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

Top 100 most influential blockchain people power list leaderboard

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

Rank Blockchain Insider twitter_list Power Score

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Vitalik Buterin Profile Image Vitalik Buterin
See https://t.co/iBNSW4KCSO
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(1)

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
49

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Marc Andreessen Profile Image Marc Andreessen
49

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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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(5)

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

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(6)

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

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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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(8)

Brett King Profile Image Brett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
46

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(9)

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

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Brock   Pierce Profile Image Brock Pierce
Founder @ #Blockchain Capital, #EOS, #Tether & Chairman of #Bitcoin Foundation - #Founder of 10+ companies. #FinTech
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
45

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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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Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
44

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Dinis Guardia Profile Image Dinis Guardia
CEO Founder author #change @intelligenthq @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium @lifescihq @covesting #techforgood #blockchain #Fintech #healthcare
43

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(18)

Michael Kitces Profile Image Michael Kitces
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
43

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(19)

Andreas M. Antonopoulos Profile Image Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin
42

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Mark Lynd Profile Image Mark Lynd
C-level Top Rated Influencer w/ Real-World Experience in #CyberSecurity #Fintech #AI #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation & #Blockchain CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP CE|H
42

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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
41

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Thomas Power Profile Image Thomas Power
Board Member @9Spokes Banks B2B Appstore #AI #BigData #Bitcoin #Blockchain #Crypto #ICO #SaaS #Tokenomics [email protected] @Whatsapp +447875695012
41

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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
40

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(37)

Jihan Wu Profile Image Jihan Wu
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
40

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Jeff Garzik Profile Image Jeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
39

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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.
39

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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
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
38

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John   McAfee Profile Image John McAfee
Technology Pioneer, Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGT Capital Investments @MGTCI
37

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Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
37

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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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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.
36

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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.
35

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(28)

Nigel Walsh Profile Image Nigel Walsh
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
35

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(29)

Jimmy Song Profile Image Jimmy Song
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
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Meltem Demirors Profile Image Meltem Demirors
building the future of #bitcoin and #blockchain @dcgco. you'll find me lurking in the comments section.
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Mark Van Rijmenam Profile Image Mark Van Rijmenam
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of dscvr.it and datafloq, an internationally renowned big data and blockchain expert, author and speaker.
33

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Barry Silbert Profile Image Barry Silbert
Founder/CEO of @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust @EthereumTrust @ZcashTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
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Bill Sullivan Profile Image Bill Sullivan
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR17 #WIR17 #WWR17 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
32

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(69)

Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
CEO, Xapo
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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
31

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(59)

Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
31

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(34)

Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
30

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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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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
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Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
Elliptic curves & weapons of math destruction. Feminine AND strong. Driven to create what I want to exist. #Fintech #Bitcoin $XRP #Ripple #xrpthestandard!
29

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Pierre Tran Profile Image Pierre Tran
Journaliste consultant formateur
28

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David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
CEO @11FSTeam who build banks and @11FSPulse, podcaster @FinTechInsiders and @InsTechInsiders and NED at @this_is_bud #creator #entrepreneur
28

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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.
27

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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
27

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Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
26

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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
26

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(36)

Alejandro De La Torre Profile Image Alejandro De La Torre
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
25

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(50)

David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
25

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Chris Skinner Profile Image Chris Skinner
Always looking ahead
24

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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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Michael   Terpin Profile Image Michael Terpin
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
23

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

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(58)

Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
22

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(55)

Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
Jetlag is for wimps. Founder and CEO of NextBlock Global
22

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(53)

Antonio Selas Profile Image Antonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademark
21

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Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
21

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Gary Nuttall Profile Image Gary Nuttall
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
20

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Nasir Zubairi Profile Image Nasir Zubairi
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. Board Member @ SEB Asset Management #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
20

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(51)

Diana Biggs Profile Image Diana Biggs
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
19

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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.
19

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Elizabeth Stark Profile Image Elizabeth Stark
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
18

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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
18

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Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
17

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Michael Casey Profile Image Michael Casey
Blockhain nerd @MediaLab. Chairman Advisory Brd @CoinDesk. [email protected] columnist. Speaker. Author. The Truth Machine w/ @Paulvigna out Feb: https://t.co/kwDakRt01w
17

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Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
16

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(56)

Christine   Lu Profile Image Christine Lu
Impact Investor • Black Coffee Only • ENFP
16

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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
15

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Joseph Lubin Profile Image Joseph Lubin
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
15

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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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Janina Lowisz Profile Image Janina Lowisz
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
14

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Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Crypto, engineering, philosophy, learning to learn. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
13

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(76)

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.
13

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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
12

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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
12

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Anthony Watson Profile Image Anthony Watson
Entrepreneur type. LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
11

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Vinay Gupta Profile Image Vinay Gupta
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $30bn @EthereumProject CEO @mattereum Forbes https://t.co/fm7aNhhq07 Humanitarian designer https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
11

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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.
10

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(81)

Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
10

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(88)

Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
UK News Editor @LinkedIn. Former Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). [email protected] & @Google employee. Interested in tech and business.
9

83.
(77)

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.
9

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(85)

Susanne Chishti Profile Image Susanne Chishti
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
8

85.
(79)

Kumar Gaurav Profile Image Kumar Gaurav
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
8

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(89)

Linda Xie Profile Image Linda Xie
Co-founder @ScalarCapital. Previously Product Manager @Coinbase. Advisor @0xProject.
7

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(87)

Ismail Malik Profile Image Ismail Malik
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
7

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(83)

Anne   Connelly Profile Image Anne Connelly
@ixo_foundation | Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian
6

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(91)

Kathryn Haun Profile Image Kathryn Haun
Advise companies and teach @Stanford. Board of Directors @Coinbase. Fmr federal prosecutor @JusticeDepartment, alum of @Stanford, @USSupremeCourt and w/AMK
6

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Rob Gill Profile Image Rob Gill
Economist. Trader. Entrepreneur. Investor. Financial Adviser. Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan.
5

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(12)

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
5

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Toni Lane Profile Image Toni Lane
core founder: https://t.co/oYqaZjuxIC. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
4

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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
4

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(96)

Dean Demellweek Profile Image Dean Demellweek
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
3

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(93)

Paolo Tasca Profile Image Paolo Tasca
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
3

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(94)

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

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(97)

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
2

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(98)

Valery Vavilov Profile Image Valery Vavilov
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
1

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(99)

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

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Preston J. Byrne Profile Image Preston J. Byrne
Marmot superfan, blockchain technologist, English lawyer, American.
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Scorecard Bulletin:
Week 45
Published:
3:14pm - 14th Nov 2017
Score Period:
7th Nov - 14th Nov 2017
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter
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Top 100 Blockchain Influencers Badge by RichtopiaThe 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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