Ethereum Foundation People

The information below was first published in early 2018 and has not been kept up-to-date after that point.   Since that point three books have been written on the history of Ethereum, and they give a fuller story than this page and the Ethereum Foundation Timeline page which I put together back in 2018.

In February 2020, I learnt that the BitcoinTalk announcement of the Ethereum project was modified 8 months after the fact to write various people out of the history, which is very sad.  Compare-and-contrast the original post with the current post.  See also original website team page.


Help with accuracy of this public record much appreciated.   I will Github it sometime.

This is a catalog of everybody who has been involved with the Ethereum Project in the phase prior to the creation of the Ethereum Foundation, or involved with the Ethereum Foundation after that legal entity existed.

Obviously the list of people who have been involved with the Ethereum Project as a whole since its inception is now an astronomically long list.   That is not the focus here – only on the Ethereum Foundation (lifetime), and on people involved in its pre-historical period, whether or not they actually worked for the EF during that nascent period.

Bold names are still associated with the Ethereum Foundation.

Missing information

  • Kelley Becker
  • Wendell Davis
  • Matt Liston
  • Nora
  • Frithjof Weinert – when did he start?   when did he join ConsenSys?
  • Who is “Johnny” who Gav refers to in his first ever email to Vitalik?  Somebody from Decentral
  • Are there any other key characters who were are missing here?
  • Viktor Tron says he has corrected/updates and will do those when this is on Github.