5 leading Crypto Innovators Are a Part of Fortune ’40 under 40′
Cryptopreneurs are all set to leave an impact, not only in the crypto world but also in the most desired and coveted list which grabs many eyeballs and is aspired by many too. The said list is the list of the most influential people given by Fortune magazine for the year 2018.
Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 is a list of individuals whom editors at Fortune magazine consider to be the most influential young leaders for the year. It includes business executives, political figures, sportsmen, fashion designers, and others who are under forty years old. The majority of the members on the list are business executives from the tech industry. The list often features businessmen and women who have made their names in various industries and the list does not necessarily choose candidates from blue chip industries.
This has been well accepted that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have been making a significant impact on the contemporary industry and there’s no denying of the fact that they are here to stay. The 2018 list, which was revealed by Fortune, listed five major players in the cryptocurrency community in their annual list.
1. Brian Armstrong – Rank 20
Aged 35, Brian Armstrong has been developing crypto space by building the biggest U.S. Bitcoin exchange Coinbase which might become the “Google of crypto” as referred by many. Coinbase is going on the right track. During this winter’s investment mania, Coinbase catapulted into the mainstream, eclipsing Charles Schwab in total accounts. Coinbase is now investing in upstarts and making acquisitions. He has achieved rank 20, topping Rihanna who is ranked 21. The exchange has more than 13 million users in more than 190 countries.
2. Vitalik Buterin – Rank 22
Aged 24, he is third time on the list. Last year, he was ranked number 10and was ranked 31st in the year 2016. He had described his open-source blockchain platform Ethereum as a “world computer.” Ethereum is the second-most-valuable crypto network next to Bitcoin. He made headlines earlier in the month when he said “I definitely hope centralized exchanges go burn in hell as much as possible.”
3. Robinhood CEOs – Rank 24
Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, aged 31 and 33 respectively, are the co-CEOs of the Robinhood brokerage app. Robinhood began offering zero-fee cryptocurrency trading in select regions of the United States in February and is the second most valuable fintech startup in America. It has a valuation of USD 5.6 billion. They added Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, this year, to the trading mix and now hope to build Robinhood into a full-blown digital bank.
4. Telegram Founder – Rank 25
Pavel Durov, aged 33, is the Cofounder and CEO of Telegram. The encrypted-chat app -Telegram has gained more than 200 million monthly active users since its founding five years ago. Telegram even hosted one of the most extravagant “initial coin offerings” to date, raising a reported $1.7 billion in exchange for promised crypto coins.
Apart from crypto space, the list includes prominent figures who have trended in 2018 news like Mark Zuckerberg and Dhivya Suryadevara, with Kevin Systrom leading the list with number one position.
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