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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #1: Bitcoin Sign Guy
The man behind the sign steps into the light to reveal his motives In a year beset by savage infighting Bitcoin Sign Guy took a stand with a small action that not only broke the internet but raised the spirits of a beleaguered bitcoin community then ravaged by a years long intellectual war Were we [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #2: Jamie Dimon
Bitcoin is a fraud Four small words ignited a maelstrom when JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon took the stage at a conference in September The blockchain world was never quite the same again In response bitcoin became the talk of Wall Street and in that dialogue a beast was unleashed that maybe just maybe took [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #3: Charlie Lee
It's good to be Charlie After years of working at the first Bitcoin Unicorn Lee stepped out on his own in 2017 to take up arms against those who would delay bitcoin technical development His weapon The cryptocurrency network litecoin With the network once languishing now revitalized Lee pulled no punches becoming the opinionated voice [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #4: Naval Ravikant
If crypto assets really are the Craziest Bubble Ever then Naval Ravikant is the movement's elder statesman The founder of Angel List Ravikant didn't talk much about startups in 2017 instead preaching the gospel of the ICO on Twitter in 140 character bursts that were part roadmap and part prophecy for a burgeoning industry In [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #5: Joe Lubin
Part sheriff Part outlaw Either way Joe Lubin appears right at home in the Wild West of cryptocurrencies The leader of a company that's part ethereum project incubator part change the world commune Lubin showed no shortage of influence in 2017 launching some of the first successful ethereum tokens and winning over countless enterprises to [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #6: Yao Qian
Call it the biggest short in history China took plenty of actions against cryptocurrencies in 2017 banning IC Os shutting down domestic exchanges and all but taking a match to what was once one of the industry's largest and most thriving ecosystems But if China is setting a course apart from the world Yao Qian [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #7: Pieter Wuille
Speak softly and carry a big Seg Wit If bitcoin saw its biggest and most controversial change this summer the evolution can all be traced back to one developer Still the founder of the controversial startup Blockstream and the network's most prodigious coder Pieter Wuille is a bit of a mystery In an industry with [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #8: Erik Voorhees
Erik Voorhees always seems slightly out of step An early evangelist for the tech Voorhees may be a rarity in that he has not only maintained but grown his relevance on the industry stage all the while fighting for an unpopular block size increase and launching projects that seem years ahead of their time Still [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #9: Amber Baldet
In darkness or in light Either way Baldet seems right at home whether she's onstage at a banking conference or somewhere in the islands posing for pictures at an ethereum unicorn party Will she emerge as a real deal innovator Or is she the ultimate imposter banking infiltrator While Baldet's story is yet to be [...]
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #10: Jihan Wu
Master of the ASIC Boost conjurer of Antbleed Perhaps no character in the pantheon of industry leaders has been the subject of more conspiracy theories than Mr Wu a passionate bitcoin believer who's been reviled for his views The young co founder of Chinese mining giant Bitmain he might not exactly be the villain we [...]
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