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Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb is an American programmer known for creating the peer-to-peer technologies eDonkey[2][3] and Overnet, as well as the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox (which was then sold to Mark Karpelès).[4][5]

Jed McCaleb
Residence San Francisco, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Software developer
Known for Creation of eDonkey, Mt. Gox, Ripple
Title Chief technology officer at[1]

He founded the company Ripple in 2011, which he left in 2013, and went on to develop Stellar in 2014.[6][7] In January of 2018 McCaleb's Ripple token ownership were worth $20 billion, which would put him at 40th place in Forbes' list of world's richest people.[8]


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  2. ^ "A Hard Ride For eDonkey". 2005-10-24. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Nouveau client officiel eDonkey et interview". Tom's Hardware. 2003-01-29. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Original Mt. Gox founder: "I lost around $50,000" in site's collapse". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  5. ^ McMillan, Robert. "The Inside Story of Mt. Gox, Bitcoin's $460 Million Disaster". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  6. ^ Groenfeldt, Tom. "Stellar Makes Sending Money Internationally As Easy As Email". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  7. ^ FORTUNE. "Stripe-Backed Stellar Kicks Off Worldwide Money Transfers". Fortune. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  8. ^ Popper, Nathaniel (4 January 2018). "Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 5 January 2018.