Three big names in the bitcoin world are joining a start-up that hopes to bring simplicity and ease-of-use to bitcoin.
Reports indicate that Roger Ver, Erik Voorhees and Vitalik Buterin are taking ownership roles at Toronto-based KryptoKit — a bitcoin wallet in the form of a web browser plugin (along with a slew of other option).
Quick profiles: Roger Ver is known for his seed investments in BitInstant and Blockchain.info — along with being a huge proponent of the bitcoin movement. Eric Voorhees co-founded Coinapult and has investments in a number of bitcoin-related projects. And Vitalik Buterin co-founded Bitcoin Magazine, and is also involved with programming at several bitcoin projects.
“We at KryptoKit are thrilled to welcome these important figures from the Bitcoin world onboard to form our amazing team,” said KryptoKit co-founder Anthony Di Iorio. “Roger and Erik are probably two of the top Bitcoin spokespeople in the world and will be working with us on business strategy and other areas.”
While Ver and Vorhees will be working on business matters at KryptoKit, Buterin has been brought aboard to help “develop and perfect our backend and programming.”