Preethi Kasireddy was most recently the Co-creator and Lead Blockchain Engineer of Mercury Protocol. She is passionate about blockchain and fascinated by cryptoeconomics. Preethi first got introduced to blockchain technology in 2014 during her time at a16z, when they made the investment in Coinbase. Ever since, she has been researching and dabbling with blockchain technology, and got knee deep after joining as a software engineer at Coinbase, where she helped engineer buying/selling Ethereum on the platform.
Explaining complex topics in a clear and understandable way is something that she is passionate about. Many people know her through the blogs she has written about blockchain, crypto, and general software engineering.
Prior to Coinbase, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Before that, she was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs.