Experience


Dom Steil

Bitcoin | Business | Technology


Since first going down the Bitcoin rabbithole in early 2013 I have been writing about its development, building blockchain applications, going to hackathons, attending crypto meetups, reading protocol whitepapers and trading cryptocurrencies. I first got into Bitcoin by mining. I was mining Bitcoins on a raspberry-pi with USB stick ASIC miners in powered hubs back in college. I started writing about how to configure the miners using stratum proxys and raspberry pi computers. I started writing more articles about Bitcoin and this led to me writing for a number of years for Crypto Biz Magazine. Right out of school, I spent two years working in enterprise software as a Sales Engineer at Apttus Corporation, working closely with customers in the pre-sales process to define solution architecture and build custom demos. I also managed cross-department high visibility projects and drove various product development lifecycles around AI based bots and AR/VR. In the end of 2016, I left to pursue my own business and begin my entrepreneurial journey. I co-founded Dapps Inc, a software company that builds Ethereum solutions on the Salesforce platform. In 2019, I co-founded Stateset, a post-purchase commerce operations and workflow automation platform for direct-to-consumer merchants. I drive the software development and product development roadmap for both companies.


Blockchain and Crypto
My concentration in the blockchain and crypto space has been on Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain protocols. I am also very interested in p2p protocols like IPFS and SDKs for building blockchains like Substrate and Cosmos. I am currently working on my own blockchain network, Stateset, using starport, the cosmos-sdk and cosmwasm.
I am also actively investing in the space in DeFi, Stablecoins, Collateralization, AMM and Lending protocols.
On the enterprise side, I am a member the of Specification Steering Committee for the Baseline Protocol and have built the first Baselining integrations for the Salesforce platform using Dappsuite.

Combinatorial Creativity through Technology
I am very interested in the combination of technology and metaphysics. I am most interested in Bitcoin, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence specifically NLP, Virtual / Augmented Reality. I am also very interested in Numerology and Quantum / Theoretical physics.

Awards

Over the past 8 years I have attended and won many Blockchain hackathons:


  • Coindesk 2015 Makeathon Winner
  • Consensus 2016 Hackathon: Microsoft Award Winner
  • Consensus 2017 Hackathon: IBM and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs Award Winner
  • ETHNewYork 2019 Hackathon: Nucypher Award Winner
  • SF Blockchain Week DeFi 2019 Hackathon: Agoric and Cosmos Award Winner
  • Sales Engineer at Apttus Corporation (1/15-12/16)
  • FY16Q1 Innovation Award
  • FY16Q3 Innovation Award
  • FY16 Sales Engineering MVP
  • FY17Q3 Innovation Award

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • HTML / CSS - 9 years
  • Javascript / Node - 9 years
  • React / Next.js - 5 years
  • Solidity - 5 years
  • Python - 6 years
  • Apex - 9 years
  • Kotlin - 5 years

  • I am currently Learning
  • Mandarin - via Duolingo
  • GO - Cosmos SDK
  • Rust - CosmWasm / Solana / Substrate

Books
  • Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
  • Autobiography of a Yogi- Parmanhansa Yogananda
  • Energy Myths and Realities - Vaclav Smil
  • The Stuff of Thought - Steven Pinker
  • The Future of the Mind - Michio Kaku
  • The Future of Physics - Michio Kaku
  • The Future of Humanity - Michio Kaku
  • The God Equation - Michio Kaku
  • A More Beautiful Question - Warren Berger
  • The Second Machine Age- Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
  • Our Final Invention - James Barrat
  • Zero to One - Peter Thiel
  • The Marshmellow Test - Walter Mischel
  • The Age of Cryptocurrency
  • The Future of Physics
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Emotional Agility
  • The Social Organism
  • The Reputation Economy
  • Force.com Enterprise Architecture
  • The Hard Thing about Things
  • Slicing Pie
  • Hardware Books
  • Making Things Talk
  • Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius
  • Software Books
  • Third Party JavaScript- Vinegar
  • Learning ReactJs
  • Node.js in Action - Cantelon, Harter, Holowaychuk, Rajlich
  • PhoneGap Essentials- Wargo
  • JQuery Novice to Ninja- Castledine & Skarkie
  • Android Wireless Application Development
  • Salesforce Lightning Development
  • Learn Python the Hard Way
  • AngularJS Novice to Ninja
  • JQUERY Novice to Ninja
  • JQuery in Action
  • Excel Programming
  • 101 Excel Macros
  • Wireless
  • The Essential Guide to Telecommunications
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Design
  • Responsive Web Design Handbook
  • UX for Lean Startups

My ambition far exceeds my talent. Energy Effort Execution Everyone once starts from the bottom. Manage your company as if you did, it improve your view of how each department works. By constantly networking and collaborating, you’re likely to have more projects on the horizon and new people to work with. However if you're not passionate about what you do, you might want to consider doing something else. For your company to grow, it may first need to grow up. No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most. Attract the best. Stay on message, and your company can appear confident and secure. Be bold. The times will catch up with your innovations. Create an entrepreneurial atmosphere for your employees. You never know who among your staff will develop into your next all-star. Building a passionate customer base can extend your brand around the world. Experienced executives can transform innovative upstarts into world- changing companies.

Contact Me
  • By email: dom@stateset.io
  • By email: dominic@dapps-inc.com