March 03/01/2021 - Portal has merged with Fabric project. Read more about the Fabric project and how it fits into Portal’s mission here
Build unstoppable applications that leverage the security, censorship resistance, liquidity and the largest user base of Bitcoin network.
Asset Swaps, Lending, Borrowing, Staking, Liquidity, Derivatives and other Financial Services built on bitcoin, securely accessible from your wallet.
Using Portal swaps and moving provable execution of these contracts to layer 2, you get the speed and liquidity of centralized alternatives, with the trust minimization guarantees of Bitcoin.
Portal swaps is a layer 2 system purpose built to facilitate cross chain atomic transactions. It is like lightning network in that it is layer 2, but unlike lightning which is designed for peer to peer payments, Bridge(swaps) is designed for cross chain atomic exchange.
Portal swaps are the fastest, easiest, most secure and private way to swap your assets and contracts at all times.Read whitepaper
Portal allows peer-to-peer atomic cross-chain transactions with the speed and security of centralized exchanges, but with the privacy and security of underlying blockchains.
Portal supports not just simple exchange but arbitrarily complex financial contracts as well.
A fee market for De-Fi services
Chandra & Eric Martindale's swap demo at SVBitcoin
Chandra's Talk at SF Bitcoin
Fabric is a general-purpose "computation market", in which users are able to deploy complex programs for blinded execution by a network of peers. Using cross-chain atomic swaps, digital currency bonded in the initial request for computation assures proof of performance and payment.learn more
Recent advances in Fully-Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) have reduced computational requirements to a domain in which real-world users may find tolerable, in the range of 30 seconds to two minutes for small, well-defined programs. Fabric's design relies on Yao's garbled circuits model for Secure Multi-Party Computations.
A Fabric lets you spin up your own secure layer two peer-2-peer network using Bitcoin blockchain as the trust anchor. Your peer-2-peer network is secured by Full homomorphic encryption which assures privacy, without requiring another consensus mechanism.
Why no consensus of our own?: Because we don’t need another “Layer 1 blockchain”. We defer consensus on a global state to an underlying trust anchor, the Nakamoto Consensus of Bitcoin's blockchain.
A decentralized messaging app
Self-hosted collaborative music playing application.
A declarative application framework for high-performance cross-platform services
ActivityPub-federated video streaming platform using P2P directly in your web browser
Product, Growth & Deep Crypto Expertise
Previously at BlockStream and BitPay.
Founded Fabric Protocol
2x entrepreneur who managed a team of 150+ engineers.
Computer Science @ NCSU
Previously: Engineering @ Phantom Cyber, Totle, Nax group
Grew Fuel from $0 to $2M ARR in < 10 months.
Author of Crypto Economics
Sold 2 B2C marketplaces. Started FreshPay in 2013.
Organizer SV-BTC meetup
Katerina Stroponiati, Yiannis Varelas
Co-founder of Dfinity
CEO of MobileCoin
Andreas Antonopoulos - Custodians & Centralized Exchanges
Nic Carter - Privacy & Monetary Control
Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali - Privacy & Security - Portal
Andreas Antonopoulos - Trustless bitcoin entry & exit using Atomic Swaps
Ripio CEO Sebastian Serrano - Venezuela & Bitcoin
Sebastian Serrano, Ripio CEO - Argentina's monetary problems
Bitcoin Wars (BTC vs BCH vs BSV) panel ft Portal CEO Chandra Duggirala defending BTC at Node SF
Wachsman PR CEO David Wachsman - Convenience has eroded privacy
David Wachsman - Potential Bitcoin Fungibility breakdown
"Godfather of Ethereum" on centralized exchanges - Yani Malahov
Republic.co CEO Kendrick Nguyen - STO exchanges halted by US regulation--What about peer-to-peer?
Dragonfly Capital Partners' Haseeb Qureshi - "Biggest threat to bitcoin privacy... Neighbors"
Human Rights Foundation's Alex Gladstein - Privacy protects freedoms - SF Blockchain Week 2019
Casper Labs CEO Medha Parlikar - Atomic Swaps & Equalization through crypto - SF Blockchain Week
"We are excited to have the incredible team at Fabric join us" said Portal founder and CEO Dr.Chandra Duggirala. We have been working together for 3 years building unstoppable financial tools on top of Bitcoin, but we finally decided to join forces. Everyone at Portal has enormous respect for Eric and the team he has built and what they have built over the years. We had a blast working with them to build censorship resistant applications on top of Bitcoin, and making other chains operate seamlessly with Bitcoin. We are super excited to now have one of the most experienced and talented teams in cryptographic protocols, together, going after a gigantic vision".
As part of this merger, Eric Martindale becomes the CEO of Portal, and Chandra Duggirala (chairman), Manoj Duggirala and George Burke have joined the Portal board.