Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized apps. Our open-source community of 16080 members globally is building protocols & tools that make it easy to build scalable decentralized apps.
Blockstack PBC, a Public Benefit Corp, was co-founded by Ryan Shea and Muneeb Ali to contribute to the development of the core open-source software. Blockstack PBC is headquartered in New York City, with a globally distributed team located across Hong Kong, Gambia, Barcelona, Toronto, and Seattle.
Blockstack PBC raised a $4M Series A in January 2017, and ~$50M in the Blockstack Token Sale in December 2017. We are grateful to have investors like Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, Naval Ravikant, Winklevoss Capital, Digital Currency Group, Foundation Capital, Kevin Rose, and Michael Arrington amongst others. Our token sale had 800 Accredited Investors and 8000+ total participants.
Blockstack’s mission is to enable an open, decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users by giving them more control over information and computation. We’re committed to always support the decentralization of the Blockstack network and ensure that we build the network in a way that no single entity, including Blockstack PBC, has control over it.
Blockstack is an open-source project with core developers and contributors located around the world, from New York City to Hong Kong. We believe the community is one of our greatest assets, and the team engages with users via Slack, Github, Twitter, and the Blockstack Forum.
Blockstack Team Values: (voted and decided collaboratively by the team)
- Extreme Ownership
- Collaborative Mindset