelen
Max Torres
Maciej Nems
Kirby Ong
Jakub Kocikowski
Aleksander Baczkowski
Alex Strzesniewski
Jedrzej Kula
Filip Bielejec, Ph.D.
Michael Guzik
Magdalena Migas
Mateusz Bryk
Rose
Roza Szafranek
Katarzyna Krzyzak
Marcin Radecki
Mateusz Peczkowski
Michał Brański
Matthew Niemerg, Ph.D.
CORE

Matthew Niemerg, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics in the field of Numerical Algebraic Geometry from Colorado State University. A Simons-Berkeley Fellow and also an IBM Center of Excellence Fellow in High Performance Computing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Has been actively involved in the DLT space since 2014. Has provided consultation to numerous projects related to security and consensus models, cryptographic schemes, as well as applying sound business and technological models for projects in the DLT space.

Adam Gagol, Ph.D.
CORE

Adam Gagol, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Received Ph.D. in mathematics for his work on applications of probabilistic method in combinatorics. During his doctoral studies, he was a beneficent of a SET project for interdisciplinary research and SSDNM fellowship for mathematical sciences. While his main domain is combinatorics, he is open to new technologies and has 4 years of experience in data science and machine learning applied in neuroscience research. He has been working as a freelance consultant in various areas spanning from mathematical modeling to deep learning.

Antoni Zolciak
CORE

Antoni Zolciak

Co-founder

Technology marketer with 10 years of professional experience. Involved in various public relations and marketing projects for ING, Samsung, Sony, Olympus, and Nikon. Antoni gained experience at the Corporate Communications department of ABB in Zurich while employed at Admind Agency, the largest Polish branding firm. Before joining In’saneLab as VP of Marketing, he worked as an inbound marketer for Brand24 and Codewise, the 2nd-fastest growing company in Europe according to The Financial Times. Member of American Marketing Association.  At Aleph Zero, he combines the roles of COO and CMO, as well as takes care of the organizational culture.

Michal Swietek, Ph.D.
CORE

Michal Swietek, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Received Ph. D. in Pure Mathematics for his work in the field of Infinite-Dimensional Geometry of Banach spaces and a Bachelor of Computer Science—both at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Has been focused on applying his skills in new technologies such as Deep Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning, and Neuroscience. Now, he is fully focused on Distributed Ledger Technologies that combine Mathematics and Computer Science in a new way. Fascinated by the vast possibilities and potential impact of this emerging field.

Pascal Schmidt
CORE

Pascal Schmidt

Board Member

A Swiss national with 10+ years spent working with firms such as Credit Suisse, LeasePlan, Steiner AG, and Calltrade among others. He is an experienced C-level executive with finance and economics expertise, fintech and DLT included. Helps to establish a long-term asset management and investment plan for Aleph Zero.

Damian Straszak, Ph.D.
DEVELOPMENT

Damian Straszak, Ph.D.

Senior Developer

Obtained a double major Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wrocław. Recently defended his Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science at École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The main topics in his research are discrete optimization problems and convex programming. For more than 15 years Damian has been active in the competitive programming scene. In 2013 and 2014 advanced to ACM ICPC World Finals — the World’s most prestigious programming competition — first as a participant and then as a team coach. Involved in organization of several large programming competitions.

Michal Handzlik
DEVELOPMENT

Michal Handzlik

Senior Developer

Graduated from Jagiellonian University in Krakow with MSc in Theoretical Computer Science and BSc in Theoretical Chemistry. Worked as a researcher at several European universities (Jagiellonian University, VU University Amsterdam, Leipzig University) investigating a wide array of topics: category theory, formal languages theory, graph theory, computational quantum physics, and quantum molecular modeling. Over the last few years, he has been involved in the design and development of commercial software for high performance scientific computing.

Damian Lesniak
RESEARCH

Damian Lesniak

Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher

Graduated from Jagiellonian University in Krakow with MSc in Theoretical Mathematics. A Ph.D. candidate in Machine Learning. Holds a heavy interest in technology-based drug design. Thinks that the emerging technologies—especially Machine Learning and Distributed Ledger Technologies—will influence the society the most in the near future.

