Cointelegraph’s Blockchain Top 10 is here, but why should anyone care?

Cointelegraph's Blockchain Top 10 is here, but why should anyone care?

Have you ever compiled a ranked list? Maybe the best finance movies, your favorite wineries in France, the coolest bars in your city, or just the people you want to have a coffee with while you’re in New York for just two days? If so, I think you’ll agree with me: it might be extremely fun, but it’s also extremely difficult. And the more suitors you plan to present, the more difficult it is to establish an order that satisfies you.

Now imagine compiling this list not alone, but by talking to dozens of your colleagues, each of whom has an opinion that you greatly value. Then comes the time when you start to repent of always asking anyone’s opinion, because it’s technically impossible to include everyone’s opinion. Plus, you need to update the list at least 20 times – if not more – because we work in an industry where the speed at which success stories are made would make Usain Bolt envious.


The event was even more difficult for me because it was the third time I had worked there with the Cointelegraph team. At some point, you realize that 100 entries just isn’t enough to include all the people you want to congratulate or mention, and you start having nightmares of last year’s winners coming to claim their place this year. . (In my dreams, they looked like the statue of the Commendatore of Don Giovanni, I guess it’s an homage to the visual theme of cosmic marble busts in the 2021 Top 100.)

The list of the most influential figures in blockchain presented this year by the Cointelegraph editorial team was, as usual, very subjective and in many ways spontaneous, but also the result of a long series of failed moves. , with combinations of figures inspired by external events. as well as subtle shifts in the mood of the conversation brought about by the industry’s well-known unstable weather.

This year, we wanted to experiment with the idea of Whatnot only WHO, was the most influential. We’ve realized that some of the most meaningful events for us are associated with an entire community, company, or group of people working on a new trend – rather than a specific individual. So, we asked ourselves the question: What has most impacted our perception of the industry? Which names, teams, designs or concepts made the biggest difference? So, alongside Vitalik Buterin, Snoop Dogg, and Kristin Smith, you’ll find a dog, a monkey, a museum, climate change organizations, several concepts we’re excited to continue exploring this year, and a reflection of ourselves. all.

The theme of this year’s list is also part of a tribute we wanted to pay to a visual phenomenon in the crypto industry: CryptoPunks, who have found a new lease of life in 2021 and which we hope will continue. to have a significant influence in 2022.

I hope some of our picks made you smile, while others no doubt filled you with outrage. It’s great that we all have different opinions, and I’d love for you to share with us who, or what, are your top crypto figures in 2022 – on social media with the hashtag #CTTop100 or via email. at [email protected] And if you change your mind after sending them, feel free to share an updated version as well.

We know that the crypto community thinks big and adapts to changes, both internal and external, better than anyone. This year’s list represents that resilience. And I believe that our community has enormous potential to provide peaceful and lasting solutions to future challenges, so let’s use it! WAGMI!