Founder & CEO, Ava Labs
Emin Gün Sirer is the Founder and CEO of Ava Labs, Co-Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. His research interests span distributed systems, cryptocurrencies, and software infrastructure for large scale services. He is known for co-discovering/co-inventing selfish mining, Bitcoin-NG, covenants, and vaults. Known for being prescient, except for a missed BTC price prediction in 2013, he anticipated the DAO hack in Ethereum. He is currently building the AVA platform, based on the new Avalanche consensus protocol, announced last year at Token Summit.