Top Blockchain Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2023

“A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte”

There’s little doubt that blockchain technology is set to change the future of business. Not only finances, but it will also reform the way we think about “business” today by increasing safety, and security and reducing the time for commercial and industrial processes. Already there have been major outbreaks in this field, thanks to some of the industry leaders who, on recognizing the immense potential of blockchain, have now become eminent blockchain entrepreneurs, educating and helping leading organizations to invest in the technology.

Let us give you a few names along with their contributions to this sector. If you are a budding entrepreneur, or a company looking forward to incorporating blockchain in its business processes, following them can give you some insight into this technology and its latest developments.

Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao is the Co-founder and CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. His net worth is estimated at $33 billion & the 30th richest in the world according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

This 45 years olds Chinese-Candian entrepreneur and business executive has a strong fintech background, prior to Binance, he worked with, OKCoin, Bloomberg Tradebook & Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Under Zhao’s leadership, Binance becomes the world’s top crypto exchange with a daily trading volume of $76 billion.

Zhao recently announced the formation of an industry recovery fund to support projects who are in a liquidity crisis. 

Vitalik Buterin

Vitaly Dmitriyevich “Vitalik” Buterin is the co-founder of Ethereum. This Russian-born Canadian programmer was an early adopter of crypto and learned Bitcoin at the age of 17 from his father.

Prior to the Etherium launch, Buterin used to write for ‘Bitcoin Weekly’ a journal and was the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

Buterin’s net worth is estimated at more than $1 billion, and Ethereum’s (ETH) current Market Cap is $142,419,155,799. 

Igor Telyatnikov

Igor Telyatnikov is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at AlphaPoint. Over 15 years of experience in banking and financial enterprises. Igor’s mission is to help clients leverage blockchain technology to make illiquid assets liquid.

Previous to Igor also served as MD of Cvetlo, a venture capital investments firm, Adtech, and LiftDNA, a digital ad exchange platform.

Under Igor’s leadership, Alphapoint become one of the largest white-label crypto exchange platform providers globally with 150+ clients in 30 countries.

Prasanna Lohar

Mr. Prasanna Lohar is the founder of India Blockchain Forum (IBF) a non-profit organization with a vision to make India a global powerhouse of Web3 innovation.

He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Block Stack. Block Stack aims to transform enterprises with Web3 solutions & consulting services. Prasanna has 22+ years of experience as a technologist and innovator who has delivered financial software solutions to industry-leading enterprises.

Mr. Lohar was a professional banker having experience in digital innovation & strategies, and actively engaged with 30+ global banks, and various web3 communities. He is a public speaker at the industry-level panel & BFSI.

Raj Chowdhury

Raj Chowdhury is a blockchain pioneer and crypto entrepreneur. Raj is the CEO of Hashcash Consultants, a blockchain development company, and managing director of PayBito crypto exchange. He is responsible for the first interbank Trade Finance and Remittance implementation of blockchain between ICICI Bank (India) and Emirates NBD (UAE).

Under Raj,s leadership Hashcash Consultants expands globally, they extend their wings recently in Dubai, Singapore, and Australia. Hashcash has a global client base.

Mr. Chowdhury is a distinguished voice in Blockchain and Crypto space globally and actively engages with policymakers in this area. He is a contributor to the Economic Times, Business World, Business Standard, and CNNMoney and advises industry leaders in the adoption of Blockchain.

Max Krupyshev

Max Krupyshev is co-founder of CoinsPaid, a financial ecosystem including the best cryptocurrency payment gateway, B2C wallet, OTC desk, and hot wallet. He is also the Bitcoin expert in Bitcoin Inc. and co-founder of Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine.

With an extensive experience in the crypto and blockchain domain, Max always encourages enterprises & government organizations to adopt blockchain technology to better serve their needs.

Robert A. Küfner

One of the blockchain pioneers from Germany, Kufner established Germany’s first publicly-listed blockchain company – Advanced Blockchain AG. At present, he involves himself in conducting research and providing tangible solutions to blockchain enterprises across the globe.

Atsu Davoh

Atsu Davoh is the founder and CEO of Bitsika, a blockchain application for easy money transfers and crypto trading, Davoh’s primary aim is to make Bitsika the biggest payments app in Africa. His app helps in money transfers across international borders more seamlessly than ever.

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Tim Dierckxens

Tim Dierckxens the Belgium-based blockchain entrepreneur uses his company, Venly (previously known as Arkane Network) to build a multi-chain platform that will enable NFT minting, wallet services, and APIs to help companies across the globe to incorporate blockchain into their systems seamlessly.

Mimi Idada

Mildred Idada or Mimi Idada, as she is popularly referred to, is widely known for her contribution to increasing diversity in the blockchain space and breaking down conventions and barriers. She founded the Open Web Collective, which is involved in funding and supporting blockchain start-ups across the globe.

Adam Jiwan

Adam Jiwan the founder of Spring Labs, Jiwan uses blockchain technology to renovate the credit and data identity space. He makes the most of his 15 years of experience to develop fintech companies that work to reshape the future of data accessing and handling. He has worked as a seed investor of Avant, and co-founder of Future Finance, and this immense experience makes it possible for him to innovate ideas that will reshape the blockchain space.

Alexander Meurer

Alexander Meurer is one of the world’s leading crypto market analysts, who shares all his acquired knowledge on his YouTube channel, AMCrypto. He developed his first blockchain business back in the 2015s and hence has immense knowledge and experience in the blockchain market. Within 10 months, he had accumulated a wealth of 2 million Euros from $5000 in 2018. Being an inspiration to many, he aspires to invest in 250+ blockchain companies and empower business owners and individuals in their pursuit to incorporate blockchain into their systems.

Mihkel Kerem

Mihkel Kerem is the co-founder and CEO of MitBit Consulting, one of the world’s leading fintech and blockchain consulting firms that has handled over 100 renowned blockchain projects, like Gunzilla, Clover Finance, Kira Network, etc. Mihkel has also organized one of the biggest in-person hackathons in Dubai and is also the brand ambassador of the International Blockchain Olympiad for the Eastern European region.

Also Read: Top Enterprise Blockchain Solution Providers

Alena Vranova

The CEO of SatoshiLabs, one of the most popular Bitcoin players in the globe, Vranova left her job in a traditional financial company in 2013 to realize her dream in the blockchain space. There has been no looking back since then. She is an eminent blockchain entrepreneur with in-depth knowledge and experience in the industry, inspiring many to follow in her footsteps.

Blockchain technology is witnessing an upward trajectory of growth, especially after the pandemic brought the world to a standstill for a brief period. Individuals, business owners, and large-scale enterprises are realizing their potential to transform and innovate several sectors, and leaders are educating the masses about the benefits of the same. You can follow them, and tune into their vlogs, and other public channels where they share vital information about blockchain and its latest developments. Once this space gets a bit organized and the regulatory bodies become a little more tolerant of its applications, the technology can reshape the future of business (financial, or otherwise).

Stay tuned for more interesting observations and updates on blockchain technology and its widespread applications.

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