Blockchain Influencers Flood Fortune “40 Under 40”

Blockchain Influencers Flood Fortune “40 Under 40”

Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” is an annual list of individuals whom editors at fortune magazine consider to be the most influential youth leaders of the year. This year’s list is as exciting as ever, as movers and shakers of the crypto world increased their presence in the rankings, at least, more than the previous years.
Brian Armstrong, 35 is a technology enthusiast, an engineer and a former consultant at Deloitte, Touche, IBM among others. Brian is number 20 on the prestigious list. Brian is also the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, Americas biggest Cryptocurrency Platform and a company that has diversified into many spheres and angle of the blockchain, making it so diversified. Its regarded to, as the Google of the blockchain. Brian Armstrong has appeared on the list before, and this year is no exception.
Not far behind Armstrong at no 22 is the 24 years old Russian-Canadian, a programmer, entrepreneur, writer and a co-founder of Ethereum, who also doubles as the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, Vitalik Buterin. Buterin is a great writer, with a particular interest in technology and blockchain.
He has written quite a lot of articles for other publications before entering the mainstream. As the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik has helped to create a coin so big, sitting right next to Bitcoin in value, no wonder the skinny genius is on the prestigious list. Buterin also sits at the editorial board of blockchain journal, Ledger.
Walmart pair of Sumaya Balbale 37 and Andy Dunno were also recognized for their tremendous work at Walmart. This is thanks to the radical improvement of the firm, especially in the area of e-commerce and incredible transformation which is evident in its romance with the use of blockchain technology that’s visible in its transactions, making it seamless and easy.
Robinhood, the platform making all the headlines in recent months, dragged its founders to join the list. Vlad Tenev and Baliju Bhatt 31 and 33 respectively, are one of the brains behind the revolution of blockchain in the world.
By adding cryptocurrencies to their platform, they attract their users to see the product, publicize it and grow through it. They recently added Bitcoin, a move that shot them into the mainstream.
Though investors are always sceptical about initial coin offerings, one man that broke the record of ICO by selling billions of it, is none other than the CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov, who is generally regarded as the “Russian Mark Zuckerberg,” due to its versatility and knack for greatness. Durov completes the array of influencers on this years list.
The proliferation of the fortune “40 under 40” by crypto influencers is a great sign for the cryptocurrency industry and a pointer to its growing influence, the world over.