xDai Dev Team

Igor Barinov is the tech and operations lead and has been involved with Ethereum based projects for quite a long time - he is an original founder of the POA Network. With POA Network he created an Ethereum sidechain with a Proof-of-Autonomy consensus, where all validators are United States Notary publics. The network is largely autonomous now as the validators run the chain.

A strong R&D focus at POA has resulted in several meaningful projects developed for the blockchain ecosystem. These include a robust open-source explorer called BlockScout, which is now the primary explorer for Ethereum Classic and many other chains. They also develop and support NiftyWallet, a web3 wallet designed to support alternate chains, and built the TokenBridge, which provides interoperability between different blockchains. These efforts have all come together to create and provide tools for the xDai Stable Chain.

Additional xDai project team leaders include Vadim Arasev (POSDAO team lead), Victor Barinov (BlockScout + Nifty Wallet integrations) Alex Kolotov (TokenBridge), Max Alekseenko (Decentralized App development) & Andrew Gross (technical writer). Their experience spans not only blockchain development but each brings a unique perspective from fields such as telecommunications, robotics, ecommerce, informatics, genetics and research.

xDai Core Development Team

We believe in open-source development and code transparency.

Name

Area of Expertise

Github

Igor Barinov

Product and Operations

https://github.com/igorbarinov

Victor Baranov

BlockScout, Nifty Wallet, Core Development

https://github.com/vbaranov

Vadim Arasev

POSDAO, xDai Core protocol development

https://github.com/varasev

Alex Kolotov

TokenBridge, Research

https://github.com/akolotov

Kirill Fedoseev

TokenBridge, Research

https://github.com/k1rill-fedoseev

Max Alexeenko

Application Development, xDai

https://github.com/maxaleks

Andrew Gross

Technical Writer

https://github.com/andogro

The History behind xDai