Release date: September 23, 2014
Architect: Jordan Lee. Jordan Lee is a pseudonym for a developer or group of developers who designed the Nu system.
Number of contributors: Approximately twenty global team members in various development and marketing roles.
History of Cryptocurrency and Nu
2009 - Bitcoin is introduced as open-source software by Satoshi Nakamoto.
2012 - Sunny King releases an open-source fork of Bitcoin called Peercoin. Peercoin is the first digital currency to utilize Proof-of-Stake security.
2013 - Jordan Lee begins development of a fork of Peercoin called Peershares. It is released as open-source software in early 2014.
2014 - Jordan Lee partners with an anonymous investor who provides half a million US dollars in funding for a customized extension of Peershares. Nu is the resulting customized extension.