Michel Combes, Blockchain Developer in Lausanne, Switzerland
Michel Combes

Blockchain Developer in Lausanne, Switzerland

Member since August 23, 2021
Michel is a software engineer, public coder, and digital locksmith with two decades of experience honing his hardware skills and blockchain expertise. He focuses on computer repair and support, website and graphic design, ledger and blockchain architecture, protocol development, cryptocurrency design, and app development.
Michel is now available for hire


  • Doctor I.T
    Linux, JavaScript, Node.js, DevOps, Docker, IPFS, Swarm, P2P, WebRTC...
  • Doctor IT
    Back-end, DevOps, Servers, IPFS, CAS, LEIP, Web Security
  • GC-Bank
    Blockchain, JavaScript, DevSecOps



Lausanne, Switzerland



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...blockchain-based platform I've developed was for group decisions and electronic voting, and I developed local cryptocurrencies for associations and communities.


  • Founder & Software Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Doctor I.T
    • Set up, automated, repaired, and maintained machines on business and private premises.
    • Developed software as a public coder and cryptographic solutions as a digital locksmith.
    • Designed, deployed, and hosted serverless websites.
    • Created graphics and logos for needed web assets.
    Technologies: Linux, JavaScript, Node.js, DevOps, Docker, IPFS, Swarm, P2P, WebRTC, Jamstack, APIs, Web App Design, Bash, Perl, NGINX, Kotlin, Go, DevSecOps, Jekyll, LEMP, LAMP Server
  • DevOps Engineer

    2021 - 2021
    Doctor IT
    • Deployed a production-ready server using the LEIP stack: Linux, NGINX, IPFS, and Plack for a mobile application.
    • Developed re-keyable keys for non-custodial wallet.
    • Developed an ID-based, asymmetric key for "claimable" wallets or accounts.
    • Installed, configured, tested, and maintained a Gazelle Plack/PSGI back-end server.
    • Developed all PSGI API and application business logic.
    Technologies: Back-end, DevOps, Servers, IPFS, CAS, LEIP, Web Security
  • Founder

    2018 - 2021
    • Developed cryptocurrencies and ledger technologies; architected blockRings for data commons systems.
    • Developed a participatory token for the collective.
    • Launched the CERES platform as a transformative economy experiment.
    • Issued the first cryptomorphic currency LVC for a festival in Miami.
    • Set up the GC-bank portfolio and associated coin forge for minted currencies.
    • Developed non-proof of work blockchains; invented smart litigation and proof of witness for a solution to double-spending and proof of membership for authentication.
    • Created a non-consensus-based ledger as a byzantine resistant system.
    • Developed a robust system capable of withstanding a Sybil attack for identity management.
    Technologies: Blockchain, JavaScript, DevSecOps
  • Full-stack Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Healthium Technologies
    • Developed the SHQ-ledger to capture personalized data while still preserving security and privacy for the patient.
    • Developed a permissioned blockchain for medical use and a citizen participatory health research leading to personal health advances.
    • Created an authentication system with self-sovereign identity and ad-hoc de-identification for shareable data.
    Technologies: Distributed Ledgers, Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Senior R&D Engineer, Head of Electronics

    2013 - 2018
    • Developed lightweight smart glasses and led the Swiss electrical engineering team.
    • Deployed the production validation and characterization flow on the manufacturing line. Built and ramped up the volume for Vaunt smart glasses.
    • Architectured microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based pico projectors, wearables, and head-up displays.
    • Designed a MEMS electronic control and drive algorithm.
    Technologies: Laser Scanning, PicoProjector, Smart Glasses, Wearables, DevOps, DevSecOps, Technical Leadership, Patents


  • fairTools: Group Decision Platform Using Median Voting

    FairTools is a set of tools to make collaborative technologies accessible to anyone and consists of:
    • A text editor (fairPad)
    • An immutable repository (fairStore)
    • A document broadcast network (fairNet)
    • A network registration tool (fairFriends)

  • Self Health Quantification Blockchain

    Self Health Quantification BlockChain is a distributed personal health record (PHR) that is private and secured with the help of blockRing technology.

    I developed a set of tools to capture, in a non-invasive way, the health status of volunteers. Once captured, the non-private data is placed in an observable open data lake for deep machine learning.

  • Crypto Seed Accountancy Platform

    I developed a system that uses cryptocurrencies in order to create value in an early-stage project.

    The system is designed to use either a calendar or a venture capitalist's (VC) release timeline.

  • Web and Graphic Design

    Developed simple low footprint websites as well as business-ready sites using fast and static HTML combined with light dynamic functionality (JAMStack).

    This allows for platform-agnostic deployment at any provider, including hostless solutions.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, Verilog, Bash, Perl, VHDL, Kotlin, Go, HTML, CSS
  • Tools

    NGINX, Jekyll, Auth0
  • Paradigms

    Security Software Development, Web App Design, DevSecOps, DevOps, Jamstack
  • Platforms

    Linux, Oracle, Netlify, Web, Blockchain, Windows, LEMP, Heroku, Docker, MacOS, Blockchain Platforms
  • Other

    IT Administration, IC Design, Laser Scanning, PicoProjector, Smart Glasses, Distributed Ledgers, Swarm, Cryptocurrency, Technical Leadership, White Hat, Plack, PSGI, Medical Applications, LEIP, CAS, Digital Locksmith, Medical Blockchain, Civic Technology, Digital Identity, Customized Blockchains, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Peer-to-peer Networking, Web 4.0, CPU Architecture, Wearables, P2P, APIs, Technical Drawing, Web Security, IT Management, DID, SVG, Bots, Back-end, Servers, Public Coder, Cloud Security, Cryptography, Decentralization, Sustainability, IPFS, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), mic-r9e-usw-c62, Patents, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Storage

    LAMP Server
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, WebRTC
  • Industry Expertise



  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    1989 - 1994
    University Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris, France

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