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The head of Binance U.S. Catherine Coley, and eToro Chief Executive Officer Yoni Assia and other blockchain personalities saw their names on the Fortune’s list of 40 under 40.
Key blockchain personalities have been drafted into Fortune’s list of 40 under 40 personalities for 2020. With the majority of the personalities drafted under the ‘Finance’ category, the number of blockchain personalities listed shows that growing coverage blockchain and cryptocurrency are having in today’s finance world.
As a regular culture, Fortune publishes on an annual basis a selection of 40 entrepreneurs and professionals in each of 5 different categories ranging from Finance, to Technology, Healthcare, Government and Politics and to Media and Entertainment, all to be named as the top under 40 leaders in their respective fields.
The list has existed in two phases: First, from 1999 to 2003, purely as a numeric ranking of wealth, capturing the first dot com boom. The current iteration started in 2009 and is a ranking of power and influence. The list includes business executives, political figures, sportsmen, fashion designers, and others who are under forty years old
In this year’s curation, the head of Binance U.S. Catherine Coley, and eToro Chief Executive Officer Yoni Assia saw their names on the iconic list. Besides these two key figures, the president and co-founder of the cryptocurrency custody platform Anchorage, Diogo Mónica also made the list. Others include Chainalysis co-founder Jonathan Levin, TD Ameritrade head of digital assets and distributed ledger technology, Sunayna Tuteja, and Bakkt president Adam White, who was featured as the first man on the list.
Key Blockchain Personalities List Reflects Growth of Cryptp
The recognition of Adam White and cohorts is largely indicative of the shift that blockchain technology is driving in the world of finance. With the entire cryptocurrency industry now with an overall market capitalization of $362.1 billion according to CoinMarketCap at pixel time (12:21 am UTC), the cataclysmic growth seen both in terms of market cap and adoption has been largely impressive since the turn of the decade.
Detailed profiling of the companies these listed personalities represent and their respective roles will show that the rankings are not unearned. Bakkt, the blockchain platform owned by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owners of the New York Stock Exchange, debuts in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets. Thus far, the blockchain outfit has unlocked over $1.2 trillion of digital assets that are currently held in cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gaming assets, and merchant stored value.
Binance is an exchange with a very profound expansion strategy with the United States outfit duly licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). eToro is also a popular social trading and multi-asset brokerage company that has registered offices in Cyprus, Israel, and the United Kingdom. With Assia’s leadership, the exchange is now constantly rated among the top exchanges in the crypto sphere.
Similarly, the roles of Chainalysis and TD Ameritrade has also contributed in part to the growth the cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen in recent times. These strides justify the recognition of these personalities.