Polkadot has a rich history going all the way back to the founding of Ethereum. In 2013, Polkadot’s founder Gavin Wood was working for 0xlegal, a legal software provider, as its Director of Technology. Wood has been following Bitcoin for a couple of years and came across a story about Ami Taaki, the renowned anarchist revolutionary and Bitcoin contributor. He decided to reach out to Taaki and to his surprise, Taaki invited him to a couple of meetups in London. It was during one of those meetups that Taaki mentioned Vitalik Buterin and his vision for a project called Ethereum.
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