Learn About Silvermint

Meet the Team

Our Founders

The Minds behind Silvermint

Michael A. Stay and Nash E. Foster developed Silvermint's unique consensus algorithm in 2018 and 2019. They noticed that the next generation of blockchains were continuing to use protocols that were slow, unreliable, and expensive. Along with a team of researchers and engineers, our founders developed the Casanova consensus protocol, which is provably safe, live, and consistent under real-world synchrony assumptions. It is also incredibly fast and reliable. Using this innovative new approach to decentralized consensus, Nash and Mike developed Silvermint, the world's fastest public blockchain.

Nash Foster, Founder

Nash has over 25 years of experience in the computing industry and has served on the engineering staffs of Google, Oracle, Counterpane, iBiblio, and many others. Nash studied mathematics and the theory of computation at the University of North Carolina and George Mason University. He has helped Fortune 100 companies design, implement, and manage networks and network applications securely.

Mike Stay, Founder

Mike received his Ph.D. in Computer Science with a specialization in category theory from the University of Auckland in 2015. Before Pyrofex, Mike worked on software security tools at Google. His research interests include machine learning, type theory, cryptography, object capabilities, concurrency, n-category theory, algorithmic information theory, and quantum computation.