Crypto Firm Bitfury Appoints Chandra S. Katta as Chief Technology Officer

Job Appointments | January 17, 2022 By:

Bitfury Group, the Bitcoin mining and crypto tech pioneer, has appointed Chandra S. Katta as Chief Technology Officer.

Bitfury Group has built on its heritage as one of the earliest Bitcoin miners and developers of mining equipment to create solutions for the future – solutions such as the Crystal Blockchain advanced analytics platform, which helps law enforcement and private sector clients make crypto assets safer and more compliant. The company’s LiquidStack immersion cooling business dramatically reduces data center energy usage and makes Bitcoin mining and high performance computing more environmentally sustainable. Bitfury’s Axelera AI unlocks the potential of artificial intelligence with the world’s most advanced AI technologies.

Katta, who has served as a consultant to Bitfury since October 2021, will oversee Bitfury’s technological innovation and integration across all domains of the Web 3 ecosystem, leading a team that develops proprietary chip technology, Bitcoin mining equipment, and other hardware and software infrastructure.

Previously a Senior Director at Intel Corporation, Katta has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry spanning technology research, engineering, strategy, new business initiatives, and management positions. While at Intel, Katta led a team in the emerging technologies innovation group that developed high performance energy efficient chips and other specialty products. For this work, in 2021 he earned Intel’s Gordy Award in the “Excellence in Risk-Taking” category, a prestigious internal recognition. He received his Master’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisiana.

Brian Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Bitfury, said, “We are excited to officially welcome Chandra to Bitfury as we look to grow our position as the only fully integrated Web 3 infrastructure company enabling the success of the crypto-economy. Chandra has had an impressive, decades-long career taking cutting-edge technologies from ideas to revenue generating products, and his deep semiconductor and broader technical expertise will be instrumental as we seek to extend Bitfury’s market leadership in Bitcoin mining and beyond. We are delighted to have Chandra and his dexterity and leadership on our team.”

Katta said, “Just as the cloud enabled Web 2, Bitfury is bringing together all areas of emerging technologies – from blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and high-performance computing to renewable energy and immersion cooling – to build Web 3. As a first mover in the Bitcoin ecosystem, the Company has a firmly rooted culture of innovation where technologists can turn daring ideas into solutions for the future. I look forward to furthering this culture and leveraging my experience to help create the most efficient, effective technology for digital asset mining and other important applications.”