We believe in a future where trusted financial service providers will be replaced by software and consumer devices. Our mission is to give users powerful new capabilities and 100% control over their own money. Stash is building the products to do just that.

The current trend toward monetary decentralization represents an inflection point in history, and the consequences of the blockchain's invention have only just begun to play out. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of trusted custodians still remain for financial services built on the secure foundation cryptocurrencies provide. By getting the fundamentals right, Stash is in a position to roll out tools for completely disintermediating every higher layer of finance.

About Us

We're an Austin, Texas based team of crypto-finance professionals with a passion for building real world applications that promote freedom and prosperity. Our founders identified the promise of applied cryptography back in the early 90's and it was this common vision that brought even more of us together in 2013, forming an influential part of the Austin Bitcoin Meetup. Each of us remains dedicated to the pursuit of financial autonomy for users everywhere.

Core Team

Cliff Baltzley
Co-Founder & CEO

Longtime crypto entrepreneur and founder of popular service Hushmail, the world’s first strongly encrypted email provider. Early sponsor of the International Financial Cryptography Association.

Chris Odom
Co-Founder & CTO

Creator of Open-Transactions, experienced executive, and noted cryptocurrency expert with frequent speaking engagements at Bitcoin conferences. Media recognition in Forbes, WSJ, and EuroMoney.

Justus Ranvier
Lead Architect

Creator of BIP47 payment codes and voting pools for secure Bitcoin storage, auditing, and off-chain transactions. Distinguished Bitcoin expert and co-founder of the Open Bitcoin Privacy Project. Guest speaker at Bitcoin conferences and recognized in Bitcoin media.

Steven Schear
VP of Business Technology

Veteran financial cryptography expert and creator of the Warrant Canary and Street Performer protocol. Co-developer of eCache, an early untraceable digital cash system. Director at MojoNation and Wi-Fi spec creation participant. Founding member of IFCA and GNU Radio.

Daniel Krawisz
Senior Crypto Software Engineer

Co-founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Influential Bitcoin expert with several Bitcoin conference and media appearances. Architect of the trustless Bitcoin mixer, Shufflepuff. Masters in Computer Science and Physics.

Hiro White
VP of Development and Operations

Entrepreneur, developer, and architect with 18 years experience working in crypto-finance and privacy tech. Involved with Orlin Grabbe's Digital Monetary Trust, MailVault PGP Webmail, MetroPipe VPN Privacy Services, and the Cypherpunkd podcast.

Jonathan Vaage
Creative Director

Will Juste
Customer / Team Services

Interested in joining our team? Contact us with your qualifications at [email protected]