Usman felt right at home when he moved to Berlin from Pakistan last year to join Lisk. Moving around a great deal from a young age instilled in him a sense that he is a global citizen. Usman's interest in computers began with the game Quake III, and a fun hobby quickly morphed into a love of programming. During his studies, he developed a keen interest in consensus problems in distributed systems. Usman believes transparency in everything will be the norm in the future due to the power of blockchain. Aside from work, he enjoys spending time hiking and reading fiction. Usman holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology in Pakistan.