We notice you’re visiting us from a region where we have a local version of Inc.com. Everyone’s heard of Satoshi Nakamoto, even if no one knows the real identity of the mystery founder of Bitcoin.

But the world of cryptocurrency is filled with entrepreneurs, visionaries and computer whizzes who have staked their careers on digital money. They’re no different to the giants of the Internet such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey.

Here are five crypto name names that you should know. The founder of Ethereum, Buterin was born in Russia but moved to Canada at the age of six.

In 2013 and aged just 19, he published a white paper describing a blockchain that could be used to track not just the movement of tokens but enforce smart contracts. The following year, he dropped out of the University of Waterloo, took Peter Thiel’s $100,000 grant for entrepreneurial dropouts and created the Ethereum Foundation.

With a market capitalization of $68 billion, Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency and the technology that underpins many ICOs. He’s on Twitter as @vitalikbuterin. Read more from inc.com…

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