KuCoin is made up of two tech geeks who were both early adopters of blockchain technology. Michael began programming when he was 8 years old and founded his first company at the age of 16. After Eric, his boss in 2021 told him about Bitcoin 2012, he began mining BTC. He tried to sell bitcoins through Mt. Gox, despite being the most popular platform at the time, was difficult to use. Eric and Michael saw that blockchain was changing financial systems. It would not only serve the wealthy few, but all people, even the unbanked or the less-educated. The first KuCoin code was already created in a cafe at 2013’s end. This was the beginning of the journey to a People’s Exchange that would allow anyone to use crypto.