Forbes released its annual 30-under-30 list, and some names in the cryptocurrency space have caught the eye
The Forbes 2021 list, which compiles 30 individuals / teams under 30 in 20 different categories, was released today. The 600 winners compilation included some crypto entrepreneurs from BlockFi, Augur, FTX, and CoinList.
Of the 600 young winners, 10 received recognition in the blockchain and crypto space.
One of the notable names on the list is Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of the Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX. The exchange is currently valued at $ 1.2 billion and made around $ 30 million in profit this year thanks to its innovative products. Bankman-Fried is also the founder of Alameda Research, a trading company based in California.
CoinLists Brain Tubergen also made the cut. Tubergen is a co-founder and serves as the company’s chief product officer. The first token offering and exchange platform has made tremendous strides since launching in 2017. Currently, the company has raised over $ 800 million in donations to several promising projects in the crypto space.
Three women were also included in the 10 krypto names featured. The first is Bitcoin core developer Amiti Uttarwar, who received a $ 150,000 grant from HDR Global and OKCoin in June. Also on the list are Flori Marquez, founder of the BlockFi crypto lending platform, and Soona Amhaz from Volt Capital.
Joseph Krug, Pantera’s Chief Investment Officer, was also introduced. Krug manages over $ 400 million in three different crypto funds. In the past, he choreographed the first ICO on Ethereum, where he raised more than $ 5 million for Augur, currently valued at $ 152 million.
21-year-old Charlie Noyes, a partner at Paradigm Capital in California, will join Krug. Noyes has positions valued at $ 100 million for the world’s leading crypto fund. He also made a $ 1 million seed capital investment in the DeFi Uniswap protocol.
Alexander Liegl, the founder of the US Bitcoin mining company Layer1 Technologies, represents the crypto mining area. Authenticiti’s three co-founders, Andrew Yang, Yeong Woo Park, and Athanasios Karachotzitis, were also on the list.
The final entry from the cryptocurrency industry is Jack Mallers. Mallers is the managing director of Bitcoin Investment & Payment company Zap Solutions. The company uses the Lightning Network to facilitate its transactions.