Christian Reitwiessner

Team Lead, Ethereum – Creator of Solidity
Christian Reitwiessner

Christian is a blockchain specialist with a PhD in Computational Complexity. Prior to joining Ethereum, he worked for TomTom NV, a Dutch company that produces navigation and mapping products, leading a team responsible for processing road traffic data and taking it into account in routing algorithms on personal navigation devices.

Since joining Ethereum, Christian has created the Ethereum Smart Contract Language, Solidity. Solidity is similar to Javascript and perhaps the first example of a contract­oriented programming language. It is designed to compile code for the Ethereum Virtual Machine which lies behind every Smart Contract and DApp (Decentralized Application) running on the Ethereum network.