Thursday, November 12, 2015

People In Bitcoin - Movers and Shakers of the Bitcoin World

IN THE BEGINNING...... Satoshi Nakamoto

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Everyone who has ever indulge in bitcoin have wondered who this mysterious person is. On 31 August 2008 the bitcoin white paper was published followed by code in January 2009. Satoshi used the internet and an email address to publish, maintain and communicate with the early core developers until his exit in May 2011 when he passed on the mantle of core maintainer to Gavin Andresen. If we step back alittle, it is obvious that this process of introducing and exiting without a trace was planned right from the begining. Otherwise there would have been a slip over the 2 years and there would be a trail to follow towards his discovery.

Can this man be the real Satoshi Nakamoto, Report Wired and Gizmodo

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Hal Finney  (Bitcoin & Me)
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Nick Szabo
More likely it is more than 1 person and they would have had previous encounters with digital cash. Previous iteration of digital cash such as Digi Cash, Egold and Liberty dollars have all been shut down by the government. Likely candidates are Nick Szabo and Hal Finney, though Adam Back's hashcash algo was used in the bitcoin code. 


Gavin Andresen

Martti Malmi

Amir Taaki

The Bitcoin Foundation's original members included Gavin AndresenCharlie ShremMark Karpeles, Peter Vessenes, Roger Ver, and Patrick Murck. 


Roger Ver is widely accliam as the premier evangelist

Roget Ver - AKA Bitcoin Jesus

Andreas Anthonopoulous is widely know to the bitcoin community and have appeared before the Canadian and Austrslian senate to explain Bitcoin.

Andreas Antonopoulos - Bitcoin speaker, promoter, evangelist

Other less know but significant personalities are Trace Mayer, The Winklevoss Twins, Charlie Lee and check out some of these people at San Fransisco Coin Congress.

Bobby Lee : BTCC China


Marc Andreessen  and Balaji Srinivasan of Andreessen Horowitz


Early code developer and appointed chief scientist by the bitcoin foundation.

Edward Moy - Former Director US Mint
Joseph Vaughn Perling : Liberty Dollars
Trace Mayer :
Nick Szabo : Bitcoin early code contributor
Craig Wright :

Andreas Antonopoulous : Mastering Bitcoin and Public Speaker
Matt Corallo :
Greg Maxwell :
Gavin Andresen : Early Bitcoin Contributor
Michael Perklin

The CEOs of the biggest bitcoin companies

Coinbase : Brian Armstrong : Nic Cary 
Bitpay : Tony Gallippi
Ripple Labs : Chris Larsen

Bitcoin Whales

Discussions In The Media

Is Bitcoin the Answer for Dysfunctional Financial Systems in the Region?

(Nathaniel Popper and Guliermo Calva discusses bitcoin and Argentina)

Get A Bitcoin Wallet


Bitcoin Donation Address

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