Gavin Wood: Polkadot Founder

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Gavin Wood
Gavin began originating blockchain technology as co-founder and CTO of Ethereum.

He invented fundamental components of the blockchain industry, including Solidity, Proof-of-Authority consensus, and Whisper.

At Parity, Gavin currently leads innovation on Substrate and Polkadot.

He coined the term Web 3.0 in 2014 and serves as President of Web3 Foundation.


“In the future, trusting an institution with our interests will be as archaic a concept as reckoning on an abacus is today.” — Gavin Wood
Gav Wood at Web3 Summit

Gav Wood at Web3 Summit

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