Gavin Wood

Founder - Parity Technologies
Dr. Gavin Wood is the Co-Founder of Parity Technologies and President of Web3 Foundation. Gavin is developing the next generation of blockchain tech with Polkadot, the interoperability platform of public/private app-specific blockchains to power a decentralised web 3.0 that will disrupt centralised internet powers and provide a platform for developers to create more equitable, peer-to-peer societal institutions that are not possible today. To help foster blockchain innovation, Gavin recently released blockchain-building tech Substrate.
Gavin began originating blockchain technology as Co-Founder and CTO of Ethereum. He designed and stewarded the Solidity language, invented Proof-of-Authority consensus, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol.