Lennart Lopin, M.A. Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Futurist, MarsOne Finalist

To be curious is to be human
“One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.” —Albert Einstein


Lennart Lopin was born in North-Eastern Germany in 1978, close to the Baltic Sea and the original V1 rocket test site in Peenemuende. He grew up in Vienna, Austria after his parents fled East Germany in 1984. He currently lives in Sarasota, Florida. His parents' background in engineering and communication systems (his dad is an electrical engineering / automation wizard and his mother used to work as a radio operator) instilled a deep love for science and technology. But it was Astrophysics in particular that excited Lennart from an early age – as a bibliophile, when he ran out of books on science at his local Viennese public library, Lennart would attend public university lectures at the age of ten studying orbital mechanics to satisfy his incessant curiosity with all things Astronomy.

Graduating high school in Austria with a perfect score (4.0 GPA) Lennart's love affair with Buddhist philosophy found him studying ancient Indian languages and ordain as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in the late 90s. Lennart graduated from the universities of Goettingen and Rostock in Germany in 2003 with a master’s degree in Computer Science and a specialization in Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence. His thesis focused on automated text-analysis and summarization exploring machine learning methods to uncover semantic structures in text corpora. In 2005 his creative chatbot "Prelude" won him an international championship medal in the category of "best self-learning system".

Mr. Lopin has spent vast amounts of time on various private and public software projects. As an Austrian economics student he discovered Bitcoin early in 2011 and has been involved in the Bitcoin ecosystem ever since, including the launch of his own cryptocurrency project “Marscoin” to explore alternative funding methods for planetary scale projects. Fluent in eight languages (including Latin, Sanskrit and Pali) Lennart, father of two sons and two daughters, authored over 30 books on early Buddhist meditation practice and ancient Indian languages. He is an ardent chess player, P90X enthusiast, SCUBA diver and book collector.

As a senior software engineer with an extensive experience in international software projects and an early adopter of crypto- and blockchain technology, Lennart leverages his wide experience currently in overseeing the development of Byte Federal's cutting-edge technology stack.

Work History


Co-Founder, CTO

ByteFederal, Inc.

Guiding ByteFederal's cutting edge FinTech technology stack and operations




Coordinating and developing on a suite of products, infrastructure and projects. Flagship product SelectReads.com



Reading House, LLC

Full stack developer for ReadingHouse developing new products for the library market.


IT Manager

Proactive Reliability Services

Developing remote sensor network and reporting platform for industrial (continuous) vibration analysis.


Developer / Consultant

novomind AG.

Started as a junior developer working on AI backed email routing system. Windows office integration, browser based thin client integration. Later worked as pre/post sales consultant supporting roll-out of products to clients nationwide.

Education History


Computational Linguistics

University of Goettingen / University of Rostock, Germany.

Studied Linguistics and Computer Science in Germany from 1999 to 2003. Got my M.A. with thesis on automated text summarization algorithms based on lexical chains.



GRG21/OE, Vienna, Austria.

Completed A-level exam with perfect score.

Programming Skills

  • C, C++, Java, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, R, C#, Python, HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, MongoDB, Windows, MacOS, Linux (Gentoo, Crunchbang, Debian, Ubuntu, etc), Arduino, RaspberryPi, Embedded, AWS, DigitalOcean, VirtualBox, Sublime, Visual Studio, etc.

Language Skills

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Singhalese
  • Latin
  • Sanskrit
  • Pali
  • Toki Pona

Off-duty Project History




BookLovers is a book recommendation webapp and booklover community - find books that perfectly match your taste and interest and find similar minded people that share your interests. Clean layout, super-intuitive and powered by sweet matching algorithms


Automated Bitcoin Lending Robots


StandardAndRiches offers users the ability to set up investment strategies for their Bitcoin lending websites. Bots will then execute the lending strategies on behalf of users 24/7 fully automed. Globally. P2P. Future-ristic :-)




Elaborate todo list based on Raymond Hull's bestselling book "How to get what you want". Did another round of improvements. IMHO its one of the best organizational systems out there to keep you focused on what's important and achieve your goals.




A cryptocurrency for Mars - with the idea to bootstrap planetary colonization utilizing the power of p2p cryptocurrency networks.


Healthcare market place


An ultra-transparent healthcare price and service market place.


Online Prelude Chatbot version with Bitcoin


My popular chatbot got an upgraded online version that's tied into Coinbase.


Bitcoin Metatrader Desktop Client


Built a metatrader style bitcoin and altcoin trading desktop application in C#.


Sarasota IT consulting


A site for our local consulting operations. Inspired by Dane Maxwell

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