Muneeb Ali the Founder & CEO of Trust Machines and is a co-founder of Stacks, an open-source smart contract platform for Bitcoin.
Ali studied Computer Science at LUMS and received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2017. Ali co-founded Stacks (formerly Blockstack) with Ryan Shea and went through Y Combinator in 2014.
His work mainly focused on sensor networks, blockchains, and cloud computing.
Ali was a technical advisor to the HBO Silicon Valley show, and appeared in the Amazon Prime Video Rizqi Presents: Blockchain show.
In 2019, he convinced the SEC regulators to allow his company to start a token offering under Reg A+ exemption, becoming the first to do so. In 2020, Ali released a legal framework for non-security status of Stacks.