The first half of 2021 brought a crypto boom and bust as bitcoin hit a new all-time high in April and then completely erased all its annual gains (and then some) by July.
Now, as bitcoin (BTC-USD) finds its footing, bulls are reloading for what they say will bring an exciting conclusion in the back half of the year.
Whether or not the world of crypto delivers on the high hopes investors have for what’s left of 2021, Yahoo Finance can at least guarantee that the action is likely to involve the names we’ve singled out as the top leaders to watch below (in no particular order):
Beginning with a big bet on bitcoin being a game changer back in 2012, Barry Silbert’s impeccable run as the founder of crypto venture fund Digital Currency Group has continued ever since. Not only has he built Grayscale Investments into the largest digital asset manager in the world as it helped institutions tap the crypto market through its trusts, but other wins have stacked up as well. Through DCG, which he founded in 2015, Silbert has invested in nearly all the corners of crypto today — from news (CoinDesk), to data (CoinMetrics), to exchanges (Coinbase) and payments and stablecoins (Circle.)