Albert Chon

Albert Chon is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of . Before Injective Labs, Chon worked with several tech companies including Linc Global and Amazon. [1][3]

Early Life and Education

Albert Chon completed a Master of Science in Computer Science with a focus on Systems at Stanford University. He also attained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in from the same institution. [2]

In high school, Albert took additional courses at Cerritos College and participated in the Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied biotechnology. Albert achieved the distinction of being the valedictorian of his graduating class at Gretchen Whitney High School. [1][2]


Albert Chon started his career as an Analytical Chemist and Marketing Associate at Advanced Botanical Consulting & Testing Inc. in 2014. Afterward, he moved to the role of a Marketing Copywriter & Technical Analyst at L3 Networks. He served as a Researcher at Stanford Parallel Distributed Processing Lab in 2016. [2]

In 2017, Chen became a Full Stack Software Engineer at Linc Global Inc. In 2018, he contributed as a consultant at and served as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon. In 2021, Chen became a Fellow.[2]

Injective Protocol

Albert Chon joined as a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2018 alongside . Injective Protocol is a layer-2  (Decentralized Exchange) that supports advanced trading features such as margin trading and derivatives. [5]

In April 2021, Injective raised $10 million in a funding round with participation from billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, , CMS Holdings, and QCP Capital. [6]

In August 2022, Injective raised $40 million to accelerate the adoption and growth of finance. The funding round consisted of Jump Crypto and BH Digital (the crypto arm of famed hedge fund manager Alan Howard). [7]

Albert Chon in an interview describes Injective Protocol:

"A platform that is building a fully decentralized derivatives and spot exchange protocol. This protocol is being developed on top of the Cosmos SDK."[8]

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