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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/iBNSW4KCSONot giving away ETH.For inquiries about me advising your ICO, please email: [email protected]
50

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(2)

Joseph Lubin Profile Image Joseph Lubin
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
50

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(3)

Max Keiser Profile Image Max Keiser
Max & Stacy/@KeiserReport:
49

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(4)

Don Tapscott Profile Image Don Tapscott
Media theorist. Author. Adjunct Professor. Hammond B3 player. Co-founder of the @BlockchainRI.
49

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(5)

Marc Andreessen Profile Image Marc Andreessen
48

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(6)

Adryenn Ashley Profile Image Adryenn Ashley
#blockchain Founder https://t.co/viz1oGwok0. #crypto #bitcoin #ico Award winning Film/TV, Red Carpet regular, Social Influencer starting global conversations that matter
48

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(7)

Gilles Babinet Profile Image Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum ; Afrique & numérique
47

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(8)

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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(10)

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

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(11)

John   McAfee Profile Image John McAfee
Crypto Proponent. Urging true believers to stand firm against the onslaught of banks and governments.
46

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(12)

Vinny Lingham Profile Image Vinny Lingham
CEO @CivicKey ($CVC), building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner @multicoincap Expect Crypto/Bitcoin tweets, often sarcastically.
45

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(13)

Naval Ravikant Profile Image Naval Ravikant
Present.
45

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(14)

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
44

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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 & The Internet of Money
44

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(15)

Brock   Pierce Profile Image Brock Pierce
SOL, ONE, Blockchain Capital, EOS, DNA, Tether, Chairman Bitcoin Foundation, Mastercoin - "Working to positively impact the lives of billions of people”
43

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(16)

Ran Neuner Profile Image Ran Neuner
CNBC Cryptotrader host. Cryptoman,Founder ONCHAIN CAPITAL,Cereal Entrepreneur,Bored member. Accumulating BTC - I am not a genius! youtube: https://t.co/WlU2BmVZiL
43

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(17)

Dinis Guarda Profile Image Dinis Guarda
CEO Founder author @intelligenthq @lifescihq @ztudium @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna advisor @glancetechinc #tech #blockchain #Fintech #crypto #AI #healthcare
42

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(21)

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.
42

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(18)

Brett King Profile Image Brett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
41

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(95)

Michael Mainelli Profile Image Michael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
41

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(9)

Thomas Power Profile Image Thomas Power
PLC Board Member @9Spokes, Speaker, #OpenBanking #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Crypto #GDPR #ICO #SaaS [email protected] @WhatsApp +447875695012
40

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(20)

Erik   Voorhees Profile Image Erik Voorhees
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
40

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(23)

Jackson Palmer Profile Image Jackson Palmer
Product + data geek at @Adobe by day. Creator of @dogecoin, YouTuber (https://t.co/mO8kCAL85P) Opinions my own. Get in touch: [email protected]
39

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(22)

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/yTYGH9zoht
39

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(24)

Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
Elliptic curves & weapons of math destruction. I lead from the front. Forking @StellarOrg to help Flint. #H2O #XRP #BTC #BCH Likes to make @XRPTrump laugh.
38

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(30)

Simon Dixon Profile Image Simon Dixon
Investment Banker turned Bitcoiner. Wrote book 'Bank to the Future'. Co-founder Online Investment Platform @BankToTheFuture - over $275m invested in #FinTech
38

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(27)

Warren Whitlock Profile Image Warren Whitlock
Publish at https://t.co/h98q1XR79h Influencer in blockchain, ico, solar, social media, tech and marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
37

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(32)

Barry Silbert Profile Image Barry Silbert
Founder/CEO @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest, @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC $ETC $ZEC $MANA, etc.
37

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(28)

Brian Armstrong Profile Image Brian Armstrong
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Join us: https://t.co/8O8g0LLXHg
36

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(25)

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
36

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(26)

Stacy Herbert Profile Image Stacy Herbert
@KeiserReport @HeisenbergCap Skin in the bitcoin game since 2011. Commentator, evangelizer, investor and student. Gold, Silver, Bitcoin.
35

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(29)

Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor. Mostly Bitcoin.
35

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(36)

Jimmy Song Profile Image Jimmy Song
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
34

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(35)

Nick Szabo Profile Image Nick Szabo
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
34

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(34)

Meltem Demirors Profile Image Meltem Demirors
i don't sleep, i wait. investing. teaching @MIT @UniofOxford. advising @WEF. formerly founding team @dcgco.
33

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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
33

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Elizabeth Stark Profile Image Elizabeth Stark
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning labs, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
32

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(37)

Jeff Berwick Profile Image Jeff Berwick
The Dollar Vigilante with Jeff Berwick is your source for surviving and prospering during and after the dollar collapse. Visit https://t.co/XG6oRftey8
32

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(42)

Chris Skinner Profile Image Chris Skinner
Always looking ahead
31

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(38)

Laura   Shin Profile Image Laura Shin
Crypto/blockchain journalist; Host of https://t.co/EAGPgMme32 & https://t.co/JyhZR6fv1x Disclosure: I own BTC & ETH; Email https://t.co/VNEFDfySQe
31

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Adam Back Profile Image Adam Back
cypherpunk, cryptographer, privacy/ecash, inventor hashcash (used in Bitcoin mining) PhD Comp Sci https://t.co/L69Em1yrDX Co-Founder/CEO https://t.co/U8UjWqEPo3
30

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(40)

Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
30

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(33)

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.
29

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(62)

Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
29

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(43)

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.
28

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(44)

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
28

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(45)

Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
27

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(49)

Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
27

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(55)

David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
26

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(46)

