HashLynx will dramatically improve the efficiency and transparency of capital markets with our leading edge blockchain solutions and financial expertise.

Our Management Team

Meet HashLynx's team of dedicated developers and fintech experts.

Paul Zappier
Founder, President, and CTO

Founder, President and CTO of HashLynx is leading the charge to reinvent financial transactions with blockchain technology. As the inventor of the leading patented e-settlement system, ClearPar, and as ClearPar’s Director of IT, Paul was instrumental in gaining market adoption. He is the Founder of RAD Technologies where over the past 25 years he has designed and implemented numerous mission critical systems for large financial services firms.

Nicholas Zappier
Junior Founder / Director of Architecture

Senior Engineer / Technical Architect is dedicated to implementing decentralized FinTech applications. Nicholas is a full-stack developer that has worked on applications for large firms such as Bed Bath & Beyond. He is highly knowledgeable and skilled across a multitude of programming languages including Solidity, JavaScript; databases such as SQL server and MongoDB; and technology such as the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS. Nicholas earned a BS in Computer Information Systems at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Networking from SUNY Orange in New York.

Chris Vogel
Head of Sales

Chris is leading the charge to introduce HashLynx technology to the marketplace. He has helped financial services and technology firms in process improvement, risk management, regulatory reform, technology enablement and sales roles for the last 20 years. Christopher earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in 1998.

Powered by the Blockchain

Blockchain is a decentralized data platform that stores transactions of information on hashed blocks that are copied on many computers. Additionally, "smart contracts" is code and logic making the blockchain work for your businesses and provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced transaction costs
  • Improved settlement speed
  • Consensus with industry participants
  • High level of security
  • Efficiency and Reliability
  • Data immutability

Currently, computing architecture is performed on a central server. This is what is referred to as a Centralized system. Blockchain is a decentralized database; there is no central point of control. Blockchain algorithms enable transactions to be constructed to form a series of incremental blocks of data. Each block is identified by a cryptographic hash of its predecessor block to ensure a construction of a chain. The hash represents the larger store of data and it is used to locate the data. All transactions are stored on a distributed ledger which ensures their authenticity. The transactions are secure in their virtual wallet, which is the address of their location.

Basically, blockchains can be classified into two types. The first is a Permissionless Blockchain, in which anyone can have access to the blockchain. The second is a Permissioned Blockchain, in which there is access only by known, trusted participants. There are also Private Blockchains and Public Blockchains. There can be multiple types of blockchains, and it is possible to have hybrids of these. Each type has its strengths and purposes. Each business, after careful consideration, should determine which is the most suitable option for their respective business.

Blockchains are comprised of a network of distributed nodes. Every node stores an exact and unchanging copy of the entire blockchain. The nodes validate and relay transactions to reach consensus. Consensus is an important aspect of the blockchain. It is an agreement that the transaction actually happened. There is never a question whether or not an agreement has occurred. The transaction is executed when consensus is reached.