Most Influential 2021

How the Original ‘Most Influential’ Portraits Were Made
How the Original ‘Most Influential’ Portraits Were Made
CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2021 presented the 50 people who defined the year in crypto. It commissioned 10 artists to create portraits of the top 10 winners. Two of those art...
How the Original ‘Most Influential’ Portraits Were Made

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CoinDesk ‘Most Influential’ Artists Sell Charity NFTs for 50 ETH
They will donate up to 20% of the $200,000 (so far) in sales to charity, in association with The Giving Block.
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Sam Bankman-Fried: Stablecoin Regulation Coming in 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried: Stablecoin Regulation Coming in 2022
The richest person in crypto, CEO of crypto exchange FTX Sam Bankman-Fried, shares his regulatory predictions for 2022 and how his company plans to manage potential digital as...
Sam Bankman-Fried: Stablecoin Regulation Coming in 2022

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The 10 (Other) Most Crypto Influential
Analysts, Institutions, DAOs and more.
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Most Influential 2021: Anatoly Yakovenko
Solana, a distributed network Yakovenko co-founded, has seen massive growth this year.
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Most Influential 2021: Changpeng Zhao
The Binance CEO has taken a more practical approach to regulation this year.
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Most Influential 2021: Kristin Smith
The Blockchain Association’s executive director is one of crypto’s staunchest advocates on the Hill.
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Most Influential 2021: Random Celebrities Who Discovered Crypto
From Paris Hilton to Jimmy Fallon, crypto was brought into the limelight.
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Most Influential 2021: Beeple
Digital artist Mike Winkelmann brought NFTs into the limelight.
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Most Influential 2021: Jack Dorsey
The former CEO of Twitter and Square, now CEO of Block, is building for a world where bitcoin is the native currency of the internet.
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