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

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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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 Andreessen Profile Image Marc Andreessen
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Gilles Babinet Profile Image Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech #JamaisSansElles
49

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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.
49

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Vinny Lingham Profile Image Vinny Lingham
Shark on @MnetSharkTank. Co-founder : @Gyft, @SiliconCape. Born in South Africa. Lives in California. CEO of Blockchain Identity Startup @CivicKey.
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Thomas Power Profile Image Thomas Power
#AI #Blockchain #Ethereum #FinTech #ICO #IoT #RegTech #SaaS #SocialMedia @9spokes @digentre @savortex @tbusinesscafe @teamblockchain txt @whatsapp +447875695012
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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
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Warren Whitlock Profile Image Warren Whitlock
I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, business, tech, blockchain, solar, social media marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
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Michael Kitces Profile Image Michael Kitces
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
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Vitalik Buterin Profile Image Vitalik Buterin
See https://t.co/iBNSW4KCSO
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Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
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Laura   Shin Profile Image Laura Shin
@Forbes senior editor covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto, ICOs, blockchain; Unchained podcast host; Forbes Fintech 50 co-lead reporter Tips: https://t.co/6FlUj5zHXH
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Charlie Lee Profile Image Charlie Lee
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
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Brett King Profile Image Brett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
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Dinis Guardia Profile Image Dinis Guardia
CEO Founder author @humaniq_co @intelligenthq @museonics @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium #techforgood #blockchain #ideas #unbanked #Fintech #AI
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Erik   Voorhees Profile Image Erik Voorhees
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
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Barry Silbert Profile Image Barry Silbert
Founder/CEO of @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust @EthereumTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
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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
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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.
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Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
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Nigel Walsh Profile Image Nigel Walsh
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
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Christine   Lu Profile Image Christine Lu
Impact Investor • Black Coffee Only • ENFP
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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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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
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David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
CEO @11FSTeam who #BuildBanks & @11FSPulse & #FinTechInsiderNews , host of @FinTechInsiders by @11MediaCo the No1 #FinTech podcast network & NED at @this_is_bud
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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
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Bill Sullivan Profile Image Bill Sullivan
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR17 #WIR16 #WWR2016 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
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Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
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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.
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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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David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
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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.
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Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
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Mark Van Rijmenam Profile Image Mark Van Rijmenam
Founder @Datafloq | Author: Think Bigger - https://t.co/0J8bfgORE0 | Speaker | Global #BigData and Blockchain Influencer | AI | Investor | PhD Candidate
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Daniel   Roberts Profile Image Daniel Roberts
Writer @yahoofinance: sports business; tech; media; books; bitcoin. rabbit holes. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. hate mail: droberts at oath dot com.
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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.
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Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
Jetlag is for wimps.
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Christophe Langlois Profile Image Christophe Langlois
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE collaboration analytics, DIGITAL marketing innovation, REVIEWER, SPEAKER #fintech #insurtech #futureofwork #hr #ai IBM my views
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Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
#Ripple/#XRP fan before it was profitable to be hated. #Bitcoin #Fintech #HomeschoolingMom #Libertarian At-Large Director @lpmi
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Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
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Antonio Selas Profile Image Antonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #TM
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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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Sunny   Ray Profile Image Sunny Ray
Cofounder @Unocoin; our backers: @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @BTC_Capital @ahVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures
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Simon Cocking Profile Image Simon Cocking
@Irish_TechNews Senior editor #1 Irish techsite https://t.co/aCRIMdXAgD @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #startups
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Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
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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
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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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Nasir Zubairi Profile Image Nasir Zubairi
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
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Duena Blomstrom Profile Image Duena Blomstrom
#FinTech #CX specialist, Head of Growth @TemenosMKPL #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, Creator of Emotional BankingTM, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
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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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Preston J. Byrne Profile Image Preston J. Byrne
Marmot superfan.
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Takashi Mochizuki Profile Image Takashi Mochizuki
Wall Street Journal technology reporter in Tokyo. Contact: [email protected]
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Devie Mohan Profile Image Devie Mohan
Top 10 #FinTech influencer. Keynote Speaker on innovation. Member @fintechmafia. Founder @burnmark_. Writer, traveller, experimentalist. #Retinoblastoma fighter
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Anna Irrera Profile Image Anna Irrera
Fintech correspondent @Reuters | Lots of fintech, blockchain + other marvelous things| [email protected] | https://t.co/ChxvC5mc4R
