Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson is an American software developer and entrepreneur.

He quit his job in 2013 and started a project called the Bitcoin Education Project.

Hoskinson became part of the Ethereum founding team of eight founders with Vitalik Buterin in late 2013.

He moved out of the Ethereum team in 2014 because of a dispute with Vitalik Buterin on the future of Ethereum.

In late 2014, Hoskinson formed IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), a company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

Cardano is a key project of IOHK's which is a smart contract platform that hosts the ADA cryptocurrency.