Most Influential 2017

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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 brok...
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #2: Jamie Dimon
"Bitcoin is a fraud." Four small words ignited a maelstrom when JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took the stage at a conference in September. The blockchain world was never quite the...
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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 techni...
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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 AngelList, Ravikant didn't talk much about startu...
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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,...
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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 ICOs, shutting down domestic exchanges and all but taking a match...
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #7: Pieter Wuille
Speak softly and carry a big SegWit? If bitcoin saw its biggest and most controversial change this summer, the evolution can all be traced back to one developer. Still, the fo...
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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 i...
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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...
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Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #10: Jihan Wu
Master of the ASICBoost, conjurer of Antbleed... Perhaps no character in the pantheon of industry leaders has been the subject of more conspiracy theories than Mr. Wu, a passi...
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