ErgoHack II: Meet Your Judges

Ergo Foundation

October 20, 2021

From October 8-10, we witnessed incredible collaboration and development for our ErgoHack II hackathon.

As the ErgoHack II results will be announced soon, we would like to present our jury team to Ergonauts:

Alexander Chepurnoy AKA Kushti

Alexander Chepurnoy is an experienced blockchain developer, speaker and educator. From 2014 to 2015 he was a core developer for the NXT blockchain and a Co-Founder of, now known as Chainlink. From 2016 to 2017, Alexander worked as a Lead Developer at Waves and Scorex Manager at IOHK. He began his journey with Ergo in 2016.

Alexander is a graduate of the State Petersburg National Research University, where he also taught a course on cryptography and blockchain technology. He is widely cited on Google Scholar and has spoken at numerous blockchain events and conferences worldwide.

Robert Kornacki

Robert Kornacki has been an ERGO community member from day one and has been involved with Cardano since 2017. In 2019, he became a dLab/EMURGO Fellow, following that up in 2020 as EMURGO’s Head of R&D and a board member of the ERGO Foundation. In 2021 he co-founded a new crypto development company, dcSpark.

Robert has worked on numerous projects within the Ergo ecosystem including oracle pools, the headless dApp framework, ErgoScript by example, ageUSD and more. He has also conducted extensive research on the possibilities for the eUTXO model.

Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo

Bruno contributed to Scorex (the basis of Ergo) back in 2017 and later joined Input Output, where he is currently Technical Director for Stablecoins and CBDCs. He designed the SigmaUSD stablecoin that has been developed by Ergo and Emurgo.

Bruno studied Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, pursued his MSc in Computational Logic at TU-Dresden and TU-Vienna and received his PhD in Computer Science at TU-Vienna. Before joining the cryptocurrency space, Bruno was an active and accomplished researcher in the fields of Logic, Automated Reasoning and Proof Theory at Inria, TU-Vienna and Australian National University.

Ilya Oskin

Ilya Oskin is an experienced software engineer and he has been a core developer at Ergo since the launch of the project. Ilya has a degree in Economics from The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He is also the supervisor at GeekBrains, an online educational platform devoted to blockchain development.

Ilya is the founder of ErgoDEX where he is currently working as the lead developer for the project. 

Stay tuned for the results!

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