Mr Shadders joined nChain as Director of Solutions & Engineering in 2017, and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in 2019. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the fields of engineering, programming, security, and network infrastructure.
Mr Shadders was instrumental in developing the second open-source mining pool, which at its height represented the single largest body of distributed processing power globally. Today, he serves as Chair of the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee and Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Infrastructure team, where he contributes his expertise to support the mining and UX infrastructure needed to meet enterprise demands.
Mr Shadders began his career in networking and IT at government departments, before pursuing freelance coding opportunities for more than a decade.