Moving the Chain

Moving the Chain is a Blockchain WTF series that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. We are featuring prominent people in the blockchain space, who are doing big things for innovation and progressing the building of blockchains and cryptocurrencies in different industries.

Moving the Chain blockchain and cryptocurrency leaders

People like the ones featured here are needed to build up and apply this technology to help adoption. Our series hopes to shine a light on these helpful folks!

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Moving the Chain Spotlight #43: Connie Gallippi

Connie Gallippi is an environemntalist who is using blockchain to help make the world a better place Her nonprofit, BitGive, accepts BTC for donations!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #42: Charlie Lee

As a creator of a very successful cryptocurrency, who also helped make Coinbase one of the top exchanges, Charlie Lee has definitely moved the chain.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #41: The CryptoChicks Founders

CryptoChick’s founders, Elena Sinelnikova and Natalia Ameline, are helping move the chain by educating people and getting women involved in blockchain tech!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #40: Laura Shin

Laura Shin is a writer and podcast host who has been covering blockchain and crypto for several years now. Her work has undeniably helped move the chain.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #39: Hannah Rosenberg

As a web developer, entrepreneur, & economist, Rosenberg wears many hats. For crypto too: as an early adopter, industry entrepreneur, & community organizer!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #38: Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is an esteemed entrepreneur who has been an avid supporter of both bitcoin and blockchain technology for several years now. Believing in the “economic revolution,” Branson holds blockchain summits, and his company accepts bitcoin. Learn about his great work here.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #37: Alena Vranova

As an innovator who is looking to give back, Alena Vranova is a pillar of the blockchain community. She’s been in the space pretty much from the start, and has headed some of the major projects in crypto and blockchain.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #36: MK Lords

Meghan Kellison-Lords (aka MK Lords) is a writer, poet, and freelancing jack-of-all-trades who has been involved in the crypto community for several years now. Her work in that time has helped “move the chain!” Read how here.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #35: Desiree Dickerson

Desiree Dickerson is an individual who is working to utilize blockchain technology to make the world a better place for women and spread the word about blockchain tech and crypto!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #34: Andreas Antonopoulos

If a bitcoin Mount Rushmore is ever created, author, speaker, and blockchain expert Andreas Antonopoulos’ face would likely be among the first added to the monument. Read about his incredible work in the industry here.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #33: Ohmar Bam (a.k.a. Crypt0)

Ohmar Bam (aka Crypt0) has created an incredible crypto community online. By utilizing outlets like YouTube, Bam’s become a big player in informing us all!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #32: Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan has significantly helped ensure the security of crypto assets in event of a persons’ passing. This attorney is helping Move the Chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #31: Adam Back

Dr. Adam Back is a renown cryptographer, even mentioned in Satoshi’s Whitepaper. He’s worked on e-cash protocols since the ’90s & his work has definitely benefited the blockchain community!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #30: Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark is an Ivy Leaguer who’s knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit is helping move the chain in a positive direction. Learn about her work here!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #29: Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, cryptographer, and one of the most respected names in the world of cryptocurrency. This crypto-pioneer has helped move the chain forward!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #28: Arianna Simpson

Arianna Simpson is an entrepreneur, author, & bitcoin advocate who’s moving the chain forward & getting women involved. Learn about Simpson’s work here!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #27: Ashton Kutcher

While being an actor, Ashton Kutcher is also an investor. One who is quite a proponent for decentralized technologies like blockchain. He’s helping move the chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #26: Meltem Demirors

Meltem Demirors is a digital currency and blockchain advocate who is heavily involved in the space! She co-founded DCG & spreads the crypto love online and around the world.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #25: Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman got into crypto by accepting it in his online store. From there he began investing and is now a spokesperson for an exchange! See how he’s moving the chain along.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #24: Preethi Kasireddy

Preethi Kasireddy is a software and smart contract engineer, as well as successful blogger in the blockchain space. Her work has helped move the chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #23: Heidi Chakos

Heidi Chakos is an active blogger & YouTuber who focuses on teaching people about crypto and blockchain. Read about Chakos and her work to move the chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #22: John McAfee

