Cascading disruption is the idea that most of the structures that form the world’s financial, governance and social systems are inherently unstable and thus minor perturbations can cause a ripple effect that fundamentally reconfigures the entire system. Our company is committed to identifying and developing the tech to force these perturbations in order to push towards a more fair and transparent order. Currently IOHK is studying new tools and paradigms for cryptographic research and the architecture of cryptocurrencies. More specifically, we are collaboratively developing an open source library for universal composability and the Scorex project. We also do for-profit work aligned with our mission, vision and goals. We view the world as a series of giant and interconnected social graphs with hundreds of complex embedded systems. Our mission is to perturb these graphs to become more connected, transparent and with a fair configuration for both the flow of ideas and value. About IOHK In 2015 IOHK founders, Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, set out to cause cascading disruption, committed to using peer-to-peer innovations to provide financial services to the three billion people who don’t have them. They knew back then that they had to first create a place that was designed to enable such unprecedented ambition. A place where incredibly talented individuals are actually empowered to put their best work into the hands of millions of people to build on and explore new ways of working together. As IOHK continues to grow, we hope that these principles will serve each new person joining our ranks.