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Varun Mittal Profile Image Varun Mittal
EY #Fintech ASEAN Leader. Alumni Alibaba, Samsung, Singtel, Gemalto #Regtech #Insurtech #ventureCapital, Partnership @sg_fintech
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Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Previously co-founder @Coinbase, trader @GoldmanSachs, computer science @DukeU.
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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
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Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
CEO, Xapo
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Pierre Tran Profile Image Pierre Tran
Journaliste consultant formateur
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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.
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David Schwartz Profile Image David Schwartz
Chief Cryptographer at Ripple and one of the original architects of what is now the Ripple Consensus Ledger. Known as "JoelKatz" on many forums.
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Gary Nuttall Profile Image Gary Nuttall
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
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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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Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
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Jose Pagliery Profile Image Jose Pagliery
@CNN investigative reporter ⚔bad guys, bad money ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money* ⚔ PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
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Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
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Michael Casey Profile Image Michael Casey
Immigrant. Blockchain nerd @MediaLab. Former @WSJ columnist. Author of 4 books. Latest, The Social Organism, co-authored with @revilopark
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Sir Mark Walport Profile Image Sir Mark Walport
Tweets from the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the Government Office for Science. Most tweets by officials. Direct quotes will be signed ‘SMW’.
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Nick Bilodeau Profile Image Nick Bilodeau
Financial services exec passionate about marketing, innovation & strategy. Top 5 most followed #fintech persons on Twitter. Views are my own, not my employer's.
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Nathaniel Popper Profile Image Nathaniel Popper
writing about technology and finance for @nytimes; author of Digital Gold; [email protected]; dm me for signal or pgp
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Jackson Palmer Profile Image Jackson Palmer
Product 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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Charlotte Halkett Profile Image Charlotte Halkett
Been living the #insurtech dream ever since we started insurethebox, 3 Billion miles ago. Knows #telematics from the inside out. #IoT #ConnectedCar #RoadSafety #innovation #actuary #datascience
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Kumar Gaurav Profile Image Kumar Gaurav
Contributing to the Fintech world. Founder @Auxesisgroup @CashaaLTD @Darwinsurance | Vice President @Responsible Gold | #Fintech Speaker #Traveler #Cook
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Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
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Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
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Anthony Watson Profile Image Anthony Watson
#Founder & #CEO #UpholdBank. #LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. #Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
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Diana Biggs Profile Image Diana Biggs
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
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Rob Gill Profile Image Rob Gill
Economist. Trader. Entrepreneur. Investor. Financial Adviser. Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan.
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Scarlett Sieber Profile Image Scarlett Sieber
Passionate about #fintech #womenempowerment #startups #VC CIO @OpusBank Prev SVP Digital @BBVA Contributor @ https://t.co/agvAxRj89A
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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
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Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
Editor @TechCityNews. Former managing editor @CoinDesk & contributor @Forbes. [email protected] employee. Interested technology, entrepreneurship, startups & scaleups.
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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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Manoj   Sugathan Profile Image Manoj Sugathan
#techtweets from #fintech #leader. RT and autotweet are not endorsements. #followback Top 50 FinTech Influencers in Singapore
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Toni Lane Profile Image Toni Lane
Borderless | Voluntary | Decentral Nations: @MyBitNation = Co-founder + @CoinTelegraph. Faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered woman.
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Karl Hoods Profile Image Karl Hoods
CIO @savechildrenuk Advisor @the_ttrust Governor @HarrisFed #teamblockchain Addicted to #tea #running & @concept2. Living with #OI #BrittleBones. Views all mine
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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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George Samman Profile Image George Samman
Blog at https://t.co/VzMhAZpRng. Blockchain advisor 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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KarlKarlsson Profile Image KarlKarlsson
Community Manager @Waves & Incent Loyalty
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Daniel Easterbrook Profile Image Daniel Easterbrook
I work primarily with financial services firms and banks to improve digital experiences.
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Perianne Boring Profile Image Perianne Boring
Founder & President @ChamberDigital, Blockchain Advocate, Policy Wonk, @Forbes Contributor
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Perianne   Boring Profile Image Perianne Boring
Founder & President @ChamberDigital, Blockchain Advocate, Policy Wonk, @Forbes Contributor
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Micha Lekawael Profile Image Micha Lekawael
Global #IT #Sourcing Specialist #FinTech #Java #AngularJS #Scala #ChapterLead TA @ ING •Entrepreneur•Founder FlowboardingTeamEurope •Sponsor EC Flowboard Ibiza
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Paolo Tasca Profile Image Paolo Tasca
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
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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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Janina Lowisz Profile Image Janina Lowisz
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. CMO @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain @maxfintech
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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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Michael Mainelli Profile Image Michael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
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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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Tim Draper Profile Image Tim Draper
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
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Release:
Week 28
Released at:
12:29pm - 17th Jul 2017
Score Period:
10th Jul - 17th Jul 2017
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter

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The Richtopia Blockchain list is compiled using a number of metrics combined to produce rank order. Two of the main influencers on a persons ranking are their social media profiles and regular media coverage.  Our sister company Marketing Runners specialises in increasing the profile of brands and personalities so if there are people you think should be higher on our list or someone who is not included on the list and wants greater exposure, then get them to contact the Marketing Runners team who may be able to help.

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