Despite the multiple negative thoughts surrounding Bitcoin, there is an equally large number of huge personalities and brilliant minds behind it and, even now, developing it and working for it to reach even greater heights.
Pieter Wuille is a developer who joined the Bitcoin team in May 2011. He has made over 650 commits to the Bitcoin source code over on Github.
Barry Silbert is one of Bitcoin’s most active investors. He is the founder of the Digital Currency Group, a company focused on developing the Bitcoin infrastructure and environment. They do this by helping investing companies to grow and invest, as well as helping multiple other companies in their startup phase.
Roger Ver is claimed and credited to be one of the first people to ever invest in a Bitcoin startup. He, almost singlehandedly, was behind the takeoff of the first generation of Bitcoin. Called “Bitcoin Jesus” by some, he adamantly believes that Bitcoin technology is one of the best suited for the idea that all transactions should be done through mutual human consent.
Andreas Antonopoulos is a man who decided to make Bitcoin more understandable for the average Joe. He is an engaging public speaker, and has, on multiple occasions, made a large number of speeches aimed to ease the public into the realm of cryptocurrencies. He is also the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, a guide toward understanding the crypto.
Some of the other people who have a huge hand in Bitcoin take their part through their donations. Some of the largest contributors to the Bitcoin cause are:
The Winklevoss Twins consisting of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss invested over $11 million in Bitcoin back in 2013.
Tony Gallippi is the founder and chairman of Bitpay, the leading predecessor of Bitcoin. He is said to have invested around $20 million into the crypto.
The biggest and most influential personality in Bitcoin is obviously Satoshi Nakamoto, the original developer or team of developers behind Bitcoin. Some developers estimate the holdings of Nakamoto to be around 1 million Bitcoin.
It is thanks to all of these people that Bitcoin has reached the height that it has now. They are certainly men and women of the future and will pave the way to the future of transactions and commerce.