Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.
While Bitcoin is only ten years old, the origins of the technologies behind it go back much further, and its future implications are still not clear.
The fortuitous appearance of a member of JPMorgan’s Blockchain Strategy Team on the schedule for Columbia University’s LedgerFest conference on February 15th motivated us to duck out early from a different conference in midtown and make the trek up to Morningside Heights.
Who are the most influential people in crypto today? It’s one we often contemplate at Modern Consensus and, with the start of the year, we thought we’d try to answer it as best we can—with a list, of course.