A layer-1 blockchain that promotes openness at a massive scale and empowers developers to build web 3.0 applications.

Our Story

Saito started back in 2017, when the founders realized that Proof of Work and Proof of Stake can pay for network security, but cannot for anything else that networks need to scale.

Saito delivers a new economic model for blockchain. Saito Consensus aligns incentives for all participants, paying nodes for scale and while remaining open.

Our Mission

To create a real economy running on this network, that supports an open ecosystem of peer to peer applications, where users are sovereign and own their data, and providers that serve them best are most profitable.

The Journey of Saito

  • 2015
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2021
  • 2021
  • 2022

First Ideas Form Amid Blocksize Wars

April 11:54 pm

First Live Prototype of the Network

July 2018

First Public Network

January 2019

First Saito Games

April 2019

US Patents Granted

January 2020

Polkadot Grant Acquired

June 2020

Private Sale Rounds Started

December 2020

European and Chinese Patents Granted

January 2021

10 Million Transactions reached

March 2021

Initial Decentralized Offering

April 2021

20 Million Transactions reached

March 2022

Meet the Team

David Lancashire

Founder

Co-Founder. Experienced startup founder and Berkeley grad and former CTO with success in multiple B2C companies. Active in the mainland China crypto scene since 2012, where involvement in the early Bitcoin debates gave rise to Saito.

Richard Parris

Founder

Co-Founder. Built and sold tech, publishing, and manufacturing businesses in China, Japan and Australia. A lifelong interest in Linux and open source and cryptography naturally extended to crypto. Early bitcoiner with extensive experience and connections in the space.

Tharinda Lunuwila

Lead Developer

Ex London Stock Exchange Group software architect with 17 years of experience designing, writing, testing and deploying mission critical software for tier one FinTech clients. Led the teams building important high availability, high throughput systems in pressure situations.

Karl Nabong

Head of Product

Product manager by day; staker and crypto trader by night. 8 years brewing and creating innovations for companies in fintech, telecommunications, and services sectors like Red Hat and Nokia. End-to-end product and project management.

Sanka Darshana

Senior Developer

Software developer with more than 8 years in FinTech. Experience designing and developing high performance mission critical software for large financial organizations. Highly interested in Web3 space and its future.

Shirely Shi

Head of Outreach

Marketing and outreach champion. Shirley loves to get the word out. Strategic partnerships, exchanges, events and social. Shirley has rich experience in the blockchain industry with projects and exchanges are all in a day’s work. She has implemented marketing and outreach strategies to realize overall growth.

Daniel Worlton

Head of App Development

Polymath and polyglot (of both human and programming languages), PhD in Linguistics, MS in Computer Science researching Natural Language Processing. 25+ years coding experience including state-level programming competitions, making games on a TI-83 calculator, and building neural networks for doctoral research in Chinese.

Victor Onyeji

Developer

Full stack software developer with experience building high performance apps with amazing user interfaces and experiences. Various roles developing in the DeFi ecosystem creating secure and battle-tested DeFi apps. Committed to the future of Web3.

Muhammad Umair

Developer

Software developer with love for Saito. Keen eye on the world of L1/L2 blockchains. Fibonacci levels and trend lines. Decentralization over barriers. Rage against the dying light. Move fast, break things. Expect chaos.

Jack Liu

Advisor

Relayx.io, Ex Circle and OKCoin.

Charlie Hu

Founder at Lucidblue ventures.

Guy Sivan

Advisor

Tech/Web founder, advisor, investor, and coder. Previous startup ventures include a social network, job search engine, real estate search engine, and an edtech solution; all based in China and facing both local and global audiences. Managed two company exits.

Joel Shuchat

Advisor

Life-long Canadian entrepreneur and chef; started with an MP3 digital audio brand and trading network hardware, before moving to China to work on tea industry education and export, and later co-founding The Orchid Hotel and Restaurant Group in Beijing. Micro-editor.

Four Seasons Ventures

Advisory Team

4SV.io

Ramses Castillo

Community Manager

Losing my identity, wondering Have I gone Insane? To find the truth in front of me, I must climb this mountain range Looking downwards from this deadly height, never realizing why I fight.

