LONDON — 2 JULY 18 — Coinweb is pleased to announce that renowned computer scientist and internet pioneer, Paul V. Mockapetris is joining their team and will serve a key role in developing its innovative CNS (Coin Name Service) which brings easy to read and remember addresses to the blockchain, and will help make blockchain mainstream.

Paul, an MIT graduate, is well known for inventing the internet Domain Name System (DNS), which brought easy to read and remember addresses to the Internet and was key step toward mainstream Internet adoption. He wrote the first implementation of DNS, the system which today powers all web and email addresses worldwide. He also developed the first SMTP email server for the Internet, and served as director of the high-performance computing and communication division at USC.

Paul was program manager for networking at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S Department of Defense. He has served as chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and was a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). He’s held key positions at multiple internet-related companies, including @Home, (now OpenWave), Fiberlane (now Cisco), Nu Domain, and others. Paul is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery and serves as Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP. He is a frequent and highly respected conference speaker and delegate.

On the announcement, Toby Gilbert, Coinweb CEO, commented: “We are incredibly excited to have a brilliant and experienced internet pioneer like Paul on board with us at Coinweb. His work with DNS relates directly to our efforts to bring blockchain mainstream by bringing easy to use names to the blockchain. Paul will work closely with our engineering team in designing and deploying our CNS as a pillar of the innovative Coinweb platform.”