Forbes 30 Under 30: Here Are The Crypto Founders On The List

Vinod Dsouza
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Source: Forbes 30 Under 30, 2023.

The Forbes’ ’30 under 30′ list released on Tuesday a handful of crypto, blockchain, Web3, and NFT marketplace founders making it to the prestigious list. Forbes acknowledged that crypto founders have been grinding hard to deliver solutions to the fintech world despite the tumultuous year.

“Despite the steep fall in cryptocurrency prices over the past year. Digital asset entrepreneurs continue to gain rapid traction and have a broad impact. And they made a strong showing on this year’s list,” said Forbes.

Out of the 30, nine individuals who made it to the list are involved with crypto, Web3, Fintech, and NFTs. Therefore, 30% of the Forbes’s ’30 under 30′ list is made up of individuals who made it big in the blockchain world.

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Here’s the Crypto Founders That Made it to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Source: Forbes 30 Under 30, 2023.
  1. Uniswap founder Hayden Adams

Hayden Adams, 28, launched the decentralized exchange and token swap platform Uniswap in 2018. It is among the most used DEX platforms in the crypto industry. From 2018 to 2022, Uniswap processed more than $1 trillion in trade volume.

  1. Avalanche co-founder Kevin Sekniqi

Kevin Sekniqi and cofounders Ted Yin and Emin Sirer launched Ava Labs in 2018. The Avalanche blockchain is among the most successful layer-1 solutions in the crypto industry.

Other prominent crypto and blockchain figures that made it to the list are:

  1. The Graph Foundation director Eva Beylin
  2. Castle Island Ventures partner Ria Bhutoria
  3. Connext Labs cofounders Arjun Bhuptani and Layne Haber
  4. Jump Crypto president Kanav Kariya
  5. Blockchain Capital partner Kinjal Shah
  6. Frax Finance founder Sam Kazemian
  7. MoonPay founder Victor Faramond

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However, Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX did not make it to the Forbes list due to fraud and bankruptcy. SBF was included in the Forbes ’30 under 30′ list in 2021 as he remained a prominent figure in crypto.