J. R. Willett launched the first ICO… but still has a day job

J. R. Willett launched the first ICO… but still has a day jobICOs? He held the first one. Stablecoins? He dreamed of them by accident. Vitalik Buterin tried to get him on board to help launch Ethereum, but he was too busy. He is J. R. Willett, one of the most fascinating men in the industry.Back in 2012, Willett, now 41, felt he could improve Bitcoin by making it possible for anyone to create interoperable tokens backed by the protocol. He released a white paper that described the new model and invented a way to fund the project with a token sale. He procrastinated for the next 18 months, hoping someone else would take the bait. Eventually, he gave in and announced the Mastercoin initial coin offering, which went on to inspire Ethereum and every subsequent ICO. North American crypto miners prepare to challenge Chinas dominance April 13, 2021 NFTs: Overpriced crap or new art history? April 2, 2021 This is how to make and lose a fortune with NFTs March 31, 2021 Bitcoin payday? Crypto to revolutionize job wages… or not March 13, 2021 Storming the last bastion: Angst and anger as NFTs claim high-culture status March 11, 2021 The first ICO North American crypto miners prepare to challenge Chinas dominance April 13, 2021 NFTs: Overpriced crap or new art history? April 2, 2021 This is how to make and lose a fortune with NFTs March 31, 2021 Bitcoin payday? Crypto to revolutionize job wages… or not March 13, 2021 Storming the last bastion: Angst and anger as NFTs claim high-culture status March 11, 2021 The inventorConcerning crypto The best of blockchain, every Sunday By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy PolicyLeave this field empty if you're human: North American crypto miners prepare to challenge Chinas dominance April 13, 2021 NFTs: Overpriced crap or new art history? April 2, 2021 This is how to make and lose a fortune with NFTs March 31, 2021 Bitcoin payday? Crypto to revolutionize job wages… or not March 13, 2021 Storming the last bastion: Angst and anger as NFTs claim high-culture status March 11, 2021