Jake Yocom-Piatt is a Co-Founder & Project Lead for Decred. He is a cryptocurrency pioneer who has been using, funding and directing the creation of open-source software for 10+ years and has been featured as an expert source for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Coindesk, and many more.
Prior to Decred, Jake funded and oversaw the creation of btcsuite, an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go, whose source code has been used in several other notable projects, e.g. Lightning Network (lnd), Ethereum, and Factom. He also is a co-creator of zkc, a high-security asynchronous chat system.