Welcome Daniel and Torsten as new Pendulum Co-Founders!

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4 min readMar 23


We are thrilled to announce the maturation of our Pendulum leadership team, with Daniel Kisluk and Torsten Stüber taking on the roles of Co-founders. Having achieved major milestones such as Pendulum’s launch on the Mainnet and the listing of the PEN token, the time has come to structure the company and optimize for success and scalable growth.

Scaling the Team

The decision to construct the Pendulum parachain on Polkadot was partially driven by the technical scalability advantages provided by the Polkadot infrastructure. Similarly, expanding Pendulum’s leadership team with the addition of new co-founders enables the company to manage our growth and scale up operations effectively. Daniel and Torsten will be joining forces with the existing co-founders, Alex Wilke and Meinhard Benn, in a collective effort to guide Pendulum toward greater success and impact.

Dr. Torsten Stüber


As the CTO of Pendulum, Torsten has been at the forefront of the company’s technical team, leveraging his extensive experience and knowledge in the field. Boasting a PhD in Computer Science, he is an expert in cutting-edge technologies such as Rust, Substrate, Wasm, smart contracts, blockchain bridges, zero knowledge proofs, and automatic market makers. Under Torsten’s leadership, Pendulum has made rapid progress in development and success.

In 2022, Torsten was actively on a global roadshow, taking the stage at numerous Polkadot, Stellar, and major crypto conferences to share the exciting news about Spacewalk bridge. His technical innovations have been instrumental in the creation of the trust-minimized Spacewalk bridge, which connects Stellar to Polkadot. Watch Torsten speak at ParisDOT.Comm 2022 here:

The Spacewalk bridge is soon to be publicly accessible, enabling access to all of the fiat stablecoins on the Stellar network on Polkadot and other blockchains in the near future. Torsten’s transition to the role of co-founder has been a seamless and natural progression, considering his exceptional leadership in technical matters and the crucial role he has played in representing the company’s brand and forging partnerships.

Daniel Kisluk


As the CMO of Pendulum, Daniel has utilized his expertise in strategic marketing and business growth to guide the marketing and partnership teams to new heights. He draws on extensive leadership experience, including his tenure as VP of Marketing of BeInCrypto’s media company and his success in launching a $15M ICO token sale at Aptoide App Store, to effectively develop and expand the Pendulum project and team as a whole.

In addition to leading the marketing and partnership team, Daniel has taken on the leadership of the operations team and assumed the role of Co-founder. This move is aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Pendulum’s sub-teams.

After a year of hard work in 2022 alongside the Marketing and Business Development teams, Daniel is now shifting his focus away from day-to-day operations to strategic communication and expanding Pendulum’s new business opportunities globally, as well as developing Pendulum’s market position further.

With his expertise in growth strategy, capital raising, communication, partnerships, and business development, Daniel’s leadership is instrumental in driving Pendulum forward.


We are delighted to announce the addition of Daniel Kisluk and Torsten Stüber as Co-founders, joining existing Co-founders Alex Wilke and Meinhard Benn. Together, the Pendulum team is ready to scale up operations and continue our journey toward building a more financially inclusive world. Join the Pendulum community on social media for the latest updates and to find out how you can be part of the growing team. We’re excited to have you join us in connecting Forex with the world of DeFi!

About Amplitude

Pioneering the internet of fiat. Amplitude is the sister network of Pendulum on Kusama. It will act as a testing ground for Pendulum applications and network parameters and be powered by the AMPE token.

About Pendulum

Building the missing link between fiat and DeFi through a fiat-optimized smart contract blockchain based on Polkadot’s Substrate. Allowing traditional finance fiat services to integrate with DeFi applications such as specialized forex AMMs, lending protocols, or yield farming opportunities. Developed by SatoshiPay.

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