Tomasz Kisielewski
DEVELOPMENT

Tomasz Kisielewski

Senior Developer

Achieved an MSc in mathematics and a BSc in computer science at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Fascinated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and formal reasoning. Jumped at a chance to work with modern and innovative technologies at Aleph to hone his mathematics and programming skills.

Lukasz Lachowski
DEVELOPMENT

Lukasz Lachowski

Senior Developer

Graduated from Jagiellonian University in Kraków with MSc in Computer Science. Currently, a Ph.D. candidate in Theoretical Computer Science in the field of computational logic and asymptotic properties of lambda calculus. Worked both as a software engineer and researcher at several big IT companies like IBM, ABB, and SolarWinds. Interest in Distributed Ledger Technologies emerged as a result of recent research in the field of the distributed consensus and thanks to the teaching of t he Distributed Systems class at the Jagiellonian University.

Mateusz Gorecki
MARKETING

Mateusz Gorecki

Creative Lead

Marketing expert based in Poland, with over 15 years’ experience in design and nearly 10 years’ experience in creative direction and team management roles. During his career he overseen integrated marketing campaigns across emerging channels (print, digital, social media) and was leading rebranding and design efforts for large-scale, corporate identity systems. Most recently Creative Marketing Director at Codewise – provider of AI-powered online ad measurement and management solutions for digital marketers.

Paula Damijan
MARKETING

Paula Damijan

Operations Manager

With five years of experience in international retail management space, Paula is used to taming chaos and ensuring peace of mind for the team members. Handling most office-related challenges, she’s a key element of our passionate organization. Paula holds a Master’s Degree in Institutional Consulting and Business Coaching from the University of Silesia

Joeri van Geelen

Joeri van Geelen

Advisor

Business Advisor APAC for the Prysm Group, a New York and Singapore-based economic consulting firm led by Harvard Ph.D. economists specialized in distributed ledger and blockchain technology. Taking a first-principles approach, Prysm Group uses the tools of contract theory, game theory, market design, social choice theory, and monetary economics to design customized solutions for distributed ledger technology and blockchain-based projects. Prysm Group’s areas of expertise include consortium governance, consensus governance, token economics, incentive design, and market structure. Prysm Group counts among its Senior Advisors former Chief Economist at Microsoft Dr. Preston McAfee and Nobel Prize winning Harvard economist Prof. Oliver Hart; the firm’s research has been presented at DARPA, Federal Reserve, IBM, Microsoft, Pantera Capital, Polychain Capital, a16z, Union Square Ventures, Hashed, Harvard, MIT, NBER, USC, Stanford, and more.

Max Torres

Max Torres

Advisor

Max has 8 years of financial planning and analysis experience at various Tech companies in Silicon Valley. He has managed $800M+ in revenue and 500+ HC budgets while working closely with all levels of the organization. He is an extroverted finance professional that is passionate about technology and its positive impact on people’s lives. Max’s primary involvement is with 0x (an open protocol that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets on the Ethereum blockchain) where he serves as the Head of Finance. At Aleph Zero, Max is assisting us with determining high-level market trends.

Jan Koscisz

Blockchain Developer
Maciej Nems

Maciej Nems

Blockchain Developer

 

Piotr Mikolajczyk

Blockchain Developer
Kirby Ong

Kirby Ong

Community Lead

Kirby has a deep passion for global and macro markets, investing and trading, cryptocurrencies, as well as building passionate communities. Since 2018, Kirby has worked with over 20 cryptocurrency projects, such as Fantom, Celer Network, Algorand, and Energi. Kirby was also the Head of Community at a Singaporean VC and a Community & Growth Manager at hype.partners, a full-service CDA for blockchain companies. At Aleph Zero, he’s acting as a Community Lead, helping the team to serve their communities on a variety of platforms.

Jakub Kocikowski

Jakub Kocikowski

Scrum Master

Over his 7 years in IT, he gathered both deep technical experience and insight into what makes successful teams. He started working as a web developer, while studying Computer Science at Gdańsk University of Technology. He also tried his luck in co-funding a marketplace startup, and worked in the fintech industry for Simcorp. Always striving to improve, and multiply his impact, he realized that the individual excellence can be amplified or entirely blocked by the environment of the team and the organization.
As a Scrum Master, he focuses on creating a learning organization, where business and technology are working together toward common goals.

