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Ben Teitelbaum joins Blockstream as VP of Engineering

Blockstream, a software and hardware solutions provider to companies deploying new blockchain-based networks announced today that Ben Teitelbaum is joining the leadership team as its new Vice President of Engineering.

The company stated Ben’s professional background, experience leading engineering teams, and his passion for technology, coupled with his commitment to building products and platforms that solve real world problems, are an exceptional fit for Blockstream.

Ben Teitelbaum

Prior to joining Blockstream, Ben was the CTO and VP of Engineering at Open Garden, leading the team that created the offline messaging app FireChat. Ben held leadership positions at three other peer-to-peer companies, including BitTorrent, Dyyno, and Plicto, which he co-founded. Plicto’s novel background transport protocol transformed the way that BitTorrent, Apple, and other companies deliver large downloads.

Earlier in his career, Ben led advanced networking programs for Internet2, a consortium of research universities. These included two voice-over-IP peering fabrics and an interdomain IP differentiated services testbed. Ben contributed to the engineering of the Abilene backbone network and led the team that won the SuperComputing 2000 Network Challenge Award for “Most Captivating and Best-Tuned Demonstration.” He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and MIT and is the co-author of several IETF RFCs.

Adam Beck, Ph.D, Co-founder of Blockstream stated:

We’re very fortunate to have him join the company to help our growing engineering team excel at delivering a number of exciting and industry leading projects this year. Please join me in welcoming Ben to Blockstream!