About cennznet

CENNZnet is a New Zealand based public blockchain and Decentralised Application (DApp) platform that puts great user experience first. We empower devs and future thinkers to harness the possibilities of blockchain.

The barrier to harnessing the blockchain in apps is often extremely high. For those without extensive blockchain knowledge, getting your DApp idea off the starting blocks is near impossible. We want to make the power of blockchain quick and easily adoptable for every innovative dev out there – specialist skillsets or not.

With CENNZnet, developers can apply blockchain using just javascript APIs – no smart contracts required. We cover 80% of use cases as plug n’ play runtime modules that developers can simply opt-in and out of. Developers no longer need to spend 18 months and a million dollars creating the basic functions that every DApp needs:

Wallet, identity, exchange, messaging, NFTs are all provided as convenient plug in CENNZnet modules.

That’s not to say that our decentralised tech isn’t on the bleeding edge. Our team are the proud creators of the world’s first:

  • Dual token economy: Ensuring low gas fees forever.
  • Doughnut protocol: Giving you protocol level privacy.
  • Plug n’ play runtime modules: Pick and choose the functions you need.
  • CENNZX spot exchange: Our automated decentralised spot exchange.
  • Point and click NFTs: Mint and sell NFTs without touching a smart contract.

CENNZnet currently supports 10 quality applications with plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline. Our ecosystem serves about 1m active users. And we are just getting started! Join our journey and let’s grow together.


We’re an established business, but we maintain a strong start-up mindset. Our team is always willing to roll up their sleeves to deliver on our goals, regardless of their position in the company.

When recruiting new roles, we consider standout technical skills, but we also focus on a passion for innovation, a drive to continually learn and develop, and the ability and desire to collaborate with others.


Looking to get a step in the door in a fast paced, future focused tech start-up? Join us in making the world a better place using blockchain technology.

We don’t care about degrees and certifications, we care about how you think and what you know; how quickly you learn and how readily you seek and share knowledge; how you collaborate and what you can help us deliver.

We take our tech seriously, but we have fun while we do it!

Our executive team

Aaron McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Roger Smith


Jerry Yuan

Chief Commercial Officer

Dan Gillespie

Chief Strategy Officer

Nicole Upchurch

Chief Marketing Officer

Jordy Beauchamp

Head of Engineering

Marco Brondani