Makoto Takemiya

Makoto Takemiya

Formal First Name

Makoto Takemiya is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soramitsu, a blockchain start-up company headquartered in Japan. A well-known computer scientist, he is one of the lead programmers and architects of numerous blockchain and open source projects. Takemiya has authored over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and actively engages in research. Prior to Soramitsu, he worked as a Research Engineer in the Department of Neuroinformatics of ATR, an institution that promotes innovative research on information and communication-related fields.

Professional Experience

Academic History

Takemiya played an integral role in the creation of:

  • Hyperledger Iroha, a settlement system for the National Bank of Cambodia;
  • Sora, a decentralized autonomous economic system;
  • Polkadot, an open-source sharding multichain protocol;
  • Polkaswap, non-custodial AMM DEX designed for the Polkadot ecosystem; and
  • Fearless Wallet, the first native mobile application to support all Kusama and Polkadot network features.

He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision