Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic and economic shut downs, the cryptocurrency market was a lone star, shinning brighter than any other asset class on earth in 2020.
Now in 2021, we are seeing a flood of institutional investment engulf the cryptocurrency market as public and private corporations rushed into Bitcoin as a stores of value. We're also witnessing the birth of a new financial system called 'Defi' in front of our eyes. Neither of these trends show any signs of slowing down in 2021, and our outlook this year remains extremely bullish.
This year’s list of crypto’s most influential people is as diverse as ever, with crypto innovation seeping in from all corners of the world. 2020 has seen technologists, investors, policymakers and visionaries from all walks of life entering the crypto space. The founders of top projects are solidifying themselves not just in crypto, but on a global stage. As these key influencers branch out around the world, 2021 is predicted to be an exciting year in terms of mass blockchain adoption.
We want to give a special thanks to our sponsor, Crypto.com, who are doing amazing work with mass crypto adoption via their easy-to-use mobile app, credit cards (with amazing rewards) and their recently launched crypto exchange.
Kris Marszalek is co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com, a cryptocurrency platform offering an App, an Exchange, and the most widely available crypto-card. In 2020 Crypto.com’s user base grew 5x to over 5 million users and the Crypto.com app was the 2nd most downloaded crypto app world-wide. Kris is a serial entrepreneur who, in 2013 built and sold an e-commerce business for an estimated $21m.