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The Top 30 Cryptocurrency Innovators

The Top 30 Cryptocurrency Innovators
These are the top 30 people pioneering the next wave of cryptocurrency innovation.*
This list is a compilation of the past, present, and future pioneers at the fore of cryptocurrency innovation. *Satashi Nakamoto is not on list because his existence cannot be proven. 1. J.R. Willet, the father of ICO, Mastercoin 2. Juan Benet, Protocol Labs, .IPFS, .ENS 3. Gavin Wood, Ethereum Foundation 4. Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Foundation 5. Jun Hasgawa, Omise 6. Nader Al-Naji, BaseCoin 7. Josh Chen, BaseCoin 8. Lawerence Dio, BaseCoin 9. Naval Ravikant, Metastable, Angelist 10. Joey Krug, Augur, Pantera 11. Gil Penchina, Pryze 12. Patrick Dai, Qtum Foundation 13. Josh Seims, Metastable 14. Lucas Ryan, Metastable 15. Emma Channing, The Argon Group 16. Chamath Palihapitiya, Early Bitcoin investor 17. Mike Jones, Science Inc. 18. Laura Shin, Forbes Crypto writer 19. Tim Draper, legendary Bitcoin investor 20. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase 21. Alex Dahan, Crypto Hedgefund 22. Crystal Rose, Sense Token 23. Brian Kelly, Bitcoin author, CNBC contributor 24. Emmie Chang, Y Combinator Alum, Superbloom Network 25. Amanda Gutterman, Consensys 26. Timothy Ruff, Blockchain innovator 27. Jason Goldberg, Simple Token 28. Kat Kuzmeskas, Health Nexus 29. Mike Novogratz, Galaxy Investment Partners (crypto hedge fund) 30. Janine Yorio, Stayawhile (crypto real estate) Honorable Mentions Brock Pierce, Blockchain Capital Andrew Yang, Authenticiti Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com

A little more about the top five:

J.R. Willet

Before the the term ICO became popular the very first crowdsale quietly took place in the crypto community. The Mastercoin project officially launched in July of 2013, and it was a little known month-long fundraiser in which anyone could buy Mastercoins - the digital tokens that the protocol uses to conduct transactions – by sending bitcoins to a special “Exodus Address" . Legend has it that a Foundation was formed to handle the funds and 500 participants sent a total of about 5000 Bitcoins to the address.

Juan Benet

The founder of Protocol Labs, a Y-Combinator and top-tier venture backed company. He is also a founder of the IPFS decentralized internet and a founding member of the .ENS. Recently, his company Filecoin completed one of the most successful crowdsales in history with on Coinlist.

Gavin wood

Parity founder and CTO, co-designer of the ethereum protocol, designer of solidity and chief architect of the Polkadot project.

Vitalik Buterin

Legendary co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation, blockchain expert and advisor to top projects building dApps on the Ethereum platform.

Jun Hasgawa

Founder of Omise a payment management platform connecting millions of customers to businesses across the world.
No discussion of crypto innovation would be complete without a mention of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Satoshi Nakamoto

This man, myth, and legend is the founder of all things crypto.  It began when he published a nine-page white paper about a peer-to-peer electronic cash system in October 2008. Nakamoto created a website with the domain name bitcoin.org and continued to collaborate with other developers (via open source network) on the bitcoin software until mid-2010. Legend has it that Nakamoto made all modifications to the source code himself.

In conclusion no one knows where the future of this game-changing and disruptive technology will lead.

These crypto-pioneers are sure to play a vital role in the future of technology!

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to participate in any crowd sales or initial coin offerings and is for informational purposes only. Disclosures: The author may have a relationship with some of the people on the list.

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As it grows, how much ground will XRP cover next year?

As it grows, how much ground will XRP cover next year?

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  • Is 2021 XRP’s year?
  • How adoption will result in the success of the token.

Timothy Peterson, the well-known advocate for bitcoin and manager of global macro, believes that the San Francisco-based XRP token will have its best year in 2021 since 2017. 

