In an industry as young and volatile as crypto, and especially with all the money sloshing around in it, the triumphs and tragedies—or at least successes and screw-up—can be be enlightening and sometimes funny. It’s also a good preview to The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021, which went live today.
The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021
The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now
Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2021 is particularly difficult as the industry advanced from moving into the mainstream to actually being in it. And that makes “influence” a moving target.
Coinbase will go public with historic direct stock sale
The listing will make the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange the first firm in the industry to become a public company by selling stock
The leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange intends to become a publicly traded company with a direct listing of its Class A shares rather than a traditional IPO.
Coinbase pitches a grand design in buying Bison Trails
Purchasing the blockchain infrastructure provider is part of Brian Armstrong’s goal of growing Coinbase is beyond its roots as a cryptocurrency exchange
In a Jan. 19 statement on its blog, Coinbase portrayed the move part of a grand design, calling it “an important step in delivering on our mission to create an open financial system for the world.” It’s also part of a business strategy to turn the infrastructure Coinbase built for itself into a suite of products available to any developer.