The project was started by two engineers from Princeton University. Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea met at the Computer Science department at Princeton, where Muneeb was finishing his PhD and Ryan was running the enterprenurship club. In 2014, frustrated by the walled-gardens and security problems of the current internet they started working on a decentralized internet secured by blockchains. The project is currently maintained by Jude Nelson, Muneeb Ali, Ryan Shea, Larry Salibra, and Guy Lepage. A full list of contributors can be found here and here.
Articles in this section
- What is Blockstack?
- What is a Blockstack ID?
- What is a decentralized internet?
- What problems does Blockstack solve?
- What opportunities does Blockstack enable?
- What is a "serverless" app?
- What is a "decentralized" app?
- Who should build on Blockstack?
- How are Blockstack domains different from normal DNS domains?
- What is Blockstack Core and who is working on it?