Crypto Hits the Big Time After Coinbase CEO Makes Rising Star List

This has been a good week for individuals and startups in the crypto and blockchain space. Within a span of hours, players in the sector have been recognized by two mainstream media organizations – CNBC and Time magazine – over their potential to influence the future.

Four crypto and blockchain startups were featured in the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100, a list of the world’s most promising startups to watch. At the same time, Coinbase Co-Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong made the inaugural TIME 100 Next list, joining about a dozen other innovators.

Besides Coinbase, Armstrong is also the founder of, which donates cryptocurrencies to the poor.

Time magazine has been running a list of the 100 most influential people in the world for over a decade under the TIME 100 banner. TIME 100 Next, however, honors rising stars shaping the future of the world in business, technology, entertainment, advocacy, and so on.


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