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 that enables social change and has built-in economic incentives to propagate.

My most recent work has been in Aragon, which I co-founded in 2016. Aragon is the leading decentralized governance platform, enabling Internet communities and institutions to empower their stakeholders. Aragon’s technology secures more than $650m in assets and enables hundreds of thousands to participate in governance.

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!


  • 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
  • Babylon
  • Dune Analytics (reached unicorn status!)
  • Gelato
  • Guesser (acquired)
  • Molecule
  • Sarcophagus
  • Syndicate
  • Ramp
  • Advisory (past and present):

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