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2022’s Most Influential Bitcoiners
A look at the folks who drove the bitcoin space forward over the last year.
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Crypto’s Most Influential of 2022, With Ben Schiller
We discuss this year's account of those who positively and negatively influenced the crypto space and forever shaped its future.
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The Who’s Who of Crypto’s 2022
Spoiler alert: Influence can be for good or for bad. Plus, analyzing SBF’s media apology tour. [reward]4c7edad9-8f7d-49d5-a656-0a5c2d897db7[/reward]
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Crypto’s Virgil Through the Market Hellscape
Arthur Hayes has been many things to crypto over the years: a builder, a showman and a criminal. This year, as the industry collapsed, he’s been a wise commentator for the inexperienced and perplexed. That’s why he is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
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CDCROP: Adam Paul Levine (adamtastic.com)
Most Influential Artist: Adam Levine
The artist made a portrait of crypto critic Molly White, and went down the Web3 rabbit hole she opened up.
CDCROP: Adam Paul Levine (adamtastic.com)

CDCROP: Osinachi
Most Influential Artist: Osinachi
The Nigerian artist creates one-of-a-kind images using Microsoft Word. For this season, he depicted Mikhaylo Federov, the Ukrainian official who raised about $200 million in crypto for that country's war effort.
CDCROP: Osinachi

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Most Influential Artist: Ravi Vora
The Los Angeles-based photographer captured Gary Vaynerchuk and Vayner3 President Avery Akkineni.
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CDCROP: Sarah Richardson (SarahScript.com)
Most Influential Artist: Sarah Script
The calligrapher minted an NFT of White House crypto adviser Carole House.
CDCROP: Sarah Richardson (SarahScript.com)

CDCROP: Federico Solmi
Most Influential Artist: Federico Solmi
The Italian artist, a resident of New York City, created a 3D image of Vitalik Buterin and the Ethereum developers for their role orchestrating The Merge, the most consequential upgrade in blockchain history.
CDCROP: Federico Solmi

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The Artist and Technology Behind 36 AI Portraits
How to generate three dozen portraits for the Most Influential 2022 in about a week? Meet Pixelmind.ai, the app that saved this CoinDesk feature from visual ennui.
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