Fortune’s “40 Under 40” List Included Five Crypto Industry Members

July 23, 2018

American business magazine Fortune has published a new version for its annual rating list “40 Under 40” which comprises the most influential young-aged innovators in the global business. The 2018 list included five entrepreneurs of direct relevance to cryptocurrencies.

Co-founder and the head of the Coinbase crypto exchange Brian Armstrong was ranked higher than anyone else from the crypto domain. As Fortune notes, over the last year the exchange has been granted several challenging financial licenses to legitimize its operations.

The second position among the crypto representatives was given to the Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The Canadian-Russian programmer was ranked 22nd just next to singer Rihanna. Fortune called Buterin a “skinny visionary” who established the second most valuable crypto networks and noted that SEC not recognizing ETH as security was money for jam for Buterin.

The Robinhood brokerage Vlad Tenev and Baiji Bhatt took the 24th position. 25th one was given to Pavel Durov, Telegram CEO, who held two ICOs of  $850 million each in March and thus raised $1.7 billion.

It must be noted that the 2017 rating list included only two crypto industry members: Vitalik Buterin and Brian Armstrong.


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