Fortune magazine has debuted its inaugural Fortune Crypto 40, a first-of-its-kind benchmark ranking that identifies the top players in eight categories in the crypto space.
The rankings recognize a range of businesses, from VC firms to NFT shops to data companies to decentralized protocols, that have created major enterprises around blockchain technology.
The list was developed with empirical metrics and surveys of more than 200 financial executives conducted by Researchscape. The winners of each category of the Fortune Crypto 40 are Coinbase (CeFi), PayPal (TradFi), Polycain Capital (VC), OpenSea (NFTs), Chainalysis (Data), Ledger (Infrastructure), Uniswap Labs (DeFi), and Ethereum Foundation (Protocols).
Fortune has been a leading authority on business since its first issue in 1930, and its Fortune 500 and other lists have become benchmarks of corporate performance and reputation.
The launch of The Ledger franchise in 2017 made Fortune one of the first business publications to dedicate regular space to cryptocurrency. Now, Fortune Crypto brings its reputation to the crypto-ranking space with a list that is data-driven whenever possible and rewards entities that have displayed a commitment to transparency and good governance.
Also in the April/May 2023 issue of Fortune are articles on Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange; the NFT market; and the making of Changpeng “CZ” Zhao.
The NFT article explores how blockchain-based tokens can help artists of all kinds build enduring relationships with their fans and turn music lovers into music investors.