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Cointelegraph Top 100 reveals second place for 2023 edition

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Cointelegraph hit No. 2 on its 2023 Top 100 list: Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, who made a significant impact in 2022 and is expected to continue influencing the crypto space in 2023. Sitting among a prominent list of Other co-founders of the Ethereum blockchain, Buterin is the one who authored his white paper.


Ethereum has since become a dominant force in the crypto space, with two other co-founders also atop Cointelegraph’s 2023 Top 100 – Polkadot co-founder Gavin Wood at #5 and ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin, at No. 15.

The Ethereum blockchain itself made headlines in September 2022 due to the anticipation and completion of the merger – an event that finalized its transition from proof-of-work consensus to proof-of-work consensus of attendance. Made with the help of Buterin and others, the transition to PoS means that the blockchain should now require much less power than it did with its previous PoW mining.

Cointelegraph has produced its Top 100 list every year since 2020, and Buterin has held a position on the list every year. It sat at No. 5 in 2020, fell to No. 12 in 2021, then rose to No. 21 in 2022. This year, it’s back and ranked higher than ever at No. 2.

Cointelegraph has now released its entire 2023 Top 100 list, except for the #1 spot, from Digital Fashion at #100 to Buterin at #2. It has included all sorts of players, from entities and people to concepts. Any guesses on the #1 spot for the biggest engine in the industry? Find out soon.