Crypto Visionary Aims To Give Billions Of People Access To Financial Tools
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado based entrepreneur, mathematician and humanitarian who aims to solve global problems with emerging technologies. One of his priorities is to provide access to financial tools for billions of people around the world using blockchain tech.
Studies show that access to Internet technologies, providing digital identities, and financial tools improves the quality of life. Especially when people are able to trade, transact, and have access to marketplaces.
Rated as one of the crypto communities richest members with a crypto net worth said to be as high as $500-$600 million. Charles has definitely had his successes within the sphere.
Despite his success, he continues to spread the word of crypto and blockchain, while developing new global partnerships. Many of these partnerships are within the developed world, but also in countries like Japan and South Korea, where technologies are highly advanced.
Charles has been traveling the world as a champion for cryptocurrencies, as well as for marketing and building communities for his latest creation, Cardano.
As a founder of several startups, including, IOHK, Ethereum, Bitshares, Ethereum Classic, the Bitcoin Foundation, and Invictus Innovations, Hoskinson is highly strategic in his endeavors.
History of Charles Hoskinson
Charles is meticulous in his approach in solving social, technical and world problems with blockchain technologies, specifically with Cardano’s ADA. Born in 1987, he obtained his education at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
This is where he studied Mathematics and cryptography, before getting involved in the crypto space. A fan of fishing, chess, and paradoxes, Charles interest in complex systems and cryptography is a gift to the crypto community.
Charles’ first interest in crypto was in 2011, where he explored mining crypto with CPUs and GPUs. This is where he began to realize the value and potential in decentralized cryptographic currencies, cryptocurrencies.
Hoskinson took the dive into crypto professionally after the Cypriot Crisis from 2012-2013. This opened his eyes to systemic financial failures, and the dire need to address them.
As a result, he spread awareness of cryptocurrencies, such as with The Bitcoin Education Project in May 2013, and the Cryptocurrency Research Group. He also has a Blockchain Udemy class with around 84,000 students.
Converging tech trends, combined with the devastating political and financial climate seems to have been a catalyst for Charles to get involved.
In 2013 Hoskinson co-founded Invictus Innovations and Ethereum, after reading Vitalik Buterin’s impressive white paper (that Vitalik wrote at the age of 19.)
Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood founded IOHK in March 2015, and in line with open source projects, they didn’t have a strict roadmap and white paper to follow. They created sets of principles and philosophies that embraced a “collection of design principles, engineering best practices, and avenues for exploration.”
Cardano was launched in September 2017, and has been keeping Charles busy in leading the project. Cardano is considered a third generation blockchain that is unique in several ways.
For example, Cardano is written Haskell, a secure functional programming language used in financial institutions and defense software. The same kind of robustness you would want in a cryptocurrency.
It also aims to address issues of scalability, interoperability and security using a Proof of Stake consensus algorithm, Ouroboros. The development of Cardano includes a global peer-to-peer review system to keep the project honest, uncommon within the crypto community.
Timeline of Events for Charles
|2018||Transform Africa Summit||Charles calls Craig Write “Faketoshi”|
|September 2017||Cardano||CEO and Founder|
|March 2015 — Present||IOHK||CEO/Co-Founder with Jeremy Wood|
|December 2013 — May 2014||Ethereum||CEO/Co-Founder with Vitalik Buterin and 6 others|
|July 2013 — October 2013||Invictus Innovations||Co-Founder and acting CEO|
|May 2013 — Present||The Bitcoin Education Project||Director|
|2012 — 2013||Cypriot Crisis||Red Flag that|
|2011||Gained Interest in Bitcoin||CPU/GPU Miner|
|2008 — 2010||University of Colorado, Boulder||Analytic Number Theory Drop Out, Mathematics and Cryptography|
Charles Hoskinson All Over The Planet and Internet
Charles has visited around 30 countries, and has travelled about 250 days out of this past year alone. Part of his role, includes marketing and developing Cardano’s communities and partnerships.
Notable blockchain/crypto conferences, panels, interviews with Charles Hoskinson:
- LIVE: AMA with Charles Hoskinson of Cardano! | Omar with Crypt0 News
- Interview with Charles Hoskinson | Malta Blockchain Summit 2018
- The future will be decentralized | Charles Hoskinson at TEDx Bermuda
- Cardano (ADA coin) Founder Interview: Charles Hoskinson | Michael at Box Mining
- Cardano whiteboard; over view with Charles Hoskinson | Charles Hoskinson with IOHK
- Larry King Panel: Blockchain Futurist Conference 2018 in Toronto, Canada | Panel titled, “Mass Influence and Adoption of Blockchain Technology”
Image Source: IOHK/Youtube