The American business magazine Fortune has included in its list of 40 most influential people in business under 40 — 40 under 40 — CEO of cryptocurrency company Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, founder, Ethereum Vitalik Buterin and Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt of, the co-founders of the cryptocurrency app Robinhood. Known cryptosuite figures ranked 20th, 22nd and 24th places respectively. Also in the list first came Pavel Durov, founder of social network Vkontakte and Telegram messenger from the 25-th place. The publication noted the following achievements we are interested in participating in the rating:
20. Brian Armstrong, 35 years
Armstrong builds Coinbase, the largest bitcoin exchange in the United States, in the hope that his company will be “Google in the crypt”. And he’s on the right track: during the winter cryptolibrary Coinbase catapulted into the mainstream, overtaking Charles Schwab in number of accounts. Now the company buys startups and investing in them, and also got several financial licenses.
22. Acne Buterin, 24 years
Buterin describes his open blockchain-Ethereum platform as a “global computer”. Experiment skinny visionary started with white paper and now has a market capitalization of $48 billion, making Ethereum, the second largest after bitcoin cryptosystem. This year the Ethereum lucky, when the SEC stated that it would not regulate as a security. Rumor has it that Google recently tried to hire Baterina that he led the secret cryptocurrency project, but the boy refused.
24. Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, 31 and 33
What if you could buy shares in your smartphone and not pay a Commission? As millions of young investors use Robinhood. Bhatt and Tenev met on the mathematics faculty at Stanford and launched his startup in 2013 as a challenge to the old broker companies. Five years later the platform was estimated at $5.6 billion this year, the co-founders have added to the application bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and is now hoping to make Robinhood full-scale digital Bank.
25. Pavel Durov, 33 years
It was called “Russian mark Zuckerberg”, but it’s time to forget about this comparison, and to recognize the true achievements. After 2014, the alleged Kremlin friends away from him, “Vkontakte”, Facebook clone, and the second most popular website in Russia, Durov has focused its efforts on Telegram. App with secret chat collected more than 200 million active users since its inception five years ago. Durov held one of the most extravagant ICO, which raised $1.7 billion in exchange for a promise to create a cryptocurrency. Now a new billionaire compete with the prohibition of the messenger in Russia and Iran.
The ranking is led by the head of Instagram Kevin Systrom and Facebook founder mark Zuckerberg.