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:
— Don Tapscott (@dtapscott) April 18, 2016
@RichtopiaCom I must be slipping…
— Brett King (@brettking) April 15, 2016
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|
| Vitalik Buterin |
| Don Tapscott |
Media theorist, author (new book is Blockchain Revolution - co-authored with my son Alex Tapscott) Hammond B3 player, Adjunct Professor
| Marc Andreessen ||0||49|
| Gilles Babinet |
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech #JamaisSansElles
| Vinny Lingham |
CEO/Co-founder @CivicKey ($CVC), building global decentralized identity platform. Born in South Africa, lives in Silicon Valley. Founder @Gyft @NewtownPartners
| Michael Mainelli |
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
| Jim Marous |
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
| Brett King |
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
| Charlie Lee |
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
| Brock Pierce |
Founder @ #Blockchain Capital, #EOS, #Tether & Chairman of #Bitcoin Foundation - #Founder of 10+ companies. #FinTech
| Erik Voorhees |
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
| 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.
| Tuur Demeester |
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
| Dinis Guardia |
CEO Founder author #change @intelligenthq @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium @lifescihq @covesting #techforgood #blockchain #Fintech #healthcare
| Michael Kitces |
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
| Andreas M. Antonopoulos |
Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin
| Mark Lynd |
C-level Top Rated Influencer w/ Real-World Experience in #CyberSecurity #Fintech #AI #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation & #Blockchain CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP CE|H
| Warren Whitlock |
I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, martech, blockchain, ico, solar, lead generation, social media, marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
| Thomas Power |
Board Member @9Spokes Banks B2B Appstore #AI #BigData #Bitcoin #Blockchain #Crypto #ICO #SaaS #Tokenomics [email protected] @Whatsapp +447875695012
| Bruce Porter Jr. |
American #Entrepreneur, athlete, globetrotter living in #Washington #DC @EmmeGirls COO @GlobalBoost CEO. #Blockchain $BSTY #Gold #ModelBuzz #veterans
| Jihan Wu |
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
| Jeff Garzik |
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
| William Mougayar |
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
| 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
| Brian Armstrong |
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Engineers, try our coding challenge: https://t.co/cqErefYP23
| John McAfee |
Technology Pioneer, Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGT Capital Investments @MGTCI
| Sebastian Meunier |
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
| Neira Jones |
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security http://linkedin.com/in/neirajones http://neirajones.blogspot.co.uk/ https://plus.google.com/+NeiraJones
| Daniel Roberts |
senior writer @YahooFinance: sports; tech; media; bitcoin; rabbit holes. host of Sportsbook. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. droberts at oath dot com.
| Emin Gün Sirer |
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
| Nigel Walsh |
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
| Jimmy Song |
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
| Meltem Demirors |
building the future of #bitcoin and #blockchain @dcgco. you'll find me lurking in the comments section.
| Mark Van Rijmenam |
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of dscvr.it and datafloq, an internationally renowned big data and blockchain expert, author and speaker.
| Barry Silbert |
Founder/CEO of @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust @EthereumTrust @ZcashTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
| Bill Sullivan |
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR17 #WIR17 #WWR17 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
| Wences Cesares |
| Christophe Langlois |
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE talent collaboration analytics, DIGITAL marketing innovation, SPEAKER #fintech #growthhacking #cx #hr, REVIEWER, IBM my views
| Gavin Andresen |
Husband, father, geek.
| Oliver Bussmann |
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
| Ross Gerber |
Co-Founder & #CEO, #InvestmentAdvisor. #Stock market #investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf #Tech #entertainment Disclaimer - https://t.co/0xjRdd6hu9
| 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
| Tiff Hayden |
Elliptic curves & weapons of math destruction. Feminine AND strong. Driven to create what I want to exist. #Fintech #Bitcoin $XRP #Ripple #xrpthestandard!
