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Charles Hope is a technical lead with over 25 years of experience across startup and enterprise development.

In 2005 Charles co-founded and led technical development in Blip.TV, an early online video sharing site focused on episodic content, which reached 70 employees and $10m annual before ultimately being acquired by Disney.

Charles discovered Bitcoin in 2011, recognized that the nascent digital gold scene from the 00s had finally crossed over into viability, saw advanced financial instruments being conceived, and realized this technology would be the basis for the next century of financial infrastructure. Looking for an institution that would be central to this new ecosystem, he designed and built Early Temple, the first Bitcoin smart contract and oracle platform.

In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting, doing advanced mathematics on long subway rides, and pursuing new music suggestions from Spotify.