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About Daemon
Daemon Technologies 地灵科技 is a software company focused on driving the adoption of Stacks technology in Asia.

We build technology around under served opportunities in the Stacks ecosystem, including STX Mining & Stacking via Proof of Transfer (PoX), DeFi with Clarity Smart Contracts, and more.

Daemon Technologies 地灵科技 is a software company founded in 2020 in Hong Kong by two previous Blockstack PBC team members.
The name Daemon (deɪmən) is a reference to both Linux and the novel Snow Crash, by Neil Stephenson. In multitasking computer operating systems, a daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user. Likewise, in Snow Crash, daemons are powerful tools created by hackers to navigate and exert control over the digital world.

地灵科技 (Di Ling Ke Ji) is the concept that hallowed ground produces the most value or talent. For Daemon, the Stacks network and technology is that hallowed ground.
What are Stacks?
Stacks and the Stacks Network are a foundation for a user-owned internet.
The Stacks blockchain introduces predictable smart contracts and decentralized apps that anchor to the security of Bitcoin. Core protocols for Stacks are developed as open-source and there are 400+ independent projects on the network. Many different entities and individuals work on the Stacks Network, and Daemon Technologies is one of them.

The Stacks cryptocurrency (STX) is used as fuel for smart contract execution, transaction processing, and digital asset registrations. STX is a unique crypto asset that can also be used by STX holders to earn Bitcoin (BTC) rewards. STX Mining is simple, and doesn't require any special hardware. STX Mining only requires BTC and is more similar to trading than traditional PoW mining.

The Stacks ecosystem consists of the open source Stack's community, and various independent companies around the world who focus on developing and promoting the Stacks technology and community. These include Blockstack PBC, New Internet Labs, The Stacks Foundation, Freehold, and Daemon Technologies.
Xan is the Founder of Daemon Technologies. He first joined Blockstack PBC in 2017 as one of the first 10 core team members with the creation of the Signature Fund. At Blockstack, Xan focused on growing the independent ecosystem of projects built on top of Stacks technology. Since 2019 Xan has worked to bring Stacks technology to markets in Asia.
Xan Ditkoff
The Team
Gavin is the Head of Engineering at Daemon Technologies. Gavin previously started working with Blockstack PBC as the first technical lead based in mainland China in 2019, and focused on laying the initial infrastructure for Blockstack in the region. He is a graduate of Hangzhou University with a Masters in Computer Science and Distributed Systems.
Gavin Gao
Based in Hong Kong. mainland China, and Singapore, Daemon's advisors have extensive experience driving blockchain and technical innovation across Asia.
We're hiring!

If you're interested in working with us, please email [email protected]. We are a remote friendly company.
We have specific interest in individuals with skills to fill the following roles:

  • Blockchain engineer
  • Smart contract engineer
  • Quantitative Strategist
  • Community Director (China focus)