By John Ikani
Forbes has named 15 crypto business leaders in its latest 30 Under 30, with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah and Alamada Research co-CEOs Caroline Ellison and Sam Trabucco making the cut.
According to the recently released Forbes list, Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of crypto exchange FTX and co-founder of Alameda Research, retains his place on the list. Another key individual that has retained his place is the founder of CoinList, Brian Tubergen.
The addition of 13 other players to make a total of 15 crypto personalities is a key win for the crypto sector that represents a 50% increase from last year as only 10 crypto business leaders made the list in the previous edition.
This also reflects a growing trend of crypto acceptance in mainstream media.
A few of the members include Caroline Ellison and Sam Trabucco, who are both CEOs of Alameda, a research platform.
Alex Atallah and Emily Yang, the co-founders of OpenSea and PleasrDAO, respectively. The sector with the most participants in the crypto market was the finance sector, as the sector had 11 of its members present on the Forbes list.
Slingshot CEO Clinton Bembry, Tegan Cline, founder of Edge & Noble, and Audius co-founder, Roneil Rumburg were the most recognizable parties on the list.
Despite its misleading name, the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list actually comprises 600 people aged 30 and under from a total of 20 categories, such as finance, gaming and music.
This year’s increased listing of crypto personalities shows that crypto is gradually gaining mainstream attention, with more people venturing into the market.
Sources have mentioned that this is partly because of influential figures that have made the Forbes list last year.
Last month, the crypto sector recorded another win, as Australian Financial Review named seven founders in its list of the richest investors under 40.
Forbes list of the richest people in the world also had about 13 crypto personalities.
This figure, compared to last year, shows a massive x3 growth.