Ten of the business leaders appearing in 2020 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list are reportedly doing business in the blockchain and crypto sectors, showing the increasing recognition for the sector from the media.
Specifically, despite the name, the list actually included 600 people working in a wide range of sectors – with the crypto alumni including seven people, working in the finance sector, venture capital, energy, and manufacturing.
The individual for the finance category reportedly founded the crypto derivatives exchange FTX – with value equivalent to $1.2 billion – as well as quantitative trading startup Alameda Research, Sam Bankman-Fried.
Established in 2019, FTX has gathered significant attention via rolling out innovative solutions, nominally prediction markets for elections, Bitcoin’s hash-rate and for futures contracts for oil, gathering $30 million in profits for the exchange in 2020.
Brain Tubergen, co-founder of the token offering and exchange platform CoinList from the US, was reportedly also featured in the list. Rolled out 3 years ago, CoinList offered support for $800 million in fundraising, facilitating a wide range of crypto initiatives – backed by key players in the industry, nominally a16z, Sequoia Capital, and Bain Capital Ventures.
Forbes reportedly also featured Bitcoin’s first female core protocol engineer Amiti Uttarwar, together with founder of crypto lending platform BlockFi, Flori Marquez, as well as the founding partner of Volt Capital, Soona Amhaz — who made her appearance in the venture capital category.
Layer1 Technologies co-founder Alexander Liegl was reportedly the only one associated with crypto mining. Head of Bitcoin payments firm Zap, Jack Mallers, reportedly made the list as well.
Lastly, Forbes celebrated all three co-founders of blockchain-based supply chain data platform Authenticiti — Andrew Yang, Yeong Woo Park, and Athanasios Karachotzitis, under the manufacturing category.