The nickname under 30 is a bit of a misnomer. It is more of a classification of 30 individuals/teams under 30 in 20 categories with more than 600 winners. Still, blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs have done well in categories like finance and venture capital.
Forbes Crypto Entrepreneurs list:
We have counted 10 winners who are on average at home in the Who’s Who Cryptocurrency:
Soona Amhaz (Volt Capital), Sam Bankman-Fried (FTX), Joey Kruger (Augur), Alexander Liegl (Layer1 Technologies), Jack Marques (Zap Solutions), Flori Marquez (BlockFi), Charlie Noyce (Paradies) Brian Tubergen (CoinList ), Amiti Uttarwar (Bitcoin Core Developer) and Athanasios Karachotzitis, Jeong Woo Park and Andrew Yang (Authenticiti).
Although many people on the list said it was okay, it is a team effort and they didn’t think too much … we asked the four recipients what it means to them:
Flori Marquez, co-founder of BlockFi
BlockFi co-founder Flori Marquez is the daughter of Argentinian parents who fled the motherland when the economy plunged into hyperinflation in the 1980s. She considered submitting a list to prove she left herself behind in the US Legal Notice.
She said, “This is the recognition of our products and the promotion of our products.”
Marquez, 29, co-founded BlockFi in 2017, but it started to make a splash in the cryptocurrency space last year when the company started getting crypto users interested in its Bitcoin and Ethereum assets, and all of this before DeFi took off.
After hearing the news, Marquez called his mother, Cecilia, a Spanish teacher in Boston. “This is the ‘mother’ move of all time,” said Max. “She congratulated me, but I can tell her that she kind of wanted to hang up. Then I think she thought she hung up, but she didn’t I could hear her say to the class, ” Guys, my daughter just won! feels wonderful.”
Joey Krug, co-founder of Augur
Joey Krug, 25, told Decrypt that he didn’t know he was running. Unlike his competitors, he did not apply. Forbes reporter Michael Del Castillo (Michael Del Castillo) attracted him to compete after writing his profile in Krug in July. Kruger didn’t find his success until he flipped through Twitter.
“That’s cool; I think it’s so exciting,” Kruger shrugged. “But the really interesting thing is doing something like that every day.”
The “thing” is important. Kruger was a co-founder of Augur, a platform for the gaming market based on the Ethereum blockchain. It tries to create a truly global market for anything anyone wants to bet on and to reduce the high fees that benefit from it.
But he also takes on the role of Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital and acts as a consultant, investor or developer for several other projects.
Kruger said of the Forbes Award, “In a big project, it’s not that important.” It is great to be one of them. However, this does not mean that I will attempt to use it for personal or similar purposes. “”
Now Krug solves the problem of online gambling. His goal is to “at least weaken” finance and healthcare, which he sees as two other industries.
Brian Tubergen, Co-Founder of CoinList
Brian Tubergen, the founder of the crypto ICO platform Coinlist, is around 29 years old and was added to the list in his final year of qualification.
He watched as the people around him won over the past few years. Its co-founder Andy Bromberg (Andy Bromberg) was listed in 2016 to launch the political news analysis app Sidewire (since it was closed). Two close friends of Tubergen won the award. Nader Al-Naji (Nader Al-Naji) was honoured in 2019 for founding a (now closed) grablecoin company that raised $ 133 million through token sales. Cryptocurrency venture capital fund Dragonfly Capital’s co-founder Alex Pack won this award last year.
Now it’s his turn, said Tubergen, he feels “a bit like a celebrity”.
He told Decrypt, “Of course, my friends outside of the tech community seem to think this is one of the greatest things in the world.”
Jorgen said, “I’m sure it will go away tomorrow.” As the chief product officer of Coinlist, a fundraising platform for crypto businesses, he may help train 30 next-generation entrepreneurs under 30. He said, “We have to keep working hard.”
He insisted that the award “is the most important thing to distract from what will continue to build the company and create value for our customers”.
But did Tubergen ever apply? He said, “I could fill it out soon last year.” “But this is the first year I’ve worked hard.” Here’s how you make the list.
Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of FTX
28-year-old Sam Bankman-Fried (Sam Bankman-Fried), the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, said the news spread while attending a marketing conference.
The entrepreneur, known informally as SER, said he was relieved and excited. He said but it was disheartening. The praise content adds an extra layer to his work, if not by much, but enough to get attention. People have invested “a lot of time, life and money” in the system he built.
He said, “I don’t think adding incremental functions will change that feeling.”
Nevertheless, he was very happy about his work, including at FTX and as CEO of Alameda Research, a full-service crypto trading company. He said, “These things will at least try to reflect what you are doing.” Does he think the praise from Forbes reflects his accomplishments? “If it weren’t for that, I would feel very strange.”