This year’s dramatic slump in crypto prices left few parts of the industry unscathed. As the dust settles following a wave of layoffs, reorganizations and bankruptcies, seasoned crypto executives—including some who had only recently started their latest roles—are in the market for new gigs.
And despite all the upheaval, they’ll likely find plenty of opportunities. Top crypto-focused venture funds still have huge piles of money to spend, and people with crypto expertise are still in high demand to help run startups or make investments themselves. Meanwhile, some executives whom the carnage spared are looking for a change of pace—or even just a break after a few hectic years of boom and bust.
For the latest installment of our Free Agent series, we zero in on the crypto industry to highlight seven former executives at firms including Opensea, Robinhood and Binance who are poised to make their next big move. Most of the executives on the list have extensive experience outside crypto, reflecting how young that industry is, which means they could turn up at a wide range of businesses in the future.