Charles Williams is a globally recognised British illustrator with a style that draws you into other-worldly dimensions full of colour and fantasy scapes. His astonishing creations make you want to invest time to discover the nuances and intricate detail he creates in every piece. His work straddles both the commercial and conventional world of art and he has a thriving business, having done work for brands including Nike, Google, Spotify and the New York Times. He was commissioned by Becks to create a one-off label for their artists edition series, used on 10 m bottles across the UK. He was also commissioned by the Bestival Festival to create an ID for their festival themed on ‘the future’, with an electronic music twist.
The enigmatic, anonymous creator of Bitcoin, and while the jury is still out on whether a solo genius or a team of visionaries, Satoshi is the undisputed genesis of blockchain technology.
A cryptographer who pre-Bitcoin created Hashcash used in Bitcoin’s mining process, Back is now CEO of Blockstream, a multi-billion dollar blockchain infrastructure company and is regarded a strong contender for being Satoshi himself.
Co-founder of Ethereum and inventor of the Solidity smart contract coding language, Wood wrote the first formal specification of any blockchain protocol and is now co-founder of the Polkadot and Kusama layer-1 networks as well as Parity.