Prior to Ripple, he developed vast experience in digital currencies, being both the founder of WeUseCoins.com, the largest website for novice Bitcoin users, and the creator of BitcoinJS, a software package used by a wide range of Bitcoin businesses all over the world.
Stefan Thomas wants to live in a world where currency moves as frictionlessly as information. In 2018, he started Coil, a startup making it easier for creators to monetize their content online. Before Coil, Stefan was CTO at Ripple where he helped build next-generation payments infrastructure for banks and payment providers. Stefan is one of the co-creators of the Interledger Protocol (ILP).
Aside from his commercial endeavors, Stefan is also working to increase financial access through technology. To achieve this, he has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Mojaloop, an open-source payment switch designed to create interoperability for mobile money systems and banks in the developing world.