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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Trade name: Shift Cryptosecurity AG
Registration number: CH-149.201.586
Registration office: Canton of Zurich, CH
Douglas Bakkum, Member of the Board, CEO
Jonas Schnelli, President of the Board