1. Vitalik Buterin: Co-founder of Ethereum, he has been a key figure in the development of blockchain technology and smart contracts.
2. Brian Armstrong: CEO of Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Armstrong has played a significant role in popularizing cryptocurrencies and making them accessible to a wider audience.
3. Chris Larsen: Co-founder of Ripple and creator of the XRP cryptocurrency, Larsen has been instrumental in promoting blockchain solutions for cross-border payments and financial institutions.
4. Charlie Lee: Creator of Litecoin and former Director of Engineering at Coinbase, Lee is a highly influential figure in the cryptocurrency space and continues to contribute to the development of blockchain technology.
5. Changpeng Zhao (CZ): CEO and founder of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, CZ has played a pivotal role in the growth and global adoption of cryptocurrencies.
6. Andreas Antonopoulos: A well-known author, speaker, and educator in the blockchain space, Antonopoulos has been influential in promoting the understanding and adoption of blockchain technology globally.
7. Brad Garlinghouse: CEO of Ripple, Garlinghouse has been a strong advocate for the use of blockchain technology in the financial industry and is actively pushing for regulatory clarity in the cryptocurrency space.
8. Joseph Lubin: Co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, a blockchain software company, Lubin has been actively involved in promoting the development of decentralized applications and enterprise blockchain solutions.
9. Dan Larimer: A serial entrepreneur and blockchain developer, Larimer has co-founded several blockchain projects like BitShares, Steemit, and EOS, which have contributed to the advancement and adoption of blockchain technology.
10. Don Tapscott: A leading blockchain expert and author, Tapscott has been at the forefront of explaining the potential of blockchain technology across various sectors and its implications for businesses and society.