"We believe in a future where bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a worldwide medium of exchange and store of value. Our mission is to walk at the forefront of this inevitability by building bridges that bring the technology to society through unique hardware and software products."

- Douglas Bakkum, Co-founder & CEO

Shift Cryptosecurity AG

Founded in 2015 in Switzerland as a spinoff of the ETH Zürich national university, we are a privately held company with a fast growing, international team of over 20 specialists across engineering, cryptosecurity and Bitcoin core development.

Our first product, the BitBox01 (formerly Digital BitBox), is sold and enjoyed by customers in over 100 countries. This unique hardware wallet equips individuals to easily store, protect, and transact cryptocurrencies.

The Management Team

From left to right: Kaspar Etter, Douglas Bakkum, Jonas Schnelli, Arnold Sternberg

Douglas Bakkum, PH.D.

Co-founder & CEO

Douglas invented the original BitBox and is a hacker of hardware, software, and wetware. He is an accomplished neuroengineering scientist (Ph.D. Georgia Tech) and former group leader at ETH Zürich, with a diverse background spanning mechanical engineering (M.Sc. and B.Sc.), AI, cognitive science and robotics. On the side, his collaborative works in the bioart field, the Meart and CellF projects, have been exhibited around the world and received numerous prizes.

Jonas Schnelli

Co-founder & President

Helping birth the mobile app ecosystem in Switzerland, Jonas's previous companies created apps for the Swiss National Railway (SBB), the supermarket chain Coop, and Credit Suisse. He is a well-known contributor and maintainer of the Bitcoin Core project with deep knowledge of the cryptocurrency space.

Arnold Sternberg

Finance & Strategy

Our financial & strategic wizard, Arnold has a wealth of experience as both an entrepreneur and an investor in tech, fintech, media, and billion-scale asset management.

Kaspar Etter

Head of Engineering

Kaspar has a master's degree in computer science from ETH Zurich and leads the internal bug bounty program. He helps out where he can, which, being more theoretically- than practically-minded, isn't much — but includes fixing browser compatibility issues on the day of launching this website.

"We aim to minimize the need to trust anything or anyone, including ourselves, and maximize transparency. We value authenticity, minimalism, and thinking outside the box. Everyone deserves the utmost respect, and that is why we choose to equip and empower this community."

- Jonas Schnelli, Co-founder & President

Security Annoucements

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Post Address

Shift Cryptosecurity AG
Soodmattenstr. 4
8134 Adliswil
Switzerland

Contact

Contact us at support@shiftcrypto.ch.