Muneeb Ali’s Trust Machines Raises $150M

Participating investors include Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group, GoldenTree, Hivemind and Union Square Ventures.

AccessTimeIconFeb 3, 2022 at 7:37 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 7:16 p.m. UTC

Trust Machines, co-founded by Stacks founder Muneeb Ali and Princeton University computer science professor J.P. Singh, has raised $150 million in funding for expanding Bitcoin as a Web 3 platform.

  • Participating investors in the round include Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group (the parent company of CoinDesk), GoldenTree, Hivemind and Union Square Ventures.
  • Trust Machines will build on the recent success of Stacks, which is a programming layer for Bitcoin, in making Bitcoin a platform for Web 3 applications, the firm said in a press release.
  • Ali is the CEO of Trust Machines and is executive chairman at Hiro, the primary developer of Stacks, where he was previously CEO.
  • Stacks was co-founded by Ali and Ryan Shea in 2013 as Blockstack. Stacks is a network that facilitates smart contracts that settle on the Bitcoin blockchain.
  • “With the early foundation built, it’s time to concentrate on unlocking the next level of applications and platform technology on Bitcoin, enhancing the platforms for speed, scale and functionality, and making Bitcoin apps a reality for hundreds of millions of users. This is why we launched Trust Machines,” Ali said in the press release.


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Tanzeel Akhtar

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