Jason Law, co-founder and CTO of Evernym, has consistently found himself immersed in world-changing technologies long before most people even know they exist. He began developing software for hire while still a teenager, on a personal computer that was quite impersonal. He operated extensively on the internet in the days when everybody else sought to master faxing. He ran the software that powers the cryptocurrency bitcoin while that technology was still considered a wild experiment.
In each instance, Jason watched as his early involvement in a space understood by few went on to be part of something much larger.
Jason’s mastery of software development, the internet and cryptotechnologies combine to help him lead Evernym’s progress toward deploying the world’s first solution for endowing every human with true, self-sovereign digital identity.
In between his early ventures on the cutting edge of computer science, Jason earned an MBA from Brigham Young University, served as CTO at financial app developer Finicity and spent several years with data storage firm PowerQuest/Symantec.
Along the way, Jason acquired expert status in the world of relational databases and is fluent in a long list of programming languages — many of which even seasoned geeks have never heard of. He also built Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential transition website, which, unfortunately for Jason and Mitt, the voters did not see fit to allow go live.
As CTO at Evernym, Jason’s aim is to oversee the creation of the self-sovereign identity layer that has long been missing from the internet, and to do it in a way that will empower all people to operate and transact securely in their daily lives.
As proof that he really knows what he’s talking about here, Jason published the following academic works, which are even more interesting than their titles let on.
Identity System Essentials, 2015
Hierarchical Deterministic Keys over Nonlinear Elliptic Curves, 2016
Scaling Byzantine Fault Tolerant Protocols, 2016
Anonymous Credentials on Blockchain, 2016