As previously reported earlier this week, Peterson has recently said:

“I know it doesn’t look like much but this is $XRP lowest price forward. I think people will be surprised at $Ripple’s performance in 2021. It will probably have its best year since 2017 and maybe outperform #Bitcoin.”

As many people will already be aware, the success for ripple and its token will all depend on adoption by financial institutions. They have developed numerous new products such as rippleX in order to help facilitate a seamless transaction on the decentralised ecosystem for the network. But for the tokens targeted market, only 2% of financial institutions are actually willing to use it.

The Chief Technical Officer of Ripple, David Schwartz has previously said that there are numerous obstacles that prevent adoption for the token some of which include problems with regulation. That being said, well-known traders and investors at Galaxy trading have said that the asset is proven to be resilient.

“Although it is perhaps one of the most disliked projects, it has more than once shown its aggressive nature at a time when no one is expecting it.”

They see that the coin is capable of sparking by 10 times its current price as they say:

“We believe that this moment is very close and since catching the exact bottom is something very unpredictable, our advice to all who want to invest is to start buying at these “golden” levels of support where 10X can become a reality.”

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The benefits of Ethereum 2.0 will come sooner rather than later according to Vitalik Buterin

The benefits of Ethereum 2.0 will come sooner rather than later according to Vitalik Buterin

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  • Vitalik Buterin, has recently answered a number of questions from the community as a part of a “ask me anything“ session on Reddit. 
  • The co-founder highlighted many different topics but specifically said that he expects some significant and noticeable network improvements to come for the project sooner rather than later. 

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of one of the biggest crypto projects in the industry known as Ethereum has recently answered a number of questions from the community as a part of a “ask me anything“ session on Reddit. The co-founder highlighted many different topics but specifically said that he expects some significant and noticeable network improvements to come for the project sooner rather than later. He further said:

“TLDR: merge happens faster, PoS happens faster, you get your juicy 100k TPS faster.”

Over the years, the network for Ethereum has experienced some significant rounds of high congestion. Three years ago in 2017, the popular CryptoKitties game slowed down the network massively but with the decentralised finance space growing rapidly, the network has been seriously clogged up.

As a result of this, it has led to high fees and longer than average confirmation times.

With Ethereum 2.0 very much just around the corner, there is a significant scaling upgrade solution that is supposedly going to speed up the network rapidly. This will increase the number of transactions per second and it will also move the blockchain to a different consensus algorithm known as a proof of stake. Phase 0 for the upgrade is set to occur on the 1st of December in two weeks!

The co-founder further went on to say that “all of these changes are designed to decrease the time until eth2 becomes useful to people.” 

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The second richest man in Mexico invest 10% of his portfolio into BTC

The second richest man in Mexico invest 10% of his portfolio into BTC

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  • Ricardo Salinas Pliego is the second wealthiest businessman in Mexico and the 166th richest man in the world. 
  • It was recently announced last week that he has invested 10% of his liquid portfolio into the leading cryptocurrency, bitcoin. 

Ricardo Salinas Pliego is the second wealthiest businessman in Mexico and the 166th richest man in the world. It was recently announced last week that he has invested 10% of his liquid portfolio into the leading cryptocurrency, bitcoin. This came after he shared a video throwing huge amounts of paper money into the garbage. Not only does it show how worthless the government-issued cash is in today’s world but it also shows how important digital assets such as bitcoin could become.

Furthermore, the video indicates the hyperinflation and how bad it got in Venezuela.

Ricardo is worth more than $11 billion at the time of writing and is the only billionaire from Mexico who seems to have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis that has come as a result.

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Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

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  • Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. 
  • It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

The co-founder of the well-known crypto platform is getting ready to join the company as a board member following a $30 million funding ground to help expand its operations on an international level.

Throughout 2020, Fireblocks has launched a secure asset transfer network which would allow more institutions to efficiently transfer assets on chain. And on top of this, the platform also announced that it has seen more than $150 billion in transferred assets over the course of the past year. Fred has said:

“Fireblocks has become the go-to for any business looking to build new digital asset operations or scale existing ones… The extraordinary growth of the Fireblocks Network and its team in the last year attests to the enormous value they have unlocked for enterprise and institutional customers.”

 

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