Our Vision and Mission
The vision for Findora is a world with new financial infrastructure that services everyone with native privacy, programmability, self-sovereign identity, auditability and censorship resistance.
The foundation supports the core platform development of Findora, a public blockchain with programmable privacy.
Remembering John Powers
In July of 2020, after many months of battling multiple myeloma, John Powers passed away. He was 67 years young. John served as CEO of the Stanford endowment fund from 2006 to 2015. In addition to chairing Stanford’s endowment, John also had an extensive background on Wall Street that gave him the perspective as a principal, advisor and agent. John co-headed a private equity business at Credit Suisse and ran research at the renowned technology investment bank, Robertson Stephens. This gave him invaluable experience and put him face to face with many of the problems faced in finance today. John leaves behind a legacy that touched people around the world and a family that he loved dearly. His friends will forever remember him as JP; Findora will remember him as one of our founders. In the present day, the Findora team around the world is committed to building in the spirit of John, in order to make his vision a reality.
Advanced Research Institute
The Findora Foundation’s Advanced Research Institute has enlisted the help of leading experts, including leading professors from world-class universities, who specialize in advanced cryptography, multi-party computation and blockchain economics research to help build state-of-the-art technology for the Findora blockchain.
Dr. Whitfield Diffie
2015 Turing Award Winner
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
Dr. Jonathan Katz
Cryptography, University of Maryland
2019 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award
PhD, Columbia University
Dr. Vipul Goyal
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. David Galindo
Professor, University of Birmingham
Head of Cryptography at Fetch.AI
Professor, Cornell U Johnson School
Expert in Tokenomics and blockchain
Advisor, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
PhD, Stanford Business School
Johns Hopkins University
2020 NSF CAREER Award
PhD in Cryptography, UCL.A
*Participation by Abhishek Jain as an advisor to Findora Foundation does not constitute or imply endorsement of Findora by Johns Hopkins University.
Findora Technology Stack
The Findora blockchain can be run as an open, permission-less network or a private, permissioned network. Findora enables programmability via APIs and other development tools, which support applications that range across a variety of industries.
Applications (Custody, Trading, Payments, Loans, Marketplaces, Compliance, etc.)
Platform (APIs, SDK, Dev Tools)
Public Ledger / Open Network
(Cryptography, Consensus, Staking)
Private Ledger / Closed Network
(Cryptography, Consensus, Staking, Hosting)