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The Crew

Who pilots the Tangleship?

Our team was assembled from every literal corner of the planet, seeking a specific background, skillset and expertise in each core pilot. We are utterly proud to be developing a decentralized protocol with a truly decentralized team, based out of four different continents.

The Pilots


Executive/Operational Officer

  • Background in Engineering, Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Business and Software Development
  • 6+ years of experience, including 2 software startups, 2 multinationals (Fortune 10 company) and 1 renowned research lab
  • 3x startup founder (incl. Angel/VC fundraising for Deep Tech), extensive network in industry and academia across the globe

Strength: laser focus, clear vision
Weakness: likes sending too long messages
Earth Base: Europe

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Business/Financial Officer

  • Background in Business Development and Administration, including 4+ years at a Fortune Global 100 Financial Services company
  • Heavy involvement in crypto since 2014 and IOTA since 2017, deep field expertise and multiple contacts in successful DeFi projects
  • Tanglestrong is in charge of business strategy, financial plans, leads & opportunities, partnerships, funding, marketing, innovation…

Strength: sharpened intuition, fine-tuned navigation
Weakness: compares shampoo for 15min, pays $180 gas with no hesitation
Earth Base: Europe

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Technology Officer & Lead Backend Developer

  • 9+ years of Blockchain Development experience, including: DEX, DAO, DeFi tokenization, stablecoin, smart contracts, Go, Rust, C, C++, Solidity, Substrate, Polkadot, Ethereum (ERC20, ERC721), Solana, Binance Smart Chain, security audits contractor, DAG DLT, PoW, PoS, ZK-SNARKS, Hyperledger Fabric, BFT consensus protocols, quantum resistant cryptographic signatures, USPTO software patents…
  • World-class technical know-how, extensive experience developing smart contracts in 5 different networks, frequently worked as auditor for the Ethereum and the Solana Foundations
  • Hercules leads the development of the entire TangleSwap DEX backend in native Go language for IOTA Smart Contracts

Strength: industry-wide expertise, white hat skills
Weakness: overactive 'multitask' module
Earth Base: North America
Handle: PilotHercules#2097

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Lead Frontend Developer

  • 4+ years as Frontend Developer and 3+ years as Product Designer, with multiple previous crypto projects under his belt
  • Expertise in: Figma, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Reactjs, Wordpress, Webflow, Bootstrap, Django, Golang, Nodejs, REST frameworks, React Native, After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Blender…
  • Tobi leads the buidl of a beautiful, highly responsive TangleSwap frontend

Strength: exquisite thoroughness, iron tenacity
Weakness: bountiful food & long sleep
Earth Base: Africa
Handle: tobiluh#9007

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Design & Visual Identity

  • Renowned 3D Visual Artist & Motion Designer with a background in Marketing and Digital Media Design
  • Fundamentally involved in top-tier web3 and IOTA projects, expressing a uniquely special ability for elegant 3D motion
  • Aurora takes good care of the different elements of our visual style: stunning 3D assets, fluid animations, functional NFT collections, undisclosed surprises…

Strength: fine eye for detail, dazzling night creativity
Weakness: a glass of Rosé at sunset
Earth Base: Oceania
Handle: Pilot Aurora#2521

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Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Full-stack Developer with 4+ years of experience in cybersecurity, API development, system design and cloud solutions
  • Penetration testing and security assurance for 2 of the biggest IT & cybersecurity multinational firms in the UK
  • Tangular is the perfect DevOps/SecOps glue between our backend & frontend development efforts

Strength: stylish coding, 360º perception
Weakness: 3D printing junkie
Earth Base: Europe
Handle: Tangular#2724



Strategy/Marketing Officer

  • Background in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Marketing, including 6+ years of experience within the financial services industry
  • Started mining crypto in 2013 and has been deeply involved with the web3 space ever since
  • Odin aligns long-term strategy with product design & tokenomics of TangleSwap, ensuring that marketing and communications reflect top-tier platform technology

Strength: wordsmithery, attention to detail
Weakness: excessive attention to detail
Earth Base: Europe

TangleSwap HQ

But with such a global team, how do you get to meet each other?

Well, in our secret metaverse lair, of course!

TangleSwap HQ



Coming fairly soon™ via TangleDAO.