xGoogler Blockchain Alliance

xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (GBA) community was formed to bring together ex-Googlers & Googlers who are interested in getting involved in blockchain industry. GBA community aims to help each other advance our ambitions in blockchain spaces.

The community consists of blockchain project founders, early team members, investors and mentors.

Core Members

Daniel Wang

Daniel Wang | Loopring

Founder of Loopring. Former Google Tech Lead, Cofounder & VP of Yunrang Technology, Senior Engineering Director at JD.com, Cofounder & CEO of Coinport Exchange, Cofounder & VP of Hygene Online, Senior Director & Blockchain Researcher of Zhongan Technology.


Loopring (loopring.org) is a decentralized exchange and open protocol.

Hitters Xu

Hitters Xu | Nebulas

Founder of Nebulas, Founder of AntShares (NEO), a blockchain pioneer in China, Former Director of Ant Financial's Blockchain Platform (Alibaba’s financial arm) and part of Google's Search & Anti-Fraud team. Since 2013, Hitters has founded BitsClub (the very first Blockchain/Bitcoin community in China), ICO365 (one of the largest ICO platforms) and FBG Capital (one of the earliest Crypto funds).


Nebulas (nebulas.io) is a next generation public blockchain, aiming for a continuously improving ecosystem.

Andy Tian

Andy Tian | GIFTO

Founder & CEO of Gifto. Successful serial entrepreneur. CEO of Asia Innovations Group (Uplive, SUPER FANS CLUB, Phalanx Heroes). Previously general manager of Zynga China. Former Strategic Partnership Development Manager at Google, introduced Android to China. Received Bachelor and Master's degrees in computer science from MIT.


Gifto (gifto.io) is a decentralized universal gifting protocol.

Ella Zhang

Ella Zhang | Binance Labs

Head of Binance Labs. Former Principal at KPCB since 2010, early investor of Rong360(NYSE:JT), XimalayaFM, and Asia Innovations Group(Gifto). Prior to KPCB, Ella was KA manager at Google, founding member of Tencent ECC, and engineer at UTStarcom. Ella received BA in electronic engineering from UESTC and MBA from Stanford GSB.

Binance Labs

Binance Labs (labs.binance.com) is a blockchain technology incubator, focusing on pre-ICO projects and teams.

Daniel Wang

Ronghui Gu | Certik

Co-Founder of Certik. Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Previously worked in Google Ads. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University in 2016, where his dissertation won the Distinction Dissertation Award at Yale and was nominated for the ACM Dissertation Award. He obtained his B.S. from Tsinghua University in 2011.


Certik (certik.org) is a formal verification framework to mathematically prove that smart contracts and blockchain ecosystems are bug-free and hacker-resistant.


Junda Liu | Celer Network

Co-Founder of Celer Network. Junda received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He joined Google in 2011 to build its datacenter networking infrastructure, and then was founding member of Project Fi mobile service since 2014. He was also the Android Tech Lead for carrier services, which run on more than 1.5 billion devices.


Celer Network (celer.network) is a coherent technology and economic architecture that brings Internet scale to existing and future blockchains through off-chain scaling techniques.


Changhao Jiang | Cobo

Co-Founder of Cobo. leads product development, security, and overseas expansion. Founder of Bihang. Inventor of the industry-standard ‘Big Pipe’ protocol. Former platform engineer at Facebook and Google. Changhao received his BA from Tsinghua University and PhD in computer science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Cobo (cobo.com) is one of the first secure wallets in the world to offer Proof-of-Stake and masternode rewards on user holdings.

Renee Wang

Renee Wang | ContentBox

Founder and CEO of ContentBox and Castbox. Renee was part of the global mobile advertising team for Google Beijing, Google Dublin and Google Japan. She was an Android engineer and one of the first employees at Umeng, a China-based startup acquired by Alibaba, and was one of the earliest Android developers in 2008. Renee holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology and statistics from Peking University.


ContentBox (contentbox.one) is a blockchain technology built for the digital content industry, enabling users, creators, partners and advertisers to share a token-based ecosystem.

Daniel Wang

Stephen Tse | Harmony

Founder of Harmony. A former researcher at Microsoft Research, a senior infrastructure engineer at Google, and a principal engineer for search ranking at Apple. Stephen founded the mobile search Spotsetter, which later got acquired by Apple. He graduated with a doctoral degree in security protocols and compiler verification from the University of Pennsylvania.


Harmony (harmony.one) is an open infrastructure that will enable decentralized economies for everyone.

Daniel Wang

Rongjian Lan | Harmony

Co-Founder of Harmony. A former search infrastructure engineer for Play Store at Google. Rongjian was also the co-chair of ABC Blockchain Foundation. He was a doctoral candidate in computer science at the University of Maryland College Park and obtained his B.S from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.


Harmony (harmony.one) is an open infrastructure that will enable decentralized economies for everyone.

Daniel Wang

Raullen Chai | IoTeX Network

Co-Founder and CEO of IoTeX Network. Raullen received the PhD degree from the University of Waterloo in 2012 where his research focuses on cryptography and blockchain. He is a member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR), International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and IEEE Communications Society since 2010. In 2013, he joined Google as a software engineer leading many security initiatives for its network infrastructure and was the founding engineer of Google Cloud Load Balancer (GCLB). In 2016, he joined Uber as the head of cryptography R&D.


IoTeX Network (IoTeX Network) is the decentralized fabric for Internet of Trusted Things that enables all physical and virtual ″things″ to exchange information and value at global scale to form new decentralized economy.

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