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Dan Larimer      

CTO at BlockOne

Dan Larimer is a visionary software engineer and serial entrepreneur who is focused in the areas of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, decentralized exchanges, economic systems, and freedom.

Currently, he serves as the CTO of EOS at the company BlockOne, the blockchain operating system for commercial-scale decentralized applications. It promises to have the capability to process millions of transactions per second through horizontal scaling. It has it's own constitution, the first of any Blockchain.

Larimer is also the former CTO and co-founder of Steemit, Inc, co-founder of Bitshares and Invictus Innovations, and CEO of Cryptonomex, Inc., a blockchain technology consulting company. He also founded Bitshares and Invictus Innocations. He originated the idea of the "decentralized autonomous company" or DAC. In June 2016 Dan Larimer in his Steemit biog told that over the past three years he have worked with the Bitshares community to implement the worlds first Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) based upon many of the same principles as Ethereum's The DAO. Money was raised, tokens were allocated, and token holders were given the ability to vote on how to spend community money and set blockchain parameters.

In 2009 he was attempting to engineer a digital currency when he discovered Bitcoin. He immediately got involved with Bitcoin and began communicating with Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto in a Bitcoin forum. At this time he was alarmed by the amount of centralized exchanges being arbitrarily shut down. He came to the conclusion that decentralized exchanges would become necessary. It was at this time he created BitShares and invented BitUSD which is the first trustless cryptocurrency pegged to the dollar.

Larimer received a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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