BRAM COHEN Best known for: Creator of BitTorrent
Bram Cohen identifies as having Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism that’s characterized by difficulty in social interaction, with the sufferer engaging in, usually disruptive, repetitive behavior and habits. Besides creating the BitTorrent protocol, he also started BitTorrent Inc., which was sold for US$140million to Tron, a blockchain startup in 2018. He then started Chia Network. Chia is a less energy-intensive “green” cryptocurrency with ambitions to dethrone Bitcoin.
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