Adam Back
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Co-founder & President of Blockstream

Adam Back

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Co-founder & President of Blockstream

Back is a cryptographer and one of the founding fathers of ‘Bitcoin-like’ cryptocurrencies, developing Hashcash in 1997. He has become a major reference source in Bitcoin development, going on to co-found Blockchain tech company Blockstream in 2014. Back’s work was one of the eight references Satoshi Nakamoto had in the original Bitcoin paper.

Age
47 years old (July, 1970)
Citizenship
UK
Participation
Blockstream, Co-founder & President
Hashcash
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Exeter, UK.
  • Calls himself cypherpunk, cryptographer.
  • In 1997, developed Hashcash, pre-Bitcoin cryptocurrency, the proof-of-work system used by several anti-spam system.
  • Lives in Sliema, Malta.
  • Has been working on e-cash protocols since 1995.
  • In 2014 he announced “side chains” in order to allow experimentation with different extensions to the Bitcoin protocol, using separate networks to avoid any risk to Bitcoin itself, while still using the same underlying currency unit.
  • As a protest against the United States cryptography export regulations he created non-exportable T-shirts.

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