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Episode 10

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Shownotes

In this episode, we dive into decentralization and blockchains as a technology. We then dive into the life of my good friend, Loong Wang who is the CTO of REN. We go through his time in university and how taking some time to implement his knowledge through starting companies and working has been immensely beneficial. 


Key Topics and Learnings

  • The growth of technology and how they change over time
  • The power of decentralization and blockchain
  • Where we are in terms of development and where we will go for blockchains 
  • What it was like in university and why you should potentially take a gap year
  • How you can learn immensely by implementing your learnings by working in companies and startups
  • Technical leadership and what it means to be a CTO
  • How to get into development


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About The Guest

Loong Wang

Co-founder and CTO at REN

Loong is the co-founder and CTO of REN, a successful blockchain privacy project that is building the first and only open protocol that provides access to inter-blockchain liquidity for all decentralized applications. Prior to REN, Loong was an academic teacher and researcher at the Australian National University (ANU) where he established his expertise in distributed systems, a core pillar for his role as CTO. He published his honours thesis, a distributed new programming language, at the 22nd International Workshop on High-level Parallel Programming Models and Supportive Environments. His management and operational skills were honed through his role as lead software developer at Neucode where he developed production-ready code on the daily.