Most Influential 2021: Kristin Smith


This yr, crypto emerged as a political pressure, with many Washington-based lobbyists fomenting the cost. Executive director of the Blockchain Association, Kristin Smith, a former congressional staffer and acquainted face on the Hill, has been the voice for a lot of this change-making. Her work generally occurs behind closed doorways – educating senators and serving to craft coverage – although her most influential acts are available in representing the cryptocurrency business via numerous op-eds, talking engagements and an expert on-line presence.