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About Trustology

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptoassets.

Our Story

Accelerating the crypto economy


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Trustology was created to enable the adoption of cryptoassets on a global scale by building solutions to address the very real concerns that stand in the way of widespread blockchain adoption, now and in the future.

That’s why we built TrustVault — a fast, user-friendly and highly secure custodial wallet service designed to address the security and ownership shortcomings of existing custody solutions, hardware wallets and cold storage options today, whilst also providing the same level of speed, flexibility and access we’ve come to expect from traditional assets and account services.

With the support of ConSensys and Two Sigma Ventures, our team of highly-experienced blockchain, banking and software experts are hard at work defining the way that cryptoassets will be secured and managed in the digital era. Utilising well-designed processes and superior technology, we’re about delivering market solutions that are smart and of the highest-quality.


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Company Milestones

  • Nov. 2017

    The founding team starts work.

  • Oct. 2018

    Invite-only individual ETH accounts released.

  • Nov. 2018

    TrustVault launched in the UK

  • Mar. 2019

    Personal ETH segregated accounts released.

  • May 2019

    Introduced BTC, ERC-20, multi-sig & insurance

  • Sept. 2019

    TrustVault individual account goes global on Apple store

  • Sept. 2019

    TrustVault syncs with MetaMask

  • Methodology

    Our Methodology


  • Bitcoin

    Bring security and scalability best practices to the blockchain

    Security and ownership are the main issues holding back institutional investors and global adoption of cryptoassets. We've developed a tamper proof custodial wallet solution that brings us closer to realising the full potential of a crypto economy and its underlying blockchain technology by prioritising securing cryptoassets without compromising on accessibility and usability.

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    Automation creates trust

    Traditional banks use robots to move money, why should blockchain storage providers use humans to move crypto? Our solutions are powered by immutable, smart contract-based robots that ensure every transaction is made quickly, accurately and honestly.

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    Centralisation isn’t always evil

    We’re driven by the idea of decentralised finance, but some aspects of regular banking make too much sense to give up. Like account recovery, deposit protection and simple user interfaces. We build our solutions to provide decentalisation where it’s needed and centralisation where it’s wanted.

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    Leadership

    An inspired and highly-experienced team

    Our carefully selected and vetted leadership team has decades of experience working at world-class institutions such as JPMorgan, PWC, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, UBS, BNY Mellon, and RBS.

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    Alex Batlin

    Founder & CEO


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    Alex Batlin

    Founder & CEO

    Alex is an entrepreneur with extensive banking and blockchain experience. 

    Previously, at BNY Mellon, Alex was Blockchain Lead and founding head of Emerging Business & Technology team. At UBS, Alex was founding head of a blockchain-focused FinTech Innovation Lab in UK’s Level 39 accelerator. Alex co-founded Utility Settlement Coin, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Trusted IoT consortias, and was featured in the 2015 FinTech Finance35 and 2016 FinTech 40 lists.

     

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    Mark Hornsby

    CTO


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    Mark Hornsby

    CTO

    Mark is a dedicated technologist with extensive industry experience in top tier investment banks.

    In his most recent role, Mark was recognised as a Distinguished Engineer in his Senior Innovation Engineer role, where he was responsible for examining emerging technology and its possible applications within Royal Bank of Scotland. Previously, Mark was head of Counterparty Credit Risk Technology at RBS.

    Prior to working at RBS, Mark was a Credit Risk developer at UBS, and OTC Derivatives developer at Deutsche Bank.

     

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    Paul Yardley

    Head of Software Engineering


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    Paul Yardley

    Head of Software Engineering

    Paul is a highly skilled software engineer and team leader with many years of experience working for top tier banks.

    Prior to joining Trustology as Head of Engineering, Paul worked as a lead engineer in BNY Mellon’s Blockchain team. Before BNY Mellon, Paul worked as a senior engineer in UBS’s Level 39 FinTech Innovation Lab on Blockchain projects. Further back, Paul lead multiple software development teams at IBM and later UBS, including UBS equity research team.

     

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    Jeremy Millar

    Board Member


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    Jeremy Millar

    Board Member

    As Chief of Staff for ConsenSys, Jeremy oversees many of the Enterprise activities and strategic initiatives of the firm. He is also on the Board of Directors for Trustology.

