Adam Draper interviews Catheryne Nicholson, co-founder of BlockCypher - a blockchain web services tool. They discuss the evolution of bitcoin and blockchain from its emergence two years ago. Catheryne discusses the core priorities of starting a company, and balancing expectations and reality. Finally, Adam asks Catheryne about the struggles of being a female founder, and what potential steps can be taken to work towards solving the gender gap.
Catheryne Nicholson is CEO and Co-founder of BlockCypher, a Blockchain-as-a-Service company. BlockCypher’s blockchain-agnostic infrastructure exposes simple web APIs for developers to easily build reliable blockchain applications. BlockCypher runs multiple open and private blockchains at-scale on their same infrastructure. Catheryne is an engineer, entrepreneur, mother, and former U.S. Naval Officer. She has built large-scale software platforms in education, energy and emissions management, CRM, and defense systems for companies such as MommaZoo, C3, Siebel Systems, and Northrop-Grumman. She graduated from the U.S Naval Academy and Stanford University and holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MS in Environmental Engineering, a MBA, and is a registered PE in Mechanical Engineering.