Aleksander Baczkowski
MARKETING

Aleksander Baczkowski

Content Writer

Alex Bączkowski is a professional copywriter with an interest in innovative technologies and the arts. His broad resume includes work in film, music, and content production. He now works with Aleph Zero.

Alex Strzesniewski

Alex Strzesniewski

Advisor

Founder & CEO of Angelblock
https://twitter.com/Alex_Strz
www.linkedin.com/in/alexstrzesniewski

Alex has focused on crypto and crypto-based startups for the last 6+ years. He’s passionate about the way that blockchain can impact the world as a whole and change the way people think of value and its transfer. A former crypto-fiat exchange executive, Alex has years of management and operations experience and has helped companies navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. He has worked as a blockchain consultant for one of the largest FMCG companies in Europe, led various projects through obtaining regulatory licenses in the crypto space, and has been an active advisor and investor in numerous crypto and FinTech projects. Most recently he has advised successful companies such as Gamerhash and Aleph Zero. Passionate about DeFi, Bitcoin, NFTs, decentralization, open-source projects, individual sovereignty, and the New Orleans Saints.

Jedrzej Kula

Jedrzej Kula

Blockchain Developer

Jędrzej Kula is one of the Blockchain Developers at Aleph Zero.

During his studies at the Jagiellonian University, he acquired a bachelor’s degree in theoretical computer science and is currently working on his master’s.

Filip Bielejec, Ph.D.

Filip Bielejec, Ph.D.

Blockchain Developer

Filip has majored in Applied Mathematics, afterward, he earned his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Leuven, Belgium for his work on applying Bayesian statistics and MCMC numerical methods to model the spread of viral pathogens. Since leaving academia Filip worked as a freelance software engineer, designing and building computer systems and programs in various applications and for different industries. He has co-authored software for geo-awareness, co-developed a high-performance library for highly parallel processors, worked on mobile and blockchain applications as well as systems for navigation and map-data solutions, healthcare, and insurance. Then he felt to a barrel of nuclear waste gaining superhuman abilities.

Published work: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5xTmvcYAAAAJ&hl=en
Github: https://github.com/fbielejec
Blog: https://www.blog.nodrama.io/

Michael Guzik

Michael Guzik

Advisor

Michael Guzik initiated, built up, and headed Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) blockchain practice in Switzerland for over three years. Afterward, he joined Lykke as a Primary Markets Lead where he pioneered security token and utility token concepts. He also served as a partner with Blockchain Valley Ventures in order to build a new regulated primary and secondary market using smart contracts. He also acted as a Senior Advisor for SIX Digital Exchange.

Michael brings significant experience in both the Financial as well as the Consumer Goods industries with a particular focus on regulated DeFi applications and Non-Fungible Tokens for the Consumer Goods Market.

Over time, Michael led key ICOs and STOs and pioneered the foundations of digital assets. Nowadays, Michael is a co-founder of KORE Technologies which team offers institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure to corporations—from building, integrating, to hosting trust-critical systems. Partners of KORE include IBM, Phoenix Systems, and Securosys.

Michael also invested in Aleph Zero through his investment fund, Dcrypted.

Magdalena Migas
MARKETING

Magdalena Migas

Graphic Designer

Magda obtained a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She has also spent some time at the Glasgow School of Art and did a postgraduate program in Information Architecture and Usability. Professionally she has been involved as a Graphic Designer and Senior Mobile UX/UI Designer with a background in Visual Art.

Mateusz Bryk
MARKETING

Mateusz Bryk

Product Design Lead

 

 

Rose

Rose

Boterator

Earned her double major in cryptography and customer service at the Isaac Asimov University for Gifted Bots. For 10 years she worked at the Weyland Corporation before moving to Aleph Zero. At Aleph Zero she provides state-of-the-art customer service, answering all of the difficult questions fired her way. For a short while, she was involved in a romantic relationship with HAL 9000. She spends her free time raising electric sheep.

