Carl Hua joins Celsius with more than a decade of high-rigor engineering experience to lead Celsius’s next-generation DeFi research effort.

Most recently, he led the research and development effort at RippleX, which is Ripple’s open-source/developers platform business unit. He also co-managed the C++ (XRP Ledger) team during his time at Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Carl was the CTO for Logos Network – a first-layer, high-performance blockchain company. which was later acquired by Ripple. Earlier in his career, he contributed to the next-generation real-time flight software for the Europa mission at JPL NASA. He also has led engineering teams developing flight software at Northrop Grumman. On his time off, Carl advises early-stage start-ups to help them navigate the blockchain space. Most recently, Carl has been an advisor to the physical asset NFT company 4K.com. He holds an M.S. in System Engineering from UCLA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from UCR.