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Virginia Tech
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Digital Bazaar / World Wide Web Consortium
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Hey, I'm Manu!
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States · Member since October 2013

Manu Sporny is the Founder and CEO of Digital Bazaar. A champion for science and the arts, his life’s work is focused on empowering people to enact global change through the Web. He is currently focused on expanding the core infrastructure of the Web to include peer-to-peer payments, distributed banking, crowd funding, and a variety of other transparent-by-design financial services that will become the foundation of the new economy. Manu is an entrepreneur, having been involved in a number of start-ups, and has Chaired a number of technological Working Groups at the World Wide Web Consortium.

Manu spends most of his time creating open standards and open technology that will integrate payments into the core architecture of the Web. His vision is to democratize finance, making the financial tools that are only available to large organizations today, available to everyone on the Web.

Manu is also the Chairman for the Web Payments, PaySwarm, JSON-LD, and RDFa standardization groups at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He coordinates technology initiatives between companies working on Firefox, (website hidden) Chrome, Bitcoin, and a number of financial organizations. Manu also oversees technical development of core Web technologies across a wide variety of technology areas and has been a primary driving force in getting Linked Data technologies like JSON-LD and RDFa adopted at companies like (website hidden), Microsoft, (website hidden), (website hidden)and (website hidden).

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