Chapter 1

A Conversation with Dr. Kelce Wilson on the Foundations of the Blockchain

Jack Aldane,    Journalist and Editor of Development Finance, London, United Kingdom

Abstract

Kelce Wilson isn’t a name you’re likely to have heard until now, but then names don’t always live up to their supposed owners. In 2010, the name Satoshi Nakamoto was synonymous with the inventor of Bitcoin. It took investigative reporters almost two years to learn that Nakamoto was never any one person, but the collective moniker of several designers. Wilson, by contrast, lives a very real life in individual form. In 2001, he discovered the first block chain, laying the foundation for Bitcoin and every subsequent manifestation of Blockchain technology. In conversation ...

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