Charles Hoskinson is an American entrepreneur and cryptocurrency specialist, better known as an ex Ethereum (ETH) co-founder, founder of Cardano (ADA), CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong) and the director of The Bitcoin Education Project. Charles Hoskinson's net worth is approximately $500-600 million, and he is considered to be one of the wealthiest people in the crypto community.
Born on the 5th of November, 1987 in Colorado (USA) Charles Hoskinson attended the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied Cryptography and Mathematics. On an equal footing with fishing and chess, he is fond of functional programming.
Hoskinson's professional contribution to global crypto development is based on founding several crypto start-ups. On the 4th of July, 2013 after Dan Larimer's publishing concept of Stable currency in a decentralized network, Charles Hoskinson helped to vet this idea and create a business plan. Finally, he co-founded Invictus Innovations.
Moreover, he established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in September 2013, served as the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and a director of the Bitcoin Education Project since 2013.
In December 2013 - May 2014 Charles Hoskinson was CEO/Co-Founder of Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin and six others.
In March 2015, Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood founded IOHK (a technology company committed to using peer-to-peer innovations to provide financial services to the three billion people who do not have them without a strict roadmap and white paper to follow. In September 2017 Charles Hoskinson launched Cardano, which is considered to be a third generation blockchain, unique in several ways, such as Cardano is written in Haskell, a secure, functional programming language used in financial institutions and defense software. Cardano development includes a global peer-to-peer review system to keep the project honest and uncommon within the crypto community. It also addresses the problems of scalability, interoperability, and security using a Proof-of-stake consensus algorithm, Ouroboros.
On the 9th of May, 2018 after the Transform Africa Summit 2018, Charles Hoskinson tweeted to confirm that Craig Wright was seated with him, calling him "Faketoshi": "Just finished a panel here. Faketoshi was on it. I wouldn't have attended had I known. I do not endorse frauds".