The heroes and villains of 2022 By Cointelegraph

From an outdoor perspective, 2022 has been a rollercoaster trip for crypto. The market reached a complete valuation of $3 trillion in the course of the bull market of 2021, solely to cut back to its present degree of round $810 billion. Whereas this poor efficiency might be partly attributed to the pervading macroeconomic atmosphere — compounded by rising inflation charges and the continuing Ukraine-Russia battle, amongst different elements — one can’t deny the function that the latest slew of insolvencies has had on the sector.

That mentioned, under is a listing of arguably essentially the most notable heroes and villains who’ve undeniably impacted this quickly evolving trade over the previous 12 months.

Changpeng Zhao

Brian Armstrong

Senators Cyntia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand

Consultant Tom Emmer

The complete core improvement group

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Sam Bankman-Fried

Do Kwon

Su Zhu and Kyle Davies

Alex Mashinsky

Stephen Ehrlich