Sergey Nazarov

Sergey Nazarov

Formal First Name
1986 - present

Sergey Nazarov is best known as the Co-Founder of Chainlink Labs, the industry-standard Web3 services platform used by global enterprises and leading Web3 projects at the forefront of the blockchain industry. He is a smart contract developer and programmer recognized for his contributions to the development of smart contract technology and decentralized oracle services. Since joining the crypto movement in 2011, he has become a prominent figure in the blockchain and crypto space and a thought leader in the DeFi community. He features on almost every list of people who could be Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s inventor. He is also the Co-Founder of SmartContract, a leading provider of secure and reliable open-source oracle solutions. In addition, he has worked with major banks, insurance companies, and large technology firms on the creation of externally connected smart contracts.


  • Since starting to develop Chainlink, Nazarov’s career in the blockchain industry skyrocketed. 

  • Both 2019 and 2020 marked the years of partnerships and integrations between Nazarov’s creation and other cryptocurrency platforms. 

  • For a large part of the crypto community, Nazarov serves the role of a ‘meme icon,’ partly due to his success in developing a functional interoperable ecosystem for transferring data between on-chain and off-chain systems via smart contracts.


  • Evidence suggests that Sergey could have had links to Satoshi through the domain, which was transferred just 6 days before the Bitcoin Whitepaper was released in 2008.

  • A CoinTelegraph article also revealed that the IP address that Satoshi used (hidden with a Russian proxy) was also used by a man called Sergey in Russia.


  • In 2010, he served as a teaching assistant to NYU Professor Lawrence Lenihan, the founder of Firstmark Capital.

  • He had a six-month stint at Firstmark, responsible for due diligence on tech startups and building peer-to-peer marketplaces.

  • He served as a general partner at QED Capital, and Co-Founder and CEO of CryptaMail, the first implementation of blockchain-based messaging.

  • He was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Secure Asset Exchange, a web-application that enables buying, selling and issuance of cryptobonds, cryptoequity and cryptocontract.