Jihan Wu is a co-founder of Bitmain (with Micree Zhan), and a prominent supporter of Bitcoin Cash. He was ranked one of the ten most influential figures in the blockchain world by Coindesk in 2017. In 2018 he was ranked number 3 in Fortune's The Ledger 40 under 40 for transforming business at the leading edge of finance and technology. His net worth in 2018 was US$$2.39 billion. Wu lives in China and has an economics degree from Peking University.