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

Blockchain people top 100 list. Top row from left to right: Marc Andreessen , Vitalik Buterin, Laura Shin, Brett King. Bottom row from left to right: Melanie Swan, Jim Marous, Don Tapscott, and Susanne Chishti.

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 and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. The list gets updated each Monday. If you believe you can arise a creative impulse in people (or you know a business leader who can), you can add yourself by clicking the ‘join’ button below. It is free to join; no one has ever paid to be on the list, and never will. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

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Don Tapscott Profile Image Don Tapscott
Media theorist, author (new book is Blockchain Revolution - co-authored with my son Alex Tapscott) Hammond B3 player, Adjunct Professor
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Marc Andreesen Profile Image Marc Andreesen
“I don’t mean you’re all going to be happy. You’ll be unhappy – but in new, exciting and important ways.” – Edwin Land
99

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Gilles Babinet Profile Image Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion for France European Commission ; entrepreneur - bigdata, blockchain, cocreation, education @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech
98

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Brett King Profile Image Brett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
97

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Jim Marous Profile Image Jim Marous
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
96

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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
95

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Balaji Srinivasan Profile Image Balaji Srinivasan
CEO (https://t.co/0QvHTpfNWj) and Board Partner (@a16z). I hear this Bitcoin thing might be kind of a big deal.
94

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Michael Kitces Profile Image Michael Kitces
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
93

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Christine   Lu Profile Image Christine Lu
Impact Investor • Immigrant • Feminist • Financial Inclusion • Blockchain • Black Coffee Only • ENFP • Mom • Pick my brain? Ok. https://t.co/EJ9EhRIR9g
92

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Daniel Profile Image Daniel
Writer @yahoofinance: sports business; tech; media; #dfs; bitcoin; books. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. hate mail: droberts@yahoo-inc.
91

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Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
90

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Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research
89

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Barry Silbert Profile Image Barry Silbert
Founder/CEO, Digital Currency Group (@DCGco), parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in +80 cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
88

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Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
87

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Dinis Guarda Profile Image Dinis Guarda
CEOFounder @IntelligentHQ @blockchainage https://t.co/mIRJzUbqJn @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium ideas CDO @invstreams #blockchain #sharingeconomy #Fintech #SM
86

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Roger Ver Profile Image Roger Ver
World's first Investor in Bitcoin startups including https://t.co/by6ZmukKd4, https://t.co/dTLdWRhiXj, https://t.co/PLTxag4smR, BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io & interested in Voluntaryism
85

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Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
History is made by those who show up. Co-author of #BlockchainRevolution, Founder and CEO, https://t.co/nZD0UMuLxx
84

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Bill Sullivan Profile Image Bill Sullivan
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR16 #WIR16 #WWR2016 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
83

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David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
CEO at @11FSTeam #BuildingBanks, #Blockchain #Insurtech & #FinTech Investor, Speaker, host of the iTunes no1 podcast @FinTechInsiders & NED at @this_is_bud 金融科技
82

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Simon Cocking Profile Image Simon Cocking
@Irish_TechNews Senior editor #1 Irish techsite https://t.co/DAvbr8GPAE @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #startups
81

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Sydes Jokes Profile Image Sydes Jokes
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
80

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Erik   Voorhees Profile Image Erik Voorhees
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
79

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Nigel Walsh Profile Image Nigel Walsh
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
78

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Emin Gün Sirer Profile Image Emin Gün Sirer
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
77

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Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
76

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Neira Jones Profile Image Neira Jones
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security http://linkedin.com/in/neirajones http://neirajones.blogspot.co.uk/ https://plus.google.com/+NeiraJones
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Chris Skinner Profile Image Chris Skinner
Always looking ahead
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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: https://t.co/cqErefYP23
73

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Vitalik Buterin Profile Image Vitalik Buterin
See https://t.co/iBNSW4KCSO
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David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
Opinions are my own (I think) and presented only in my capacity as an interested member of the general public.
71

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Sunny   Ray Profile Image Sunny Ray
Co-founder and President of @Unocoin; India's Leading Bitcoin Company. Buy, Sell, Store, Use and Accept #Bitcoin!
70

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Brian Forde Profile Image Brian Forde
Sr Lecturer @MIT Bitcoin & Blockchain Former Sr Tech Advisor @WhiteHouse Nicaraguan Phone Company Founder Returned @PeaceCorps Volunteer Karaoke scares me
69

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Nick Szabo Profile Image Nick Szabo
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
68

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Christophe Langlois Profile Image Christophe Langlois
SOCIAL media business selling, COGNITIVE collaboration analytics, DIGITAL innovation marketing, REVIEWER amazon, SPEAKER #socbiz #finserv #fintech, IBM my views
67