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.
26

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(51)

Antonio Selas Profile Image Antonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #ICO #Crypto #FinTech #InsurTech #RegTech #Antitrust #Competition #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademarks
25

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(47)

Michael Casey Profile Image Michael Casey
Blockchain nerd @MediaLab. Chairman Advisory Brd @CoinDesk. [email protected] columnist. Speaker. Author. The Truth Machine w/ @Paulvigna out Feb: https://t.co/kwDakRt01w
25

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(50)

Michael   Terpin Profile Image Michael Terpin
#entrepreneur/#advisor/#investor in #blockchain since 2013, run Transform Group (#1 PR/advisory firm, 75 ICOs), #CoinAgenda, #BitAngels. Founded Marketwire.
24

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(57)

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.
24

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(48)

Jihan Wu Profile Image Jihan Wu
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
23

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(56)

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE Profile Image Prof Bill Buchanan OBE
Prof @edinburghnapier Probe edges of science in Cyber/e-Health. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Crypto Geek. EU Citizen. Cyber Punk.
23

57.
(59)

Pierre Tran Profile Image Pierre Tran
Journaliste consultant formateur
22

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(54)

Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Oliver Bussmann is a Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain #ICO Influencer.
22

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(53)

William Mougayar Profile Image William Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
21

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(52)

David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
21

61.
(60)

Gerald Celente Profile Image Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente, Publisher of The Trends Journal has earned the reputation as “today’s most trusted name in trends” for accurate & timely forecasts since 1980.
20

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(58)

Dr. Julian Hosp Profile Image Dr. Julian Hosp
Co-Founder TenX, Blockchain Expert, Medical Doctor, Professional Athlete, Bestselling Author and Keynote-Speaker
20

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(65)

Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
Jetlag is for wimps. https://t.co/9M7mPSw7TJ
19

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(64)

Sydes Jokes Profile Image Sydes Jokes
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
19

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(75)

Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
18

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(61)

Alejandro De La Torre Profile Image Alejandro De La Torre
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
18

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(67)

Camila Russo Profile Image Camila Russo
Markets reporter and blogger for Bloomberg News in New York, focusing on crypto and LatAm. Previously, Madrid and Buenos Aires. Usual disclaimers. Chilena.
17

68.
(74)

Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Systems. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
17

69.
(73)

Sunny   Ray Profile Image Sunny Ray
Take #Bitcoin & #Blockchain to Billions. Cofounder @Unocoin & @Fintech_Canada. Advisor to @PaycaseFin, @UdotCASH, @PolymathNetwork & @BankToTheFuture.
16

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(72)

Takashi Mochizuki Profile Image Takashi Mochizuki
Tech reporter | The Wall Street Journal | Tokyo | [email protected]
16

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(66)

Charlotte Halkett Profile Image Charlotte Halkett
MD #buzzvault currently bringing home #insurance revolution. Veteran of the #insurtech business world, #actuary, #innovation freak, #blockchain enthusiast and motor #telematics expert.
15

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(63)

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.
15

73.
(68)

Michael Novogratz Profile Image Michael Novogratz
Galaxy Digital
14

74.
(71)

Gary Nuttall Profile Image Gary Nuttall
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
14

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(69)

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
13

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(70)

Jeff Garzik Profile Image Jeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, CEO @BloqInc, CTO @Space__Chain, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
13

77.
(83)

Sir Mark Walport Profile Image Sir Mark Walport
Tweets from the UK's Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr Patrick Vallance, and the Government Office for Science.
12

78.
(82)

Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
CEO, Xapo
12

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(76)

Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
11

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(81)

Anne   Connelly Profile Image Anne Connelly
Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian
11

81.
(79)

Diana Biggs Profile Image Diana Biggs
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
10

82.
(77)

Anthony Diiorio Profile Image Anthony Diiorio
Creating the digital tools that enable you to take control of your life. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
10

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(78)

Kumar Gaurav Profile Image Kumar Gaurav
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
9

84.
(80)

Susanne Chishti Profile Image Susanne Chishti
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @FTCinnovate #FINTECH Conference Speaker #blockchain #Diversity
9

85.
(84)

Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
8

86.
(90)

Vinay Gupta Profile Image Vinay Gupta
Launched $30bn @Ethereum. CEO of @mattereum Forbes profile https://t.co/JpEu6eHMOf Humanitarian designer https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
8

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(88)

Gavin Wood Profile Image Gavin Wood
Founder of Parity Technologies. Co-Founder of Ethereum. Building Polkadot. Blockchain bloke. All things Web 3.0
7

88.
(85)

Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
UK News Editor @LinkedIn. Former Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). [email protected] & @Google employee. Interested in tech and business.
7

89.
(93)

Janina Lowisz Profile Image Janina Lowisz
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
6

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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
6

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(91)

Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
5

92.
(89)

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

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(86)

Kathryn Haun Profile Image Kathryn Haun
Advise companies & funds. Teach @StanfordBiz. Board of Directors @Coinbase @HackerOne. Fmr fed prosecutor @JusticeDepartment alum @Stanford @USSupremeCourt w/AK
4

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(92)

Toni Lane Profile Image Toni Lane
blockchain o.g. & lover. founder: https://t.co/oYqaZjM97c. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
4

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(94)

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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(96)

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
3

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(97)

Dean Demellweek Profile Image Dean Demellweek
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
2

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(98)

Valery Vavilov Profile Image Valery Vavilov
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
2

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(99)

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
1

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(100)

Tim Draper Profile Image Tim Draper
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
1
Bulletin:
Week 14
Published:
5:32pm - 9th Apr 2018
Score Period:
2nd Apr - 9th Apr 2018
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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