Hoon is the CTO of Astar Founation. He won the gold prize in the Korean Olympiad in Informatics National competition at age 16. He received the outstanding thesis award for his undergraduate thesis on using interoperable blockchains for corporate asset management. He first met Sota in 2019, who was creating a parachain for Polkadot network. Now, Hoon is working with Astar network to make Web3 the frontier for creative and innovative minds worldwide.