Who Is Gavin Wood?
Gavin Wood is a British computer scientist and entrepreneur best known for his work as the co-founder of Ethereum, an open source blockchain platform. He was also the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Ethereum. Gavin has been involved in various projects related to distributed computing, cryptography, and peer-to-peer networks since 2000. He holds a PhD from University College London where he studied Distributed Computing Theory.
In addition to his involvement with Ethereum, Gavin is also the founder of Parity Technologies Ltd., which provides infrastructure solutions for decentralized applications on top of blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. He is currently working on Polkadot, a project that aims to create an interoperable network between different blockchains by allowing them to communicate with each other securely and efficiently. His research interests include programming languages, distributed systems design, consensus protocols, game theory applied to economics and security engineering among others.