Chris Georgen

Founder & Managing Director, Topl

    Having found Topl in 2017, Chris now leads the only blockchain ecosystem dedicated to radical impact as Managing Director. Collaborating closely with Topl's co-founder and CTO, Chris takes an active role in the blockchain's protocol design and leads the team's novel tokenomics and governance work. Chris has been active in the web3 space since 2012, having previously co-founded a mobile payments fintech which went live on the Ethereum blockchain less than a year after that network's launch in 2015. He obtained degrees in Mathematics, Chemical Physics, and Philosophy from Rice University. During this time at university, Chris performed research resulting in 3 co-authored papers focused on emergent phenomena in complex systems and developed many of the models that would come to define Topl's unique design. An active speaker in the space, Chris has given invited talks on blockchain, economics, sustainability, and international development in more than 20 countries and been involved in numerous working groups on the intersection of web3 and social impact.

    All Sessions by Chris Georgen

    12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
    Net-zero Innovation

    Diving into Web3: The Hidden Costs of the Evolving Internet

    A less considered side of the ever-expanding Internet is the carbon emissions of electricity used to power data centres. How are software and Web3 companies reducing/offsetting their carbon emissions? Leading experts and entrepreneurs from the sector will share their insights on the role data plays in planning for sustainability, as well as measures taken to reduce and offset their impact on the environment.