Having a businessman like McAfee leading the crypto-charge has helped lend credibility and visibility to the cryptocurrency movement. He’s moving the chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #21: Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell is an Australian-born actress and filmmaker who is using the entertainment industry to spread the crypto love and info! She’s helping move the chain through her work. Read about how here!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #20: Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem is a Bitcoin entrepreneur, who’s helping move the chain with his crypto-enthusiasm and business endeavors. From co-founding BitInstant early on, as well as the Bitcoin Foundation, he’s helping perpetuate and grow the new crypto and blockchain industry. Read about Charlie Shrem’s work here!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #19: Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees is a businessman and entrepreneur who has been involved with and founded several Bitcoin-related startups. His crypto-related entrepreneurship and enthusiasm is helping progress blockchain tech & crypto to wider adoption!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #18: Maxine Ryan

Maxine Ryan is the co-founder and COO of Bitspark, a blockchain remittance platform for money transfer businesses. Despite being a college dropout, Maxine is a successful young entrepreneur whose helping Move the Chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #17: Tiffany Hayden

Tiffany Hayden is a blockchain influencer and an important woman in the blockchain and crypto space. She’s the community manager for Edge, and is a big proponent for Ripple and the financial industry integrating technology. She’s Moving the Chain! See how in this article.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #16: Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is a world-renowned fighter with a good reputation, and he is also a big cryptocurrency advocate. Besides fighting in UFC championships, he also has a sponsership deal with Dash. Read more about his crypto-advocacy here!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #15: Raine Revere

Developer and lead engineer on Shapeshift’s Prism Platform, smart contract developer, regarded speaker in the Ethereum community, and co-founder of Maiden, Raine Revere is helping progress blockchain technology through her incredible work!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #14: Roger Ver

Roger Ver has been invested and involved in blockchain since 2011, and is currently the CEO of Bitcoin.com. He’s helped to fund many start-ups and been an out-spoken advocate for bitcoin, which has progressed blockchain & helped move the chain.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #13: Kim Jackson

Kim Jackson has co-founded Singular DTV and launched Tokit. She’s aiming to decentralize and better the entertainment industry with blockchain technology and tokenization!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #12: William Mougayar

William Mougayar is a business advisor and author, writing articles and The Business Blockchain book. His business ventures have helped move the chain!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #11: Alexander Tapscott

Alex Tapscott has written a well-known blockchain book, and works in the space as CEO of NetBlock Global. See how he’s helped progress blockchain tech!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #10: Paris Hilton

In early September, Paris Hilton announced she would be participating in the upcoming ICO for “Lydian Coin.” She how she is helping promote crypto!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #9: Joseph Poon

Joseph Poon, contributing author to Omise’s White Paper and Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Network’ White Paper, is helping progress blockchain technologies and provide opportunities in crypto for a wider range of people.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #8: Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman has tied himself with the cryptocurrency PotCoin, and they sponsored him to go to North Korea. Rodman’s affiliation with crypto helps progress the chain.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #7: Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz is a singer-songwriter, Bitcoin Magazine contributor, and cryptocurrency enthusiast who has deeply involved herself in the crypto space!


Moving the Chain Spotlight #6: Nas

Nas, a hip-hop legend, is a supporter of cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin. He’s invested in Coinbase and owns some bitcoin himself! He’s helping to move the chain.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #5: Amanda B. Johnson

Amanda B. Johnson has helped educate people on cryptocurrencies first through her personal YouTube channel, and now as a leading advocate for Dash.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #4: Stephen Tual

Moving the Chain Spotlight #4 features blockchain expert Stephen Tual. He was the previous Chief Operating Officer for Ethereum, and now is the COO for Slock.it.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #3: Vinay Gupta

Futurist, shelter builder, and blockchain enthusiast, Vinay Gupta, sees new technologies, like blockchains, as a way to make our world a better place for all.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #2: Amber Baldet

Amber Baldet, a J.P. Morgan executive, is heading the development of blockchain-based Quorom. She’s featured in our Moving the Chain series for helping progress blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies. Read more about how here.


Moving the Chain Spotlight #1: Sandra Ro

Moving the Chain shines a spotlight on Sandra Ro, a derivatives industry executive, who is supportive of blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies, hoping to grow financial access for all!


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