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Chris Tse

Chris Tse

Founding Director Cardstack Foundation


Chris Tse is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice, and an entrepreneur at heart. Chris has been a designer and architect of “Digital Ecosystems”, from decentralized blockchain applications to federated cloud-based platforms.

Chris is the Founding Director of the Cardstack project, leading the creation of the experience layer of the decentralized Internet that will serve as the onramp to the blockchain-based economy for the mass market. Chris is the co-founder of Monegraph, where he leads the development of decentralized digital markets that span across the world of art, social media, and commerce. He also leads the technical team at Dot Blockchain Media, applying the open-sourced tools for orchestrating workflows and data flows between enterprise systems and distributed ledgers to the music industry and beyond.

Previously, Chris was the Head of Research & Development for McGraw-Hill e-Lab, where he championed the use and funding of open source tools, especially in the area of JavaScript and distributed databases and analytics, to solve problems in the enterprise. Prior to that, Chris led the development of social media and dynamic publishing applications at BusinessWeek Digital as the Senior Director of Innovation.

Before joining the New York media industry through the acquisition of The Grow Network by McGraw-Hill, where Chris served as the Chief Technologist in charge of technology strategy and solution architecture, he co-founded four other technology startups: a database consulting shop, a peer-to-peer digital content delivery service, a messaging software company, and a network security research firm.

Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and is still very much addicted to New York City.

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