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Top 100 Blockchain Insiders: From Marc Andreessen to Vitalik Buterin, These Are the Most Influential People in the Crypto Sphere

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Whether you’re a would-be Blockchain insider or have spent some years being one. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of Blockchain insiders who’ve been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list from top Blockchain Insiders. It’s a list of the most influential people in the Blockchain industry, particularly at being pro-active. If you’re an enthusiast of distributed ledger technology, it is critical that you follow and connect with these Blockchain insiders and expand your professional network.

Here’s what some of them said about this list:

Our Blockchain list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. We also take into account newspaper, TV, radio, and other media coverage. Furthermore, we measure soft-power and have a secret recipe.

This list gets updated each Monday. If you believe you fit the criteria (or you know a blockchain leader who can), you can add people by clicking the “join” button. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

Follow these blockchain insiders to keep up with trends. You will also learn what resources they use to stay in the know

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Vitalik Buterin Profile Image Vitalik Buterin
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Don Tapscott Profile Image Don Tapscott
Media theorist. Author. Adjunct Professor. Hammond B3 player. Co-founder of the @BlockchainRI.
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Marc Andreessen Profile Image Marc Andreessen
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Max Keiser Profile Image Max Keiser
@KeiserReport 2011: “Buy Bitcoin $3, HODL $100K” | Max’s Virtual Currency Patent |
0 48


Gilles Babinet Profile Image Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech
0 48


Vinny Lingham Profile Image Vinny Lingham
CEO @CivicKey ($CVC), building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner @multicoincap Expect Crypto/Bitcoin tweets, often sarcastically.
0 47


Jim Marous Profile Image Jim Marous
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
0 47


Charlie Lee Profile Image Charlie Lee
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
0 46


John   McAfee Profile Image John McAfee
Tech Pioneer, Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGT. Trustee - Keep This Bastard Alive fund.
0 46


Brett King Profile Image Brett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
0 45


Roger Ver Profile Image Roger Ver
World's first Investor in Bitcoin startups including,,, BitPay, Kraken, & interested in Voluntaryism
0 45


Erik   Voorhees Profile Image Erik Voorhees
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at
0 44


Andreas M. Antonopoulos Profile Image Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin & The Internet of Money
0 44


Naval Ravikant Profile Image Naval Ravikant
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Brian Armstrong Profile Image Brian Armstrong
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Engineers, try our coding challenge:
0 43


Bruce Porter Jr. Profile Image Bruce Porter Jr.
American #Entrepreneur, athlete, globetrotter living in #Washington #DC @EmmeGirls COO @GlobalBoost CEO. #Blockchain $BSTY #Gold #ModelBuzz #veterans
0 42


Jeff Berwick Profile Image Jeff Berwick
The Dollar Vigilante with Jeff Berwick is your source for surviving and prospering during and after the dollar collapse. Visit
0 42


Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
Elliptic curves & weapons of math destruction. Feminine AND strong. Driven to create what I want to exist. $XRP #Bitcoin #BCH Community Manager at @EdgeSecure
0 41


Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
0 41


Sally Eaves Profile Image Sally Eaves
CTO and thought leader in emergent technology, intrapreneurship, online media and navigating digital disruption to sustainably support business success, educational development and social innovation.
0 40


Stacy Herbert Profile Image Stacy Herbert
Keiser Report: Markets, Finance, Scandal! And Crypto.
0 40


Brock   Pierce Profile Image Brock Pierce
Founder Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether, Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation - "Building free market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property"
0 39


Jimmy Song Profile Image Jimmy Song
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
0 39


Dinis Guardia Profile Image Dinis Guardia
CEO Founder author @intelligenthq @lifescihq @bitcoinlatina @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium @glancetechinc @covesting #tech #blockchain #Fintech
0 38


Warren Whitlock Profile Image Warren Whitlock
I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, martech, blockchain, ico, solar, lead generation, social media, marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
0 38


Michael Novogratz Profile Image Michael Novogratz
Galaxy Digital
0 37


Elizabeth Stark Profile Image Elizabeth Stark
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning labs, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
0 37


Adam Back Profile Image Adam Back
cypherpunk, cryptographer, privacy/ecash, inventor hashcash (used in Bitcoin mining) PhD Comp Sci Co-Founder/CEO
0 36


