Connect with us


Top 10 People in Cryptocurrency Space



Cryptocurrencies were made successful by the group of pioneers led their particular cryptocurrency. Here is the list of top 10 people in crypto space.

We all are aware of the success of cryptocurrencies in the last few years. And it was not possible without the contribution of various pioneers such as investors, the government, the developers etc. However, one section of people that made cryptocurrencies so successful was the group of pioneers who had to lead their particular cryptocurrency. They are not from a particular profession, some of them are who have suffered a lot in their previous part of lives, some are hard-workers whereas some are dreamers. Some of these pioneers are engineers, while some are the journalist, few are businessmen etc. So, these people have made a significant contribution to the crypto community.

In this article, we will figure out the top 10 people in the cryptocurrency space whose contribution in this field is unmatchable.


1. Vitalik Buterin:

One of the most influenced people in this list. Vitalik Buterin is the one who founded and invented one of the most successful blockchain-based technology, which we today know as Ethereum. This platform not only supports Ether coin rather several other cryptocurrencies. The company has excelled in its domain and have been a profit maker for a long duration. Apart from it, he is also the writer as well as publisher of Bitcoin magazine. The contribution of Vitalik in this space is unbelievable.


2. Roger Ver:

How can this list exist excluding Roger Ver? He is considered one of the most influential people in this crypto space. He is one of the people to invest in many such startups like, etc. Whenever there is an event related to cryptocurrency, Roger is present there. If we talk about his history, he was accused to of selling explosive. After the release, he moved to Japan. Again, he regained his citizenship of US. His contribution in cryptocurrencies is unbelievable and huge. Apart from his contributions to the crypto market, he is a peace advocate and believes in individualism.


3. Brian Armstrong:

He is excellent in his academics. He graduated with bachelor’s degree twice: once in computer science and other in economics. Further, he got post graduated from computer science. Currently, he is the co-founder of a financial exchange for digital currency exchange, Coinbase. He also featured in a movie named ‘The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin’ in 2014. He is one of the people to introduce the crypto space to the world.


4. Brad Garlinghouse:

The present CEO of the highest performing cryptocurrency in 2017, Ripple, Brad is not a person to be introduced. He was a technical genius and have worked in tech-giants like Yahoo, AOL, Flickr etc. His contribution to this market especially Ripple is amazing. Ripple act as an optimized platform to move currency for banks. Brad has been one of the most influencing personality in cryptocurrency and deserves to be in this list.


5. Charlie Lee:

Charlie Lee worked as Director of Engineering for Coinbase for some time but now he is the creator of a crypto coin Litecoin. Apart from it, he also manages several other crypto related projects. He was an engineer at the dream companies like Google and Guidewire Software before joining this market. Some believe that he got the motivation of invention of Litecoin from the flaws he noticed in the Bitcoin and other premier currencies. Litecoin uses a script-based hashing protocol which makes it so popular.


6. Nick Szabo:

Nick is one of influential personality in cryptocurrency. He has been providing innovative concepts of contracts in cryptocurrency and blockchain. He related the cryptocurrency to the commerce. He gave the idea of ‘bit gold’ even before the idea of bitcoin came in the market. Most of the people believe that he was the main person to initiate the construction of the basic architecture of Bitcoin.


7. Andreas M. Antonopoulos:

Andreas has been written several books like ‘The internet of money’ and’ Mastering Bitcoins’. Most of his books have been a source to learn how to invest wisely in bitcoin. He has been the inspiration of many investors. He also teaches about the cryptocurrencies in a university of Cypress. He has been a well-known speaker. He has been a regular personality in bitcoin events and often speaks over various new and interesting topics related to the industry.


8. Olaf Carlson-Wee:

Olaf is one of most influencing personality in the world of cryptocurrencies. He has worked on several crypto projects such as the development of the model which could act as a medium between the crypto market and the large investors. He has also started Poly chain Capital which is a cryptocurrency hedge fund. Please, not that he has the pride to be called as the first employee of Coinbase.


9. Don Tapscott:

Don is the current director of the Blockchain Research Institute. This institute has the responsibility for the creation of government policies and strategies for cryptocurrencies. He also wrote one of the famous books in this domain, ‘Blockchain Revolution’.  This book talked about the result of blockchain and crypto space in this world. He has been one of the top contributors in cryptocurrencies for so much long time.

10. Naval Ravikant:

Naval Ravikant, Indian from native was once a software dedicated guy. He has worked in reputed companies like Twitter and Uber but then he focussed in this space. And after that, his contribution to this space is quite worthy. He has been a huge supporter of ICOs. He is also one of the investors in many startups which are primarily blockchain and crypto aimed. He has been keeping his views on various related topics.


STO: Thailand set to legalize Security Token Offerings



Thailand is all set to legalize security token offerings utilizing blockchain technology with an ongoing change to the Securities and Exchange Act.

Thailand is all set to legalize security token offerings utilizing blockchain technology with an ongoing change to the Securities and Exchange Act.

Thailand to Legalize Security Token Offerings

Thailand’s National Authoritative Get together has supposedly affirmed a change to the current Securities and Exchange Act on February eighth, as per the Bangkok Post.