     

    Previously, Jeremy Millar was founder and managing partner of Ledger Partners. Ledger Partners developed out of Jeremy’s increasing focus and passion for the blockchain and bitcoin ecosystem. This began with what was supposed to be a blog post that became ‘arguably the most comprehensive report to date on what is happening in the world of bitcoin and blockchain startups’ which you can see here

    Jeremy began his career as one of the first Java architects at Oracle, before moving into sales management and strategy roles, both within Oracle and at a number of start-ups. He went on to complete his MBA at Oxford University before joining the M&A team at Goldman Sachs. Jeremy was a founding partner at Magister Advisors, advising fintech and SaaS companies across Europe. He is also an active angel investor and mentor with the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars.

     

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    Joseph Lubin

    Advisor


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    Joseph Lubin

    Advisor

    Joseph Lubin’s career has involved various posts in the fields of technology and finance and in their intersection.

    Subsequent to graduating cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, he worked as research staff in the Robotics Lab at Princeton and then at Vision Applications, Inc., a private research firm, in the fields of autonomous mobile robotics, machine vision and artificial neural networks.

    His next project was the development of an autonomous music composition tool with tomandandy music.

    Joseph worked as a software engineer and consultant on various projects, eventually being tipped for the role of Director of the New York office of Blacksmith, a Virginia-based software consulting firm.

    Software engineering, finance and cryptography were central during employment with Goldman Sachs, eMagine’s consulting work on the Identrus project, and the founding and operation of a set of hedge funds run with a partner.

    Switching gears, Joseph moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on a set of projects in the music industry. Two years into the music project, Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and more recently ConsenSys since January 2014.

    ConsenSys began as a blockchain production studio building decentralized applications, mostly on Ethereum, and continues on this track, but has expanded its activities since inception. Many of those components are core elements that can be used to construct larger solutions as well as being standalone solutions in their own right.

    Since ConsenSys began operations before the Ethereum ecosystem existed, ConsenSys has also built core infrastructure elements like Ethereum clients, testing frameworks, rapid application development frameworks, and Integrated Development Environments.

    ConsenSys Enterprise, the professional services arm, works with various enterprises to help them formulate their blockchain strategy and develop business processes for them on private or consortium blockchains, as well as on the public Ethereum network.

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    John Lilic

    Advisor


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    John Lilic

    Advisor

    John Lilic is dedicated to delivering solutions that enable companies across industries and geographies to benefit from simplified technology landscapes, integrated processes, streamlined operations and improved agility and performance the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem delivers. Lilic is also currently serving as director for business technology development, strategy and operations at ConsenSys, the leading Ethereum blockchain software development group in the world where Lilic and his team focus on enterprise services and interactions with many Fortune 500 organisations as they embark on their Ethereum discovery process. Partners include Microsoft, Deloitte, RWE, RedHat and The Dubai Government among others. Prior to ConsenSys, Lilic was focused on distributed energy resource development at his role with LO3 Energy, a New York City startup, where he worked on developing the Brooklyn Microgrid, the TransActive Grid and Project Exergy. 

    Lilic is also the co-founder of Code to Inspire, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to educating female students in Afghanistan and improving their technical literacy by teaching them how to code and helping them find employment as programmers. Code to Inspire recently partnered with Google, PwC and Github to continue its efforts and expand educational services in Herat, Afghanistan.

     

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    Matt Jacobus

    Board Member


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    Matt Jacobus

    Board Member

    Matt is a venture partner at Two Sigma Ventures and supports all activities of the fund including sourcing deals, evaluating potential investments, and supporting our portfolio companies as an advisor and board member. Matt brings a wealth of experience to Two Sigma Ventures from his prior role as the first CTO of Two Sigma Investments.

    Matt joined Two Sigma Investments in 2003, and managed the firm’s foundational technology platform providing scalable tools and computational resources that make Two Sigma’s Modelers and Engineers highly productive. He served as the Chief Technology Officer from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining Two Sigma, Matt was with Opticality Ventures as investor and in various leadership positions of their portfolio companies. He also previously worked for Objective Technologies as Director of Software Engineering, UBS as Vice President of Equities, JF Technology as Director of Technology, and Reservoir Capital as Chief Technology Officer. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

    When he’s not spending time with his wife and three kids, Matt is playing tennis or eating.

  • Backed by the best.

  • Consensys

    ConSensys

    ConsenSys is a global organisation building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralised world.

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    Two Sigma Ventures

    An early-stage venture capital fund investing in transformative companies harnessing information growth and computing power to change the world.

  • People

    Join the movement

    We’re looking for fast-movers and brilliant thinkers to help us drive the adoption of the crypto economy. If you can’t see the right position today, we still want to hear from you. Send us your CV and we’ll keep you in mind as we grow.

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