List of people in blockchain technology
Some persons notable as programmers are included here because they work in research as well as programming. A few of these people pre-date the invention of this technology; they are now regarded as people in blockchain technology because their work can be seen as leading to the invention of this technology.
- Gavin Andresen, former Bitcoin lead developer
- Andreas Antonopoulos, author of Mastering Bitcoin
- Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of the digital currency company Circle and Chairman of the Board of Brightcove
- Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger Project
- Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.One
- Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum
- Adam Back, author of Hashcash and CEO of Blockstream
- Hal Finney, the recipient of the first Bitcoin transaction
- Tony Gallippi, founder of BitPay, a global bitcoin payment service provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia
- Dave Kleiman associated with Craig Wright
- Satoshi Nakamoto, the name used by the unknown person or people who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation
- Emin Gün Sirer, professor at Cornell University, dedicated to building and studying distributed and peer-to-peer systems
- Jorge Stolfi, Brazilian professor at the University of Campinas, cryptocurrency skeptic
- Nick Szabo, computer scientist, cryptographer and legal scholar, known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency.
- Alex Tapscott, co-author of Blockchain Revolution, CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm for early-stage blockchain companies
- Don Tapscott, co-author of Blockchain Revolution, CEO of Tapscott Group, co-founder of Blockchain Research Institute
- Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn, creator of cryptocoin Zcash
- Gavin Wood, co-founder of Ethereum
- Jihan Wu, co-founder of Bitmain
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