Henning is the founder and CEO of the Lexon Foundation, which researches and implements the future of human readable smart contracts. Henning toiled for the big names and as freelancer. As a serial entrepreneur, Henning created, financed and guided multiple start ups as CEO and CTO, hands-on or as mentor. He worked as programmer, author, adviser, consultant, trouble-shooter and system architect.
Henning wrote a bestselling book on Ethereum, was the first architect of IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric blockchain and served as a Director for blockchain at the Boston Consulting Group, Digital Ventures. His exposure to an array of blockchain-based product development efforts gave him first-hand insight into the stark realities of programming decentralized applications.
Henning tinkered with Bitcoin transactions on the byte level before joining the Ethereum crowd in Berlin in 2014. Consulting for the European Commission (the government of the EU), Henning lead a small, global team of core crypto devs reporting in-depth about the DLT industry in 2017 and on what smart contracts hold for regtech. Henning also architected DeBeer's Diamond blockchain with data protection, and he helped debugging the early Ethereum clients that were used for the post-cloud, distributed IBM big data research platform Blue Horizon.
Henning worked in mobile payment and developed a program language and virtual machine for the insurance industry that became a de facto standard. He contributed to Open Source, evangelized and gave talks and has lectured on five continents on functional languages, distributed databases and blockchains.