Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano blockchain, is perhaps one of the most controversial individuals in the crypto ecosystem. In his own words, Hoskinson has previously said ‘I’m kind of polarizing. People either like me or they hate me. There’s not a lot of people in between.’
The 34-year old serial entrepreneur took an interest in cryptocurrencies during the early days of Bitcoin; at the time, he had joined Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, whose philosophies were based on Austrian economics and theories of money. Ron Paul argued that a fiat-based monetary ecosystem is unreliable in the long term.
Hoskinson later supported this philosophy following Bitcoin’s debut, the Hawaii-born polymath and crypto enthusiast echoed that ‘When Bitcoin came out, it was like the spiritual successor to what Ron Paul was talking about.’