Jihan Wu
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Co-founder & Director of Bitmain Technologies, Ltd.

Jihan Wu

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Co-founder & Director of Bitmain Technologies, Ltd.

Wu is a Chinese entrepreneur, financial analyst, and Bitcoin evangelist. He is a major proponent of Bitcoin Cash, having previously supported Bitcoin network scaling solutions such as Bitcoin Unlimited. He believes that Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies are now significantly changing modern world and people’s way of life. Wuis claimed to be one of the most controversial names in crypto industry meanwhile he is still one the most influential proponent of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technologies worldwide.

Age
32 years old (1986)
Citizenship
China
Participation
Bitmain, Co-founder & Director
  • Degree in Economics from Peking University, China.
  • Worked as a private equity fund manager and as a financial analyst.
  • First discovered Bitcoin in May 2011 as a venture capitalist​ looking to invest in Bitcoin related projects and first bought Bitcoins off Taobao​ and Mt. Gox​.
  • Created the first Mandarin Chinese translation of Satoshi Nakamoto​'s whitepaper for Bitcoin.
  • Bitmain may now be the most influential company in the bitcoin economy by virtue of the sheer amount of processing power, or hash rate, that it controls. Its mining pools, Antpool and BTC.com, account for 28.9% of all the processing power on the global bitcoin network.

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