#Web3 Weekly
#Web3 Weekly

Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2021

Big Tech is clearly on the side losing a tug-of-war between centralized and decentralized tech right now.

Frankly, this has not been the hottest story among mainstream tech reporters, especially in a week when they fixated on Jeff Bezos's exit as chief executive of Amazon. But signs are mounting of decentralization as a longer-term trend to watch in the industry -- one with potential to rearrange the pecking order of tech's winners and losers.

This is evident in the latest Blockchain 50 list published by Forbes, highlighting the top companies active in crypto. The 2021 edition includes 21 new names, many of them startups, while heavyweights like Facebook, Google, and Amazon have been elbowed out. Forbes notes that the titans "are still active in blockchain but kept lower profiles in the space over the past 12 months."

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