CO-FOUNDER & CEO AT OPENORIGINS
Dr. Mansoor Ahmed-Rengers is the Founder and CEO of OpenOrigins. Besides his role at OpenOrigins, Mansoor is also a cybersecurity and distributed computing researcher at the University of Cambridge where he previously completed his PhD. He has invented several blockchain related algorithms, patented novel applications of Trusted Execution Environments and architected secure whistleblowing systems.
OpenOrigins is on a mission to authenticate content on the Internet. The central thesis is that in the near future, manipulated media like Deepfakes and Photoshopped images will be indistinguishable for both humans and machines. This will result in a wave of disinformation the likes of which we’ve never seen before. The only solution is Digital Provenance: a trace of all the constituents of piece of content from source to viewer with cryptographic certainty.
OpenOrigins is building the provenance infrastructure for content with a view to be the global trust layer for images and videos. The same way that you don’t trust a website without an SSL certificate, you won’t trust content without an OpenOrigins certificate.