ABOUT 2018-01-25T15:18:14+00:00

About B9lab

Blockchain is a very new field that is developing quickly. New technologies, frameworks and tools are built and succeed or fail all the time. Our mission is to help you navigate this evolving space.

Blockchain technology has the potential to have a powerful impact on the way we live and interact. That means that we need to approach this development with measure and the right tools to analyse and plan. We care not only about the technology but also about how it is applied and the potential long term consequences.

We approach blockchain from three angles:


We provide technical education for developers and strategic education for decision makers. Our Blockchain developers course is extremely in-depth and includes strategic and ethical considerations. Decision makers, activists and anyone who needs to make decisions based on how technology will develop in the next 20 years can either join our online blockchain business strategy courses on B9lab academy or hire us to provide in-depth workshops.

  • Online: Developers and Executives can join our online courses on B9lab Academy.
  • On-site: Companies can hire us to provide week-long in-depth courses for developers where we introduce blockchain and develop a proof-of-concept with the team. You can call us +44 20 3289 2724 or send a message with the details of your needs using the green button at the bottom right of your screen.


Beyond education we are here to help individuals and organisations plot their course through blockchain land. We provide assistance validating business and project ideas. We help planning proof-of-concept experimentation.


The blockchain ecosystem encompasses dozens of protocols with different features. We understand the different approaches and systems in depth.

Blockchain technology only makes sense for certain cases. We will tell if yours is among them.


The list of protocols and teams involved in blockchain technology is growing steadily and navigating stakeholders becomes harder.

We are independent.


Our approach to problems is based on small experiments to validate assumptions.

Lastly, we connect you to the right developers and experts to move your project further.


Underlying our education and advisory offerings is our research activity. We explore social impact and ethical considerations around blockchain. What impact will the technology have on society? Who is driving the adoption and what does that mean? Who is building the technology and what impact does the makeup of the group have?

We also explore what impact blockchain could have on financial technology. Specifically we are looking into blockchain and insurance and other financial instruments.

Our Team

Ibo Sy

Ibo is a software engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in native desktop, web and mobile application development. He has worked on 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality projects and has a knack for embedded systems. He has been delivering software projects for 10 years.

Elias Haase

Elias has spent the past 10 years planning, building and running digital products. His background is in Artificial Intelligence. Since the early days of bitcoin he has been following the progress of blockchain tech and gathered experience with smart contracts / trustless computation.

Damien Ducourty

Damien is an experienced entrepreneur and executive with a track record of bringing disruptive solutions to market in telecom and finance since 1996. He spent the last few years looking into decentralised applications and blockchain technology.

Xavier Leprêtre
Senior Blockchain Developer and Trainer

Xavier is a software and infrastructure engineer. In the past 15 years, he has coded, deployed, customised, troubleshot, and supported various software systems. He has also guided, educated, taught, and coached customers across Asia. Xavier used to be based in Thailand and Singapore. For more than two years now, he has been a keen member of the blockchain community.

Edward Hall
Chief Creative Officer

Edward has over ten years experience working in a broad range of creative and technical roles. After working for ITV and Virgin he discovered Bitcoin early and since then has been involved with multiple blockchain projects. He is passionate about blockchain technologies, using it to bring positive change to the world and educating people about its massive potential.

Ursula Neulinger
Senior Consultant eLearning

Uschi has been working the last 15 years in learning and communication and has large experience in instructional design of media. She ran research projects with Universities in Europe and Latin America and is consulting big and media companies in eLearning and knowledge management.

Rob Hitchens
Blockchain Developer and Trainer

Rob has worn many hats in his extensive IT career including experience designing, constructing, implementing and operating innovative software solutions, developing training programs and supporting online education platforms. Rob has been dabbling in blockchain technology since the early days and quickly recognised the disruptive potential of Smart Contracts and decentralised apps. Since 2016, Rob has been absorbing all things related to Smart Contracts and supporting developers on their quest to master this technology.

Corentin Larroche
Software Engineer

Corentin is a young software engineering student whose interest for cryptography and innovative technologies made him willing to discover the underlying concepts of blockchain. He therefore joined B9lab as an intern in order to face new challenges and broaden his mind as a computer scientist.

Baptiste Colin
Software Engineer

Baptiste is a computer science student who found in blockchain a way to conciliate his interests in both cryptography and data science. He has joined B9lab as an intern to get an in-depth understanding of blockchain and to design database management tools that are lacking so far on decentralised structures.

Rhian Lewis
Senior Consultant

Rhian is a software engineer with a profound interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. She has a BSc in Economics from UCL and was a journalist at The Times. She is the co-developer of cryptocurrency portfolio tracker CountMyCrypto, an adviser to the Yope.io payment platform and the co-founder of London Women in Bitcoin.

London Office


1 Fore St, London, EC2Y 9DT – United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 3289 2724

Hamburg Office


Rödingsmarkt 9, Hamburg, 20459 – Germany

T: +44 (0)20 3289 2724