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Cointelegraph’s High 100 unveils third place in 2023 rating


Cointelegraph kicks off the ultimate three spots in its annual High 100 listing, revealing every of the highest 3 individually. Taking the No. 3 spot is Binance founder and CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. Zhao leads one of many crypto trade’s largest organizations, Binance — a crypto alternate that has its hand in a number of different trade endeavors. Zhao took the No. 51 spot on Cointelegraph’s 2022 High 100 listing. The CEO has talked favorably about decentralization, regardless of Binance being a serious participant within the centralized crypto alternate house.


CZ had an enormous yr in 2022, discovering himself caught up in trade turmoil throughout the collapse of crypto large FTX. Simply earlier than FTX imploded, Binance began to dump roughly $600 million value of FTX Token (FTT) — FTX’s native token. Binance additionally confronted regulatory challenges in 2022. The alternate has numerous regional places of work however is but to publicly reveal an official headquarters and decide to a selected jurisdiction, attracting questions from regulators in numerous jurisdictions.

In current weeks, Cointelegraph has unveiled its listing of essentially the most impactful gamers within the crypto house,  publishing the compilation in batches of 10 and counting down from 100. Every individual, entity or idea holding a place on the listing comes with a profile and evaluation of that participant’s yr forward. In distinction to earlier years, Cointelegraph included essentially the most dastardly villains alongside heroes on its 2023 listing, given their vital influence within the crypto and blockchain sector.

Cointelegraph has revealed 98 of the trade’s prime movers and shakers to date, as voted for by readers and workers. The listing consists of BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes at No. 92; MicroStrategy govt chairman Michael Saylor at No. 14; ideas similar to {hardware} wallets; organizations just like the Central Financial institution of Nigeria; pseudonymous crypto personalities, similar to Cobie; and an expansive collection of CEO’s, founders and extra.

Subsequent, Cointelegraph will reveal the No. 2 spot, adopted by the large finale, finishing the 2023 High 100 individuals in crypto. Who will take the highest spot? Keep tuned to seek out out!