It’s time for the next saga in our crypto game adventures – the Crypto World Cup! The world of crypto has a lot of big names. It’s about time they faced off with one another. Who will come out on top?
Let’s meet the players!
Crypto World Cup: Who’s Who
Our crypto representatives come from all walks of crypto – token developers, crypto advocates, analysts, even some crypto naysayers.
All of our fabulous crypto representatives were assigned randomly to a country playing in the FIFA World Cup. Their progress in the Crypto World Cup depends entirely on how well the country does in the FIFA World Cup.
CryptoYoda is Russia. CryptoYoda is a crypto enthusiast and technical analyst, providing insight into crypto prices and movements.
David Sønstebø represents Saudi Arabia. Sønstebø is the co-founder of IOTA, the 9th largest cryptocurrency in the world.
Erik Voorhees is Egypt. As the CEO of ShapeShift, Voorhees is well-versed in the intricacies of crypto, but how is he with soccer?
Brad Garlinghouse is Uruguay. A big name in crypto, Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple, which is behind the third largest cryptocurrency in the world.
Zhao Changpeng represents Morocco. He is the CEO of Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.
Tim Draper is playing for Iran. Draper is an American venture capital investor and crypto bull.
John McAfee will play for Portugal. Highly enthusiastic for crypto, McAfee is willing to go to the extreme to represent cryptocurrencies.
Tyler Winklevoss is Spain. One of the infamous Winklevoss twins, Tyler and his brother became two of the first known Bitcoin billionaires.
Charles Hoskinson hails for France. Hoskinson is the face behind Cardano. Will he be the face behind the Crypto World Cup?
Tiffany Hayden represents Australia. Hayden is a blockchain influencer and crypto enthusiast.
Vitalik Buterin is Argentina. Best known as the co-founder of Ethereum, Buterin is also the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.
Nick Szabo is playing for Iceland. Szabo is a crypto influencer who has done a lot of research into the space.
Apolo Ohno represents Peru. An Olympic athlete turned crypto player, Ohno is the founder of the cryptocurrency trading ecosystem HybridBlock.
Bill Barhydt will play for Denmark. Barhydt is the founder and CEO of Abra, a digital crypto wallet app.
Charlie Lee is Croatia. Lee created the cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC) and has recently become a part of the creation of Magical Crypto Friends, a show all about the wonder of crypto.
Barry Silbert is Nigeria. Silbert is the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, a venture capital company focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
Dan Larimer represents Costa Rica. Larimer is the CTO of EOS, but he got his start with BitShares and co-founding Steemit.
Jamie Dimon plays for Serbia. Dimon is on the critical side of crypto, but what would be a fight without a few bears?
Roger Ver is Germany. An early investor in Bitcoin startups, Ver hails as the CEO of Bitcoin.com and is a strong pusher behind Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Brian Armstrong represents Mexico. Armstrong has made his mark on crypto as the CEO of crypto exchange Coinbase.
Cameron Winklevoss is Brazil. Cameron Winklevoss, together with his twin brother Tyler are behind the Gemini crypto exchange.
David Schwartz is playing for Switzerland. Schwartz is the chief cryptographer at Ripple.
Willy Woo will be Sweden. An avid crypto enthusiast, Woo writers for CoinDesk.
Anthony Pompliano is South Korea. Pompliano is a strong backer and believer in crypto, and long-time writer of crypto Medium posts.
Satoshi Nakamoto represents Belgium. The name ascribed to the creator of Bitcoin, Nakamoto’s true identity may be a secret, but their game won’t be.
Tom Lee is kicking for Panama. Wall Street analyst Tom Lee has been on both sides of the crypto battle but tends to err towards pro.
Jed McCaleb is Tunisia. Starting at Ripple, McCaleb parted ways in 2013 and created Stellar, where he is now CTO.
Justin Sun plays for England. He’s the face behind TRON (TRX) and will always be making announcements about announcements.
Warren Buffett represents Colombia. One of the biggest crypto bears out there, no match would be complete without Buffett taking a shot at crypto.
Andreas Antonopoulos is Japan. Antonopoulos hosts the podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin where he advocates for the digital currency.
Don Tapscott is playing for Poland. Tapscott is a crypto bull that’s all for blockchain becoming the wave of the future.
Jack Dorsey is Senegal. As the CEO of Twitter, you may not immediately connect Dorsey with crypto, but he has repeatedly shown off what a fan of Bitcoin he is.
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Crypto World Cup: The Matches
Our crypto representatives will be playing according to the match lineup of the FIFA World Cup. Each day there are matches, we will publish an article summing up all the games and their outcomes.
Here are the first three matchdays, which will be happening over the course of June 14th to June 28th. Each matchday will consist of the crypto representatives playing three times, against three different crypto representatives. Teams that do the best move into the next round, which starts June 30th.
Who will move onto the next round? Who will win the Crypto World Cup?
Tell us your guesses in the comments below.
Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for our first match: CryptoYoda vs. David Sønstebø!
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