Halsey Minor

Founder and CEO of Live Planet and VideoCoin

Halsey Minor is a web publishing and cloud computing pioneer, responsible for founding, funding and leading many of the world’s most innovative companies that have created over $100 billion in cumulative value including CNET Networks, cryptocurrency platform Uphold, the service now known as Google Voice, VR game-building startup Voxelus, web-publishing platform Vignette, and OpenDNS. In February 2000, Halsey stepped down as founder and CEO of CNET to help build Salesforce.com, investing $19.5 million and launching in January 2000 with Halsey as its co-founder and second largest shareholder from inception until 2008.


In 2015, he founded and is CEO at Live Planet, an end to end virtual reality video platform that allows users to stream live from anywhere they have cell service. In November of 2017, Halsey launched the VideoCoin Network, creating a platform for highly distributed video encoding, storage and streaming. VideoCoin taps into unused or underutilized computers in data centers to dramatically lower the cost of internet video, allowing for the next YouTube, Netflix, and video apps to emerge.