The FTX exchange with a valuation of $32 billion has become the leader among industry representatives

Forbes included nine crypto projects in the top 50 list of innovative companies of the year

08.06.2022 - 07:25


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What’s new? Forbes magazine has published its Fintech 50 ranking, which includes the most innovative private companies in the field of financial technologies of 2022. The list includes nine crypto projects at once, raising a total of $6,5 billion in venture capital investments.

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Which companies made the list? FTX exchange has become the leader among cryptocurrency projects, with a valuation of $32 billion. Next is the OpenSea NFT marketplace with a valuation of $13,3 billion, while rounding out the top three is the blockchain developer platform Alchemy with $10,2 billion. Circle (the issuer of the USDC stablecoin), analytics companies Chainalysis and TRM Labs, custodial service Fireblocks, Ava Labs, developer of Avalanche, a decentralized platform, and blockchain startup Paxos are also included on the list.

In this, only two of the nine companies have not yet reached the so-called “unicorn” status, a valuation exceeding $1 billion — Ava Labs and TRM Labs.

In April, Forbes magazine published a ranking of the richest representatives of the crypto industry. The first place was taken by Changpeng Zhao, the founder of the Binance exchange. His fortune was estimated at $65 billion. Second place in the ranking went to Sam Bankman-Fried, the FTX co-founder and head. The entrepreneur’s fortune was $24 billion. In third place was Brian Armstrong, the CEO of crypto exchange Coinbase, with a fortune of $6,6 billion.


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