Gavin Wood is a British computer programmer, co-founder of Ethereum and creator of Polkadot. He invented Solidity and wrote the Yellow Paper specifying the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Wood served as the Ethereum Foundation's first chief technology officer. After leaving Ethereum in 2016, he co-founded Parity Technologies (formerly Ethcore), which develops core infrastructure for Ethereum, Bitcoin, Zcash and Polkadot. In 2020, Polkadot was launched, he brought lights to Web3 foundation and made aware of this foundation to more blockchain developers.
"Adoption will continue and the technology is not going away"
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