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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 Power Score

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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
100

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Marc Andreessen Profile Image Marc Andreessen
“I don’t mean you’re all going to be happy. You’ll be unhappy – but in new, exciting and important ways.” – Edwin Land
99

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(3)

Gilles Babinet Profile Image Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech #JamaisSansElles
98

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(4)

Jim Marous Profile Image Jim Marous
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
97

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(5)

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.
96

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(6)

Michael Kitces Profile Image Michael Kitces
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
95

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(7)

Brett King Profile Image Brett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
94

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(9)

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
93

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Dinis Guarda Profile Image Dinis Guarda
CEOFounder @IntelligentHQ @blockchainage https://t.co/mIRJzUbqJn @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium ideas CDO @invstreams #blockchain #sharingeconomy #Fintech #SM
92

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(10)

Sydes Jokes Profile Image Sydes Jokes
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
91

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(11)

Christine   Lu Profile Image Christine Lu
Impact Investor • American • Immigrant • Feminist • International Relations Nerd • Futurist • Blockchain • Black Coffee Only • ENFP • Mom • Plate Spinner •
90

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(17)

Alexander Tapscott Profile Image Alexander Tapscott
Jetlag is for wimps.
89

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(15)

Sebastian Meunier Profile Image Sebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
88

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(16)

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
87

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(27)

Erik   Voorhees Profile Image Erik Voorhees
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
86

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(13)

Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
85

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(18)

David M. Brear Profile Image David M. Brear
CEO at @11FSTeam #BuildingBanks, #Blockchain #Insurtech & #FinTech Investor, Speaker, host of the iTunes no1 podcast @FinTechInsiders & NED at @this_is_bud 金融科技
84

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(14)

Daniel Profile Image Daniel
Writer @yahoofinance: sports business; tech; media; #dfs; bitcoin; books. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. hate mail: [email protected]
83

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(20)

Simon Cocking Profile Image Simon Cocking
@Irish_TechNews Senior editor #1 Irish techsite https://t.co/aCRIMdXAgD @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #startups
82

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Bill Sullivan Profile Image Bill Sullivan
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR16 #WIR16 #WWR2016 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
81

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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
80

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(46)

Jose Pagliery Profile Image Jose Pagliery
@CNNMoney investigative reporter ⚔ cybersecurity, financial crime ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money.* PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
79

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(12)

Balaji Srinivasan Profile Image Balaji Srinivasan
CEO (https://t.co/0QvHTpfNWj) and Board Partner (@a16z). I hear this Bitcoin thing might be kind of a big deal. You can reach me at https://t.co/oKDxG8c4nX.
78

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(19)

Tuur Demeester Profile Image Tuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research
77

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(25)

Vitalik Buterin Profile Image Vitalik Buterin
See https://t.co/iBNSW4KCSO
76

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(30)

Nigel Walsh Profile Image Nigel Walsh
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
75

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(22)

Florian Graillot Profile Image Florian Graillot
VC investor @AXAVentures | #Startup, #VC, #FinTech, #InsurTech, #Blockchain, #AI | #AXA | Formerly @Newfund @BCGinFrance
74

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(29)

Safaraz Ali Profile Image Safaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
73

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(24)

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
72

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(23)

Chris Skinner Profile Image Chris Skinner
Always looking ahead
71

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(26)

Charlie Lee Profile Image Charlie Lee
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
70

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(53)

David G.W. Birch Profile Image David G.W. Birch
Opinions are my own (I think) and presented only in my capacity as an interested member of the general public.
69

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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.
68

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(34)

Nick Szabo Profile Image Nick Szabo
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
67

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(31)

Takashi Mochizuki Profile Image Takashi Mochizuki
Wall Street Journal technology reporter in Tokyo. Contact: [email protected]
66

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(33)

Gavin Andresen Profile Image Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
65

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(43)

Simon Tayl0r Profile Image Simon Tayl0r
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
64

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(52)

Duena Blomstrom Profile Image Duena Blomstrom
#FinTech #CX #DigitalExperience specialist, #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, #FinServ25 Creator of #EmotionalBanking, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
63

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(37)

Antonio Selas Profile Image Antonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top50 #Blockchain Global influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #FinTech #InsurTech #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #RegTech #TM
62

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Tiff Hayden Profile Image Tiff Hayden
The next Governor of Michigan 2018 #Libertarian @LPMI At-Large Director #Fintech #Bitcoin #Ripple #Homeschool (***I no longer read DM's.)
61

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Sunny   Ray Profile Image Sunny Ray
Co-Founder @Unocoin; our backers @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @BTC_Capital @ahVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures
60

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(41)

Devie Mohan Profile Image Devie Mohan
Top 10 #FinTech influencer. Keynote Speaker on fintech innovation. Co-founder/CEO/Researcher @burnmark_. Traveller, experimentalist. #Retinoblastoma fighter
59

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Christophe Langlois Profile Image Christophe Langlois
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE collaboration analytics, DIGITAL innovation marketing, REVIEWER amazon, SPEAKER #socbiz #finserv #fintech #hr, IBM my views
58

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Vincent Boucher    Profile Image Vincent Boucher 
#Leader in #ArtificialIntelligence SOLVING Humanity’s Toughest Challenges. #AI #DeepLearning #MtlAI #SuperIntelligence | Founder of @Montreal_AI and @Quebec_AI
57

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Jeff Garzik Profile Image Jeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
56

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(44)

Jon Matonis Profile Image Jon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
55

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(36)

