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Karel Kubat is the Founder of Union, the first fully trustless bridge powered by zero-knowledge technology. Prior to Union, Karel was the CTO of Composable Finance, a company he grew to a $450 million valuation. Karel has been coding smart contracts since 2016, beginning with Solidity and then expanding to Rust and Go in 2018. Drawing from his deep technological expertise and his background in Systems Engineering, Karel developed the IBC Protocol on Substrate (Polkadot) and is now committed to bringing interoperability, security, and trustlessness to Web3––and the world–through his work at Union.