The year 2020 has seen the co-creator of BlockFi, Flori Marquez, make it into this year’s copy of Forbes 30 Under 30 ranking, an occasion that takes place every year. Forbes founded this list to appreciate businesspersons aged 30 or younger.
Forbes recognized Flori Marquez for her outstanding contribution in the crypto industry. She is the co-founder of BlockFi, a crypto loaning company. Flori has featured in many initiatives that enabled her to realize her goal. Her objective has been to provide US-grade fiscal amenities to the unbanked worldwide.
Flori Marquez studied and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors degree of Science in pre-law. She minored in Economics. She then got employed in the financial industry as a manager to alternative lending products since 2010 including BNP Paribas, Barclays Capital, Oak Hill Advisors L.P., among the list.
Together with Zac Prince, Marquez co-launched the lending platform, BlockFi, in 2017 and established its base in New York. BlockFi gives investors in the crypto market access to loans and lends out their assets to other users and get paid through postulated returns.
BlockFi has incredible offers to its investors; a 6% APY on BTC and 8% on stablecoins. Since 2017. It has managed to raise over $100 million from V.C. firms such as Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, and several others.
BlockFi has today announced the great news of the unveiling of its bitcoin reward credit card. Unlike other crypto credit cards introduced in the past, the BlockFi creativity will allow users to keep their bitcoin and earn interest on it.
Other crypto players who made the list in the 2020 edition include Brian Tubergen, co-creator of CoinList, Sam Bankman-Fried, 28, Jessica Khater, and Alameda and others. This number of crypto players appearing in the list is a show of steps that the crypto industry is making in an attempt to dominate the global financial space. The mainstream media has been showing its attention as this shows.
In other news reported by Coinfamania, Fortune 40 under 40 that was held in September, also featured crypto entrepreneurs such as Catherine Coley, Adam White and others.
All of this recognition of crypto players is an encouragement for the crypto enthusiasts.