Loki Foundation

About the Loki Foundation

Loki Foundation’s purpose is to build open-source, metadata-free communications tools and apps that defend privacy in the digital world.

Board of Directors

Simon Harman

Director, Public Officer, Chairperson

Simon is the co-founder and CEO of the Loki project and has successfully driven the strategic direction of the project since it’s inception in 2017. Simon brings a broad range of technical and project management expertise to the table from both the events and blockchain industries, where he provided education and facilitated discussion on the blockchain industry on a weekly basis at Australia’s largest cryptocurrency meetup at the Blockchain Centre.

He is an advocate for security and privacy in the digital age, committed to developing technologies to enhance the general public’s access to leading secure designs, keeping their information and democratic freedoms in tact. He also serves part-time in the Australian Army as an Officer Cadet (MUR).

Joshua Jessop Smith

Director

Josh Jessop-Smith is the co-founder of the Loki Project and a communications specialist with extensive experience in the Film, TV, and Video production industries. He offers strategic planning to LAG Foundation in regards to public communications and media relations.

Josh is helping to advance blockchain and decentralised networking research within Australia and is also a member of Digital Rights Watch, which is a charity organisation that strategically defends digital rights of internet users.

Christopher Pavlesic

Secretary, Proposal Committee Chair
Chris is the CEO & co-founder of Coinstop, Australia’s largest and longest serving provider of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency hardware. Through his involvement, Chris has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in relation to the safe storage of digital assets.

As an educator, Chris helps both individuals and businesses in the industry protect themselves against malicious actors.

Chris was also one of the Founding Directors of the Loki Foundation, helping with the initial set up, operations of the entity and assisting in obtaining charity status.

Jason Rhinelander

Director, Developer

Jason is an academic and cryptocurrency enthusiast, with a background in Economics and Computer Science, currently finishing a PhD in Economics with a focus on computational modelling. His academic interests include digital expression and the opportunities, incentives, and obstacles of such expression.

Jason believes that in order to flourish a society must allow for both strong privacy and strong openness: strong privacy freely available to the individual, strong openness in the behaviour of institutions that govern and affect the lives of individuals. He opposes attempts to centralise and control dissemination of knowledge and information, particularly where such control is made mandatory through political or social pressure.

Michael Bacina

Director

Michael is a Partner in Piper Alderman’s Blockchain Group based in Sydney. He is a firm believer in the power of blockchain to deliver new ways of technology to a wider audience, with greater trust and security.

John Pacific

Director
John is an entrepreneur, cypherpunk, and cryptography engineer specializing in privacy-preserving technology. He was a founding engineer at the NuCypher project, working on Proxy Re-encryption and Fully Homomorphic Encryption research.

He is a strong believer in radical privacy and free software. He believes that liberty will only persist if people take direct-action in building replacements for technology that aim to restrict our collective freedoms.

Members

Dr Jason David Potts

Professor of Economics at RMIT University

Chris McCabe

COO of Loki Project

Greg Valles

Managing Director of Valles Accountants

Rob Morris

Founder of Prismatik

Glen Lovsin

CEO of LSS Enterprises Inc