The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies surpassed $600 billion in 2017, and these 100 individuals are leading the digital revolution that’s transforming our financial markets and social institutions. We looked at thousands of individuals involved in crypto around the world, and considered several factors, including the significant contributions each individual has made to the crypto community.

This encompasses not just technical innovations, but also groundbreaking research and insightful commentary. This year’s list is an eclectic mix of hackers, academics, engineers, and journalists – all of whom are intensely focused on driving the cryptocurrency movement forward.

The outlook for bitcoin and blockchain remains promising in 2018, and these individuals will be poised to spark even more innovation in the upcoming year. Thanks to MONACO, whose Visa card and mobile app will allow you to buy, exchange, and spend fiat and cryptocurrencies, for supporting us to put this list together.

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