Weekly: The most influential people in crypto every beginner should know [ChangeNOW’s Blog]
The world of cryptocurrency, as any other space, has its own celebrities. The people we will be talking about in this article have left the most noticeable trace in crypto history. Of course, this list can not be called complete, but the figures mentioned in here are the ones truly every beginner needs to know — that’s why we have decided to make this a series of weekly articles, telling you about 5 famous crypto people every week!
1. Satoshi Nakamoto
Satoshi Nakamoto is the person every cryptocurrency celebrity list starts with. No wonder, as they are the author of the very first whitepaper about the cryptocurrency (back in 2008) and possible creator of Bitcoin. Satoshi has never been seen in real life and the speculation about the true identity of the Bitcoin pioneer had only lead to a news article on the P2P Foundation profile, where Nakamoto has been identified as a man living in Japan, born on 5 April 1975.
2. Vitalik Buterin
Co-founder and inventor of Ethereum. Vitalik started his crypto career as a writer and a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, the first serious issue about cryptocurrencies. The Ethereum whitepaper was released by Vitalik in late 2013 and already in 2014 he received $100.000 from the Thiel Fellowship to start working on the proposed project.
3. Charlie Lee
Involved in the crypto world from the very beginning, Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin (one of the first alt coins ever made). Lee also became the technical director of Coinbase in 2013, but resigned in 2017 in order to focus on Litecoin solely. To financially distance himself from his own project, Lee sold all his LTC (by the way, he did it when LTC was at its peak).
4. Marc Andreesen
Mr. Andreesen is a software engineer and entrepreneur. Besides that, he is a co-founder of Mosaic, the first web browser, and one of early Bitcoin proponents. Marc is also known as the author of the famous New York Times article “Why Bitcoins Matter”, where the value of Bitcoins was not only praised, but explained. Andreesen’s firm still continues to make big investments on Bitcoin.
5. Don Tapscott
Famous author, scholar and speaker, Don Tapscott co-authored more than 15 books with Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy, Growing Up Digital, Digital Capital, The Naked Corporation, Grown Up Digital. The latest book Blockchain Revolution, co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott, became a #1 bestseller. Besides that, Don Tapscott is the CEO of Tapscott group, the founder and chairman of New Paradigm and is the leader of Global Solution Networks (supervision research study of the global web-based networks).
We at ChangeNOW are doing our best to keep the community educated. Tune in next week to learn more about the most influential people in the crypto world!
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