There are many influential people in the crypto sphere. Since November 31. 2008 the first time Satoshi Nakamoto, an unknown person or entity, published Bitcoin’s whitepaper, many people were involved in this new and fast-rising industry and market.
May triumph and failure stories in this less than a couple of decades of history, but some people rule the market. In this article, we are investigating who they are and their role in this blockchain-based market.
Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown creator of the protocol used in the bitcoin cryptocurrency. Ghost creator of Bitcoin is anonymous and wishes to remain anonymous. Satoshi Nakamoto was the first person or entity who get help from peer-to-peer networks, blockchain, and cryptocurrency; however, those definitions were familiar before, but Satoshi integrated all of them. As a result, we know as bitcoin today. This figure published Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008 and launched bitcoin itself as well.
“If you don’t believe it or don’t get it, I don’t have the time to try to convince you, sorry.”
– Satoshi Nakamoto
Later in 2011, Satoshi Nakamoto disappeared from the web. The we Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown creator of the protocol used in the bitcoin cryptocurrency. This ghost creator of Bitcoin is anonymous, and it seems he wants to remain anonymous. Satoshi Nakamoto published a Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008; a few months later, he launched Bitcoin. Then in 2011, Satoshi Nakamoto disappeared with 1.1 million bitcoins.
Vitalik Buterin is a 28-year-old Russian – Canadian programmer and businessman born in Kolomna, Russia, who has had a critical role in the Ethereum project since 2011.
“The goal of Proof of Stake is the be the most efficient way to keep a public blockchain validated, not to maximize rewards for a specific use case.”
– Vitalik Buterin
Little Vitalik was a brainiac student with great math, economy, and computer science talent. First, his father introduced bitcoin to 17 years old Vitalik; however, in the beginning, Bitcoin was not interesting for him, but a few months later, he found Bitcoin and its system so impressive.
He wrote articles for Bitcoin Magazine and received 5 Bitcoins for each. In late 2013, Vitalik Buterin defined Ethereum’s idea in a white paper. The idea behind Ethereum was yet about digital currency. The Ethereum project launched in January 2014, Buterin also introduced Ethereum at a Bitcoin conference in Miami. Soon the team decided to hold an initial coin offering (ICO) of Ether, the native token of the Ethereum network, to raise funds to develop the network.
We all recently heard about a South African – American entrepreneur founder of The Boring Company, Neuralink Corporation, Open AI, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and PayPal.
“Bitcoin’s structure is very ingenious. The paper money disappears, and crypto-currencies are a much better way to transfer values than a piece of paper, that’s for sure.”
Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. Young Elon first founded X.com in 1999 (later became PayPal). Elon Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers. Then he evolved a famous businessman when his SpaceX launched a rocket and the first NASA contractor, and recently he got a leading role in the crypto market. Once he talked about Dogecoin and the price level increased in a blink, he said that Tesla Inc would accept Bitcoin, which boosts prices in the middle of pandemic issues.
After Musk said he would not accept bitcoin due to environmental concerns, the bitcoin value fell under USD30k, which was not that bad, mining services switched to clean energies. It was a good turning point in the crypto mining industry. Now he is the wealthiest living person on our planet and perhaps on Mars.
A 45 years old man with 3.2B wealth and CEO of DCG or (Digital Currency Group) is the 8th person on the crypto richest list. According to his LinkedIn, he used to be an investment banker in New York
“Bitcoin is one of the most viral concepts I’ve ever encountered.”
– Barry Silbert
“Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund” is DGC’s subsidiary established in 2013, which lets users invest in Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, and Zcash in addition to bitcoin.
Presidnet Nayib Bukele
Presidnet Nayib Bukele, the former mayor of the Sal Salvador capital city of El Salvador. He won the election at 37 in 2019. His grandparents were Palestinian Christians who resettled to El Salvador from Jerusalem in the previous century.
“It’s game over for dollar, Bitcoin is the future.”
-El Salvador President Nayib Bukele
Under his leadership, El Salvador is legalizing Bitcoin and has purchased 410 Bitcoins so far, despite IMF alerts.
Brenda Gentry, Mom of Crypto
Brenda Gentry, Mom of Crypto was working in a bank, she has resigned from her job in 2021 to become a full-time crypto trader, and now she has her crypto consulting company in San Antoni, CNBC reports. She claims that she has earned USD 401K only in 6 months, which this amount is two times bigger than what she made within more than ten years of 9-5 working in her previous job in USAA as a mortgage underwriter.
“My investing techniques and expertise in the DeCentralized Finance and NFT space has made me a sought out Advisor to both Defi and NFT projects.”
-Crypto Mom – Brenda Gentry
She believes the Crypto market is risky, but her experiences help her feel comfortable with her new job as a crypto entrepreneur and run her family business with her daughters.
Mark Cuban is a 63 years old American billionaire entrepreneur. The founder of the 1990s internet startup business, “Broadcast.com” says that the evolution of blockchain will be one of the innovations to come out of the pandemic for “America 2.0,” as he calls it.