The Saito Community

Beating Heart of the project.

The most amazing and erudite community anywhere, not just crypto.

The Saito team is everyone who contributes and supports the Saito ecosystem. The Saito community, advisors, investors, founders, the diversified core team distributed across the globe make Saito’s vision a reality.

Some people you can come across in the Saito ecosystem

  • Founders

    David Lancashire

    Founder

    Co-Founder. Experienced startup founder and Berkeley grad and former CTO with success in multiple B2C companies. Active in the mainland China crypto scene since 2012, where involvement in the early Bitcoin debates gave rise to Saito.

    Richard Parris

    Founder

    Co-Founder. Built and sold tech, publishing, and manufacturing businesses in China, Japan and Australia. A lifelong interest in Linux and open source and cryptography naturally extended to crypto. Early bitcoiner with extensive experience and connections in the space.

  • Core Team

    Tharinda Lunuwila

    Lead Developer

    Ex London Stock Exchange Group software architect with 17 years of experience designing, writing, testing and deploying mission critical software for tier one FinTech clients. Led the teams building important high availability, high throughput systems in pressure situations.

    Karl Nabong

    Head of Product

    Product manager by day; staker and crypto trader by night. 8 years brewing and creating innovations for companies in fintech, telecommunications, and services sectors like Red Hat and Nokia. End-to-end product and project management.

    Sanka Darshana

    Senior Developer

    Software developer with more than 8 years in FinTech. Experience designing and developing high performance mission critical software for large financial organizations. Highly interested in Web3 space and its future.

    Shirely Shi

    Head of Outreach

    Marketing and outreach champion. Shirley loves to get the word out. Strategic partnerships, exchanges, events and social. Shirley has rich experience in the blockchain industry with projects and exchanges are all in a day’s work. She has implemented marketing and outreach strategies to realize overall growth.

    Daniel Worlton

    Head of App Development

    Polymath and polyglot (of both human and programming languages), PhD in Linguistics, MS in Computer Science researching Natural Language Processing. 25+ years coding experience including state-level programming competitions, making games on a TI-83 calculator, and building neural networks for doctoral research in Chinese.

    Victor Onyeji

    Developer

    Full stack software developer with experience building high performance apps with amazing user interfaces and experiences. Various roles developing in the DeFi ecosystem creating secure and battle-tested DeFi apps. Committed to the future of Web3.

    Muhammad Umair

    Developer

    Software developer with love for Saito. Keen eye on the world of L1/L2 blockchains. Fibonacci levels and trend lines. Decentralization over barriers. Rage against the dying light. Move fast, break things. Expect chaos.

  • Advisors

    Jack Liu

    Advisor

    Relayx.io, Ex Circle and OKCoin.

    Charlie Hu

    Founder at Lucidblue ventures.

    Guy Sivan

    Advisor

    Tech/Web founder, advisor, investor, and coder. Previous startup ventures include a social network, job search engine, real estate search engine, and an edtech solution; all based in China and facing both local and global audiences. Managed two company exits.

    Joel Shuchat

    Advisor

    Life-long Canadian entrepreneur and chef; started with an MP3 digital audio brand and trading network hardware, before moving to China to work on tea industry education and export, and later co-founding The Orchid Hotel and Restaurant Group in Beijing. Micro-editor.

    Four Seasons Ventures

    Advisory Team

    4SV.io

  • Community

    Ramses Castillo

    Community Manager

    Losing my identity, wondering Have I gone Insane? To find the truth in front of me, I must climb this mountain range Looking downwards from this deadly height, never realizing why I fight.

    The Saito Community

    Beating Heart of the project.

    The most amazing and erudite community anywhere, not just crypto.

Latest news

Update June 2022

We have received inquiries about the financial roadmap of the Saito project, and are happy at this moment of uncertainty in...

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Saito Community Projects and How to Help

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Update June 2022

We have received inquiries about the financial roadmap of the Saito project, and are happy at this moment of uncertainty in...

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Saito Community Projects and How to Help

We believe all community projects deserve our support. We also know it’s critical to build a community of developers and are...

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