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Gallery: ConsenSys Plots Ethereum’s Future from Hipster Haven

Yesterday, ConsenSys announced it had collaborated with Microsoft to implement its tools for building Ethereum-based decentralized applications (Dapps) directly into the software giant’s Visual Studio programming platform, a service that boasts more than 3m registered users.

During a tour of the ConsenSys’ Brooklyn, New York-based headquarters earlier this month CoinDesk were given a behind-the-scenes look at where the company’s 30 New York City employees are helping mount a global push into both the financial and digital sectors with their distributed ledger technology.

ConsenSys HQ Photo credit: Michael del Castillo

Outside, the ConsenSys headquarters don’t look like your typical finance industry offices, with more hipsters than bankers passing by at a given moment. The walls are covered in graffiti – even if, in typical Brooklyn fashion, some of the work is commissioned.

ConsenSys HQ

ConsenSys co-founder Joe Lubin is also the co-founder of the Ethereum distributed ledger blockchain upon which his new company is built. Previously, Lubin was vice-president of technology at Goldman Sachs division of private wealth management.

ConsenSys HQ

Based in a neighborhood known as East Williamsburg, 30 employees work out of ConsenSys’ Brooklyn office.

ConsenSys HQ

Founded in mid-2014 ConsenSys is a completely bootstrapped startup – but that hasn’t kept it from boasting its own version of the obligatory startup mini-bar.

ConsenSys HQ

In a conversation with CoinDesk, co-founder Andrew Keys said the company was generating revenue but isn’t yet disclosing the names of its clientele.

ConsenSys HQ

Keys said the company didn’t want to be profitable quite yet. Instead, hoping to more-than double the number of employees to 150 people by the end of 2016. Above, the ConsenSys logo is emblazoned on a refrigerator in the small employee kitchen.

ConsenSys HQ

Lubin, who is also the CEO, works on the floor with the rest of the roughly 30 New York City-based employees.

ConsenSys HQ

Image Credit: Michael del Castillo for CoinDesk

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