Meltem Demirors Profile Image Meltem Demirors
i don't sleep, i wait. building @dcgco. teaching @MIT @UniofOxford. advising @WEF. launching @collectcalling. investing. evolving. creating.
0 36


Michael Mainelli Profile Image Michael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
0 35


Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
0 35


Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
0 34


William Mougayar Profile Image William Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
0 34


Thomas Power Profile Image Thomas Power
Board Member @9Spokes #OpenBanking Dashboard #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Crypto #Ethereum #GDPR #ICO #PSD2 #SaaS [email protected] @Whatsapp +447875695012
0 33


Nick Szabo Profile Image Nick Szabo
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog:
0 33


Simon Dixon Profile Image Simon Dixon
Investment Banker turned Bitcoiner. Wrote book 'Bank to the Future'. Co-founder Online Investment Platform @BankToTheFuture - over $250m invested in #FinTech
0 32


Nathaniel Popper Profile Image Nathaniel Popper
writing about technology and finance for @nytimes; author of Digital Gold, a history of Bitcoin; [email protected]; dm me for signal or pgp
0 32


Ross   Gerber Profile Image Ross Gerber
Co-Founder & #CEO, #InvestmentAdvisor. #Stock market #investor #Fintech app: #Tech #entertainment Disclaimer -
0 31


Emin Gün Sirer Profile Image Emin Gün Sirer
Prof @Cornell, co-director @, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
0 31


Jihan Wu Profile Image Jihan Wu
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
0 30


Mark Van Rijmenam Profile Image Mark Van Rijmenam
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of and datafloq, an internationally renowned big data and blockchain expert, author and speaker.
0 30


Daniel   Roberts Profile Image Daniel Roberts
senior writer @YahooFinance: sports; tech; media; bitcoin; rabbit holes. host of Sportsbook. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. droberts at oath dot com.
0 29


David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
CEO @11FSTeam a challenger consultancy who build banks amongst other things, podcaster @FinTechInsiders & @InsTechInsiders & NED at @this_is_bud #FinTech
0 29


Barry Silbert Profile Image Barry Silbert
Founder/CEO @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@GrayscaleBTC @GrayscaleETC @GrayscaleZEC) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC $ETC $ZEC, etc
0 28


Jackson Palmer Profile Image Jackson Palmer
Product and data geek at @Adobe by day. Creator of @dogecoin, YouTuber ( Opinions my own, etc. Inquiries: [email protected]
0 28


Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
0 27


Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Oliver Bussmann is a Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain #ICO Influencer.
0 27


Chris Skinner Profile Image Chris Skinner
Always looking ahead
0 26


Simon Cocking Profile Image Simon Cocking
Senior editor @Irish_TechNews #1 Irish tech site | Editor in chief @TodayCrypto | #TEDx @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #ICO
0 26


Simon Taylor Profile Image Simon Taylor
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
0 25


Jeff Garzik Profile Image Jeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
0 24


Prof Bill Buchanan OBE Profile Image Prof Bill Buchanan OBE
FBCS Prof @edinburghnapier Probe edges of science in Cyber/e-Health. Serial innovator/disruptor. Believer fairness, justice & freedom. Crypto Geek. EU Citizen
0 24


Takashi Mochizuki Profile Image Takashi Mochizuki
Tech reporter | The Wall Street Journal | Tokyo | [email protected]
0 23


Antonio Selas Profile Image Antonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademark
0 23


Dr. Julian Hosp Profile Image Dr. Julian Hosp
Co-Founder TenX, Blockchain Expert, Medical Doctor, Professional Athlete, Bestselling Author and Keynote-Speaker
0 22


Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
CEO, Xapo
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Alejandro De La Torre Profile Image Alejandro De La Torre
VP Business Development @
0 21


Michael Casey Profile Image Michael Casey
Blockchain nerd @MediaLab. Chairman Advisory Brd @CoinDesk. [email protected] columnist. Speaker. Author. The Truth Machine w/ @Paulvigna out Feb:
0 21


Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
0 20


Pierre Tran Profile Image Pierre Tran
Journaliste consultant formateur
0 20


Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Crypto, engineering, philosophy, learning to learn. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
0 19