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Florian Graillot Profile Image Florian Graillot
VC investor @AXAVentures | #Startup, #VC, #FinTech, #InsurTech, #Blockchain | #AXA | Formerly @Newfund @BCGinFrance
66

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Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
The next Governor of Michigan 2018 #Libertarian @LPMI At-Large Director #Fintech #Bitcoin #Ripple #Homeschool (***I no longer read DM's.)
65

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Duena Blomstrom Profile Image Duena Blomstrom
#FinTech #CX #DigitalExperience specialist, #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, #FinServ25 Creator of #EmotionalBanking, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
64

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Takashi Mochizuki Profile Image Takashi Mochizuki
Wall Street Journal technology reporter in Tokyo. Contact: takashi.mochizuki@wsj.com
63

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Vincent Boucher    Profile Image Vincent Boucher 
SOLVING Humanity’s Toughest Challenges. #AI #DeepLearning #ReinforcementLearning #SuperIntelligence | Founder of @Montreal_AI and @Quebec_AI | World's 1st #CAIO
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Ross   Gerber Profile Image Ross Gerber
Co-Founder & CEO, Investment Advisor. Stock market investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf Disclaimer - https://t.co/cVYjHeE9XP
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Eileen Burbidge Profile Image Eileen Burbidge
Early-stage tech VC and recovering work- and tech- aholic. Online identity full circle: Eileen Tso, Eileen Broch, Eileen Burbidge
60

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Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
59

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Devie Mohan Profile Image Devie Mohan
Top 10 #FinTech influencer. Keynote Speaker on fintech innovation. Co-founder/CEO/Researcher @burnmark_. Traveller, experimentalist. #Retinoblastoma fighter
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Jeff Garzik Profile Image Jeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
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Simon Tayl0r Profile Image Simon Tayl0r
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
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Michael   Terpin Profile Image Michael Terpin
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
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Jose Pagliery Profile Image Jose Pagliery
@CNNMoney investigative reporter ⚔ cybersecurity, financial crime ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money.* PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
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Antonio Selas Profile Image Antonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top 100 #Blockchain; #Competition © #Cryptocurrency #DeRisking #Designs #FinTech #InsurTech #IP #Patents #RegTech #Trademarks
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Laura Profile Image Laura
@Forbes contributor covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech; Unchained podcast host; co-lead reporter of the Forbes Fintech 50; #binder
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Paul Vigna Profile Image Paul Vigna
Markets, bitcoin, and the zombie apocalypse.
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Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
50

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William Mougayar Profile Image William Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain. Investor, Virtual Capital Ventures. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Thought Leader.
49

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Michael Casey Profile Image Michael Casey
Aussie in exile. Blockchain nerd @MediaLab. Former @WSJ columnist. Author of 4 books. Latest, The Social Organism, co-authored with @revilopark
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Nicolas Cary Profile Image Nicolas Cary
President & Co-Founder @blockchain and Chairman & Co-Founder @YouthBusinessUS | opinions my own. Run. Read. Fish. Explore. Smile. Learn.
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Charlie Lee Profile Image Charlie Lee
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
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Preston J. Byrne Profile Image Preston J. Byrne
COO & General Counsel @MonaxHQ: smart contracts, #blockchains for enterprise. Fellow of @ASI. I think marmots are great.
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Steve Tunstall Profile Image Steve Tunstall
Inzsure.com #Risk #Insurance #insurtech http://sg.linkedin.com/in/stevetunstall
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Ben Brabyn Profile Image Ben Brabyn
Head of @Level39CW supporting #fintech #cyber #smartcities #IOT in #London and internationally
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Anna Irrera Profile Image Anna Irrera
Fintech correspondent @Reuters | Lots of fintech, blockchain + other marvelous things| anna.irrera@tr.com | https://t.co/ChxvC5mc4R
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Nasir Zubairi Profile Image Nasir Zubairi
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
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Lisa Gansky Profile Image Lisa Gansky
entrepreneur. serial instigator. int'l speaker. Tech + shared access 4 economic transformation.Time 2 share value - new models! #SocialOS #Blockchain
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Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Co-founder @Coinbase. Previously trader @GoldmanSachs, computer science @DukeU.
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Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
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Anthony Di Iorio Profile Image Anthony Di Iorio
Doing my part to unite and create the decentralized world. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
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Jackson Palmer Profile Image Jackson Palmer
Marketer and data geek at @Adobe by day. Coder and producer by night. Creator of @dogecoin / @gifbase / @noisedotsupply | Opinions my own, etc.
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John Gentry Profile Image John Gentry
Bitcoin Enthusiast, Philanthropist, Adventurist, Writer, Co-Founder of ExploreTraveler.com
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Kristian T. Sorensen Profile Image Kristian T. Sorensen
Founding partner @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory services with professional communication focusing on #fintech
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Scarlett Sieber Profile Image Scarlett Sieber
Passionate about #startups #fintech #womenempowerment #VC SVP, New Digital Biz @BBVA Contributor @ https://t.co/agvAxRAJya Global Ambassador @aworldatschool
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Nick Bilodeau Profile Image Nick Bilodeau
Financial services exec passionate about strategy, innovation & marketing. Top 5 most followed FinTech persons on Twitter. Views are my own, not my employer's.
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Micha Lekawael Profile Image Micha Lekawael
Global #IT #Sourcing Specialist #FinTech #Java #AngularJS #Scala @ ING • Entrepreneur • Founder FlowboardingTeamEurope • Sponsor Flowboarding Championships
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Sir Mark Walport Profile Image Sir Mark Walport
Tweets from the office of the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport. Most tweets by officials. Direct quotes will be signed 'SMW'.
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Anthony Watson Profile Image Anthony Watson
#Founder, #Chairman & #CEO #UpholdBank. #LGBT Equality & Rights Seeker. #Chair @UKLabour Business & Enterprise Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
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Nathaniel Popper Profile Image Nathaniel Popper
writing about technology and finance for @nytimes; author of Digital Gold; contact me at nathaniel.popper@nytimes.com; pgp: 59C5F58A9FDC6CF4
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Susanne Chishti Profile Image Susanne Chishti
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FINTECHTours, Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
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Richard Gendal Brown Profile Image Richard Gendal Brown
Executive Architect for Innovation in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK
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Ismail Malik Profile Image Ismail Malik
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
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Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
24