Barry Silbert Profile Image Barry Silbert
Founder/CEO, Digital Currency Group (@DCGco), parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in +80 cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
54

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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
53

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(47)

Steve Tunstall Profile Image Steve Tunstall
Inzsure.com #Risk #Insurance #insurtech http://sg.linkedin.com/in/stevetunstall
52

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(45)

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’.
51

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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
50

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Anthony Watson Profile Image Anthony Watson
#Founder, #Chair & #CEO #UpholdBank. #LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. #Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
49

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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
48

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(49)

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
47

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(54)

Nasir Zubairi Profile Image Nasir Zubairi
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
46

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(55)

Lisa Gansky Profile Image Lisa Gansky
entrepreneur. serial instigator. int'l speaker. Tech + shared access 4 economic transformation.Time 2 share value - new models! #SocialOS #Blockchain
45

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(59)

Laura Profile Image Laura
@Forbes contributor covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech; Unchained podcast host; co-lead reporter of the Forbes Fintech 50; #binder
44

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(58)

Ben Brabyn Profile Image Ben Brabyn
Head of @Level39CW supporting #fintech #cyber #smartcities #IOT in #London and internationally
43

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(57)

Michael   Terpin Profile Image Michael Terpin
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
42

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(61)

Paul Vigna Profile Image Paul Vigna
Markets, bitcoin, and the zombie apocalypse.
41

61.
(60)

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
40

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(66)

Nicolas Cary Profile Image Nicolas Cary
President & Co-Founder @blockchain and Chairman & Co-Founder @YouthBusinessUS | opinions my own. Run. Read. Fish. Explore. Smile. Learn.
39

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(64)

Preston J. Byrne Profile Image Preston J. Byrne
COO & General Counsel @MonaxHQ (blockchains for enterprise). Fellow of @ASI. Marmot superfan.
38

64.
(62)

William Mougayar Profile Image William Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain. Investor, Virtual Capital Ventures. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Thought Leader.
37

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(63)

Nick Bilodeau Profile Image Nick Bilodeau
Financial services exec passionate about strategy, innovation & marketing. Top 5 most followed FinTech persons on Twitter. Views are my own, not my employer's.
36

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(65)

Anthony Di Iorio Profile Image Anthony Di Iorio
Doing my part to unite and create the decentralized world. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
35

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(68)

Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile Image Hansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
34

68.
(70)

John Gentry Profile Image John Gentry
Bitcoin Enthusiast, Philanthropist, Adventurist, Writer, Co-Founder of ExploreTraveler.com
33

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(71)

Jackson Palmer Profile Image Jackson Palmer
Marketer and data geek at @Adobe by day. Coder and producer by night. Creator of @dogecoin / @gifbase / @noisedotsupply | Opinions my own, etc.
32

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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
31

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(67)

Scarlett Sieber Profile Image Scarlett Sieber
Passionate about #fintech #womenempowerment #startups #VC CIO @OpusBank Prev SVP Digital @BBVA Contributor @ https://t.co/agvAxRj89A
30

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(75)

Kristian T. Sorensen Profile Image Kristian T. Sorensen
Founding partner @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory services with professional communication focusing on #fintech
29

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(69)

Susanne Chishti Profile Image Susanne Chishti
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FINTECHTours, Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
28

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(74)

Fred Ehrsam Profile Image Fred Ehrsam
Previously co-founder @Coinbase, trader @GoldmanSachs, computer science @DukeU.
27

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Micha Lekawael Profile Image Micha Lekawael
Global #IT #Sourcing Specialist #FinTech #Java #AngularJS #Scala @ ING • Entrepreneur • Founder FlowboardingTeamEurope • Sponsor Flowboarding Championships
26

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(77)

Haseeb Awan Profile Image Haseeb Awan
PMP, MEng. Believe in humanity, globalization, equality & antiwar #FinTech #Liberal https://t.co/mMtYhIIO7Q
25

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(78)

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.
24

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(76)

Richard Gendal Brown Profile Image Richard Gendal Brown
Executive Architect for Innovation in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK
23

79.
(79)

Joseph Lubin Profile Image Joseph Lubin
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSysLLC #Ethereum
22

80.
(84)

Daniel Easterbrook Profile Image Daniel Easterbrook
I work primarily with financial services firms and banks to improve digital experiences.
21

81.
(85)

Nathaniel Popper Profile Image Nathaniel Popper
writing about technology and finance for @nytimes; author of Digital Gold; contact me at [email protected]; pgp: 59C5F58A9FDC6CF4
20

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(80)

Wences Cesares Profile Image Wences Cesares
Founder & CEO, Xapo
19

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(83)

Emily   Spaven Profile Image Emily Spaven
Editor @TechCityNews. Former managing editor @CoinDesk & contributor @Forbes. [email protected] employee. Interested in all tech, bitcoin and blockchain.
18

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(82)

Michael Parsons Profile Image Michael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
17

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(86)

Tony Gallippi Profile Image Tony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
16

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(81)

Perianne Boring Profile Image Perianne Boring
Founder & President @ChamberDigital, Blockchain Advocate, Policy Wonk, @Forbes Contributor
15

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George Samman Profile Image George Samman
Blog at https://t.co/VzMhAZpRng. Blockchain adviser and consultant. Former Co-founder @magnr To know me is to love me. Don't know me? Let me buy you a drink.
14

88.
(89)

Richard Kastelein Profile Image Richard Kastelein
Blockchain News Publisher, Innovation Specialist, Speaker, Writer, