Robert Habermeier is a Co-Founder of the Polkadot Network and Managing Partner at Hypersphere Ventures. Robert Habermeier is a blockchain entrepreneur and researcher with experience in cryptography, game theory, and distributed systems.
In 2015, Robert became aware of Parity which was working on Ethereum in Rust, there he became an Ethereum core developer while working with the team at Parity. In 2016, he started working with Gavin Wood and Peter Czaban on the design of Polkadot's Parachains which are the fundamental scaling primitive of Polkadot. 
Polkadot is a network protocol that enables the transfer of arbitrary data, including tokens, across blockchains. This allows for the possibility of cross-chain registries and cross-chain computation. It is capable of transferring data between public, open, permissionless, and private, permissioned blockchains. This makes it possible to develop applications that can use permissioned data from a private blockchain on a public blockchain. 
Robert Habermeier is an editor of Polkadot Network and Kusama_Network where he creates content related to blockchains and Polkadot. When asked about what differentiates Polkadot from other blockchains, Robert answered:
"First, we want to make it easy for people to write specialized purpose-built blockchains, to get security for those blockchains so that they don't have to worry about gathering a minor community which is another issue that we've seen is difficult because these things can be 51% attack and lastly to connect these blockchains so you can have use cases that are emergent among many specific utilities"
In June 2018, Robert Habermeier was named a 2018 Thiel Fellow. As a Thiel Fellow, Robert received $100,000 over two years to further the development of the Polkadot project, as well as mentorship from the foundation’s large network of entrepreneurs, inventors, and scientists. 
Robert is a thought leader in the cryptocurrency space, having authored numerous blog posts and articles and presented at conferences on topics related to blockchain technology. He is also a mentor for the Web3 Foundation, helping to cultivate the next generation of blockchain developers. 
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