Most Influential 2021: Ray Youssef


Few folks anticipated the Nigerian crypto financial system to blow up after the nation’s central financial institution and monetary regulators banned crypto buying and selling. But it has, and it’s now the eighth-largest crypto market on this planet, based on Chainalysis. It continues to develop thanks primarily to peer-to-peer exchanges like Paxful that enable bitcoin to movement simply with out touching the banking system. Ray Youssef, the founder and CEO of Paxful, has already taken the change world and has labored this yr to combine new options – like Bitcoin’s Lightning community.