Kristy-Leigh Minehan, Author of ProgPoW Ethereum Mining Algorithm, Joins NEM Software as CTO

Unchallenged authority in the sphere of crypto mining, Kristy-Leigh Minehan will be responsible for the progress of both NIS1 and NIS2 iterations of NEM blockchain

article image
Cover image via

Prior to the launch of its new platform, Symbol (XYM), blockchain veteran the New Economy Movement introduces Kristy-Leigh Minehan as its undisputed new chief technology officer.

NEM hires top-notch expert in light of crucial release on the horizon

According to the official announcement by the NEM Software blockchain ecosystem, Kristy-Leigh Minehan will coordinate the progress of product vision and technical development for NEM NIS1 and Symbol, two products under the NEM umbrella.

The introductory statement emphasizes that Minehan is characterized by an "obsessive curiosity and a passion for improving" and constantly discovers new areas of professional expertise.

The contract with Minehan followed by ten days the introduction of a new managing director of NEM Software. Mike Sotirakos, serial entrepreneur and business development expert, has joined NEM, leaving his previous occupation at an AI coaching firm.

The new NEM Software CTO will perform her role through OhGodACompany, a unique, high-tech company focused on providing consulting services to sophisticated clients.

From cypherpunk to CTO

Born in Australia in 1992, Kristy-Leigh Minehan dropped out of school to study software engineering. Her early interests covered video games and blockchain systems. She worked with mining giant Genesis Mining and computer hardware moguls NVIDIA and AMD.

Beyond those credentials, she is well known as a prominent proponent of Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW), the modification of the Ethash mining algorithm. ProgPoW allows GPUs to reestablish their role in cryptocurrency mining in the face of high-cost professional ASIC-powered mining rigs.

Before switching to the OhGodACompany team, she worked as chief technology officer at Core Scientific, an infrastructure and software provider focused on blockchain and artificial intelligence solutions. Her political views are typically described as libertarian.

Subscribe to on Twitter,and get involved in all top daily crypto news, stories and price predictions!

article writer image
Vladislav Sopov

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)