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Trent was a researcher at the Canadian Department of Defense and in 1999, he co-founded Analog Design Automation Inc. and was its CTO until its acquisition by Synopsys. In 2004, he co-founded Solido Design Automation Inc., once again in the role of CTO.  In one of his interviews Trent described himself and his activities in the blockchain industries as follows
" I worked on AI for nearly 20 years, via two startups and a Ph.D. I learned about Bitcoin in 2010 and got my hands on a few of them. But I really got into it in early 2013 after realizing the full potential of blockchain technology. From mid-2013 onward my team and I built ascribe (IP on the blockchain), BigchainDB (blockchain database), and more recently Ocean Protocol."
Trent has a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering fromKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and in Computer science from the University of Saskatchewan where he won awards for the top Doctor of Philosophy thesis and top undergraduate thesis.