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Gavin Wood
Born April 1980 (age 38)
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Residence Switzerland[1]
Nationality British[1]
Education Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Alma mater University of York[1]
Known for Co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum; CTO and Chairman of Parity Technologies; author of the Polkadot paper

Gavin James Wood (born April 1980) is a British programmer who is a co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum.[2][3][4][5] In August 2014 he proposed Solidity, a contract-oriented programming language for writing smart contracts.[6] He is the founder and former[7] CTO and Chairman of Parity Technologies who released the Parity Bitcoin technology stack.[8] He also authored the Polkadot paper.[9]

He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, graduated from the University of York with a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Computer Systems and Software Engineering in 2002, and completed his PhD in Computer Science at York in 2005, with a thesis entitled "Content-based visualisation to aid common navigation of musical audio".[10] The thesis directly lead to the Moodbar, a static music visualisation used in several prominent music applications on the Linux desktop.

Papers[edit]

  • Ethereum: A Secure Decentralised Generalised Transaction Ledger[11]
  • Polkadot: Vision for a Heterogenous Multi-Chain Framework
  • Martta: A C++ Language Workbench[12]
  • Content-based visualisation to aid common navigation of musical audio[13]
  • On Techniques for Content-based Visual Annotation to Aid Intra-track Music Navigation[14]
  • Quantitative Comparisons into Content-Based Music Recognition with the Self Organising Map[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "British coder revealed as brains behind bitcoin rival". The Times. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "The future of Blockchain infrastructure, with Gavin Wood and Jutta Steiner at Disrupt Berlin". TechCrunch. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Ethereum: the competitor to Bitcoin which could transform entire industries". New Statesman. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Bitcoin Finds a Home in Cash-Loving Germany". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Ethereum Hard Fork Completes, Pushes Ether Price Up". MSN Money. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ Benoit Schweblin. "StackEdit Viewer". stackedit.io.
  7. ^ "Parity Technologies new CTO". 6 August 2018.
  8. ^ Allison, Ian (28 April 2017). "Ethereum co-founder Dr Gavin Wood and company release Parity Bitcoin". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  9. ^ Pokadot Paper by Gavin Wood
  10. ^ "Content-based visualisation to aid common navigation of musical audio". British Library EThOS. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  11. ^ Ethereum Yellow Paper by Gavin Wood
  12. ^ Martta: A C++ Language Workbench by Gavin Wood
  13. ^ Content-based visualisation to aid common navigation of musical audio by Gavin Wood
  14. ^ On Techniques for Content-based Visual Annotation to Aid Intra-track Music Navigation by Gavin Wood
  15. ^ Quantitative Comparisons into Content-Based Music Recognition with the Self Organising Map by Gavin Wood


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