“It’s like the early days of the internet’ when ‘a lot of people thought we were crazy”
He has run many businesses in different scopes like the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks clubs, Film, social media, and TV programs, we are sure that everyone has heard about Shark tank. In one of his interviews with CNBC, he said that 80% of his investments that aren’t on ‘Shark Tank’ are crypto-related
Chamath Palihapitiya, a 45-year-old Sri Lankan – Canadian – American electrical engineer was born in September 1976 in Sri Lanka. He lives in San Francisco, the US. He founded “Social capital” in 2011 to invest in companies missed or ignored by other venture capitalists; however, this company also has a good appetite for Tech companies like Tesla, Amazon, and slack (according to Investopedia.com).
“Something like bitcoin is really important because it is not correlated to the rest of the market.”
He has invested millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin, although he also is interested in other blockchain networks than Bitcoin.
Fred Wilson is another self-made American businessman who lives in New York in the US was born in 1961. He is a venture Capitalist and is co-founder of “Union Square Ventures,” but his most notable investment was in Coinbase company. “Bitcoin could be a ‘fantasy’ when he first invested in 2013.
“When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile. It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment.”
His firm’s stake is now worth a whopping $4.6 billion, or 1,840 times its initial investment, Fred Wilson Said. He also invested in many web2 companies like Twitter, Tumbler, Foursquare, Zynga, Kickstarter, Etsy, and MongoDB.
She is a French lawyer and politician born in Paris in 1956, the first France Woman Financial Minster during 2007 – 2011. She also served in the IMF. She has been President of the Europe Central bank since 2019 till present. She believes Cryptocurrencies are highly speculative. She has taught beliefs against Bitcoin and other Altcoins but has a milder opinion about Stablcoins and CBDCs. She is against cryptocurrencies and has a cynical point of view against bitcoin. She believes a strict global regulation of Bitcoin is necessary.
“Regulation is necessary, particularly in a sector, like the banking sector, which exposes countries and people to a risk.”
“The digital currency had been used for money laundering activities in some instances, and any loopholes needed to be closed,” she said to Reuters.
Under the leadership of Christine Lagarde, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided today to launch the investigation phase of a digital euro project. Following the decision, the President of the Eurogroup Paschal Donohoe joined the meeting, congratulated the Governing Council, and expressed his full support for the project. European Union countries’ central bank has adopted the euro.
Michael J. Saylor
He was born in 1965 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America. He spent his childhood in many US airforce bases. According to (https://www.michael.com/en/biography), He studied at MIT on a full Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. He also was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and obtained dual degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and science, technology, and society. He became fascinated by computer simulation technology to public policy and business strategy within his university years.
“Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.”
-Michael J. Saylor
Two years after graduation from MIT In 1989, at the age of 24, Mr. Saylor combined his fondness for technology, business, and computer simulations, and the result was “Microstrategy.” There are many contradicting about cryptocurrencies, especially about Bitcoin. Still, before the pandemic, he believed that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies might have better performance than fiat money. His Microstrategy is one of the leading companies in Crypto, and many analysts pay attention to his point of view and follow MicroStrategy’s strategy.
The abovementioned quote is not from Confucius but is sophisticated enough. Forbes magazine describes him like this: “He’s a 29-year-old, vegan, crypto billionaire who skyrocketed to cult status after capitalizing on the kimchi premium.
“Sometimes the only thing standing between what is and what could be is the will to get there, whatever it requires”
His parents are lawyers, the richest Crypto person, but he has studied Physics at MIT and is has the place of the greatest Crypto benevolent. After graduation went to work at Jane Street Capital for less than four years, then established the most significant, fast-growing digital asset exchange globally, known as FTX.
Founder and CEO of “Binance”, a crypto exchange with the highest crypto turnover in the world. Changpeng Zhao, globally known as CZ, is a 44-year-old Chinese – Canadian crypto entrepreneur born in 1977 in Jiangsu province on the east coast of China.
“If you can’t hold, you won’t be rich”
Binance was founded in 2017 now has its protocol and its native coin, $BNB. Despite several issues with SEC and other legislators and regulators in many countries, it is still one of the biggest crypto centralized exchanges in the Crypto sphere.
Tyler & Cameron Howard Winklevoss
Tyler Howard was born in 1981 in New York, his twin brother Cameron naturally has the same birth date and birthplace, and that is not the only thing these twin brothers have in common.
“Our basic thesis for bitcoin is that it is better than gold.”
-Tyler Howard Winklevoss
“We always saw ourselves in careers as entrepreneurs or angels.”
-Cameron Howard Winklevoss
They both founded Winklevoss Capital Management and the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange.
- Winklevoss Capital Management: This firm was established in 2012 in Manhattan, New York, to invest in newly launched startups and businesses.
- Gemini cryptocurrency exchange: This platform was 1n 2014, and according to their website homepage, we see; “Gemini is a simple, elegant, and secure platform to build your crypto portfolio.” Which is., and make them twin billionaires.
This Kingdom has had many Kings and Queens. Some are phantoms, others are raising, and many are waiting to come and make history. Please remember that this technology-based market is unforeseeable. It is not because it is high-tech. People form the market’s behavior, and we have different responses to movements and situations.
The Crypto sphere is a new water world like Miller’s planet in the movie interstellar, unknown, extremely wavy, full of mysteries, and takes time to discover. The only spacecraft we have is the market, which we should trust because this is the only safe place we have, all are here to become the lord of this new world, but they are unlucky victims. Only a few people are commanders!