2021, THE CRAZY YEAR OF THE CRYPTOASSETS (4/5) – The Winklevoss twins, Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO Changpeng Zhao, Binance… In less than ten years, they have become the leading figures in the world of crypto assets.
They have in common being young, billionaires and having understood well before others the potential of these valuable digital assets that are cryptocurrencies. The brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Brian Armstrong, the CEO of the exchange platform Coinbase or Changpeng Zhao, that of Binance, have contributed, each in their own way and on their scale, to transform the strange little crypto planet of the followers of the first hour in a trillion dollar asset class.
Since 2020, the bitcoin boom has attracted a large number of institutional and corporate investors. Cryptocurrencies have made a place for themselves in real finance that is less and less critical of them. Sign of the times, magazine Forbes launched its first “crypto” billionaire ranking in 2021, in which all four men feature prominently.
2012-2014, the turning point
They all embarked on the adventure around the same time, around 2012-2014. The bitcoin white paper was
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