BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 05: Parity Technologies Founder & CEO Jutta Steiner talks at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 at Arena Berlin on December 5, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch,)Noam Galai — Getty Images for TechCrunch,
Steiner is an applied mathematician who served as Ethereum’s original security chief. She now leads Parity, one of Ethereum's most popular software clients. Under her purview, Parity had to deal with a software wallet hack that froze hundreds of millions of dollars worth of crypto tokens. Now she's devoting attention to Polkadot, a project that aims to make blockchain tech interoperable.
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