ConsenSys announced yesterday it had collaborated with Microsoft to implement its tools for building Ethereum-based decentralized applications (dapps) directly into the software giant’s Visual Studio programming platform, a service that boasts more than 3 million registered users.
During a tour of ConsenSys’ Brooklyn, New York-based headquarters earlier this month CoinDesk was given a behind-the-scenes look at where the company’s 30 New York City employees are helping mount a global push into both the financial and digital sectors with their distributed ledger technology.
ConsenSys co-founder Joe Lubin is also the co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain upon which his new company is built. Previously, Lubin was vice-president of technology at Goldman Sachs division of private wealth management.
Based in a neighborhood known as East Williamsburg, 30 employees work out of ConsenSys’ Brooklyn office.
Founded in mid-2014 ConsenSys is a completely bootstrapped startup – but that hasn’t kept it from boasting its own version of the obligatory startup mini-bar.
In a conversation with CoinDesk, early employee Andrew Keys said the company was generating revenue but isn’t yet disclosing the names of its clientele.
Keys said the company didn’t want to be profitable quite yet. Instead, hoping to more-than double the number of employees to 150 people by the end of 2016. Above, the ConsenSys logo is emblazoned on a refrigerator in the small employee kitchen.
Lubin, who is also the CEO, works in a corner on the floor with the rest of the New York City-based employees.
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