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Joseph Lubin Profile Image Joseph Lubin
https://t.co/YrcNn4YTyz
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Daniel Easterbrook Profile Image Daniel Easterbrook
I work primarily with financial services firms and banks to improve digital experiences.
22

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Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
Founder & CEO, Xapo
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Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
Editor @TechCityNews. Former managing editor at CoinDesk & contributor at Forbes. Ex-Google employee. Interested in all tech, bitcoin and blockchain.
20

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Haseeb Awan Profile Image Haseeb Awan
PMP, MEng. Believe in humanity, globalization, equality & antiwar #FinTech #Liberal https://t.co/mMtYhIIO7Q
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George Samman Profile Image George Samman
Blog at https://t.co/VzMhAZpRng. Blockchain adviser and consultant. Former Co-founder @magnr To know me is to love me. Don't know me? Let me buy you a drink.
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Adam Ludwin Profile Image Adam Ludwin
Building @Chain. Sometime investor.
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Perianne Boring Profile Image Perianne Boring
Founder & President @ChamberDigital | Blockchain Advocate | @Forbes contributor | fmr Congressional staffer @RepDennisRoss & @WhiteHouse Intern | Proud Gator
16

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Richard Kastelein Profile Image Richard Kastelein
Blockchain News Publisher, Innovation Specialist, Speaker, Writer, Full Stack Marketer, Event Designer
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Patrick M. Byrne Profile Image Patrick M. Byrne
Founder and CEO of https://t.co/mSROD0xVZR, advocate of personal freedom, access to quality education and fairness in capital markets.
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Manoj   Sugathan Profile Image Manoj Sugathan
#techtweets from #fintech #leader. RT and auto tweet are not endorsements. https://t.co/ewzbZg0tRv
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Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
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Juan Benet Profile Image Juan Benet
Obsessed with Knowledge, Science, and Technology -- Protocol Labs, IPFS, Filecoin
11

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Michael Mainelli Profile Image Michael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
10

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Chris Larsen Profile Image Chris Larsen
Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple
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Joseph Raczynski Profile Image Joseph Raczynski
Thomson Reuters: technology trends - #LegalTech #Cybersecurity #Blockchain #Cryptocurrency #Mobile #SocialMedia and #Food
8

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Dan Morehead Profile Image Dan Morehead
CEO of @PanteraCapital -- the investment firm focused exclusively on digital currency and blockchain tech -- and Chairman of @Bitstamp. #Bitcoin & #blockchain.
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Claire Cockerton Profile Image Claire Cockerton
CEO of Plexal, Founder of ENTIQ & Innovate Finance, Co-Creator of Level39, Techbiker - Loves IoT, FinTech, Smart Cities, Design & Boldness in humans
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José María Fuster Profile Image José María Fuster
Group Santander Chairman Advisor #Innovation,#Fintech, #Digital, #Technology, #Social, #Bigdata, #Banking, #Payments
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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
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Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Investor, Philantropist
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Tim Swanson Profile Image Tim Swanson
Director of Market Research @R3CEV; visiting research fellow @SKBI_SMU; advisor @clearmatics; author of a few things
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Tim Draper Profile Image Tim Draper
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
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Released:
2:06pm - 16th Jan 2017
Score Period:
9th Jan - 16th Jan 2017
Platforms:
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