On Feb. 8, Cointelegraph released its annual Top 100 list of the most impactful heroes and villains for 2023. The list is being released in batches of 10, counting down the top players in the crypto space based on their actions and headlines in 2022 and their expected impact for 2023. So far, Cointelegraph has released numbers 81–100.
The first batch started at the bottom of the list with figures such as BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes and tennis star Maria Sharapova. Cointelegraph unveiled rankings 81–90 on Feb. 9, which include the likes of entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and Immunefi founder Mitchell Amador. Even pseudonymous players are featured, with The Crypto Dog taking spot No. 83, and some of the profiles are ideas or technologies, such as the energy-sensitive concept of green tokens, ranked No. 86.
On Feb. 10, Cointelegraph drew back the curtain on rankings 71–80, revealing names such as Alex Gluchowski, CEO of Matter Labs, which had a Series C funding round that raised $200 million in 2022. Gluchowski captains the 77th spot on the list. Hashcash inventor Adam Back came in at No. 74. Back is the CEO of Blockstream, which set out with Block to construct a Bitcoin (BTC) mine fueled by battery and solar energy.
This installment of the list also includes Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, VeChain Foundation CEO Sunny Lu and others. Compared with Cointelegraph’s 2022 Top 100 compilation, this year’s installment primarily features new faces, but there are some familiar ones too.
Cointelegraph will release 10 additional profiles each day over the next several weekdays, while the final 10 profiles will follow a unique release schedule.