As a diplomat in Syria, Mounir Ibrahim witnessed firsthand the power of visual truth through images captured on the smartphone.
Unfortunately, he also noticed that visual truth could be corrupted and altered, and that genuine evidence can be dismissed as fabricated images.
This led him to work for a company that uses the blockchain to authenticate digital images which has recently been awarded by Fast Company as the #1 Most Innovative Company for Social Good.
Mounir Ibrahim spent years working in the State Department in Syria and saw first hand the chaos and political turmoil raging in the country.
His time working in diplomacy made him aware of the prevalence of fake news and the tendencies of people in power to fabricate events.
He now works at Truepic, a company that utilizes cloud computing and blockchain technology to provide photo authentication for a variety of industries, ranging from insurance to government accountability.