I am seeking to establish the academic qualifications of the core developers in the Ethereum Project.
Can someone point me to a wiki that would establish this?
Why, do I inquire?
1: I had the opportunity to visit the BitCoin DeCentral office in Toronto last week, and while there, I was informed that there is "no difference" between C/C++ and Python re: the Ethereum implementation. This remarkable statement was made by Vitalik Buterin, who I understand has dropped out of first year university, to better engage in this space. Buterin seems to suggest that a Python implementation will scale, will satisfy security, will safe guard version control, as well as a say, C/C++.
2: Statements made by Charles Hoskinson suggests that he is a pure mathematician and now cryptographer and software developer, but I have not been able to determine which departments and institutions of higher education that he has graduated from. His LinkedIn website cites - Front Range Community College, Metropolitan College, and the University of Colorado (Boulder), but I can find no reference to departments or degrees attained.
I have not had the opportunity to vet the other core developers, but these credentials are looking a little thin, and as a consequence the design and implementation may reflect these accomplishments.
Are there other core developers with more established credentials than these?
My sense is that academic qualifications and experience are being thrown around loosely in the Ethereum community, and that this will come back to bite it, in the future.
Lastly, the Nakamoto paper, is not a paper - period. It might be loosely described as a note or a comment, but for Charles Hoskinson to refer to i, as paper, is a gross exaggeration and simply misleading. Some experience with published mathematical or protocol specification papers would afford a greater degree of understanding with accepted norms.