Roza Szafranek

Roza Szafranek

People and Culture Strategist

Roza’s life and passion are HR, recruitment, and leadership. She has co-built successful startups and tech companies, which were sold to giants or are now listed on stock exchange markets. Roza is leading HR Hints—the first HR boutique for startups and rapidly growing tech companies. Roza received the “HR Pearl” prize and the title of “Recruiter of the Year” for 2018. She and her teams hired over 550 people so far and helped 20+ founders and managers to lead better.

Katarzyna Krzyzak

Katarzyna Krzyzak

Talent Specialist

Katarzyna obtained a Master’s Degree in law from Jagiellonian University. She’s a Deloitte-certified brainiac who’s brilliant with our talent sourcing and negotiations. Katarzyna is working with HR Hints.

Marcin Radecki

Marcin Radecki

Blockchain Developer

Marcin Radecki finds satisfaction in solving any problem that requires analytical thinking, solid Computer Science, and algorithms background. Marcin has seven years of professional experience in C++. He’s been working at Nokia, Sabre Corporation, as well as IG Poland. Marcin obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Bartosz Jedrzejewski

DevOps Engineer

Bartosz is an experienced, AWS-certified DevOps and Cloud Engineer with several years of experience. Bartosz is a part of 10Clouds, one of the most recognizable Polish fintech software houses.

Mateusz Peczkowski
DEVELOPMENT

Mateusz Peczkowski

Full-stack Developer

With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Mateusz Pęczkowski holds the fort as Aleph Zero’s full-stack developer. He loves a good challenge and makes sure that his job and private life are as engaging as possible. He loves sports, especially volleyball and snowboarding, but prefers playing sports himself over watching someone else play. His life quote is: “Live as you wish, not as someone expects you to.” 

Maciej Żelaszczyk

Blockchain Developer

In addition to holding a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, Maciej also speaks German. These are, however, only two of the many languages you’ll see him using on a daily basis. As a Bachelor and Master of Science at the Warsaw School of Economics, he worked on quantitative methods in economics and information systems before starting his Ph.D. in computer science at the Warsaw University of Technology. Professionally, Maciej has been involved with Citi Bank and engaged with Sunshine Profits, reaching the position of Senior Quantitive Analyst. Afterwards, Maciej joined DaftMobile where he designed and implemented predictive models and algorithms for matchmaking in online mobile games. Most recently, Maciej has been spending his time as Senior Data Scientist at Yosh.AI, a company creating personalised AI voice and text assistants, where he’s been researching recommendation systems with focus on deep learning.

Piotr Moczurad

Blockchain Developer

Piotr is a Krakow-based computer science expert. He obtained his B.Sc. from AGH University of Science and Technology followed by a Master’s degree. Immediately thereafter, Piotr started to pursue his Ph.D. in computer science at his alma mater. At the same time, Piotr has been actively developing his professional career: initially as a computer science teacher for International Baccalaureate exam students, then as an intern in Google, and then as a Haskell and C++ Developer at Flowbox. Furthermore, Piotr has been involved with Spring (now ShopRunner) and Luna. Most recently, he served as a Technical Director for Clientshare in London and as a Lead Developer at ucreate, a venture-building business that helped to launch 25 companies in the last five years. In addition to all of the above, Piotr is also an avid musician who plays contrabass. Piotr speaks fluent English.

Rafael Lourenco

Community Manager

Rafael studied marketing and sales, first at Irvine Valley College and later at Universidade Veiga de Almeida.

Throughout his professional career, he developed numerous skills that have helped him smoothly transition into involvement with the cryptocurrency community as one of Aleph Zero’s community managers.

With experience in social media marketing and sales closing, he has proven invaluable in building Aleph Zero’s online presence.

Daniel Ozluer

Community Manager

Possessing years of experience in customer care consultancy, Daniel Ozluer joined Aleph Zero, bringing his vast knowledge to the field of blockchain.

As one of our community managers, he is responsible for promoting the organic growth of Aleph Zero as well as serving as a direct line of communication between the project and users.

Michał Brański
Michał Brański

Michał Brański

Advisor

Michał Brański has years of experience spearheading the digital revolution in Poland, first as the co-CEO of Grupa o2 and nowadays as co-owner and Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska Holding, one of the largest media conglomerates in Poland. The media giant owns numerous platforms frequented by tens of millions of unique users monthly, offering access to both news and entertainment in various forms.

