Important People

Important People

Developers

These are the people who are currently maintaining and improving the bitcoin system.

Gavin Andresen

Pieter Wuille

Nils Schneider

Jeff Garzik

Wladimir J. van der Laan

Gregory Maxwell

Innovators

Jeff Berwick – Created the bitcoin ATM, that can cash out bitcoins into other currencies.

Jed McCaleb – The creator of Mt. Gox.

Mark Karpeles – The current manager of Mt. Gox.

Martti Malmi – The developer behind bitcoin.org

Hal Finney – A part of the team that created the PGP tech that helps to encrypt the bitcoin system, and was an earlier supporter of bitcoin.

Stefan Thomas – Created the website weusecoins.com, which is a great information source for beginners

The Winklevoss Twins – Major investors that own a sizable chunk of existing bitcoins.

Dread Pirate Roberts – The screen name for the illicit Silk Road creator.

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