Peter Todd is an applied cryptography consultant known for his work on scalability, security and privacy. His aims and projects include peer review, outreach and education. In 2017, he received a grant from bitcoin research and development group Chaincode Labs.
Todd is a long time contributor to bitcoin core, and the maintainer of the python-bitcoinlib and OpenTimestamps projects.
He has previously been involved with bitcoin startups Coinkite and DarkWallet.
Todd has a fine arts degree focused on the intersection of art and technology. He spent five years in analog electronics design in a geophysics sensing startup, and has also worked in embedded systems development and conventional programming experience.