Andre Cronje, from Yearn Finance, took first place in the „DeFi Person of the Year“ category at DeFi Prime.
DeFi’s big influencers are listed Crypto Trader for several achievements.
The notable absentees: SBF and Vitalik Buterin.
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Decentralised finance has been the fuel of the crypto industry this year. From its humble beginnings, a series of new protocols have emerged, along with the personalities who founded them.
The DeFi analysis portal DeFi Prime has compiled a list of the main personalities and innovators in the sector this year. However, the retail outlet did not disclose the criteria it used in this list, which does not take itself very seriously as agitators in the nascent financial sector.
The creator of Yearn Finance’s performance aggregator, Andre Cronje, has not only made a name for his development of such an innovative product, but also;
He is also an incredibly humble and capable leader who has laid the foundation for creating quality DeFi services in collaboration with a global community of committed stakeholders.
To put the spotlight on these influential creators, here are the Defiprime people of the year 2020, starting with our choice of the most important creator of the year!
Other DeFi contenders
Among the finalists was Chainlink’s co-founder Sergey Nazarov, whose platform took a quantum leap forward in 2020, becoming the standard solution for oracle-based data and quotes.
Uniswap founder Hayden Adams made the list to drive the world’s largest decentralised exchange and put Ethereum back in the spotlight. Uniswap at one point had more trading volume than Coinbase and a collateral lock of over $3 billion at the height of UNI’s farming madness.
Aave co-founder and CEO Stani Kulechov was appointed as the loan protocol team sent out a high-quality version after a high-quality release since January. The AAVE token of the protocol has also been the most successful DeFi asset of 2020 with an increase of around 5,000% since the beginning of the year.
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Robert Leshner of Compound Finance and Synthetix founder Kain Warwick also appeared for triggering this year’s yield farming madness.
A handful of coders and developers broke in, namely „samczsun“ who saved some smart deals and „banteg“, Yearn’s lead developer.
It is a bit doubtful that Uniswap cloneur and founder of SushiSwap, „Chef Nomi“, was included in the nominations of the finalists, given that he let his investors down by selling his reserve. DeFi Prime justifies this by stating
The chef makes our list here precisely because he is a leading figure in a reminder that we in DeFi must be careful.
The founder of Serum and FTX and saviour of SushiSwap, Sam Bankman-Fried, who has been a central figure in the DeFi industry this year, was notably absent from the list.
Even Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin was snubbed, which is quite surprising considering that the entire DeFi ecosystem runs on the network he helped create.
There are also countless others who have done wonders for the industry this year by providing information and education. Some of them include Camila Russo, Ryan Sean Adams and Anthony Sassano to name a few.