Catheryne Nicholson

Associate Faculty

Cryptocurrency, Singularity University

Catheryne Nicholson is CEO and Co-founder of BlockCypher, a software infrastructure company for block chains. Block chain is the technology that powers Bitcoin and other digital assets. BlockCypher helps companies easily build reliable block chain applications. The BlockCypher team built a generic block chain infrastructure, exposing simple web APIs for developers to build on. BlockCypher runs multiple block chains on their same infrastructure, including their own block chain.
Catheryne is an engineer, entrepreneur, mother, and former U.S. Naval Officer. She has built large-scale software platforms in education, energy and emissions management, CRM, and defense systems for companies such as MommaZoo, C3, Siebel Systems, and Northrop-Grumman. She graduated from the U.S Naval Academy and Stanford University and holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MS in Environmental Engineering, a MBA, and is a registered PE in Mechanical Engineering.


  • Cryptocurrency
  • Block chain
  • Security
  • Defence