The Butterfly Protocol Team

Matt Dickson

CEO & Founder

Matthew started his career practicing law in New York City.  He represented clients in the insurance and finance sectors before forming a diversified financial service company.  After the sale of that company Matthew shifted his focus and formed a private equity firm specializing in early stage investments.  With a focus on the real money gaming sector he made investments in casinos, online content providers and manufacturers.

Missing the joy of running his own company, Matthew founded Poydras Gaming Finance Corporation, which he took public on the Toronto Venture Exchange in 2014.  Poydras, which was recently sold to the Las Vegas based gaming company AGS, owned 2,600 slot machines. The machines were leased to Indian tribes in the United States.

During his time at Poydras he started an emerging technology lab.  Once again following his passion for early stage startups Matthew spun BitBoss Corporation out of Poydras and assembled a highly talented team of blockchain developers to pursue opportunities in the gaming sector.  Since founding BitBoss he’s been issued a patent for provably fair gaming and has numerous pending patent applications for blockchain gaming solutions.

Matthew’s legal background has allowed him to understand the regulatory environment and he was asked to be on the Gaming Standards Association blockchain workgroup.  He has also worked with testing labs to help write testing standards that allow for the inclusion of blockchain technologies.

Alex Shore

CTO & Founder

Alex has been developing enterprise software for 25 years and has been the founder in 3 software startups.  He has extensive management experience in both small and large companies including the use of scaled agile methodologies to empower multiple scrum teams to deliver high quality software in a predictable fashion.  Alex has worked across many domains and has significant experience in the travel/hospitality industry as well as the gaming industry.

Alex has a background of architecting and deploying highly scalable integration platforms and working closely with vendors and partners to seamlessly connect with their systems.  He is currently developing blockchain applications and managing a team of cryptography and blockchain experts including several offshore development teams. His technical expertise includes C#, Javascript, C++, REST web services, Azure Cloud Services, Angular, Ionic, and Node.js.  Alex has a mobile device background that extends all the way back to creating applications on the first Palm Pilot PDA devices. He holds a patent for early support of timezones on mobile devices.

Josh Robinson

Chief Architect & Founder

Josh is a code craftsman, cryptographer, and technologist.  He is a 19 year software veteran who thrives on creating and experimenting with cutting edge technologies.

Josh served as an architect and lead engineer for large corporations such as Aetna, Bloomberg, and Red Cross.  He created the Ruby gem “countries” which has over 13M downloads, and he authored a book on Meteor.js (“Introducing Meteor”).

Josh changed his focus to founding startups where he could fully leverage his complex skill set of javascript frameworks, highly scalable database platforms, cryptography and web and mobile development.  He was the co-founder at YouBase where he utilized advanced cryptography techniques to empower an individual-centric data exchange. He then co-founded BitBoss where he’s spent the last 5 years as a blockchain expert, focusing on innovative decentralized platforms that power a DNS replacement and gaming solutions.

Justin Laue

Chief Engineer & Founder

Justin has over 25 years of software development and architecture experience.  He has a background in low level programming for the cable and video on demand industries, where he developed his Linux expertise and leveraged his deep knowledge of C++ and Java.  He was the engineer primarily responsible for having his company receive an Emmy award for video on demand solutions. Justin has managed numerous international development teams over his career.

In recent years, Justin has become a blockchain expert, creating solutions on both private and public blockchains and contributing to large, high visibility software projects including Bitcoin Unlimited and Tokenized.  Justin is the creator of a Bitcoin SV blockchain explorer Bitfire.io. He creates APIs in Node.js that interact with public blockchains and has created client side javascript libraries that interact with multichain and Bitcoin SV.  Justin has expertise with MongoDB, Angular, Ionic, and Reactive programming.

Cortland Langworthy

Chief Creative Officer & Founder

Cort is an award-winning creative with the skills to ideate, design, and develop user-focused digital projects as well as manage the teams that bring them to life. He approaches all projects with a strategic UX mindset, taking into account the overall business goals, brand voice and user behavior that will drive the most effective solutions.

Before joining BitBoss, Cort has served as both a Director and VP for numerous marketing agencies.  He drove business development at Big Theory to the point where it was named to Inc. 500 and acquired by Xceed, Inc. As the chief creative officer at BitBoss, Cort focuses on user interfaces and the branding of BitBoss’ unique product set.  He also manages the tactical marketing teams.

Roman Tiutiunnyk

Project Manager

Roman is the project manager of the BitBoss offshore development team.  He handles all recruiting and day to day management for our larger projects that include Angular and React Native mobile development, custom Java plugins for our Android applications, as well as the creation of web services and backend solutions using Java and Node.js.  Roman is heavily focused on immaculate design and high quality code.

Maxim Baykalov

Software Engineer

Max specializes in mobile app development using both Ionic/Angular and React Native. He is also a Java expert who codes native Android components and REST APIs.

Andrei Starusev

Front End Consultant

Andrei specializes in mobile app development and is skilled across numerous javascript frameworks including Angular and React Native.