David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
0 19


Sunny   Ray Profile Image Sunny Ray
Co-founder & President @Unocoin, India's Leading #Bitcoin Company. Investors are @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @FuturePVC & @BlumeVentures.
0 18


Joseph Lubin Profile Image Joseph Lubin
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
0 18


Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
0 17


Rob Gill Profile Image Rob Gill
Economist▪️Trader▪️Entrepreneur▪️Investor▪️Financial Adviser▪️Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast▪️Pro EU▪️Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan
0 17


Sydes Jokes Profile Image Sydes Jokes
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
0 16


Michael   Terpin Profile Image Michael Terpin
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
0 16


Charlotte Halkett Profile Image Charlotte Halkett
MD #buzzvault bringing #tech home #insurance overhaul
0 15


Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
Jetlag is for wimps.
0 15


Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
0 14


Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
0 14


Gerald Celente Profile Image Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente, Publisher of The Trends Journal has earned the reputation as “today’s most trusted name in trends” for accurate & timely forecasts since 1980.
0 13


Camila Russo Profile Image Camila Russo
Markets reporter and blogger for Bloomberg News in New York focusing on crypto and LatAm. Previously, Madrid and Buenos Aires. Opinions are my own, etc. Chilena
0 13


Diana Biggs Profile Image Diana Biggs
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
0 12


Gary Nuttall Profile Image Gary Nuttall
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of #Blockchain enthusiast
0 12


Kumar Gaurav Profile Image Kumar Gaurav
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
0 11


Kathryn Haun Profile Image Kathryn Haun
Advise tech companies + funds. Teach @StanfordBiz. Board of Directors @Coinbase. Fmr fed prosecutor @JusticeDepartment, alum of @Stanford, @USSupremeCourt w/AMK
0 11


Janina Lowisz Profile Image Janina Lowisz
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
0 10


Anthony Di Iorio Profile Image Anthony Di Iorio
Creating the digital tools that allow you to take control of your life. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
0 10


Anne   Connelly Profile Image Anne Connelly
| Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian |
0 9


Susanne Chishti Profile Image Susanne Chishti
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @FTCinnovate #FINTECH Conference Speaker #blockchain #Diversity
0 9


Vinay Gupta Profile Image Vinay Gupta
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn @EthereumProject. CEO of @mattereum Forbes profile Humanitarian designer
0 8


Jose Pagliery Profile Image Jose Pagliery
@CNN investigative reporter ⚔bad guys, bad money ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money* ⚔ PGP:
0 8


Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
UK News Editor @LinkedIn. Former Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). [email protected] & @Google employee. Interested in tech and business.
0 7


Neha Narula Profile Image Neha Narula
I work on scaling systems and platforms for the internet. Director of Digital Currency @medialab. PhD from @MIT_CSAIL, formerly @digg, @google.
0 7


Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
0 6


Toni Lane Profile Image Toni Lane
such bubble. founder: co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
0 6


Gavin Wood Profile Image Gavin Wood
Founder of Parity Technologies. Blockchain bloke. All things Web 3.0
0 5


Sir Mark Walport Profile Image Sir Mark Walport
Tweets from the UK's interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty, and the Government Office for Science.
0 5


Ismail Malik Profile Image Ismail Malik
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
0 4


Paolo Tasca Profile Image Paolo Tasca
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
0 4


Kristian T. Sorensen Profile Image Kristian T. Sorensen
Co-founder @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory with professional communication focusing on #fintech, #regtech & #insurtech
0 3


Valery Vavilov Profile Image Valery Vavilov
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
0 3


Marie Wieck Profile Image Marie Wieck
#Engineer, #WomenInTech advocate, and leader of #IBMBlockchain. Tweets are my own.
0 2


Dean Demellweek Profile Image Dean Demellweek
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
0 2


Melanie Swan Profile Image Melanie Swan
The brain as a DAC, potentiation as a demurrage currency. Philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist
0 1


Tim Draper Profile Image Tim Draper
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
0 1


Laura Profile Image Laura
Forbes senior editor: Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto, ICOs, blockchain; host; pitches [email protected]; tips
0 0


Neirajones; Profile Image Neirajones;
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security | I make it happen...
0 0
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