Dr. Gavin Wood is the Co-Founder of Parity Technologies and President of Web3 Foundation. Gavin is developing the next generation of blockchain technology with Polkadot, the interoperability platform he designed to connect all public and private blockchains. Polkadot will serve as a key building block in the decentralised web 3.0, meant to 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 released the blockchain-building framework Substrate, giving builders the tools they need to build a blockchain that fits their needs.
Gavin began originating blockchain technology as Co-Founder and CTO of Ethereum. He conceived the Solidity language (a programming language oriented to write smart contracts), invented Proof-of-Authority consensus, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol.