❇️ Luis Cuende


I am a freedom fighter creating tools for human liberation.

I believe that crypto is our chance to escape a technological dystopia and supersede the corrupt system that let it happen. We need open source technology with built-in economic incentives to propel the social change the world needs.

Because of that, I started Nation3 together with friends.

My previous work has been in Aragon, which I co-founded in 2016. Aragon took DAOs from $0 to $1bn in assets under management. It currently also powers some of Ethereum heavyweights, like Lido Finance and Curve.

Before Aragon, I co-founded Stampery, a pioneer in blockchain timestamping, in 2014. The company pivoted into Witnet, a decentralized oracle network.

I started my career working on free software, founding a Linux distribution called Asturix in 2008, when I was 12 years old. During those early years, I co-founded multiple failed startups, advised the European Commission and learned a lot!

I’m an angel investor and I have co-invested alongside other angels like Balaji Srinivasan, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Hoover, Alexis Ohanian, Ashton Kutcher and VCs like a16z, USV and Placeholder.


  • Aragon Network: A decentralized infrastructure for value exchange (2017)
  • Witnet: A Decentralized Oracle Network Protocol (2017)
  • Stampery Blockchain Timestamping Architecture (2016)
  • Awards and recognitions:

  • MIT TR35
  • Forbes 30 Under 30
  • Best underage hacker of Europe (2011)
  • Angel:

  • Anytype
  • APY.vision
  • Babylon (closed down)
  • Dework
  • Dune Analytics (reached unicorn status!)
  • Gelato
  • Guesser (acquired)
  • Molecule
  • Sarcophagus
  • Syndicate
  • PWN
  • Rally
  • Ramp
  • Texts.com
  • Advisory (past and present):

  • Decentraland
  • Keep Network
  • Status
  • district0x
  • Primitive
  • European Commission
  • newsletter