Cointelegraph Ranks "Top Players" in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Cointelegraph released a ranking of the top people in Blockchain, showcasing the individuals accountable for making the industry worth more than $400 billion into what it is today.
The criteria of ranking was basically just the calculated number of mentions each of the participants garnered in the mainstream ratings from sources such as Forbes and Fortune.
8 mentions in 12 ratings
Vitalik Buterin, best known as a co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik also founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011 before writing the Ethereum whitepaper in late 2013.
7 mentions in 12 ratings
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, he has spent years educating novices and experts alike on Bitcoin, Blockchain and the principle of decentralization. His established reputation as Bitcoin Evangelist served as the foundation for his credibility as the go-to source of crypto knowledge worldwide.
6 mentions in 12 ratings
Don Tapscott, well- known for writing the book ‘Blockchain Revolution’ in 2014, and has been a dynamic Blockchain authority reference and proponent since.
6 mention in 12 ratings
Erik Voorhees, active since the earliest days of the industry, his ticket to success was being the CEO of ShapeShift, a crypto exchange platform, followed by SatoshiDice, a popular Bitcoin gambling game.
5 mentions in 12 ratings
Charlie Lee, his main claim to fame in the world of crypto was creating Litecoin. Prior to this, he was a Director of Engineering at US-based exchange and wallet provider Coinbase.
5 mentions in 12 ratings
Jihan Wu, co-founder of Chinese company Bitmain which was one of the biggest units in Bitcoin mining 5 years ago. Alongside Roger Ver (also a part of this list), he was a chief proponent of Bitcoin Cash.
With the joint efforts of all the people in the list, and many more who were not named, the industry of cryptocurrency and Blockchain stands where it is today. It has seen growth from very humble beginnings to a having a complete 360 and becoming a worldwide phenomenon, all within less than 10 years.
While founding crypto companies and writing books about the industry, the people on the list have simultaneously reshaped the way we look at money.
Read the full list here.

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