About Us

Our Mission

The Interledger Foundation is a non-profit advocate for the web, promoting innovation, creativity, and inclusion by advancing open payment standards and technologies that seamlessly connect our global society.

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We Believe

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Monetary interaction should be as easy as information exchange.

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Humans should be able to transfer their money with each other without any barriers or friction.

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The unbanked and underbanked should have equitable access.

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Content creators and digital innovators should be fairly compensated.

All of the work we do is to connect and benefit each and every human, regardless of identity, geography, or income.

In short, we believe connecting all currencies is connecting all of humanity.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to building fair and equitable pathways to financial access. And all of the work we do is to connect and benefit each and every human, regardless of identity, geography, or income.

Financial exclusion and scarcity have often been a tool for oppression, discrimination, and systemic inequity. The Interledger Foundation is committed to building financial systems to include voices that have been traditionally excluded. Our extraordinarily ambitious goal is to decentralize power, privilege, and financial control.

Our People

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Briana Marbury

President & CEO

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Alex Lakatos


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Catherine Fukushima

Sr. Director Philanthropy & Partnerships

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Chris Lawrence

Head of Programs

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Erika Drushka

Head of Operations

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Ginny Barahona

Director of Strategy

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Amber Marie

HR Manager

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Anna Sheard

Communications Manager

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Ayesha Ware

Awardee Support

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Blair Currey

Software Developer

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Dena Mitchell

Executive Assistant

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Erika Keresztes

Executive Assistant

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Hui Jing Chen

Developer Experience Engineer

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Julaire Hall

Programs Outreach Manager

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Lawil Karama

Program Officer

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Max Kurapov

Software Developer

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Mey Pharn

Events Manager

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Mohammed Islam

Junior Technical Writer

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Sabine Schaller

Engineering Lead

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Vineel Reddy Pindi

Community Manager

Board of Directors

Stefan Thomas

Chairperson of the Interledger Foundation, Founder and CEO of Coil, and Co-Creator of the Interledger Protocol

Chris Larsen

Chairperson of Ripple

Konstantin (Kosta) Peric

Deputy Director of Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Maha Bahou

CEO of Jordan Payments and Clearing Company (JoPACC)

Evan Schwartz

Co-Creator of the Interledger Protocol

Briana Marbury

President & CEO

Our Funders



Join us in building a universal payment network that puts humanity first.

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