Now that Cointelegraph’s “Top 100 Notable People in Blockchain 2021” has been absolutely revealed, you’d be forgiven for pondering that the surprises have been over for an additional yr.
Nicely, not fairly.
We imagine that those that gained a spot inside our record deserve greater than merely being celebrated on our web site… so we’ve immortalized them as distinctive nonfungible token artworks designed by the proficient illustration crew right here at Cointelegraph.
However until you are on the record, don’t get too excited simply but. These NFTs gained’t be obtainable to most of the people. As a substitute, every particular person on our Prime 100 will obtain their very own NFT collectible.
We’ve additionally determined to provide an Honorable Point out (and NFT) to the inimitable Elon Musk.
He’s been teasing us with enigmatic crypto hints for therefore lengthy that it nearly turned a non-story. However after capturing a Shiba Inu to the moon, he lastly got here out all weapons blazing for Bitcoin and informed us that it was “inevitable.”
Inevitably too late for inclusion in our Prime 100-proper sadly, however positively in time for an Honorable Point out.
In fact, the extra eagle-eyed amongst you could have realized that we will’t simply ship an NFT to all of our Prime 100 recipients. Some are nameless… and we’re unsure the U.S. Marshals Service would respect it, anyway. However the true query is the right way to embody the honoree on the very prime of the record: #1 – All of Us.
This NFT will be auctioned through Rarible over the next week and would be the solely NFT of this batch obtainable on the open market… until after all, one of many preliminary recipients falls on exhausting instances and decides to promote. However hey, at the very least that is blockchain… so the provenance won’t ever be unsure.
As soon as once more, we congratulate the entire worthy members of our Prime 100 and look ahead to their future contributions to the blockchain and crypto area.