Olaoluwa Osuntokun is the co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, and also the lead developer of lnd, one of the main implementations of Lightning. He received his B.S and M.S in Computer Science from UCSB and was a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2019. During his graduate studies he focused on the field of applied cryptography, specifically Searchable Symmetric Encryption. He has been an active Bitcoin developer for over 7 years, and is an author of several Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIP 157+158). These days, his primary focus lies in building, designing, and evolving private, scalable off-chain blockchain protocols, such as Lightning. His latest creation, Taro, extends both Bitcoin+Lightning to enable the issuance/transfer of arbitrary assets in a Bitcoin-friendly manner, relying on user-held asset provenance proofs.