Sorin Cristescu has set up the European Commission DIGIT Blockchain Competency Centre in 2017. Sorin holds a Masters’ in Molecular Biology from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Paris XI University. He switched to IT 20 years ago and earned a second Masters’ in Computer Science from the Nancy I University. After working in the private sector, he joined the Commission as an Enterprise Architect in 2012. He is obsessed with the role of trust in shaping society and passionate about blockchain since he realized it is the ultimate « trust machine ».