Rong Chen is the founder of Elastos Network. He began his career in 1985 as an undergraduate studying operating systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1987, Rong worked with four fellow students at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, developing software to fetch data from Cray Supercomputers and render it on workstations. In 2016, Rong successfully integrated blockchain into his internet OS framework, thus enabling a truly decentralized internet infrastructure where user data can be securely owned, stored and identified in a decentralized manner, all without central servers or third-party intervention. Today, Rong’s revolutionary internet infrastructure project, called Elastos, is poised to protect individual equality in the digital realm.