Charlie Shrem He started to invest in bitcoin in 2011. After some time, the bitcoin industry collapsed, and he lost his bitcoins. Then he met Gareth Nelson, they talked to each other, and realized, they are dealing with the same condition. They planned to make a company that is more user-friendly, they named their company like BitInstant. Jeremy Gardner One of the early adopters of bitcoin, Gardner a 25-year-old, holds enough bitcoins to be known as a crypto millionaire. He started in 2013, a friend offered him to purchase Gardner bitcoin in exchange for some cash. He decided at that moment to accept that as a challenge. After selling bitcoins, he decided to turn all his savings into crypto investments. He launched companies like Augur, a company of market forecasting tool based on blockchain technology. Today, Gardner is a crypto evangelist who works at venture -capital firms.