æternity Universe Three
Creator of Lexon
Henning is the creator of Lexon, the human-readable programming language. He is a second-generation hacker: his father happily programmed ALGOL 60 on a Z 23. Henning has professional experience in 20 languages, for backend, frontend, off- and on-chain projects. Lexon is a novel approach to compiler building that allows for normal-looking English to be translated into smart contracts or off-chain programs.
Henning pushed for Aeternity to be built on the rock-solid foundation of Erlang after his experience of debugging Ethereum race conditions for IBM. Henning was the first technical architect for IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric; wrote the first book on Ethereum; conducted blockchain research for the European Commission’s financial directorate; as Director for Blockchain at the Boston Consulting Group, architected the Diamond Blockchain for DeBeers, and this year created the technical concept for a fine art blockchain.
Henning started working with cryptography in 2001 and is a long-time contributor to open source. He worked in mobile payment, distributed databases, functional languages and computer language design.
He gave keynotes and talks on five continents. Some people say they love his books, which is rad. The next one will be for the blockchain for fine art.