David Chaum occupies a peculiar position in the peculiar world of crypto. He isn’t one of the teen-genius cryptographers or a 20-something blockchain CEO. He moves among the upper echelons of “insiders,” but also seems to remain staunchly on the periphery. He’s an OG, but also a novelty.
But regardless of the 63-year-old’s status today, his place in crypto history is undisputed.