Cointelegraph Top 100 profiles 11–20: Getting down to the 2023 finals

In early February, Cryptooshala began unveiling its list of the 100 best heroes and worst villains of 2023, which are expected to impact the crypto and blockchain space in the coming year. The list brings together the votes of Cryptooshala readers and staff who decided which players had the most significant impact on the sector in 2022 and who are likely to cause the biggest splash in 2023. The profiles were released in batches of 10, starting with #100.

Profiles 21–30 disappeared on February 17, with Sebastian Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, ranked 30th; Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal ranked 24th; and U.S. Representative Tom Emmer at number 23. Ratings 11–20 are the latest batch of published profiles.


Just behind the top ten is Gary Gensler, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Gensler has significant knowledge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain and has previously taught a course on the sector at MIT. Touting the view that most digital assets fall under the classification of securities, Gensler may have had a heavy hand in terms of regulating the crypto sector in 2022.

Gensler was ranked 29th on Cryptooshala’s 2022 Top 100 Candidates list, ranking higher on the 2023 list. As noted above, Emmer, another top 30 player, criticized Gensler in 2022 for his approach to regulating the crypto industry. Other names in the 11-20 group include ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin and ShapeShift CEO Eric Voorhees.

The 2023 Cryptooshala Top 100 ranking was the public, revealing profiles of people, concepts, and entities. The list includes those who positively and negatively influenced the crypto space – heroes and villains.

Cryptooshala Top 100 2023 Edition: The Hardest One Yet to Pick

AI ranked 93rd on the list, and its profile was written by ChatGPT, a chatbot from AI company OpenAI. The Central Bank of Nigeria ranked 67th; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, in 55th place; and CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Demirors ranked 50th.

Next, Cryptooshala will start revealing profiles in the top 10! Stay tuned.

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