Founder & CEO, Tendermint
Jae Kwon is the Founder and CEO of Tendermint, co-creator of Cosmos. He has a background in a blockchain software architecture, computer science, and distributed systems. Jae has worked on numerous open-source projects including a cryptocurrency exchange, which ultimately led to his current work on Tendermint, the first Byzantine Fault Tolerant distributed consensus algorithm Jae created in 2014. His mission is to make blockchain technology more accessible and less resource-intensive in order to accelerate the adoption of decentralized ledger technology. The Cosmos Network, set to launch in 2018, is a project Jae co-founded, which runs on Tendermint.