Alex Gluchowski

From CryptoWiki


"I grew up in Ukraine and moved to Germany when I was 20. Growing up in Ukraine made me realize how important freedom is for the wellbeing, for the prosperity of the society. At each level of society. And I grew to appreciate freedom more and more. And at some point, I saw Bitcoin and then Ethereum as the most promising technologies that can bring more freedom into this world and make people really, truly sovereign in the deepest sense because digital assets and digital identities becoming more and more real. It became more real than your physical assets in some way. And controlling it, truly, like having it in your hand is important. And so I thought this is the place where I really wanna be, it's the intersection of technology, which is one of my passions, and freedom, which is the other one. With Bitcoin it felt too premature, technologically, it just didn't feel like, like you cannot onboard 1 billion people into it by managing their seed phrases and storing it securely and using Bitcoin, but Ethereum held the promise to actually deliver this potential of crypto so I jumped right into it. I was looking into problems that need to be solved in order for us to get to the real worldwide mass adoption of Ethereum, and I realized that scalability is gonna be the most technologically challenging one. And then I learned about zero-knowledge proofs, and it was clear that it was a perfect match. This is how we solve scalability and we bring crypto into the hands of basically everyone in the world"

"Gluchowski earned his Master of Science in computer science from the Berlin Institute of Technology, where he studied from 2009 to 2011. He worked a handful of software development jobs prior to his university studies, and afterward served as chief technology officer of software provider ExpoGlobus from 2011 to 2013. Over the following years, he co-founded two other entities and took a pit stop as Entropy Labs’ director of research and development before finally landing as CEO of Matter Labs, which he also helped co-found."