Insights : THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN CRYPTO

The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies surpassed $600 billion in 2017, and these 100 individuals are leading the digital revolution that’s transforming our financial markets and social institutions.

We looked at thousands of individuals involved in crypto around the world, and considered several factors, including the significant contributions each individual has made to the crypto community. This encompasses not just technical innovations, but also groundbreaking research and insightful commentary.

This year’s list is an eclectic mix of hackers, academics, engineers, and journalists - all of whom are intensely focused on driving the cryptocurrency movement forward. The outlook for bitcoin and blockchain remains promising in 2018, and these individuals will be poised to spark even more innovation in the upcoming year.

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Vitalik Buterin

The creator of Ethereum, the blockchain platform that acts as a world computer for decentralized applications. Its cryptocurrency, Ether, has seen its value skyrocket in 2017 (Ethereum's market cap is nearly $30 billion). He cofounded Bitcoin Magazine and now leads Ethereum, working on upgrades to its protocol.

Charlie Lee

The creator of Litecoin, and formerly Coinbase's Director of Engineering. Although he is the creator of Litecoin, Lee remains focused on a number of Bitcoin-specific projects as well. Prior to Lee's forays into the world of cryptocurrency, he held various engineering positions at companies like Google and Guidewire Software.

Brian Armstrong

Brian is the co-founder & CEO of Coinbase, an open financial system and Bitcoin exchange for the world. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Rice University. He was also featured in the 2014 movie, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin".

Roger Ver

Roger is considered the world's first Investor in Bitcoin startups (including investments in Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken & Purse.io). Ver's computer parts business, MemoryDealers, was one of the first online retailers to accept payment in Bitcoin, and he now speaks regularly at Bitcoin events worldwide.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas is the author of "Mastering Bitcoin" and “The Internet of Money”, seminal books about why bitcoin matters on a global scale. Antonopoulos is also a public speaker at bitcoin events, and is frequently called in as an expert witness in trials relating to the security and technical details of crypto-currencies.

Nick Szabo

Nick is a blockchain and cryptocurrency pioneer. Szabo is widely regarded as the inventor of the concept of smart contracts, which are now a fundamental feature of cryptocurrencies. Szabo also is the creator of "bit gold", a decentralized precursor to bitcoin which informed the initial construction of Bitcoin's architecture.

Don Tapscott

Don is the co-founder and Executive Director at Blockchain Research Institute, which seeks to drive clear policy-making and governance of bitcoin. He is also the best-selling author of "Blockchain Revolution", a book on the numerous impacts that cryptocurrencies and blockchain will have on the world.

Erik Voorhees

Erik is the CEO of ShapeShift. Voorhees currently writes at MoneyAndState.com about the struggle for the separation of money and state, and about Bitcoin as the instrument by which it will happen. He is the co-founder of bitcoin startup Coinapult, and previously sold his startup Satoshi Dice for $11.5M in bitcoin in 2013.

Peter Todd

Peter is one of Bitcoin's most prominent open source developers, and is an applied cryptography consultant. Todd is an advocate for cryptocurrency, and is vocal about the need for more effective (yet flexible) governance of Bitcoin and other alt-coins in the years to come.

Bobby Lee

Bobby is the CEO and co-founder of BTCC, China's first bitcoin exchange. Lee has been involved with bitcoin since 2011, and envisioned BTCC as a full-stack solution for bitcoin in China - ranging from exchange functionality, to providing secure wallets to consumers. Prior to BTCC, Lee held a senior role at Walmart China.

Ryan Selkis

Ryan was the Managing Director at CoinDesk, a site providing the latest news, analysis, and insights in the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces. Prior to CoinDesk, Selkis was the Director of Growth for Digital Currency Group, an investment firm focused on the crypto space. He holds an MBA from MIT School of Business.

Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth is the founder of Lightning Labs, which develops Lightning, an open protocol layer for blockchain. She is also a fellow at Coin Center, a cryptocurrency policy institute. Stark is an advisor to numerous AI and blockchain startups, and previously taught at Stanford and Yale, and holds a law degree from Harvard.

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Good article sharing and I believe blockchain technology future prospect will be good and brighter .

 

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@charmmytashi #1

Good article sharing and I believe blockchain technology future prospect will be good and brighter .

 totally agree

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