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Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood is the founder of Parity Technologies, the company behind Polkadot and the Parity Ethereum wallet. He previously served as co-founder and CTO of Ethereum.

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Reviews by Gavin Wood

๐Ÿ”‘ 2 positive | ๐Ÿ’ฉ 1 negative


Bitcoin was an important part of getting this technology recognised, largely through the socially-sensitive MVP of a currency. However it didnโ€™t really capture the imagination of developers in general.

2015-11-18 | Full Review


Polkadot's design hits both [interoperability] and scalability. Indeed in a very real sense they're actually two sides of the same coin (pun intended :-P). In that sense, we're quite confident that the design will handily outperform other sharded systems (&, obviously, non-sharded systems).

The initial challenge for teams building these shards/parachains is that there will not be unlimited capacity for them at launch, rather they will be added progressively as the network grows.

2019-12-23 | Full Review

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