Tag: most influential 2020

Dec 09 2020

Stocking Stuffers: Bid on 12 of Crypto’s ‘Most Influential’ NFTs

Most Influential 2020 features art from Alotta Money, XCopy, Osinachi, Matt Kane, Sarah Zucker, Yonat Vaks and Olive Allen.

Dec 08 2020

Amiti Uttarwar: Building Bitcoin’s Future

Dec 08 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  amiti uttarwar most influential 2020 people

With two new grants under her belt, Bitcoin Core's first full-time female developer is building the future of the network.

Hayden Adams: King of the DeFi Degens

Dec 08 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  most influential 2020 people

Hayden Adams took a $65,000 grant and turned it into a $2 billion protocol; meet the King of the DeFi Degens.

Balaji Srinivasan: The Man Who Called COVID

The former Coinbase CTO sounded the alarm early about the virus. More broadly, he’s emerged as a prolific and perceptive thinker about the trust and knowledge problems crypto aims to solve.

Zhou Xiaochuan: The Father of the Digital Yuan

“The PBOC that is not criticized by the public will not withstand the test of history," the current head of the central bank says. Zhou Xiaochuan's legacy – the digital yuan – was sidelined, until it became necessary,.

Andre Cronje: DeFi Expressionist

Dec 08 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi most influential 2020 people

Andre Cronje founded the platform that kick-started 2020's DeFi summer that made thousands rich. It almost broke him.

Cathie Wood: Ahead of the Curve

Dec 08 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ark invest most influential 2020 people

Described by Bloomberg as the "best investor you've never heard of," Cathie Wood has made a string of smart, future-facing bets, including a big stake in Bitcoin.

Juan Benet: From Idea to Action

Filecoin and IPFS creator Juan Benet is unafraid of taking on imposing problems. Like, say, rebuilding the internet.

Linda Lacewell: A Friendlier Regulator

NYDFS Superintendent Linda Lacewell is a regulator prepared to work with the grain of crypto rather than against it.

Jesse Powell: Bitcoin Banker

In 2011, Jesse Powell stored digital assets for online gamers. Now, his crypto exchange has created a bank for which he helped develop the rules.

Bitcoin Dissidents: Those Who Need It Most

The global pandemic and interwoven political and economic crises became fertile ground for Bitcoin to become a tool for human rights.

Charles Cascarilla: PayPal Whisperer

PayPal pumped excitement into the bitcoin market this year. And on the back- end of every purchase is Charles Cascarilla's Paxos.

Michael Saylor: Bitcoin’s Cyber Hornet

Dec 08 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  michael saylor most influential 2020 people

Michael Saylor has been a bitcoin evangelist and dollar doomsayer for less than 6 months. But the bits that would become his bitcoin philosophy began forming three decades ago.

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