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Ryan co-founded Blockstack, a development platform for decentralized apps where users own their data. Blockstack has a vibrant community of 50,000 enthusiasts and developers and in 2017 it raised $50M in one of the largest cryptocurrency sales to date.

Before Blockstack, Ryan co-founded a software-as-a-service startup called GraphMuse and worked in an operations role for OmniActive Health Technologies. He received a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University with a minor in Computer Science.

Ryan has authored several popular open source libraries in cryptography and blockchain technology and has experience in areas ranging from engineering to product management to growing developer communities.

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The Alchemist
Snow Crash
Neuromancer
Brave New World
Siddhartha
The Idea Factory
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Man's Search for Meaning
Sapiens
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Destined for War
Abundance