In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Adi Ben-Ari, the Founder & CEO of Applied Blockchain, a fast-growing company of blockchain and cryptography experts founded in 2015 and based in London, UK, and Porto, Portugal. The company has developed and deployed dozens of blockchain applications from NFT marketplaces for famous artists to sophisticated DeFi protocols and Web3 dApps for clients ranging from Shell and Barclays to Chainlink and Algorand. The company is also building two blockchain products, one called SilentData, a privacy-preserving data oracle for off-chain data, and another called London Bridge, a hardware-secured bridge between Algorand, Ethereum, and other EVM chains for cross-chain asset transfers. Prior to this, Adi worked for 20 years as an enterprise architect and technology lead for companies, including Lloyds Banking Group and Vodafone.
Adi graduated in Computer Science from the University of Bristol and has an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Adi is considered a thought leader in blockchain and data privacy and is regularly invited to present to C-level executives and international events, has presented blockchain at the UK Parliament and House of Lords, and lectured at University College London.