Chain is a blockchain technology company that partners with financial firms to build and deploy blockchain networks that transform markets. The Company develops and maintains the Chain Open Standard, an open-source blockchain protocol for high-scale financial applications. Chain’s platform includes Chain Core, an enterprise-grade production node, and the Chain Sandbox prototyping environment.
Parent CompanyLightyear
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Chain was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Chain

Adam Ludwin

Adam Ludwin

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Chief Technology Officer
Devon Gundry

Devon Gundry

Chief Product Officer
Jason Chlipala

Jason Chlipala

Head of Product Execution
Clint Gilliam

Clint Gilliam

Head of Customer Success
Keith Rarick

Keith Rarick

VP of Product
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Chain Office Locations

Chain has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
292 Ivy St, San Francisco
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Chain Financials and Metrics

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$43.7 m


In total, Chain had raised $43.7 m. Chain is a subsidiary of Lightyear

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Chain Cybersecurity Score

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Chain Online and Social Media Presence

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Chain Blogs

Chain — Digital Asset Interoperability

Chain — Digital Asset InteroperabilityThe value of digital asset interoperability will be within the Chain ecosystem. This newly refreshed position and acquistion will give users the ability to focus on multiple blockchains while bringing coherent value to a cross chain platform.More details to foll…

Chain and Stellar are joining forces!

We are thrilled to announce that Chain has been acquired by Lightyear, a Stellar-focused company formed last year with the support of the Stellar Development Foundation.The Chain and Lightyear brands will be retired and the combined company will be re-named to Interstellar.Interstellar will create t…

Feature development with TxVM

Repaying a loan in TxVMA few months ago we unveiled TxVM, the transaction model underlying Chain’s blockchain ledger product, Sequence. It embodied the best of our collective experience with blockchain technology, combining the safety of Bitcoin scripts with the expressiveness of Ethereum contracts.…

Chain Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Chain founded?

    Chain was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Chain key executives?

    Chain's key executives are Adam Ludwin, Ryan Smith and Devon Gundry.

  • How many employees does Chain have?

    Chain has 38 employees.

  • Who are Chain competitors?

    Competitors of Chain include Second State, The Open Application Network and Indodax.

  • Where is Chain headquarters?

    Chain headquarters is located at 292 Ivy St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Chain offices?

    Chain has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Chain have?

    Chain has 1 office.