Ryan Shea

Blockstack

Ryan Shea

Blockstack

Biography

Ryan Shea is a core developer of Blockstack, an open source project that utilizes the blockchain for decentralized DNS and identity. He is also the Co-founder and CEO of Onename, a startup building on Blockstack technology that is backed by Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator and Naval Ravikant.

Ryan was inducted into the Forbes 30 Under 30 and graduated from Princeton University, where he studied Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He was also an engineer at ZocDoc and was the President of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, which was awarded the Alberto Santos-Dumont Prize for Innovation twice under his leadership.

Ryan is a prolific developer of open source software and decentralized applications based on cryptography and the blockchain. He authored several popular cryptography libraries, as well as resources for python and javascript development.

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