| Pierre Tran |
Journaliste consultant formateur
| David M. Brear |
CEO @11FSTeam who build banks and @11FSPulse, podcaster @FinTechInsiders and @InsTechInsiders and NED at @this_is_bud #creator #entrepreneur
| Simon Taylor |
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
| Simon Cocking |
Senior editor @Irish_TechNews #1 Irish tech site | Editor in chief @TodayCrypto | #TEDx @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #ICO
| Michael Parsons |
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
| Nick Szabo |
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
| Alejandro De La Torre |
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
| David G.W. Birch |
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
| Chris Skinner |
Always looking ahead
| Sydes Jokes |
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
| Michael Terpin |
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
| Takashi Mochizuki |
Tech reporter | The Wall Street Journal | Tokyo | [email protected]
| Safaraz Ali |
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
| Alexander Tapscott |
Jetlag is for wimps. Founder and CEO of NextBlock Global
| Antonio Selas |
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademark
| Jon Matonis |
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
| Gary Nuttall |
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
| Nasir Zubairi |
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. Board Member @ SEB Asset Management #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
| Diana Biggs |
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
| Jackson Palmer |
Product and data geek at @Adobe by day. Creator of @dogecoin, YouTuber (https://t.co/mO8kCAL85P) | Opinions my own, etc.
| Elizabeth Stark |
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
| Sunny Ray |
Cofounder @Unocoin; our backers: @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @BTC_Capital @ahVentures
| Tony Gallippi |
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
| 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
| Michael Gastauer |
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
| Christine Lu |
Impact Investor • Black Coffee Only • ENFP
| Jose Pagliery |
@CNN investigative reporter ⚔bad guys, bad money ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money* ⚔ PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
| Joseph Lubin |
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
| Charlotte Halkett |
MD of #BuzzVault. Shaking up #insurance. Been making #insurtech #instech real for the past 7 years. Ex insurethebox #innovation #actuary #property #telematics
| Janina Lowisz |
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
| Fred Ehrsam |
Crypto, engineering, philosophy, learning to learn. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
| Anthony Di Iorio |
Creating the digital tools that allow you to take control of your life. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
| 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
| Duena Blomstrom |
#FinTech #CX specialist, Head of Growth @TemenosMKPL #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, Creator of Emotional BankingTM, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
| Anthony Watson |
Entrepreneur type. LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
| Vinay Gupta |
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $30bn @EthereumProject CEO @mattereum Forbes https://t.co/fm7aNhhq07 Humanitarian designer https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
| Sir Mark Walport |
Tweets from the UK's interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty, and the Government Office for Science.
| Hansjörg Leichsenring |
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
| Emily Spaven |
UK News Editor @LinkedIn. Former Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). [email protected] & @Google employee. Interested in tech and business.
| Neha Narula |
I work on scaling systems and platforms for the internet. Director of Digital Currency @medialab. PhD from @MIT_CSAIL, formerly @digg, @google.
| Susanne Chishti |
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
| Kumar Gaurav |
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
| Linda Xie |
Co-founder @ScalarCapital. Previously Product Manager @Coinbase. Advisor @0xProject.
| Ismail Malik |
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
| Anne Connelly |
@ixo_foundation | Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian
| Kathryn Haun |
Advise companies and teach @Stanford. Board of Directors @Coinbase. Fmr federal prosecutor @JusticeDepartment, alum of @Stanford, @USSupremeCourt and w/AMK
| Rob Gill |
Economist. Trader. Entrepreneur. Investor. Financial Adviser. Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan.
| 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
| Toni Lane |
core founder: https://t.co/oYqaZjuxIC. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
| Kristian T. Sorensen |
Co-founder @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory with professional communication focusing on #fintech, #regtech & #insurtech
| Dean Demellweek |
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
| Paolo Tasca |
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
| Marie Wieck |
#Engineer, #WomenInTech advocate, and leader of #IBMBlockchain. Tweets are my own.
| Melanie Swan |
The brain as a DAC, potentiation as a demurrage currency. Philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist
| Valery Vavilov |
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
| Tim Draper |
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
| Preston J. Byrne |
Marmot superfan, blockchain technologist, English lawyer, American.
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