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 meetups, reading protocol whitepapers and trading cryptocurrencies. I started out mining Bitcoins with on USB stick ASIC miners in powered hubs. I started writing about how to configure the miners using stratum proxys and raspberry pi computers. 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. I am the co-founder and CTO of Dapps Inc, a software company that builds Ethereum solutions on the Salesforce platform and I am the co-founder and CTO of Stateset, a post-purchase commerce automation platform for Shopify Merchants.

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 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.


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

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Javascript / Node - 8 years
  • Solidity - 4 years
  • Python - 5 years
  • Apex - 8 years
  • Kotlin - 3 years

  • I am currently Learning
  • Mandarin - via Duolingo
  • GO - Cosmos
  • Rust - Substrate

  • 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

Contact Me
  • By email: dom@stateset.io