Unot from the pioneers of current blockchain technology is definitely W. Scott Stornetta. So much so, that Satoshi Nakamoto refers to Stornetta on different occasions. Nakamoto used his contributions as a great reference for the creation of the entire cryptocurrency industry and Blockchain technology that exists today.
Stornetta is a renowned physicist, scientific researcher, and notable figure in cryptographic science and distributed computing. He was the first person to mention blockchain architecture. In a publication developed with scientist Stuart Haber in 1991, Storn