Charles Hoskinson Details

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur, mathematician, and blockchain enthusiast. He is known primarily for creating Cardano.


Hoskinson’s professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups: Invictus Innovations, Ethereum, and IOHK. He was also the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation โ€™s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in September 2013.

His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics, evangelism of decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream.


Hoskinson attended the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder to study Analytic number theory prior to moving into cryptocurrency via industry exposure.

Personal Life

Hoskinson enjoys fishing and chess alongside a passion for functional programming, paradoxes, and building mazes. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, but often travels to more exotic locales.

Source: Everipedia

Current Projects

Input Output (IOHK), CEO Cardano, Creator The Bitcoin Education Project, Director


Boulder, CO U.S.


University of Colorado Boulder, Mathematics and Cryptography, 2008-2010

Previous Projects

Ethereum Foundation, CEO, 2013-2014 Invictus Innovations Inc., CEO & Co-Founder, 2013



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