More than 60 million Americans hold crypto. A quarter of institutional investors hold some form of crypto. That is still far less than 1% of the world. The next step for the crypto industry is regulations and mass adoption. These are the biggest names who carry a lot of weight in the world economy and tech industry.
1. Brian Brooks
2. Changpeng Zhao
3. Elon Musk
4. Brad Garlinghouse
Acting Comptroller of the Currency in the US
Former Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase a US Crypto Exchange
As Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Mr Brooks is the administrator of the federal banking system and chief officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC supervises nearly 1,200 national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks that conduct approximately 70% of all banking business in the United States. The mission of the OCC is to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
“Blockchain is to the financial system what Internet was to libraries and post offices”
“More than 60 million Americans hold crypto. A quarter of institutional investors hold some form of crypto“
CEO of Binance - The World's Biggest Crypto Exchange
Had an incredible career in finance
“For any internet (non-physical) based business, I don’t understand why anyone would not accept crypto for payments. It is easier, faster and cheaper to integration than traditional payment gateways. Less paperwork. And reaches more diverse demographic and geography,”
Continuing on by saying "This transaction: cost $0.015 USD in fees, took 1.1 seconds, and $1.2 BILLION in value transferred. The future is here.”
CZ has a huge impact on crypto through his exchange Binance, which has the motive and resources to push forward crypto mass adoption.
CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
Mr. Musk makes this list because he is highly respected in the Tech Industry and is working on Star Link which is a Satellite Network for a Global Wifi System, which is rumoured to be able to run blockchain nodes. This will effectively mean that the financial system is in space and not susceptible to the EMP Threat. I believe he is one of the greatest minds of our generation, and considering the fact he has commented on Crypto multiple times on Twitter, he, along with Starlink will be an important part to play in Crypto Mass Adoption.
During a podcast interview with investment firm ARK Invest:“It [cryptocurrency] bypasses currency controls. … Paper money is going away. And crypto is a far better way to transfer values than a piece of paper, that’s for sure.”
Musk said the technology behind Bitcoin is “quite brilliant” and “it seems like there is some merit to Ethereum and others. He has some concerns about Bitcoin and other Proof-of-Work tokens, “I think one of the downsides of crypto is that it, computationally, it is like quite energy-intensive”.
Musk is a problem solver and I'm sure will contribute in this space to some degree.
CEO of Ripple
Brad has an impressive resume in Silicon Valley as the CEO of technology company Ripple which Champions the use of the XRP token to solve the $6 Quadrillion dollar cross-border transaction inefficiencies. He previously was the CEO and Chairman of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt). Before Hightail, he held executive positions at AOL and Yahoo! Garlinghouse is a gifted speaker who is able to persuade people of the value behind utility tokens like XRP. At the end of the day, it is utility that will win. He is constantly getting people to focus on the question "What problem is it solving?".
I personally think considering the impact that Ripple and XRP will have on the world, Brad Garlinghouse will be a huge player in crypto mass adoption.
Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo
United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
During a speech at the Eurofi Financial Forum:
“We have resisted calls to use our legal powers to suppress the development of crypto-assets. […] Instead, we have favored close monitoring of market developments while not hindering the introduction of new products like bitcoin futures, which have proven invaluable in letting market forces determine the appropriate value of the bitcoin.”
Are you convinced that Crypto is going to change the world? I sure am.
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