Dan Larimer

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Dan Larimer Bio

Daniel Larimer, a renowned software programmer and cryptocurrency entrepreneur, has significantly contributed to the evolution of blockchain technology and digital currencies.


In 2013, Larimer created BitShares, initially named ProtoShares. It was envisioned as a platform where shares of virtual companies could be traded. BitShares has evolved into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that functions as a cryptocurrency platform, digital currency, and digital exchange.


In 2016, Larimer expanded his footprint in the blockchain world by co-founding Steem and the social networking application Steemit. Steemit leverages blockchain technology to reward users for their content. As the CTO of Steemit until March 14, 2017, Larimer played a crucial role in the platform’s development.


On June 26, 2017, Larimer announced the one-year token sale distribution for EOS.IO, marking another significant step in his journey to advance blockchain technology.

Educational Endeavors

Larimer is also committed to education in the field of blockchain. On November 29, 2018, he delivered a seminar about blockchain technology at Virginia Tech’s College, sharing insights and advising on curricular development. This was part of’s $3 million commitment to the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech for blockchain learning development.

Furthermore, in January 2019, Larimer participated in a blockchain boot camp held at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus. This event, organized by Virginia Tech and, aimed to help students understand the latest EOSIO Blockchain technology.

As the CTO of, Larimer continues to be at the forefront of developing innovative blockchain solutions like EOS, contributing significantly to the cryptocurrency and blockchain landscape.

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  • Virginia Tech, Computer Science, 2000-2003

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