Satoshi Nakamoto

Of course, no one is really sure who the founder of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, really is, or if it is just one person or rather a group of people, but their impact is undeniable. In 2017 we’ve seen the runaway rise in price of the feted cryptocurrency, and we’ve also heard a lot more about the huge energy consumption of cryptocurrency transactions. While there is this arguably problematic impact of bitcoin on the environment, the blockchain technology it has popularised has amazing potential applications for the economic system. If the blockchain can liberate the current economic system then more power can be placed in the hands of people and allow for more sustainable decisions to be made.