Charles Hoskinson is an entrepreneur, mathematician, and blockchain enthusiast. He is known primarily for creating Cardano.
Born: November 5, 1987
Current project: IOHK, Cardano
Job: Creator of Cardano, co-founder of IOHK
Location: Boulder, CO U.S.
He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory.
He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He launch the BitShares network with developer Dan Larimer. Bitshares is a crypto platform organized as a decentralized autonomous corporation. Hopkins claims the term DAC as his own. DAC is similar to DAO (decentralized autonomous organization), where the company is managed by its shareholders and the protocol rather than a hierarchical tree of managers.
Hoskinson joined the Ethereum founding team (one of eight original founders) with Vitalik Buterin in late 2013 but he left in June 2014. He left after a dispute about accepting venture capital.
After some time he was approached by former Ethereum colleague Jeremy Wood to form a new project called IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong). IOHK is an engineering and research company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains. The key project of IOHK is cryptocurrency Cardano (ADA).
Cardano is an open platform that seeks to provide economic identity to the billions who lack it by providing decentralized applications to manage identity, value and governance.
Cardano’s biggest competitor is Ethereum.