Juan Benet (computer scientist)
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March 16, 1988
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Known for||InterPlanetary File System, Filecoin|
|Title||Founder and CEO of Protocol Labs|
Juan Benet (born March 1988) is an American computer scientist. He is the founder and CEO of Protocol Labs, a computer networks research and development company. He is best known for creating the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), an open-source, peer-to-peer, decentralized web protocol; and Filecoin, a cryptotoken-incentivized file storage network.
Benet founded Protocol Labs in May 2014 and went through Y-Combinator in summer 2014 to support development of IPFS, Filecoin, and other projects. Since the launch of IPFS, he has developed other protocols at Protocol Labs including libp2p, a modular network stack for peer-to-peer apps and systems; IPLD, a data model for interoperable protocols; Multiformats, a collection of protocols to future-proof systems; CoinList, a token sale and investment platform; and the SAFT Project, a legal framework for token fundraising.
In 2018, Benet was named one of Fortune magazine's "40 under 40" in recognition of his work creating IPFS.
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