Charles Hoskinson Keynote Speaker
- Founder of Cardano and co-founder of Ethereum
- Founder IOHK, an engineering and research company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains
- Mathematician and Entrepreneur extraordinaire
Charles Hoskinson's Biography
Charles Hoskinson is the founder of Cardano and co-founder of Ethereum, which are blockchain platforms.
He is also the cofounder of IOHK, one of the world’s pre-eminent blockchain infrastructure research and engineering companies. IOHK is It is a fully decentralised remote working organisation committed to the highest principles of academic rigour and evidence-based software development. The company builds high-assurance blockchain infrastructure solutions for public, private sector and government clients. It is also the driving force behind the decentralised and smart contract platform, Cardano.
Charles is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.
His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related startups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of posts in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013.
His current projects focus on educating people about cryptocurrency, being an evangelist for decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream. This includes leading the research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017.