TOP 5 of the most influential crypto people
The news of the Cryptoworld is a mention of numerous names of people whose role in the development of the industry is not always understandable. They can start several startups, often take part in conferences and be on talk shows. But is it worth listening to their opinion? Is it so important, as the media say? Today we present to you the rating of people who are of the greatest importance for the Cryptoworld.
1. Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin is a 25-year-old native of Russia who created a blockchain-platform Ethereum. Thanks to this idea in 2014, Vitalik managed to bypass Mark Zuckerberg and won the World Technology Award. At the moment, Vitalik is the editor of the scientific journal devoted to cryptocurrency, Ledger, and before that he was the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the large edition of Bitcoin Magazine. Now Vitalik is not only a cult figure of the Cryptoworld, he is known all over the world. He is among the top 10 rankings of the 40 most influential young people.
2. Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin - the third in the world of payment network, based on cryptocurrency. Then he started to call himself Satosilite, in honor of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. There is an opinion that Charlie and Satoshi is the same person who created the first cryptocurrency incognito, and he decided to partially open the world while creating the second cryptocurrency. But, no matter how controversial the opinion is, Charlie is an expert in Cryptoworld. He was in the TOP 3 among all the figures of the blockchain world in 2017, according to Coindesc.
3. Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin, a native of Toronto, is one of Ethereum founders and head of the Consensys Company. Joseph began his career as a researcher at the Princeton Robotics Laboratory, but later he moved to the financial sector in Goldman Sachs. Joseph Lubin became one of the first investors of Ethereum during the pre-sale of this cryptocurrency. Later, he invested most of his savings in Consensys, one of the largest companies in the blockchain applications development. In Forbes ranking of businessmen, made money in cryptocurrency operations, Mr. Lubin is in the second place. His capital is estimated from 1 to 5 billion USD
4. Anthony Di Iorio
Anthony Di Iorio is a leader, entrepreneur and public speaker in the field of decentralized applications. In 2012, he created a company to organize events dedicated to Bitcoin-Toronto Bitcoin Meetup, where he met his future partner Vitalik Buterin. And at the same moment he becomes one of their key investors of the Ethereum project. In addition to the Ethereum project, Di Iorio invests in projects such as Qtum, Zcash, VeChain. Di Iorio is the founder of Decentral Consulting Services and Jaxx, as well as CEO of Kryptokit. Anthony also became known for having installed the world's second Bitcoin machine in Toronto.
5. Charles Hoskinson
Charles Hoskinson is a talented developer who stands at the origins of such well-known projects as Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Bitshares and Cardano. Charles was one of the founders and early investors of Ethereum. However, in 2014, he left the project because of disagreements over its monetization. After that, together with Jeremy Wood, he founded his own company, IOHK, a developer of the Cardano blockchain project. The company also creates blockchains for corporations, government organizations and academic institutions.
In fact, there are more than enough really influential and authoritative specialists in the Cryptoworld, and the fingers of both hands are not enough to count them. We told only about some of them, the opinion of which should be taken into account when choosing instruments for investment. But, as elsewhere, the main thing is not to overdo it.