Dr. Muneeb Ali is Co-founder, Stacks and CEO, Hiro. Hiro is a Public Benefit Corp building developer tools for Stacks, the network that enables apps and smart contracts on Bitcoin. Muneeb has raised $75 million USD in funding from investors like Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Winklevoss Capital, and others. Hiro (formerly Blockstack PBC) was featured in the CNBC’s list of 100 promising startups to watch. Muneeb received his Ph.D. and Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University. His Ph.D. thesis was nominated for the ACM SIGCOMM dissertation award by Princeton University. Muneeb gives guest lectures on cloud computing at Princeton and his research publications have over 1,700 citations. He is one of the main characters in George Gilder’s book Life After Google and was a technical advisor to the HBO show Silicon Valley.
The most successful business model of the internet has been to harvest as much data as possible and only share it if profit can be extracted. Let’s consider a new model, where all...