Blockchain is an emerging technology that is being developed and promoted by some of the brightest businesspeople, scientists, and researchers in the world. Below is the list of the most influential people in the blockchain industry, each of whom has made an enormous contribution to the technology.

Satoshi Nakamoto

Even though some believe that Satoshi Nakamoto is an alias of a group of people, no list can be written without mentioning his name. Nakamoto is the creator of Bitcoin – first ever cryptocurrency that started the broad adoption of blockchain technology in the world. Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity is unknown to this day.

Vitali Buterin

Buterin is the creator of Ethereum – the second most popular and the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization . Buterin made an enormous contribution to the development of blockchain and ICO markets by enabling companies to create their own cryptocurrencies based on the Ethereum ERC20 protocol.

Charlie Lee

Lee as did a lot of early Bitcoin adopters entered the industry as a miner. However, Lee went on to become a creator of a Litecoin – one of the first ever altcoins. Lee is considered to be one of the most competent blockchain developers and visionaries.

Roger Ver

Roger Ver, nicknamed “The Bitcoin Jesus” is one of the first ever blockchain investors. In Roger’s portfolio are projects, such as Blockchain.info, BitPay, Kraken, and Zcash. Ver is also the CEO of Bitcoin cash, a token the value of which surpassed both Litecoin and Dogecoin even though the latter two are considered more popular.

Nick Szabo

Nick is among the most influential people in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Nick’s idea of BitGold dated back to the late nineties is thought to be the spiritual predecessor of Bitcoin. Based on this, some believe Szabo to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto.