Chris Georgen is a blockchain entrepreneur and the founder of Topl. As its CEO he leads the design of Topl’s protocol and directs its business and legal operations. A graduate of Rice University, he obtained degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy. During his time in college, Chris performed and published interdisciplinary research focused on emergent phenomena in complex systems. This research eventually brought him to explore how well-designed networks (both informational and human) could be leveraged for social change. He has a deep interest in the application of new technologies to economic and financial problems and is motivated by the potential for new economic systems to improve standards of living around the world.