As one of the first founders of a truly viable Litecoin, Charlie Lee is somewhat of an internet sensation. After discovering Bitcoin from an online article whilst working at Google, Charlie embarked on a multi-year journey to create the silver to Bitcoin’s gold. In this time, the prince of cryptocurrency forged alliances with other early-adopters, developers, and enthusiasts to create what many consider to be the second most successful cryptocurrency to date. Without any further ado, let’s delve into who is Charlie Lee, the internet sensation and creator of Litecoin.
The cryptocurrencies are one of the highest trending topics of 2018. The catchphrases “Bitcoin price” and “How to buy bitcoin” are both at the 5th place of the most searched phrases on Google in 2017. But how can this be? If Bitcoin is not a company or an organization of some sorts, who pays for all the marketing? Is there any advertisement at all?
“As the adage of the entire internet once went: I just replaced your entire industry with 100 lines of Python code, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with Bitcoin.”- Andreas M. Antonopoulos, The Internet of Money
How did Bitcoin get to be one of the most trending subjects in the world if there’s no one behind it? If we justify the skyrocketing rise in the price of Bitcoin by the “massive adoption,” and in turn, explain the massive adoption by the skyrocketing price — then we’re just creating a spiral leading us nowhere. It’s clear that we’re missing something, but what is it?
Born January 31, 1994, in Russia, Vitalik Buterin is the Founder and chief scientist of the Ethereum project. Just like Bitcoin has its mythical figure that is Satoshi Nakamoto, Vitalik is the skinny, geeky-looking techie behind Ethereum.
But don’t let the cute cat T-shirts fool you, Vitalik was introduced to Bitcoin in February 2011 when he was 17, and at that time no one at his age had even a remote idea what cryptocurrencies were. Initially, his father was more interested DLT and cryptocurrencies, whilst Buterin didn’t think much of it.
After hearing about it, repeatedly, he eventually got interested in it — so much so, in fact, that he quit playing World of Warcraft and got possessed by the potential power of this new technology.
Nick Szabo is a living legend in both the cryptocurrency and cryptography worlds. Although he’s not a household name, and if you’re new to the crypto games, you probably would have never heard of him. However, Nick Szabo has godlike status amongst the sincere crypto enthusiasts.
The man’s extensive range of interest, extending from the origins of money, economic and legal history to cryptography and blockchain technology makes him a natural polymath and a one-of-a-kind man.