Steven Goldfeder

Steven Goldfeder

Formal First Name

Steven Goldfeder the Co-Founder and CEO of Offchain Labs, a fintech company that develops Arbitrum, the leading scaling provider for Ethereum. He is also a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech, where he is part of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a research collaboration aiming to advance the science and applications of blockchain technology. His research interests include cryptography, security, and privacy, especially as they relate to decentralized digital currencies. He has also designed and implemented various cryptographic protocols and systems for enhancing the functionality and privacy of cryptocurrencies. Goldfeder is a co-author of "Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies," the leading textbook on cryptocurrencies.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Cointelegraph's Top People in Crypto and Blockchain

  • Forbes' Top Crypto Experts


  • Goldfeder has been featured at various financial media outlets and publications, including Bloomberg and Forbes, among others.

  • He has been featured at Blockworks, CoinDesk, Cointelegraph, and TechCrunch.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.

  • He has published several papers on topics such as zero-knowledge proofs, threshold cryptography, post-quantum security, and blockchain analysis.