Ethan is an Internet Biophysicist. He received a BSc in Physical Science and a MASc in Engineering Systems and Computing, both from the University of Guelph. With background in cell biology, neuroscience, mathematics, machine learning, and distributed computing, his goal is to build tools that encourage humans to self-organize into functional systems, much like molecules managed to self-organize into Life.
Ethan is a co-founder of the Tendermint and Cosmos projects, and currently serves as Technical Director of the Interchain Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to research, develop, and promote open, decentralized networks. He is focused primarily on building general purpose technology to support interoperable replicated state machines on the public internet as a means to providing greater economic sovereignty to communities around the globe. He also runs CoinCulture CryptoConsulting, which offers in-depth courses on blockchain technology for both non-technical and technical audiences.