Dr. Muneeb Ali is the founder of Stacks, a decentralized network that brings apps and smart contracts to Bitcoin. He serves as the CEO of Hiro PBC, a Public Benefit Corp that builds developer tools for the Stacks blockchain. He 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 1,300 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.
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It’s been a long-standing tradition for Blockstack PBC to release an annual hard fork update. The latest, which completed on January 17th, materialized the Blockchain.com...Read more
Today, we’re proposing a potential major improvement to the Stacks consensus algorithm. Stacks 2.0 is expected to launch in Q2 this year. Stacks 2.0 is...Read more
San Francisco, Blockstack Summit — After the successful completion of our SEC-qualified offering, we’re now excited to announce the first international (non-US) listings for the...Read more
This blog will no longer receive new posts and will be available only as an archive. Hiro PBC plans to have a developer-focused blog at hiro.so. Readers looking for Stacks related news and announcements can go to the Stacks ecosystem blog at blog.stacks.co to find updates about the project from various entities and individuals across the decentralized ecosystem.
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