Creating the world’s first self-sovereign bank!
Why are we here?
At TokenCard we believe in a new era for financial services. One where people have complete independence, choice and control of their assets. One which takes the user-focused design of the challenger banks and joins it together with user-focused technology, only possible through the power of the blockchain where transparency and decentralisation oversee actions unlike ever before.
What are we BUIDL’ing?
We’re building the first self-sovereign bank, giving people 100% control of their assets. Store them securely in our wallet, spend them with our payment card. We never touch or hold them ourselves. It’s simple, elegant and secure, and amongst the first practical authentic use-cases on the Ethereum blockchain. And we're recognised in the industry, having recently joined the FCA’s Sandbox (Cohort 4).
Based in the heart of the vibrant Shoreditch tech community, we’re a high-performance team of around 20; we have freedom & responsibility, a culture that encourages original thinking, offers ownership, and embraces knowledge sharing… and we have big plans to grow! Check out what some of the team have to say below 👇
More About Us
Mel Gelderman, CEO and co-founder of TokenCard has always been passionate about transformative technology. Building an algae-biofuel business (Algae-Planet) early on, he would later leave university to pursue his blockchain vision in South-East Asia. He first encountered Ethereum in 2014 and has been raving about it ever since, obsessed with its potential to create a tokenised world. This first led to him to join a Taiwanese blockchain company (Digital Treasury Corporation) as a consultant, focused on integrating smart contracts into geothermal power stations.
After meeting Vitalik in Taiwan, Mel and David Hoggard decided to pursue their own vision and co-founded TokenCard. They launched to the world shortly after Devcon 2 in Shanghai. In early 2017 they raised $17m in one of the first decentralised crowd sales.
Our Engineering team is led by visionary CTO Mischa Tuffield, who deftly guides our technical vision and roadmap. He holds a PhD from the University of Southampton, an AI Degree from Edinburgh University, has worked with Sir Tim Berners-Lee at two startups, taken two through to exit. He has worked on various W3C protocols and specifications.
We’re committed to building a product that people want, and we can’t do it without having the best team.
Introduce yourself if you would like to be part of the movement!