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Zhao is probably better known all over the world as CZ. He is the founder and CEO of Binance – the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world.
CZ has previously served as the CTO of OKCoin and has also worked as a backend developer for Blockchain.info.
Due to this, CZ is surely someone to keep an eye on in 2020.
Brian Armstrong is one of the biggest names in the world of crypto today. He is not only the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, but he is also a sought after crypto expert who is often invited to speak at conferences all over the globe.
Armstrong has often mentioned in his interviews that his dream is to turn Coinbase into an all-in-one crypto platform where customers (both casual and institutional) can get a wide range of products and services with the touch of a button.
There is a widely known obvious relation of bitcoin to Satoshi Nakamoto. The same connection is between Vitalik Buterin and Ethereum, another popular cryptocurrency.
Buterin is not only the co-founder of Ethereum, but also the co-founder of the crypto news outlet Bitcoin Magazine.
Additionally, earlier this year, Buterin announced that he would now be focusing more on making ICOs safer for the general public.
WINKLEVOSS TWINS: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are the principal owners of Winklevoss Capital as well as the founders of premier digital asset exchange ‘Gemini’.
The Winklevoss twins are venture capitalists and led a seed-funding round for Bitcoin payment processor BitInstant. In April 2013, the brothers said they owned nearly 1 percent of all Bitcoin in existence at that time. They have Bitcoin holdings worth more than $1 billion.
Perhaps, this man would be the first one who has invested in any bitcoin startup.
He currently serves as the CEO of Bitcoin.com and is also widely considered to be one of the foremost proponents of Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the original Bitcoin protocol.
Charlie Lee is really a big fish in the crypto world.
He is a former Coinbase employee who is perhaps best known for being the brains behind the popular crypto project ‘Litecoin’ — which is currently one of the world’s top 10 crypto assets by the total market capitalization. Over the past year or so, Lee has focused all of his efforts on driving LTC adoption across the globe.
Elizabeth Stark has been an active contributor to the bitcoin community, an advisor to startups in areas ranging from cryptocurrency to decentralized technology to AI.
In early 2019, she became a fellow at Coin Center — a research organization that deals with the creation of unbiased government policies (especially in regards to decentralized technologies.)
Founder of Ripple — one of the world’s largest crypto payments processors — Brad Garlinghouse has an extremely popular name across the global crypto landscape.
He is currently writing blockchain related articles in various journals and publications. He firmly believes XRP can take over Bitcoin’s space as the leader in cryptocurrency sooner or later. If you are interested in the ripple cryptocurrency, Brad should be the foremost blockchain influencer in your following list.
Smith is one of the co-founders of Blockchain — one of the world’s most widely used crypto wallets. A few months back, he launched another venture called Blockchain Principal Strategies — an institutional platform that is designed to help investors gain more OTC-related crypto exposure.
Jutla is a speaker, influencer and qualified IBM Blockchain Developer who has won several prestigious awards including:
- The Asian Woman of Achievement
- Female Entrepreneur of The Year
- She was previously named to the Top 100 European Digital Pioneer list by The Financial Times and Google and has also authored three books (one of whom is a #1 bestseller). They include:
- Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You hate Create A Life You Love
- Authors and The Blockchain
- The FinTech Book