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Vitalik Buterin Makes Fortune 40 Under 40

We know their names, but that’s not always enough. To appreciate the young in the world of business, Fortune, a multinational magazine, publishes its ’40 under 40′ list every year. Yesterday, the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40 list was released—and four crypto players made it. Vitalik Buterin makes Fortune 40 under 40, plus more!

Crypto Makes it on the 2018 Fortune 40 Under 40

When Fortune’s under 40 rankings first started, it was to show off the giants of the dot-com boom. But things are different now, with changes being sparked by the 2008 financial crisis.

Now, Fortune still lists those under 40, but instead of showing their wealth, the magazine highlights their influence, achievements, and power—three qualities that a majority of the crypto industry has (if it were up to us, the list would be full of crypto players), but only four made this year’s list.

So, who are the lucky four? 

1. Brian Armstrong Makes Fortune 40 Under 40: CEO of Coinbase 

Brian Armstrong, 34, is ranked 20th, a drop from where he placed in 2017 (he was ranked 10th). 

Achievements: Fortune talks about how Armstrong is moving Coinbase in the direction of becoming “the Google of crypto.”

The magazine noted that Coinbase has a ways to go, but Armstrong is doing all the right things, like investing in upstarts, as well as making acquisitions. 

2. Vitalik Buterin Makes Fortune 40 Under 40: Ethereum Co-Founder 

Born in Russia, Vitalik Buterin, 24, made his debut on the Fortune 40 under 40 in 2016. This year Vitalik Buterin makes Fortune 40 under 40, moving from 31st place to 22nd. 

Achievements: You can’t argue that Buterin isn’t influential (and, at times, controversial) and Fortune recognizes this. The magazine discussed how Ethereum, his blockchain platform, now has a market value of $48B, making it one of the most valuable crypto networks in the world.

3. Pavel Durov Makes Fortune 40 Under 40: Telegram Founder 

Making his debut on the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40, Pavel Durov, 33, is ranked 25th. It’s not a surprise that Durov is ranked, considering it has been one hell of a year for the Russian developer. 

Achievements: Durov is on Fortune’s list because back in March, his company Telegram finished two $850M ICOs. In the end, Telegram’s total ICO earnings came to $1.7B. 

4. Vlad Tenev and Baiji Bhatt Make Fortune 40 Under 40: Robinhood Founders

Again, not a surprise to see these two crypto industry representatives on the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40.

Co-CEOs of Robinhood, a stock trading app, Tenev, 31, and Bhatt, 33, are both ranked 24th. 

Achievements: The above pretty much sums it up. But if you want more, get a load of this: Robinhood is trying to expand crypto trading support and has already raised $363M in funding in an attempt to do so.

The Takeaway

Overall, I would say the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40 is spot on. Some of these crypto players are on the list for a second or third time, while others are making their debuts. 

Either way, the people who have taken the industry to the point that it is at now are getting recognized—and that’s nice to see.

What do you think of the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40 list? Should more crypto players be ranked?

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Crypto World Cup Day 17

It’s Day 17 of the Crypto World Cup and our second day of the round of 16! Charlie Lee faces off against Bill Barhydt, plus Tyler Winklevoss takes on CryptoYoda.

It was two wild games today, with some pretty surprising results. Let’s dig in!

If you missed it, here’s the summary of who’s playing in the round of 16.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Tyler Winklevoss 1 (3)-1 (4) CryptoYoda

Coming blind into this match, you would think that Tyler Winklevoss would have this game in the bag. Most would say he’s got a way better track record in the crypto world that CryptoYoda, but CryptoYoda has been surprising everyone this tournament and today was no different!

Not only did Tyler Winklevoss not win today’s match against CryptoYoda, he didn’t even get any goals in for the actual game.

CryptoYoda scored one goal and accidently scored a goal on himself, giving Winklevoss his one goal and tying the match.

The game came to an end still at a tie, forcing the players to take penalty shots. Here, Winklevoss stepped up, getting three penalty shots, but it still wasn’t enough. CryptoYoda got in four penalty shots, winning the game for himself and knocking Tyler Winklevoss completely out of the tournament!

Now, Winklevoss’ only hope at redemption is his twin Cameron winning for the both of them.

Match 2: Charlie Lee 1 (3)-1 (2) Bill Barhydt

Perhaps a somewhat less exciting game than Winklevoss vs. CryptoYoda, the game between Charlie Lee and Bill Barhydt ended in much the same way – going to penalty shots.

Within mere minutes of starting the match, Bill Barhydt scored the first goal of the game, exciting all Abra fans. But the excitement was short-lived, as Charlie Lee rounded things up by quickly scoring a goal for himself.

Things remained 1-1 until the end of the game, where things once again had to turn to penalty shots, where, ultimately, Lee beat out Barhydt.

Today knocks Bill Barhydt and, unbelievably, Tyler Winklevoss out of the competition for good, leaving CryptoYoda and Charlie Lee to move onto the next round.

>> Check out Day 16 of the Crypto World Cup

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