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(Jaime Rogozinski, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Jaime Rogozinski: Why WallStreetBets Took Off
"I keep my money in crypto. It’s easier to store money there," says WSB's co-founder. Rogozinski will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.
(Jaime Rogozinski, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

Edited by Kevin Ross
Chad Knight: NFT Artist for the Wilder World
The former head of 3D design at Nike now makes mind-bending digital art. He's a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival this June.
Edited by Kevin Ross

(Maaria Bajwa, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Maaria Bajwa: 'People Like to Root Against the Winners'
Bajwa once got wise advice from a mentor: To be valuable to your venture firm, you must have “domain expertise that no one else has.”
(Maaria Bajwa, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

(Julie Pacino, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Julie Pacino: Eliminating Middlemen in Film
“The market is going to decide what’s good, not some dude in a suit.”
(Julie Pacino, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

(Derek Schloss, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Derek Edward Schloss: Unlocking the Art Market
Twitter and video games were just a stepping stone for Derek Schloss into crypto. Five years later, the leading VC makes good on his "big unlock."
(Derek Schloss, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

(Sara Baumann, modified by Kevin Ross for CoinDesk)
Sara Baumann: NFTs Let Me Quit My Job
The founder of the badass Women With Weapons franchise tells how she made it and what comes next. Baumann is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus Festival.
(Sara Baumann, modified by Kevin Ross for CoinDesk)

(Matthew Ball, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Matthew Ball: Metaverse Man
Will we call it the metaverse, and what will we do there? A leading expert weighs in.
(Matthew Ball, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

(SBF, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried: The Man, the Hair, the Vision
SBF is 30 and his company, FTX, is everywhere. He'll be appearing at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.
(SBF, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

(Cynthia Lummis, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Cynthia Lummis: Senator, Hodler
The Wyoming senator, a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival, holds plenty of BTC and champions crypto whenever she can.
(Cynthia Lummis, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)

(Cathy Hackl, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Cathy Hackl: The 'Godmother of the Metaverse'
The chief metaverse officer of Futures Intelligence Group has worked in metaverse-related fields for nearly a decade – i.e. since the dawn of meta-time.
(Cathy Hackl, modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)