Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance takes first place in DeFi Prime’s DeFi Person of the Year category.
Major DeFi influencers are listed for several accomplishments.
Notable absentees: SBF and Vitalik Buterin
Decentralized finance has been the fuel of the crypto industry this year. From its humble beginnings have emerged a series of new protocols and the personalities who founded them.
DeFi analytics portal, DeFi Prime has compiled a list of the industry’s top personalities and innovators this year. The outlet, however, did not disclose the criteria it used in this list that does not take itself too seriously from nascent financial industry agitators.
The creator of the Yearn Finance yield aggregator, Andre Cronje, stood out not only for his development of such an innovative product, but also;
He is also an incredibly humble and knowledgeable leader who laid the groundwork for creating quality DeFi services together with a global community of engaged stakeholders.
To put the spotlight on these influential creators, here are Defiprime’s 2020 People of the Year, starting with our pick of the most important creator of the year!
Other DeFi contenders
Among the finalists was Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov, whose platform took leaps forward in 2020, becoming the standard solution for oracle-based data and courses.
U niswap founder Hayden Adams made the list to pilot the world’s largest decentralized exchange and put Ethereum back in the limelight. Uniswap at one point had more trading volume than Coinbase and a collateral lock-up of over $ 3 billion at the height of UNI’s farming madness .
Aave co-founder and CEO Stani Kulechov was named as the loan protocol team shipped a high-quality version after a high-quality post since January. The protocol’s AAVE token was also the best performing DeFi asset of 2020 with an increase of around 5,000% since the start of the year.
Robert Leshner of Compound Finance and Synthetix founder Kain Warwick have also emerged for triggering this year’s yield farming madness.
A handful of coders and developers have stepped in, namely “samczsun” who saved a few smart contracts and “banteg”, Yearn’s lead developer.
It is a little doubtful that Uniswap cloner and founder of SushiSwap , „Chef Nomi“, was included in the finalist nominations, given that he let go of his investors by selling his stash. DeFi Prime justifies this by stating;