The Mission

Status strives to be a secure communication tool that upholds human rights. Designed to enable the free flow of information, protect the right to private, secure conversations, and promote the sovereignty of individuals.

Our Principles

These principles act as tools. Tools for thinking, for communication, and for decentralized decision making. They keep us honest about where we are failing short of our vision.


We believe in the sovereignty of individuals. As a platform that stands for the cause of personal liberty, we aim to maximize social, political, and economic freedoms. This includes being coercion-resistant.

Censorship Resistance

We enable free flow of information. No content is under surveillance. We abide by the cryptoeconomic design principle of censorship resistance. Even stronger, Status is an agnostic platform for information.


We don't compromise on security when building features. We use state-of-the-art technologies, and research new security methods and technologies to make strong security guarantees.


Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. For us, it's essential to protect privacy in both communications and transactions, as well as being a pseudo-anonymous platform. Additionally, we strive to provide the right of total anonymity.


We strive for complete openness and symmetry of information within the organization, and have no border between our core contributors and our community. We are frank about our shortcomings, especially when making short-term tradeoffs in service of our long-term goals.


The software we create is a public good. It is made available via a free and open source license, for anyone to share, modify and benefit from. We believe in permission-less participation.


We minimize centralization across both the software and the organization itself. In other words, we maximize the number of physical computers composing the network, and maximize the number of individuals who have control over the system(s) we are building.


We believe in fair and widespread access to our software, with an emphasis on ease-of-use. This also extends to social inclusivity, permissionless participation, interoperability, and investing in educational efforts.


We create software incentivized to continue to exist and improve, without the stewardship of a single entity or any of the current team members.


We are relentlessly resourceful. As we grow and have ready access to capital, it is our obligation to token holders to fight bureaucracy and inefficiencies within the organization. This means solving problems in the most effective way possible at lower economic costs (in terms of capital, time and resources).

How we work

We are a team distributed across the world working remotely from all corners of the world. We work in Swarms which are small teams of 2-5 people with a very specific goal. Swarms follow a structured approach for feature and product development.

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Core Contributors

Status is not a traditional organization. We don’t have hierarchy, there are no offices and no managers. We’re all here to achieve our mission, and we have the freedom to choose how we do it.

  • Simon Astaburuaga Growth Marketing Manager
  • Michele Balistreri Javacard applet
  • Carl Bennetts Co-Founder
  • Andy Boyan Freelance Technical Copywriter
  • Michael Bradley Jr. Senior Software Developer
  • Dustin Brody Senior Data Scientist
  • Hester Bruikman UX Researcher
  • Serhii Chumak Testing Engineer
  • Tetiana Churikova Testing Engineer
  • Kim De Mey Nim Developer
  • Eric Dvorsak Clojure Programmer
  • Dean Eigenmann Protocol Researcher
  • Jason Foote Finance
  • Andrea Franz Go Programmer
  • Barry Gitarts Smart Contract Engineer
  • Rajeev Gopalakrishna Technical Copywriter
  • Guy-Louis Grau Product Manager (Keycard)
  • Samuel Hawksby-Robinson Software Developer
  • Tobias Heldt Security Engineer
  • Jarrad Hope Co-Founder
  • Alex Howell Graphic Designer
  • Jinho Jang Community Manager
  • Yevhen Kabanov Nim Developer
  • Zahary Karadjov Nim Developer
  • Rugigana Kavamahanga Marketing Manager
  • Viktor Kirilov Nim Developer
  • Volodymyr Kozieiev Port React Native to Desktop using QT
  • Aleksander Krupski Growth Marketing Manager
  • Pepper Lea Recruiter
  • Ting-Ting Lee Technical Writer
  • Andri Lim Nim Developer
  • Richard Roy López Smart Contract Developers
  • Daniel Marfurt Head of Finance
  • Eric Mastro Software Developer
  • Iuri Matias Embark Lead
  • André Filipe Medeiros Core Lead
  • Robin Percy Technical Writer / Developer Advocate
  • Giovanni Petrantoni Protocol Engineer
  • Corey Petty Chief Security Officer
  • Andrea Maria Piana Clojure Programmer
  • Gheorghe Pinzaru Mobile UI Engineer
  • Ceri Power People Ops Partner
  • Pascal Precht Software Developer
  • Jonathan Rainville Software Developer
  • Mamy Ratsimbazafy Nim Developer
  • Šimon Rico Product Design
  • Dmitriy Ryajov Nim Developer
  • Ricardo Schmidt Smart Contract Developers
  • Andrey Shovkoplyas Clojure Programmer
  • Jacek Sieka Head of Research Development
  • Jakub Sokołowski Head of Infrastructure
  • Ștefan Talpalaru Nim Developer
  • Oskar Thoren Head of Engineering
  • Terry Tobin HR & Ops Coordinator
  • Stefano Tolomeo Quantitative Analyst
  • Vitaliy Vlasov Clojure Programmer
  • Roman Volosovskyi Clojure Programmer
  • Maciej Zadykowicz UI/UX Designer
  • Jonathan Zerah Head of Marketing