The Founder of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

In today’s fast-paced community, many are turning to digital currencies or cryptos. Cryptocurrency is a controversial digital asset that is designed to work as the medium of exchange, which uses strong cryptograph to give security to the financial transactions, verification to the asset transfer, and control to the creation of additional units. Using a decentralized control, cryptocurrency is different compared to centralized electric money and the system of central banking.

On the other hand, we often heard about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and others, but we don’t have an idea who are the people behind all these. Cryptocurrencies come to life because of the efforts brought to us by the founder of each of these virtual currencies. We have researched the founders of every cryptocurrency since they started emerging in 2009 until these days. You perhaps heard and used some of their cryptos already. Here they are:

Founder of Bitcoin and Other Cryptos

  • Bitcoin

The paper called Bitcoin, which is a Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System, is posted to the mailing list discussions on the cryptograph. It is posted by the persons calling himself as Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity remains to be mysterious up to these days.

  • Litecoin

Founded by Charlie Lee and released in 2011, Litecoin is the first cryptocurrency that uses Scrypt as the hashing algorithms.

  • Namecoin

Namecoin is founded by Vincent Durham. The cryptocurrency acts as the alternative and decentralized DNS since it was released in 2011.

  • SwiftCoin

This is the first digital coin that contains a theoretical value, which is based on works required to yield electricity. SwitfCoin is released in 2011 and founded by Daniel Bruno.

  • Peercoin

Peercoin is founded by Sunny King, and he released it in 2012. It is the first crypto to use POS and POW functions.

  • Dogecoin

Thanks to Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus for founding and releasing Dogecoin, we can now think that it is possible for crypto to be based on an internet meme.

  • Emercoin

Founded by EvgenijM86 & Yitshak Dorfman and released in 2013.

  • Feathercoin

Released in 2013, Feathercoin is founded by Peter Bushnell.

  • Gridcoin

Rob Halford released his founded Gridcoin in 2013 as the first crypto linked to the citizen science.

Other Cryptocurrencies with Founders List

  • Primecoin – Sunny King
  • Ripple – Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb
  • Nxt – BCNext
  • Auroracoin – Baldur Odinsson
  • Dash – Evan Duffield and Kyle Hagan
  • NEI – Da Hongfei and Erik Zhang
  • MazaCoin – BTC Oyate Initiative
  • Monero – Monero Core Team
  • NEM – UtopianFuture
  • PotCoin – Potcoin Core Development Team
  • Synereo AMP – Dor Konforty and Greg Meredith
  • Titcoin – Edward Mansfield and Richard Allen
  • Verge –  Sunerok
  • Stellar – Jed McCaleb
  • Vertcoin – Bushido
  • Ethereum – Vitalik Buterin
  • Tether – Jan Ludovicus van der Velde
  • Zcash – Zooko Wilcox
  • IO – Dan Larimer
  • Cardano – Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood
  • KokaCoin – Kodak and WENN Digital
  • Petro and Petro Gold – Venezuela Government

Pre-Bitcoin Years

Bitcoin referred to be new, though it existed in 2009. But many perhaps don’t know about the story before Bitcoin is completely introduced in 2009. Though Bitcoin is the primarily introduced crypto, there are previous attempts in creating an online currency with the ledgers that are secured by an encryption, from 1998 to 2009. Two of these are Bit Gold and B-Money, which is both formulated, however, not fully developed.