Wednesday, January 19

The 5 most influential people in the cryptocurrency industry in 2021

The year 2021 was marked by the expansion of Bitcoin in various metrics such as adoption, price, Lightning Network and others. For this to happen, it is worth paying tribute to some of the most influential people in the cryptocurrency industry in 2021.

Billionaires, artists, politicians, entrepreneurs, everyone was talking about one of the most popular issues of 2021: the Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

We hope that new people will begin to understand the need for Bitcoin in 2022 and can bring knowledge to others. After all, this is our last salvation against states that destroy our money.

Michael Saylor, CEO da MicroStrategy

Opening up the list of the 5 most influential people in the cryptocurrency industry is Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy. Betting all his chips on Bitcoin, the billionaire also advocated in defense of the BTC and opened other people’s eyes.

In addition to having around 17,732 BTC (R$47 billion) in its own pocket, making it one of the biggest bitcoin whales, Michael Saylor’s company, MicroStrategy, is also the public company with the most bitcoin in the box. With a last acquisition of 1,914 BTC this Thursday (30), MSTR closes the year holding 124,391 BTC (BRL 33.33 billion).

This also influenced Elon Musk to buy Bitcoin with Tesla, the electric car giant. Finally, he also defended the technology throughout the year, participating in conversations on the topic.

Jack Dorsey, fundador do Twitter

Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and CEO of Block, was also instrumental in adopting Bitcoin in 2021. In addition to implementing a tipping system with BTC on Twitter, Dorsey also abandoned his creation to focus on Bitcoin through Block.

A fan of Bitcoin and the ideology behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Dorsey also ended the year fighting big venture capitalists, saying it needed to focus on the only asset that matters, Bitcoin.

Like MicroStrategy and Tesla, Block also has BTC in its cash, a total of 8,027 BTC (BRL 2.15 billion). For now, it is hoped that Jack Dorsey can continue to contribute even more to Bitcoin in 2022, as this is his only focus today.

Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador

In addition to large institutions buying Bitcoin, it is also worth noting that 2021 was the first year that a country adopted bitcoin as its legal currency, in addition to keeping BTC in its international reserves.

Much of this is due to El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele, who like Saylor and Dorsey has also become a bitcoin advocate, going far beyond shopping by challenging the global financial system and even the IMF to do so.

With plans like Bitcoin City, the tiny Central American country now has its economy revolving around digital currency. In addition, it is gradually transforming its dollars into bitcoin, in total the country already has 1,391 BTC (R$372 million) as an international reserve.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Currently the richest person in the world, it is clear that Elon Musk has a lot of influence wherever he goes. After all, everyone stops to hear your opinion, not just for the money but also for being a visionary in innovation.

CEO of companies Tesla, focused on electric cars, and SpaceX, operating in the spacecraft field, Musk left a clear message to the world by buying 1.5 billion dollars in Bitcoin.

In addition, Musk has also been very connected to the financial world through PayPal, so your collaboration is very welcome. Despite this, it is worth noting that the billionaire has already criticized Bitcoin while defending Dogecoin.

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance

Founder and CEO of the most popular exchange in the world, Changpeng Zhao is the name that closes the list of the most influential people in the cryptocurrency industry of 2021.

Known as Binance’s CZ, Zhao has already stated that the crypto-industry is his life’s mission and, due to the size of his exchange, everyone is following his venture, mainly linked to regulatory issues as this was one of the main battles of the CEO of the largest brokerage in volume in the world in the last year.

In addition, CZ managed to place its cryptocurrency, Binance Coin (BNB), among the three largest in 2021 with a market cap of 480 million reais.

Finally, it’s also worth paying tribute to everyone who helps spread Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ideas, regardless of their reach. After all, Bitcoin belongs to no one and, at the same time, it belongs to everyone.

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