Matthieu Riou, CTO and Founder of BlockCypher. BlockCypher’s web services enable block chain applications to be built easily and reliably. Matthieu has architected many software systems at MommaZoo, C3, Intalio, BEA, Reef, BNP, and Societe Generale. He's a member and former VP at the Apache Software Foundation and has founded and mentored many different open source projects, from distributed databases to build tools. Matthieu knows 10+ programming languages and all tools ranging from Lisp to Java and Node.js. He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Ecole des Mines d'Ales.