Benedict Chan is a blockchain engineer based in Sunnyvale, California. He is the Chief Technology Officer at BitGo and is the creator of Etherli, the first multi-sig web wallet for Ethereum.
Early Life and Education
Chan is originally from Singapore. He attended the University of New South Wales where he studied Computer Science, Networking and Quality of Service. During his studies, Chan received a medal in Computer Science. He graduated in 2009.
Early in his career, Chan was a DevOps Engineer at Vr-Zone, a Product Manager at Zopim Communications, and the Head of Quantitative Strategies at the Manticore Investment Group. He was the first full-time employee at Zopim and worked on both system architecture and actual development over a wide variety of languages, including Python, PHP and Node.js.
Chan has been a Partner at Fragnetics which which specializes in engineering, application development, network management, and public relations. Chan is involved in the company's strategic direction. He developed daemons and modifications to remotely manage game servers. In addition, Chan worked with channel partners to secure content distribution (e.g. first Steam server in Southeast Asia).
Chan has been interested in blockchain technology since 2012. In 2014, he became CTO at BitGo which aims to make digital currencies such as Bitcoin usable for businesses and the world. During his tenure, BitGo has developed APIs and SDKs used behind many successful multi-signature wallet implementations in exchanges and cryptocurrency payment processors. Chan has developed a few working side projects. He created Ether.li, the first multi-signature web wallet for Ethereum, and ZeroClick, the first implementation of Bitcoin machine to machine payments over HTTP. Chan is an Advisor to WeTrust, PopChest, and Indorse.