Brian Armstrong, the Coinbase CEO listed on Fortune Magazine 40 under 40 list and tops Rihanna in ranking.
This development is a good sign cryptocurrency is booming and its adoption is high. Brian came forward before Rihanna, one of the biggest pop stars in the world.
The Coinbase CEO is a 34-year old Russian-Canadian programmer from Toronto.
Last year Fortune included names of the world’s most influential young people in business. The names of the tennis player Serena Williams, the French President Emmanuel Macron, and the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were all part of it.
This year, cryptocurrency industry figures made the list. Among is the founder of Coinbase Fred Ehrsam and the CEO and Co founder Brian Armstrong. Zuckerberg and the Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tops the list.
Brian Armstrong tops Rihanna in list with the later in 21 while Brian Armstrong is number 20, a spot ahead of Rihanna.
Included in the top 30 list is etherum founder, Vitalik Buterin and the founder of Robinhood, a free crypto trade exchange Vlad Tenev with the later taking 24th position while Vitalik took 22nd position respectively.
Adam Draper, the Boost VC founder could not hold his excitement and tweeted:
“This is awesome! @brian_armstrong and @VitalikButerin and @vladtenev are ranked #20 and #22 and #24 on the @FortuneMagazine #40Under40. #21 is @rihanna! ‘#Crypto is as big as #Riri’ – new slogan for our industry.”
Coinbase is the largest bitcoin exchange company with over 12 million users across the globe. The exchange company was founded in 2012 and became one of the five cryptocurrency companies that obtained a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts were all excited with this development. They believe this could push cryptocurrency adoption further and bring in more investors.