Emin Gün Sirer

I'm the founder and CEO of Ava Labs.


Gün is co-founder and CEO at Ava Labs and a professor of computer science at Cornell University, where his research focuses on operating systems, networking and distributed systems. He is well-known for having implemented the first currency that used proof-of-work (PoW) to mint coins, as well as his research on selfish mining, characterizing the scale and centralization of existing cryptocurrencies, and having proposed the leading protocols for on-chain and off-chain scaling.

He is also the co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts (IC3), which aims to move blockchain-based applications from whiteboards and proofs-of-concept to tomorrow’s fast and reliable financial systems.

Emin Gün Sirer

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