Blockchain ID Platform Taps Phillip Shoemaker As Exec Director

Job Appointments | December 20, 2018 By:
Blockchain’s Civic has appointed Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of, its ethereum identity platform. acts as Civic’s open-source, decentralized and tokenized digital identity ecosystem, using smart contracts to provide blockchain identity validation.

Shoemaker was formerly a senior director of the Apple App Store Review. He left Apple in 2016 and has been consulting on various blockchain projects. At, he will manage objectives and team growth, “defining the parameters around the Civic relationship,” and take charge of establishing a “governance structure” for the ecosystem.

Shoemaker’s also worked at software engineering firm Numenta, which has been working to reverse-engineer the neocortex.