#7 Nick Szabo


Name: Nick Szabo

Position: Creator & Designer of Bit Gold

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4

Persional Website/blog: http://unenumerated.blogspot.com

Age: 55

Citizenship: US

 

Develops: 

Bit gold, Creator & Designer

 

Famous for: 

A major influencer in Bitcoin, Szabo’s expertise with cryptocurrency started back in 1998 with the creation of the BitGold proposal, the predecessor of Bitcoin. People have speculated that Szabo is Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, although Szabo has repeatedly denied the claim. Szabo is still considered the ‘father’ of ‘smart contracts,’ a term usually associated with Ethereum, and he continues to contribute his technical knowledge and commentary in the crypto industry.

Facts: 

  1. One of the ether denominations is called «szabo» after Nick Szabo.
  2. Writes a blog about unnumerated aspects of money.
  3. BSc in Computer Science & Engineering from The University of Washington, USA.
  4. Blockchain, Сryptocurrency & Smart Sontracts pioneer.
  5. Nick’s expertise with cryptocurrency started back in 1998 with the creation of the Bit Gold proposal.
  6. Developed the phrase and concept of "smart contracts".

 

Quote:

  • I will say this, in the hope of setting the record straight: I’m not Satoshi, and I’m not a college professor. In fact, I never was a college professor.