Jameson Lopp

Updated Jan 26, 2024 at 7:19 p.m. UTC

Jameson Lopp is a bitcoin developer and the chief technology officer (CTO) at crypto custody startup Casa, which offers key management services, hardware wallets and the Casa Node for Lightning.

Lopp authors articles, shares presentations and provides a page of curated bitcoin resources on his personal website. He worked for institutional-grade crypto custody company BitGo before joining Casa in early 2018. Lopp began as an infrastructure engineer with Casa and was elevated to CTO later that year.

In 2017, Lopp was the victim of a ‘swatting’ incident when someone called the police and falsely reported that there was a hostage situation at his home, triggering the arrival of a SWAT team and other police units. He subsequently moved ‘off the grid’ and took extensive measures to protect his privacy.

This article was originally published on Jun 7, 2020 at 10:59 p.m. UTC


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by Block.one; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk employees, including journalists, may receive options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk's longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.