David Schwartz Details

David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network and XRP. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer.

He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.

Current Projects

Ripple, CTO


San Francisco, CA U.S.


University of Houston, Electrical Engineering, 1986-1990

Previous Projects

WebMaster Incroporated, CTO, 2001-2011 Worldwide Internet Solutions, Senior Network Engineer, 1996-1998 Internet Gateway Connections, Director of Network Services, 1995-1996 Cardiophonics, Partner, 1992-1995


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