CTO, Ripple Labs
Stefan Thomas is the CTO of Ripple Labs, the organization that built the Ripple protocol. Mr. Thomas is also the producer of the popular “What is Bitcoin?” video and the founder of the largest website for novice Bitcoin users, WeUseCoins.com. He created a set of open-source Bitcoin libraries called BitcoinJS, which today are maintained and used by Bitcoin businesses of all sizes including BitPay, BlockChain.info, Bitaddress, Coinpunk and others.
Now at Ripple Labs, his overarching motivation is to weave a global value web by making it easy for developers — from individual entrepreneurs to financial institutions — to build on Ripple. He wants to live in a world where exchanging value is as frictionless, free and fast as exchanging information.