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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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Vitalik Buterin Profile Image Vitalik Buterin
See https://t.co/iBNSW4KCSO
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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
48

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Vinny Lingham Profile Image Vinny Lingham
CEO of @CivicKey ($CVC), building global decentralized identity platform. Born in South Africa, lives in Silicon Valley. Founder @Gyft @NewtownPartners
48

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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.
47

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Michael Mainelli Profile Image Michael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
47

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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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Charlie Lee Profile Image Charlie Lee
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
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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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Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
45

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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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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.
44

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Michael Kitces Profile Image Michael Kitces
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
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Dinis Guardia Profile Image Dinis Guardia
CEO Founder author @humaniq @intelligenthq @museonics @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium #techforgood #blockchain #ideas #unbanked #Fintech
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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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Warren Whitlock Profile Image Warren Whitlock
I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, martech, blockchain, solar, leadgeneration social media, marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
42

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Mark Lynd Profile Image Mark Lynd
C-level Top 25 Rated Influencer w/ Real-World Experience in #CyberSecurity #Fintech #AI #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation & #Blockchain CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP
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Thomas Power Profile Image Thomas Power
#AI #BigData #Bitcoin #Blockchain #Crypto #Ethereum #FinTech #ICO #NED #PublicSpeaker #SaaS #SocialMedia #Tokenomics Board @9Spokes [email protected]
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Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
40

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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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William Mougayar Profile Image William Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
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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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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.
38

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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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Nigel Walsh Profile Image Nigel Walsh
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
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Jeff Garzik Profile Image Jeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
37

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Bill Sullivan Profile Image Bill Sullivan
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR17 #WIR17 #WWR2016 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
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David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
CEO @11FSTeam who #BuildBanks, @11FSPulse & https://t.co/3r70oKZ3BX, host @FinTechInsiders @InsTechInsiders @BchainInsider from the No1 FinTech Podcast Network
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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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Christine   Lu Profile Image Christine Lu
Impact Investor • Black Coffee Only • ENFP
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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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Chris Skinner Profile Image Chris Skinner
Always looking ahead
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Daniel   Roberts Profile Image Daniel Roberts
Writer @yahoofinance: sports; tech; media; bitcoin. rabbit holes. host of Sportsbook. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. hate mail: droberts at oath dot com.
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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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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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Christophe Langlois Profile Image Christophe Langlois
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE talent collaboration analytics, DIGITAL marketing innovation, SPEAKER #fintech #growthhacking #cx #hr, REVIEWER, IBM my views
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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. Anti-EU Exit
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Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
Investing my time in crypto, not money. I don't read DMs, trade crypto, or speculate on price. #Bitcoin #Ripple #XRP #Fintech #Consultant #Speaker #Libertarian
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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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Diana Biggs Profile Image Diana Biggs
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
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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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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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David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
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Ross   Gerber Profile Image Ross Gerber
Co-Founder & #CEO, #InvestmentAdvisor. #Stock market #investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf #Tech #entertainment Disclaimer - https://t.co/0xjRdd6hu9
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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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Alejandro De La Torre Profile Image Alejandro De La Torre
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
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Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
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Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
Jetlag is for wimps.
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Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
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Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
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Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
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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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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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Michael   Terpin Profile Image Michael Terpin
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
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Brian Forde Profile Image Brian Forde
Running to represent CA's 45th District to take on the 45th President and up the TQ (technical quotient) of Congress!
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Jackson Palmer Profile Image Jackson Palmer
Product and data geek at @Adobe by day. Creator of @dogecoin, YouTuber (https://t.co/mO8kCAL85P) | Opinions my own, etc.
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Sunny   Ray Profile Image Sunny Ray
Cofounder @Unocoin; our backers: @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @BTC_Capital @ahVentures
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Nick Bilodeau Profile Image Nick Bilodeau
#Financial services exec passionate about #marketing, #innovation and #strategy. Top 10 most followed #fintech influencers on Twitter. Views are my own.
21

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Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
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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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Gary Nuttall Profile Image Gary Nuttall
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
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Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Previously co-founder @Coinbase, trader @GoldmanSachs, computer science @DukeU.
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Takashi Mochizuki Profile Image Takashi Mochizuki
Wall Street Journal technology reporter in Tokyo. Contact: [email protected]
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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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Varun Mittal Profile Image Varun Mittal
EY #Fintech ASEAN Lead. Alumni Alibaba, Samsung, Gemalto #Regtech #Insurtech #blockchain #ventureCapital, Welcome to #DealDay
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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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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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Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
CEO, Xapo
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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.
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Pierre Tran Profile Image Pierre Tran
Journaliste consultant formateur
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Charlotte Halkett Profile Image Charlotte Halkett
MD of #BuzzVault. Shaking up #insurance. Been making #insurtech #instech real for the past 7 years. Ex insurethebox #innovation #actuary #property #telematics
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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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KarlKarlsson Profile Image KarlKarlsson
Community Manager @Waves & Incent Loyalty
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Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
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Anne   Connelly Profile Image Anne Connelly
CEO @ixo_foundation | Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian |
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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 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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Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). Ex-managing editor @CoinDesk & contributor @Forbes. [email protected] employee. Interested in tech & entrepreneurship
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Vinay Gupta Profile Image Vinay Gupta
Humanitarian turned technocrat. Runs a new deep tech VC. Launched @EthereumProject a $15+bn blockchain. @Hexayurt shelter designer. Read https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
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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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Rob Gill Profile Image Rob Gill
Economist. Trader. Entrepreneur. Investor. Financial Adviser. Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan.
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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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Daniel Easterbrook Profile Image Daniel Easterbrook
I work primarily with financial services firms and banks to improve digital experiences.
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Janina Lowisz Profile Image Janina Lowisz
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
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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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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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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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Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
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Kumar Gaurav Profile Image Kumar Gaurav
Extra Ordinary (O1) status by U.S. Government for Blockchain expertise. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
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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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Paolo Tasca Profile Image Paolo Tasca
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
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Perianne   Boring Profile Image Perianne Boring
Founder & President @ChamberDigital, Blockchain Advocate, Policy Wonk, @Forbes Contributor
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Alan Wunsche, MBA,CPA,CA,CBP Profile Image Alan Wunsche, MBA,CPA,CA,CBP
Chief Token Officer @TokenFunder & Founder @BlockchainCAN • CEO @LeadingK Digital Innovation • @IveyMBA, CPA • Scotiabank VP (BI, Big Data, Risk), Deloitte, PwC
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Toni Lane Profile Image Toni Lane
core founder: cultu.re. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
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Dean Demellweek Profile Image Dean Demellweek
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
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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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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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Preston J. Byrne Profile Image Preston J. Byrne
Marmot superfan. English lawyer. Smart contract technologist. Fellow @ASI. https://t.co/YD216gPqd5
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Release:
Week 37
Released:
12:03am - 19th Sep 2017
Score Period:
12th Sep - 19th Sep 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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