Meet the community elected committee members who are approving grants!
Aditya is the creator of Nighthawk Wallet. He has a background in Electrical and Electronics Engineering & Entrepreneurship. Since founding Nighthawk Apps in 2011 and becoming a Startup Leadership Boston Fellow in 2013, Aditya has worked with Startups & Fortune 500 companies to build scalable Mobile Apps & Cloud Services. Aditya has contributed to the Zcash eco-system by onboarding several developers to work with the Light Client Working Group, running lightwalletd.com infra, ZcashBlockExplorer.com and soon the Zcash integration with Thorchain. He now wants to help Zcash reach its true potential by funding researchers and builders via Zcash Community Grants.
Brian has been a supporter and follower of the crypto asset ecosystem for 8 years and is a former miner of multiple cryptocurrencies to include Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash. Brian’s excitement for the Zcash ecosystem is rooted in his understanding of the importance of privacy in the digital economy. Intrigued by Zcash when he discovered the project in 2017, he participated in the Powers of Tau multi-party computation ceremony and has watched the project mature ever since. He is very excited to support the ecosystem as a Major Grant Review Committee member and is looking forward to approving high quality grants that bring growth and usability improvements in the coming years and further decentralize development within the Zcash ecosystem.
Hudson Jameson is an Ethereum enthusiast and core developer liason with a rich background in blockchain projects. He has played an active role in various online communities for decentralized technology, including Ethereum and Zcash. He spent five years with the Ethereum Foundation (2016-2021). As an Ethereum community member, Hudson co-founded the Ethereum Cat Herders group (2019-present). He also co-founded Oaken Innovations (2016-2018), an IoT security start-up. Hudson is currently part of the team at Flashbots, an R&D organization working on mitigating the negative externalities of Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) extraction techniques, and avoiding the existential risks MEV could cause to state-rich blockchains like Ethereum. Hudson was a member of the first ZOMG Committee.
Jason McGee spent 15 years working in finance and accounting, most recently as the Head of Operations for a hedge fund in NYC. He left his job in 2017 to focus on crypto full time and currently works as an independent trader and investor. McGee first discovered Zcash in mid 2017, and more recently has become an active member in the Zcash community. In 2021, he led discussions on how to improve Zcash Community Grants' organizational structure, which ultimately resulted in an amendment to ZIP 1014 to provide the grants committee a discretionary budget. McGee also serves as a moderator for the Zcash Community on Telegram. He is excited to join Zcash Community Grants as a committee member and looks forward to funding projects that bring more users to Zcash and add more utility and value to ZEC.