Published Mar 21, 2024
By Team Warden

Meet the Founders - Part 1

In the dynamic realm of blockchain innovation, the journey of discovery often begins with the convergence of diverse talents and shared aspirations. Meet the visionaries behind Warden Protocol, a groundbreaking venture that emerged in 2024 with a mission to redefine cross-chain interactions in the blockchain space.

For this first reveal, meet David Pinger and Antonio Pitasi who embody the spirit of innovation and collaboration driving Warden Protocol forward, through their distinct backgrounds and unwavering commitment to excellence.

David Pinger - Co-founder (Ecosystem & Partnerships)

David was born in 1989 in West Germany. He studied business administration with a minor in computer science at LMU Munich. Working as financial analyst in the venture capital & private equity industry, he funded high-growth internet startups. Gatekeeping, pedigree hiring and seeing the structural power involved in picking technology winners motivated his career change ten years ago when he decided to enter the blockchain industry.

He graduated summa cum laude from Pantheon Sorbonne University and dropped out of his PhD while working with product, data analytics & operations at Uber & Binance. Since then, he led Qredo Labs’ research & development efforts into various web3 innovations including stateless chains, webassembly, zero-knowledge proofs and many more. As a co-founder of Warden Protocol, his goal is to build cross-chain intents that are safe, simple and fast. He’s a father of two and during downtime is interested in blockchain advancement, user sovereignty, internet inclusion and playing basketball.

Antonio Pitasi - Co-founder (Protocol & Technology)

Antonio Pitasi was born in Italy and currently resides in Spain. With a professional background spanning several years in software engineering, he has emerged as a dynamic force in the crypto and blockchain industry.

Antonio's journey into the world of blockchain began with his tenure at Tendermint, now known as Ignite, where he contributed to the Emeris project. Although the project was ultimately discontinued, Antonio's dedication to building high-quality software remained unwavering. Tendermint, renowned for creating the Tendermint consensus algorithm and the Cosmos SDK, provided him with a solid foundation in blockchain technology.

Driven by a passion for innovation, Antonio is committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the crypto space. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail and relentless pursuit of excellence in software development. Outside of his professional endeavors, Antonio shares his insights and expertise through occasional blog posts on his website, https://anto.pt.

While Antonio humbly downplays his achievements, his contributions to the blockchain community are undeniable.

Stay tuned for more updates about the team

As Warden Protocol charts its course towards redefining cross-chain interactions, their collective expertise and unwavering dedication to excellence underscore the potential for transformative change in the crypto space. With Warden Protocol poised to revolutionize cross-chain intents, David and Antonio stand at the forefront of a new era in blockchain innovation, where boundaries are transcended, and possibilities are endless.