Nik Bougalis

Hi! I'm Nik Bougalis.

What I'm doing

Director, XPRING Engineering at Ripple

I am a software engineer and cryptographer. At Ripple, I work on open-source code, mostly around the XRP Ledger. My goal is to build a settlement solution that allows for real-time low-cost international payments over a global network that is open to everyone but is owned by no-one. Check out the rippled GitHub repo, which is the backbone of that effort.

I am also working on something cool at Number8.

What I've done

A lot! I co-founded CodeLaboratories, a successful software and hardware company which makes the DUO3D stereo camera. Over the past twenty years, I have developed just about everything—from shiny user interfaces to low-level kernel drivers. I've worked on servers that handle tens of thousands of users, caching software that accelerates hard drives using SSDs and encrypted distributed storage & backup systems.

My Interests

My interests are diverse. Currently I'm focused on blockchain, cryptography, security, software integrity and protection and secure computing and storage.


You can find me on Twitter as @nbougalis and on Github. My personal webpage is https://nik.bougalis.net.