The changed act is relied upon to become effective this year as indicated by Tipsuda Thavaramara, Deputy Secretary-General at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Director of the Corporate Communication Department at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Pariya Techamuanvivit, said that once this occurs, it will be legitimate for organizations to offer security tokens utilizing blockchain technology.

She likewise laid out that the Commission will almost certainly give legitimate clearness on regardless of whether certain securities can be issued as advanced tokens.

Besides, the rights and the commitments which are related with the advanced token, subject of the STO, will decide if it will be managed under the Securities and Exchange Act and the Royal Decree on Virtual Assets.

The declaration holds that if a financial instrument, for example, cryptocurrencies or digital assets, fits the meaning of security, at that point it will be managed under the act.

It’s important that last year Thailand set up tenets which put clear definitions for the expressions “cryptographic forms of money” and “computerized token”, thus finishing the cash versus security token discussion. Per the tenets, “digital currencies” are utilized as a mode of payment while trading products.

“Digital Assets” then again, are characterized as rights to partake in speculation.


Other Advancements

Moreover, the changed act will likewise enable organizations to acquire licenses to work as a repository of securities and digital tokens. This was earlier permitted just for the Thailand Securities Storehouse Co Ltd.

Thailand’s stock exchange (SET) is also thinking about to apply for a digital asset operating license with the Thai Financial Ministry. Whenever affirmed, SET may begin enabling its clients to exchange bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Continue Reading


Mizuho Financial Group: Giant Japanese Bank to launch its Stablecoin



Nikkei Asian Review reports that the financial group of Japanese banking Giant Mizuho will launch its stablecoin for payment and remittance services.

In the local financial newspaper of 21st Day of February 2019, Nikkei Asian Review reports that the financial group of Japanese banking Giant Mizuho will launch its stablecoin for payment and remittance services on 1st Day of March 2019.


Mizuho Financial Group is a public banking company which holds the company has total assets of $1.8 trillion above.


This stablecoin will be launched with the partnership of 60 peer financial institutions. It is reported that these financial institutions together have 56 million user accounts. “J-coin” Is the new currency which is being launched or introduced in the industry of digital currency and will be directly linked to the existing bank accounts with digital wallets.  


The currency will be managed by a mobile App which will dubb J-Coin Pay, using QR codes at checkout to complete retail payments.


According to the reports, the currency will be a digital currency and a stablecoin fixed at a price of 1 yen per unit. The transfer of J-Coins wallets and bank accounts will be free of charge.


Japan is already served by payment innovators such as e-commerce giant Rakuten and chat app provider Line, which has itself launched its own cryptocurrency and in-house blockchain. J-Coin wallets user will not be required to go through the credit check. These services will also be provided to the people of below 18 years of age. J-Coin wallets will also serve a more flexible range of payments and remittance services than traditional bank accounts — with options for colleagues to split bills or for family members to transfer pocket money.


Even after the megabank’s broad perspective user base and 60-member alliance, its target user outreach still falls short of Line’s existing 79 million Japanese users. Line Pay, moreover, is already reportedly supported at 1.3 million stores.


Mizuho is thus reportedly further pursuing a partnership strategy with Alibaba’s Alipay to help J-Coin Pay gain traction with stores. It also plans to charge merchants lower transaction fees than credit card services, which typically range between 2 to 5 percent.

Continue Reading


Elon Musk: Cryptocurrency is the future, Paper Currency going to end.



CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, stated that the Day is not far when the paper currency will fade away and shall be replaced by the Bitcoin.

Enthusiastic towards cryptocurrency also the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, stated that the Day is not far when the paper currency will fade away and shall be replaced by the Bitcoin. Which clearly means Musk is in favor of the decentralized currency ( also known as cryptocurrency).


In one of the episodes of ‘On The Road To Full Autonomy With Elon Musk, which is hosted by Tasha Keeney, the CEO spoke and discussed the developments that Tesla shall undergo and also spoke about the cryptocurrency with regard the future of technology and finance.


When Elon Musk was asked regarding Jack Dorsey’s prediction, which was that the Internet shall be witnessing Bitcoin as its native currency soon, Elon Musk answered it and found it interesting.


He further said that the idea and also the structure of the Bitcoin is great and it seems like there is some advantage to Ethereum. Elon Musk is not sure whether it will be good for Tesla resources to get into cryptocurrency.


Elon Musk also said that Bitcoin and Ethereum scammers were so rampant on Twitter, he decided to join in and He said at one point that he wants to buy some Bitcoin. Then his account got suspended cause obviously there was some automatic rule, he then ended the conversation by saying that he was just joking.


A campaign was started by Twitter which deleted several bogus accounts for “coordinated manipulation,” and promotion of cryptocurrency scams, Elon Musk appreciated the website’s efforts.


Elon Musk added that the disadvantage of cryptocurrency is that the nature of production is energy intensive as regards to the mining process.


Keeney referenced to the terrible financial condition in Africa, where the restrictions on the currency stop the citizens from converting their currencies and forcing them to go through the US dollar. To which Musk replied that cryptocurrency is a far better way to transfer money or value rather than pieces of paper. Paper money is going away.


Even after Elon Musk’s positive statement on cryptocurrencies, his recognition for the structure and concept of Bitcoin and Ethereum and his confirmation that paper money will be replaced by the decentralized currency, the Tesla CEO made it clear that his company will not be selling Bitcoins.

Continue Reading