Behind KuCoin are two tech geeks who were early blockchain adopters. Having started coding at the age of 8 and founded his first startup at the age of 16, Michael heard about Bitcoin in 2012 from his boss Eric, and immediately started to mine. While he tried to sell some BTC on Mt. Gox, he discovered that, what was the world's largest platform at the time, was difficult for beginners to use. As the adoption of blockchain continued, Michael and Eric realized that it was reshaping the financial system, building a new system that not only serves the few richest, but everyone in the world - even the uneducated, unemployed and unbanked. By the end of 2013, they wrote down the first code in a cafe, beginning the journey of People’s Exchange to allow everyone to get involved with crypto.