We have all experienced the embarrassment of having our secrets exposed. We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right, and we are passionate about defending it. That’s why we are building our suite of applications: to make the world a better place and improve the lives of everyone in it
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Email and online messaging are centralized and leave highly-visible clues about who you are and who you are talking to. By going to your email provider or messaging company Big Brother will know who you are and who you are exchanging secrets with. Once Big Brother knows this, they will directly monitor and record you, then force you to give up your secrets.
Stegos Privacy Blockchain is the best mechanism to secure your secrets and communications because it’s completely decentralized, cryptographically secure, and leaves no telltale clues in the open. No one but the recipient of your information can see what was sent and there’s nothing to link the information or communications to your real-life identity.
Stegos is a completely private, confidential, and scalable cryptocurrency that’s friendly to the environment.
Stegos builds and improves upon other privacy coins and can be used to send payments and data with complete confidentiality. Unlike other privacy coins, Stegos is as a platform for building privacy applications.
Stegos uses the UTXO (coin) model and PoS (Proof-of-Stake) consensus.
Stegos is a platform for building privacy applications that uses the UTXO (Bitcoin) model and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. Privacy apps can be easily developed and downloaded from the Stegos App Store.
Transactions in Stegos are unlinkable, untraceable, and completely confidential. Stegos makes it impossible to identify recipients of a transaction because transactions are directed to new and unique addresses.
Stegos makes it impossible to trace history of transactions since many individual transactions are joined together to form a super-transaction. This is done in a secure and privacy-preserving way, before submitting the transaction to blockchain validators. Stegos coins are fully fungible!
All amounts in Stegos are hidden using cryptographic commitments and zero-knowledge proofs. Validator stakes and transaction fees are the only exception since these must be visible for blockchain validation.
Stegos is a fast and highly scalable blockchain and, unlike other blockchains, it’s kept small. Spent coins and consumed data are safely removed from the blockchain using secure cryptographic pruning. This breakthrough enables Stegos run on billions of mobile devices, for a truly decentralized blockchain. Stegos is the first and only blockchain that can run in your pocket!
Stegos uses transactional sharding to scale. Separate groups of Stegos validators keep the whole blockchain state but verify only a subset of incoming transactions, using cross-shard atomic commits to eliminate double-spending. This scalability approach lets Stegos process hundreds of thousands of transactions per second.
STG, the native token, will be available once the mainnet is launched. The STG token will be privately sold to high net-worth individuals and companies. When posted as collateral by nodes wishing to support the Stegos platform, the STG token gives the right to earn block rewards and fees.
Stegos will generate a pre-mine of 1 billion STG tokens. Up to 51.25% of the STG pre-mine may be privately sold to reach a maximum of $30M (million). Stegos has already raised $15M (million) of this target in 2018. Once the mainnet is launched, STG tokens will be sold directly to the general public using the built-in DEX.
CEO, The Buck Stops With Me!
Joel is a seasoned hacker and blockchain pioneer. He started his career on Wall Street and brings twenty-five years of diverse software engineering and management experience to Stegos. Joel was previously Chief Technology Officer at a Top 100 cryptocurrency and blockchain company, where he earned a reputation within the community for his formidable ability to get things done. Joel has acted as Director of Prime Brokerage Technology at Deutsche Bank, has run offshore development teams, and has built many scalable and fault- tolerant systems over the years. He now smashes technological boundaries and ventures deep into the unexplored frontiers of crypto to bring unique opportunities to Stegos contributors.
VP of Engineering
Vladimir has over twenty-five years of experience in managing technology in fintech, telecom, and media companies. His pioneering credits include creating the first FidoNet node in Soviet Union, the first remote banking application using asymmetric keys cryptography in Russia, and the first ISP in Western Siberia. Vladimir was CTO of the Russian stock exchange, where he created its trading system and network infrastructure. Vladimir has held executive roles at VEON (a telecom company with over two hundred millions subscribers), Sberbank (the biggest bank in Eastern Europe), Moscow City Telephone Network, Orange Business Services, Lucent Technologies, and Mail.Ru Group (the biggest Internet-media company in Russia). Over his career, he has led and successfully delivered many cutting-edge projects, in addition to launching his own companies, CPM and Cybertonica.
David McClain, PhD
Chief Rocket Scientist
David is literally a rocket scientist. Trained in theoretical and observational astrophysics, in addition to computer science, he brings an incomparable and extraordinary five decades of unique programming expertise to the table. David has served as a Principal Scientist in the aerospace industry where he built airborne LIDAR systems for underwater mine detection, and was a Senior Scientist on the Raytheon ExoAtmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) program. He is a true expert in numerous computer languages, including Lisp, and an authority on signal processing, image processing, guidance and navigation, radio-frequency and infrared target detection systems, and target tracking. He has twice addressed the European Common Lisp Meeting.
Core Blockchain Team Lead
Roman is a database and distributed systems expert who enjoys working on the cutting edge of technology. Over his fifteen-years career in Telecom and Internet industries, he gained broad expertise in software engineering as well as team and product management skills. Roman was a Team Lead and Core Developer of Tarantool, an open-source database and application server. He designed and implemented numerous technologies to store mission-critical data in a highly-available and fault-tolerant manner. During his career at Mail.Ru Group, one of the largest Internet companies in Europe, Roman used his deep expertise in data processing and distributed systems to create and launch Russian’s first Database-as-a-Service and BigData-as-a-Service products for the public cloud.
Senior Software Engineer
Eugene is a Senior Software Engineer at Stegos. He applies his skills in development, operations and site reliability engineering to the Stegos production and development infrastructure as well as the platform communications layer. Eugene has more than thirty years of experience in DevOps/SRE, beginning at the Siberian Branch of the prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences in the early days of the Internet. He has helped build and manage networking and operational infrastructure in industries as diverse as science, telecom, media, and finance, and has held Senior DevOps/SRE positions with companies including The Russian Trading System, RosBusinessConsulting, Lucent Technologies, and Vimpelcom/VEON. He brings a deep passion for information technology and is dedicated to continuously learning the latest techniques and tricks to ensure that the systems he manages operate at the peak of security and efficiency.
Volodymyr is a young but eager specialist in distributed systems, reverse engineering, cryptography and blockchains. His master`s thesis was focused on the design and implementation of a trusted platform module (TPM) for key and password management. Volodymyr was a member of a core team of one of the leading private blockchains, where he contributed to the input/output layer and inter-node networking protocols. He brings to Stegos a focus on high performance and a deep passion for algorithms, as well as advanced practical knowledge of the Rust programming language.
Veronika is an enthusiastic marketing assistant with a keen interest in positioning and brand building. Meticulous and thirsty for new information, she has over 6 years experience in SEO & SMM in various industries.
English/Russian/Chinese Community Manager
Batyrkhan is an experienced multicultural community manager. He started his career from the mobile gaming industry in China where he mainly collaborated with Asian gaming development companies. After redirecting into blockchain field, he managed to work with several crypto projects and has been gaining plenty of relevant experience and knowledge.