A mixture of extremely influential and controversial entrepreneurs make up the most recent checklist of the ten hottest crypto entrepreneurs based mostly on their social media presence, with Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao main the pack in first place and convicted fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried trailing
The highest 10 checklist was compiled by CoinLedger after shortlisting CryptoWeekly’s 30 most influential individuals in cryptocurrency in 2023, mixed with their respective social media followings to find out probably the most broadly adopted crypto character worldwide.
Sitting on the cool youngsters’ desk with CZ are Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Twitter co-founder and Block CEO Jack Dorsey, occupying the highest 3 spots, in that order. In CoinLedger’s examine, CZ emerged as the preferred character in cryptocurrency, with almost 9.1 million followers on X (previously Twitter) and Instagram mixed.
Buterin and Dorsey adopted CZ with mixed Twitter and Instagram followers of seven.7 million and 6.4 million, respectively.
MicroStrategy co-founder Michael Saylor and Cathie Wood, the founder and CEO of ARK Funding Administration, sit in 4th and fifth place respectively. Saylor has round half of Dorsey’s following at almost 3.25 million, whereas Wooden has simply over 1.6 million followers.
Enterprise capitalists Chamath Palihapitiya and Marc Andreessen reached sixth and seventh place with 1.6 million and 1.3 million followers, respectively. Digital Foreign money Group CEO Barry Silbert and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong nabbed the following two spots with 1.25 million and 1.2 million followers.
The final rating within the checklist was bagged by Sam “SBF” Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of the defunct crypto trade FTX. SBF nonetheless has a following of 1.06 million throughout X and Instagram, even a yr after the FTX collapse.
In the course of the FTX implosion, SBF’s total followers elevated from roughly 780,000 to over 1.1 million and have settled on the 1 million mark ever since, in accordance with Socialblade data.