Cointelegraph’s Prime 100 unveils third place in 2023 rating

Cointelegraph kicks off the ultimate three spots in its annual Prime 100 checklist, 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 change that has its hand in a number of different trade endeavors. Zhao took the No. 51 spot on Cointelegraph’s 2022 Prime 100 checklist. The CEO has talked favorably about decentralization, regardless of Binance being a serious participant within the centralized crypto change area.


CZ had a giant 12 months in 2022, discovering himself caught up in trade turmoil through the collapse of crypto large FTX. Simply earlier than FTX imploded, Binance began to dump roughly $600 million price of FTX Token (FTT) — FTX’s native token. Binance additionally confronted regulatory challenges in 2022. The change has numerous regional workplaces however is but to publicly reveal an official headquarters and decide to a selected jurisdiction, attracting questions from regulators in several jurisdictions.

In current weeks, Cointelegraph has unveiled its checklist of essentially the most impactful gamers within the crypto area,  publishing the compilation in batches of 10 and counting down from 100. Every individual, entity or idea holding a place on the checklist comes with a profile and evaluation of that participant’s 12 months forward. In distinction to earlier years, Cointelegraph included essentially the most dastardly villains alongside heroes on its 2023 checklist, 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 employees. The checklist contains BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes at No. 92; MicroStrategy govt chairman Michael Saylor at No. 14; ideas akin to {hardware} wallets; organizations just like the Central Financial institution of Nigeria; pseudonymous crypto personalities, akin to Cobie; and an expansive number of CEO’s, founders and extra.

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