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.
The contest to control Bitcoin Cash—essentially, two billionaires in a game of chicken—is about to come to a head. The “hash battle” will be decided on November 15, 2018. On that day, BCH will have a hard fork; the winning hash will retain the title of Bitcoin Cash while the loser—if it survives—might be forked into a brand new coin (though that’s debatable). The stakes aren’t small; Bitcoin Cash currently has a $9.4 billion market cap, making it the fourth-largest crypto. In the 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto release the original Bitcoin white paper for “electronic cash,” many cryptocurrencies have seen “forks.” There have been coins “burned,” too. However, we…