|Charles Hoskinson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1987|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Charles Hoskinson is an American mathematician and tech entrepreneur who is best known as the founder of Cardano, an open-source, decentralized, public blockchain platform that can facilitate peer-to-peer transactions with its internal cryptocurrency Ada. He is also one of the co-founders of Ethereum, a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform with smart contract functionality whose cryptocurrency Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after Bitcoin.
Hawaii, United States
Guffey, Park County, Colorado, United States
Charles, after his high school graduation, had attended the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), a public university in Denver, Colorado, and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. He had studied analytic number theory there before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.
Mathematician, Tech Entrepreneur
In February 2018, Charles Hoskinson’s net worth was $500 million according to Forbes.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Stocky frame
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a thick beard
Charles Hoskinson Facts
- Charles, a cryptography enthusiast, had quit his job in a consulting firm in 2013 to start a project called the Bitcoin Education Project. He had also worked at a cryptocurrency-related start-up called Invictus Innovations. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and had also helped establish the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013.
- By the end of the year, he had joined the founding team of Ethereum. Vitalik Buterin, a Russian-Canadian programmer and tech entrepreneur, another co-founder of Ethereum, had removed him from Ethereum in 2014 after a dispute over the future course of the platform. Charles was of the view that the platform should be commercial while Vitalik was of the idea that the platform should be kept as a non-profit organization. After his removal from Ethereum, he had taken a 6-month long sabbatical.
- He was later approached by Jeremy Wood, a former colleague at Ethereum, who had approached him to form a new project which was called IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), an engineering and research company to build cryptocurrencies and blockchains. The company’s primary project had resulted in the development of Cardano, a public blockchain and smart-contract platform.
- In 2017, he and IOHK had sponsored research labs focusing on blockchain technology at the University of Edinburgh, a public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a national research university located in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan.
- In 2020, he had launched a blockchain research project at the University of Wyoming, a public land-grant research university in Laramie, Wyoming. The project had involved a contribution of USD 500k to the University of Wyoming to support the development of blockchain technology through the creation of a facility called the UWYO-IOHK Advanced Blockchain and Development Laboratory.
- His hobbies and interest include traveling, fishing, building mazes, collecting antiques, solving paradoxes, and playing chess.
- Alongside his passion for mathematics and cryptography, he is also keenly involved with functional programming.
Featured Image by Charles Hoskinson / Instagram