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Cardano [ADA]’s Charles Hoskinson speaks about his time in Ethereum




Cardano [ADA]'s Charles Hoskinson speaks about his time in Ethereum
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Charles Hoskinson, the Founder of Cardano and the Co-Founder of Ethereum spoke about the inception of Ethereum and his role in the project, during a conversation with Mpho Dadaga.

Charles said that if the team had anticipated that Ethereum would become the second biggest cryptocurrency in the market, then the team would have planned things out. He said that they had realised that they had something very substantial towards the end of the Bitcoin conference in Miami.

He said:

“So, we got Vitalik… his presentation was really swarmed. Like a rock star… he kind of had a second tier speaking slot and he goes on and they only gave him 25 minutes. He says, let me introduce Ethereum. He put this thing on the slide, shows you how you can do master coin and 20 lines of code and then 13 lines of code or something like that”

Charles continued to say:

“And then he [Vitalik] says, any questions? everybody in the room raises their hands. And I felt so bad for the speaker that had to follow them because they had only time for like 3 minutes of questions. So when Vitalik left, everybody just left the room and the speaker comes up there and the room is empty.”

This eventually led to the creation of two groups in the Ethereum team, one being the business group and the other being the technical group. The business group members were Joseph Lubin and Anthony Di Lorio. The technical group members were Vitalik Buterin and Gavin Wood. Charles Hoskinson along with Mihai Alisie managed both the group of Ethereum.

Charles continued to say that in the beginning, they had two options on how to build the project. The first option was to do what Ripple did and have a profit company, venture capital, funding type hierarchy, very disciplined and focused, like a Silicon Valley startup. The second option was to create a non-profit company and issue a crowdfund and use the funds to build the protocol. The team called the options as crypto-Google and crypto-Mozilla.

According to him, the business group of Ethereum preferred the crypto-Google option which was opposed by the technical group because they thought it would compromise the integrity of the project.

However, Charles was concerned that if there was no proper structure then the whole project would probably burn through its capital soon and have a lot of problems. This resulted in a meet up held in the month of June 2014, where Vitalik decided to choose crypto-Mozilla, a non-profit company.

This was followed by Charles leaving the team after some time, after which few other members including Anthony went on their own paths. He said that this was the right decision to make at that time. According to Charles, Ethereum lost almost $9 million out of the $18 million they had raised because of the Bitcoin collapse, which went down from $600 to $250. Furthermore, the team spent the other $9 million in launching their project.

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Priya is a full-time member of the reporting team at AMBCrypto. She is a finance major with one year of writing experience. She has not held any value in Bitcoin or other currencies.

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] rolls out iOS version of Bitcoin Cash Register

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] recently made headlines when the CEO of, Roger Ver got involved in a bet of $10,000 with Tone Vays, a popular Bitcoin maximalist which the former lost. After launching a free point-of-scale solution, Bitcoin Cash Register for Android operating systems, and its developers have rolled out an iOS version of the same.

Bitcoin Cash register allows anyone with an Android or iOS device to accept BCH payments. This came as a part of the company’s agenda to promote the adoption of crypto in the mainstream. With the installment Bitcoin Cash Register, it would be easier for retailers to accept BCH as payment from customers.

As reported by, Bitcoin Cash Register claims to be easy to use without any prior account registration and the transactions are carried out in a non-custodial manner. This was confirmed by via a tweet:

The bet between Roger Ver and Tone Vays regarding the low transaction fee had left the social media divided, with proponents on both sides arguing about the authenticity of the bet and factors taken into consideration while betting.

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