most influential

CDCrop (Trevor Jones and Violet Jones/CoinDesk)
Most Influential Artist: Trevor and Violet Jones
The artist couple collaborated for the first time ever on their painting of Alexey Pertsev, the developer arrested for his role in creating Tornado Cash.
CDCrop (Trevor Jones and Violet Jones/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Aleqth
Most Influential Artist: Alex Headlam (Aleqth)
The artist sought inspiration from Andy Warhol and Tim Burton to create his portrait of Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao.
CDCROP: Aleqth

CDCROP: Fesq
Most Influential Artist: Fesq
The previous programmer creates an image called “The Maestro,” which ties Yat Siu’s music background to his position as a leader in the Asian Web3 gaming industry.
CDCROP: Fesq

CDCROP: Yosnier
Most Influential Artist: Yosnier
A 23-year-old artist doesn’t want to come across as sympathizing with Sam Bankman-Fried, who lost numerous people’s life savings in FTX's collapse.
CDCROP: Yosnier

CDCROP: Norman Harman
Most Influential Artist: Norman Harman
The Edinburgh-based artist uses a combination of technologies and brick-and-mortar traditional values to depict Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs.
CDCROP: Norman Harman

CDCROP: Oveck
Most Influential Artist: Oveck
The New York-based artist depicted one of the year's NFT success stories – Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape phenom – for CoinDesk's Most Influential series.
CDCROP: Oveck

CDCrop Ovie Faruq aka OSF (Ovie Faruq)
Most Influential Artist: Ovie Faruq
The NFT artist sought to depict the "carelessness and neglect" of the "Four Horsemen of the Cryptocalypse" in his NFT art for CoinDesk's Most Influential 2022.
CDCrop Ovie Faruq aka OSF (Ovie Faruq)

CDCrop FatManTerra MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)
He Put a Magnifying Glass on Terra and It Went Up in Flames
Having whistleblowers’ trust made a cranky pseudonymous Twitter account key to the flameout of Terraform Labs and its LUNA token. That’s why FatManTerra is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
CDCrop FatManTerra MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)

CDCrop Rishi Sunak MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)
Now That He Has the Power to Make His Crypto Dreams Come True, Will He?
As finance minister earlier this year he backed measures for regulating stablecoins and boldly declared he would turn the U.K. into an international hub for crypto. Now he’s prime minister and an FTX-scarred industry is watching. That’s why Rishi Sunak is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
CDCrop Rishi Sunak MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)

CDCrop Maxine Waters and Patrick McHenry MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)
The Members of Congress Who Have Stablecoin Issuers Watching Their Next Moves
Anticipation for a crypto bill out of the House Financial Services Committee ran so high this year that stablecoin issuers have been trying to meet the bill’s expected standards before the rules are even set. That’s why Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Patrick McHenry are two of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
CDCrop Maxine Waters and Patrick McHenry MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)