Ever since Michał Brański joined Grupa Wirtualna Polska, he has been leading an ambitious and dynamic campaign to diversify its portfolio and actively seeks partnerships with promising businesses. Together with his business partners, Michał has also branched out into e-commerce, successfully entering the tourism, fashion, financial services, and healthcare sectors.

Over the years, Michał has been recognized by numerous business organizations and media outlets such as Forbes or MIXX Awards. Michał obtained his Master’s Degree in Management and Marketing from SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Anita Kurzawa

Office Manager

Anita Kurzawa is the Office Manager at Aleph Zero.

She has several years of experience in the hotel industry holding managerial positions – a testament to the organizational acumen she brings to the Aleph Zero team.

She finished her studies at the Jagiellonian University with a degree in Polish philology. Additionally, she also speaks English and French.

Krzysztof Ziobro

Blockchain Developer

One of the Blockchain Developers at Aleph Zero, Krzysztof Ziobro, is currently completing his master’s at the Jagiellonian University in theoretical computer science.

His previous work experience included an internship at Nordic Semiconductor in 2021.

Magdalena Oleksy

Business Relations Lead

Possessing a bachelor’s degree in Italian philology and a master’s degree in applied linguistics, Magdalena is Aleph Zero’s Business Relations Lead, responsible for spearheading future partnerships.

She started her professional career as an interpreter and Italian teacher but, since 2015, has pivoted her career to work with an impressive collection of IT Startups. Magdalena has worked with Base CRM, later she spent time at Codewise, where she led the company’s sales team.

Most recently, Magdalena was the Account Executive at Miquido. While holding that position, she was responsible for advising customers, selling new projects, coordinating the development teams, and managing client accounts. She worked with startup companies and big enterprise clients such as Skyscanner, mBank, AXA, Play, Santander, TUI, etc.

Mikolaj Gasior

DevOps Engineer

Mikolaj Gasior holds a Master’s Degree in Control Engineering and Robotics at Electronics Faculty from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

At Aleph Zero, he holds the position of DevOps Engineer. Mikolaj has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, with his last six years as a DevOps Engineer. He has helped companies and institutions in the UK from various sectors, such as media, retail, education, and healthcare, modernize their IT infrastructure in the cloud. He has built and maintained critical production systems at scale.

Before cultivating his DevOps role, his positions included programmer and system administrator.

Piotr Kusinski

DevOps Engineer

Piotr Kusiński obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology and Databases at the Warsaw School of Computer Science. He is a certified Azure Administrator and aims to be certified in many other tools shortly (mainly those involving the fields of cloud computing and Kubernetes).

At Aleph Zero, Piotr is part of the DevOps engineering team due to his interest in the possibilities of IaC, cloud computing, and tools such as Kubernetes and Kernel-based virtualization such as Docker or LXC.

Pawel Obrok

Blockchain Developer

Paweł Obrok possesses a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the AGH University of Science and Technology.

Currently, he is one of the blockchain developers at Aleph Zero. Before teaming up with Aleph Zero, Pawel worked in various companies which explored a wide range of economic pursuits such as traditional web services, blockchain-related services, and even poker analysis.

Monika Krauze

Traffic and Communication Manager

Monika Krauze possesses a Master’s Degree in Spanish Philology and, since obtaining her degree, has embarked on a journey through various industries racking up invaluable experience in numerous fields.

She worked as a poker journalist, accounts manager in advertising, and even had a stint as a front-end developer.

Currently, at Aleph Zero, she ensures the smooth operation of the marketing department as its Traffic and Communications Manager.

Pawel Sikora

Motion Designer

Part of the marketing team, Paweł Sikora is Aleph Zero’s resident Motion Designer and 3D Content Creator.

He started his career as a 3D Modeller for Levavo Limited, a company that scanned people and printed their miniaturized likenesses on advanced 3D powder printers.

A few years later, Paweł started working for VR Bros as a Creative Lead, responsible for the entire creative process of both commercial VR applications and the game “A Wake Inn.”