Forbes has published its annual 30 Under 30 list, and a few names from the cryptocurrency space have stood out
The Forbes 2021 list, which compiles 30 individuals/teams under 30 years old in 20 different categories, was published today. The 600-awardee compilation featured some crypto entrepreneurs from BlockFi, Augur, FTX, and CoinList.
Out of the 600 youthful awardees, 10 gained recognition in the blockchain and crypto space.
One of the notable names in the list is Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and chief executive of the crypto derivatives exchange FTX. The exchange is currently valued at $1.2 billion, and thanks to its innovative products, it raked in a profit of about $30 million this year. Bankman-Fried is also the founder of Alameda Research, a trading firm based in California.
CoinList’s Brain Tubergen also made the cut. Tubergen is the co-founder and serves as the chief product officer at the firm. The initial token offering and exchange platform has made tremendous progress since launching in 2017. As of present, the firm has facilitated over $800 million in fundraising for several promising projects in the crypto space.
Three women were also featured in the 10 crypto names featured. The first is Bitcoin core developer Amiti Uttarwar, who received a $150,000 grant from HDR Global and OKCoin in June. The list also includes Flori Marquez, founder of crypto lending platform BlockFi, and Volt Capital’s Soona Amhaz.
Joseph Krug, who is Chief Investment Officer of Pantera, was featured as well. Krug manages over $400 million across three different crypto funds. In the past, he choreographed the first ICO on Ethereum, where he raised more than $5 million for Augur, currently valued at $152 million.
Krug is joined by 21-year old Charlie Noyes, a partner at California-based Paradigm Capital. Noyes runs positions worth $100 million for the leading crypto fund in the world. He also injected a seed investment of $1 million in DeFi protocol Uniswap.
Alexander Liegl, the founder of US Bitcoin mining company Layer1 Technologies, represents the crypto mining field. The three co-founders of Authenticiti, Andrew Yang, Yeong Woo Park, and Athanasios Karachotzitis, also appeared on the list.
The last entry from the cryptocurrency industry is Jack Mallers. Mallers is the chief executive of Bitcoin investment & payments firm Zap Solutions. The firm uses the Lightning Network to facilitate its transactions.