Wireline includes open source protocols for identity, decentralized credentials, distributed data consistency, and the management of complex peer-to-peer networks.


The Wireline Naming Service (aka Registry) enables developers to create applications and services that can dynamically discover, interact, and trade with each other.


The network creates a new economy for developers, businesses, service providers, and end users. The Wireline ecosystem becomes an owners' collective that aligns the interests of its participants.

The Wireline Network

Wireline is a decentralized network for peer-to-peer and serverless cloud computing. Services running on Wireline benefit from the scaling and high-availability guarantees of internet-scale serverless architecture; the blockchain-backed registry provides a decentralized mechanism for application and service discovery.


Wireline provides a hybrid computation network that combines internet-scale cloud infrastructure with decentralized blockchain technology. Developers can build fullstack applications that scale on demand.


Wireline enables sophisticated applications to be assembled from interoperable components created by independent developers around the world. Applications consist of blockchain and off-chain components that operate across the network.


The Wireline network itself is composed of open source services that are developed, maintained and operated by the community. The network is an owners' cooperative, where developers set the terms and pricing for what they build, and users determine how their data is used.

An open architecture for a decentralized future

Wireline Technology

Wireline provides the infrastructure to build fullstack internet-scale
peer-to-peer applications.


Open peer-to-peer protocols enable a network of inter-connected applications created by independent software developers. These protocols enable users to understand and control how their data is used.


The decentralized registry enables independent services to discover and interact with each other. The registry is the nexus of reputation for users, developers, services, and applications.


The Wireline compute protocols enable services to operate across trusted cloud and untrusted blockchain environments. Developers can freely choose from independent compute providers, or run their own private infrastructure.


The entire ecosystem serves the Wireline economy: a token-based global network of developers, businesses and end users. With fully transparent, blockchain-based systems of reputation, staking, and exchange, Wireline operates as a true meritocracy.


Our decentralized team spans eight time zones and speaks ten languages. We are in (East-to-West) Bangkok, Hyderabad, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, La Plata, New York City, Tulsa, Bozeman, Berkeley, and San Francisco.

Rich Burdon

CEO & Chief Architect

Rich is a serial entrepreneur and technologist with 25 years of experience developing cutting-edge decentralized systems. Rich was a Staff Engineer at Google for 10 years, and was a lead on Gmail and technologies that seeded the Google Cloud. Prior to that Rich led teams at Goldman Sachs, D.E. Shaw, and Industrial Light & Magic. He is also the founder of a distributed database company that was acquired by Oracle.

David Boreham

Head of Engineering

David has 30 years of software development and engineering management experience. He was an early member of the Napster team and principal engineer at Netscape. He is an engineer’s engineer, solving systems problems from first principles. He is an architect of scalable systems, and a pragmatic and practical distributed systems engineer.

Salar al Khafaji

Product Strategy

Salar has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, technologist and product leader. Salar was founder and CEO of Silk, a data visualization startup. He led the company through multiple rounds of financing and international expansion, through to its acquisition by Palantir Technologies. At Palantir, Salar led multiple product and R&D teams.

Chris Waclawek


Chris is a product-oriented ecosystem builder. He started his adventure with blockchain working at Golem, driving business, strategy and helping to set up Ethereum Community Fund. He is passionate about building out the decentralization ecosystem. His background is venture capital and scaling developer products.

Rick Dudley

Mechanism Design

Rick has over 15 years of experience as an architect and consultant, and has created several well-known blockchain architectures since 2014. He specializes in mechanism design with a focus on federated proof of stake consensus systems. Many of his projects have also entailed components of cross chain asset exchange.

Maximiliano Fierro

Peer-to-Peer Systems

Max has more than 10 years of full stack development experience with expertise in Node.JS, React, GraphQL, and Apollo. He has expertise in human interface design and data visualization.

Ashwin Phatak

Systems Architect

Ashwin has 15 years of experience building products for startups & large enterprises. Expertise with e-commerce, mobile backend, distributed query processors, database/ platform as a service software and custom web applications.

Kaliya Young

Identity Specialist

Kaliya Young is an expert in self-sovereign identity and identity on the blockchain. She is widely known as Identity Woman. Kaliya is the co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop, which consists of a network of companies working to give individuals the tools to collect, manage, and gain value from their own personal data.

Martin Acosta

Peer-to-Peer Systems

Martin has expertise with peer-to-peer systems and is an active developer within the Dat community. He has contributed to multiple open source projects relating to peer-to-peer technologies.

Thomas Lackey

Network Systems

Thomas has 20 years of software development experience. Equally at home working on browser user interface or back-end server code, Thomas has built large systems from the ground up.

Egor Gripasov

Senior Engineer

Egor has more than 10 years experience building internet-scale distributed systems. In particular, he has expertise in building cloud based development platforms and tools.

Molly Coyle

Chief of Staff

Molly manages operations, special projects and business development. By implementing empathy and strategic planning she resolves the needs of individuals and teams across the Wireline network to enhance their professional and personal lives.

Alex Tabarrok

Mechanism Design

Alex is the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is the co-author with Tyler Cowen of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and co-founder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University.

Tim Roughgarden

Mechanism Design

Professor of Computer Science and Management Science at Stanford University. Research and teaching interests include the many connections between computer science and economics, as well as the design, analysis, applications, and limitations of algorithms.










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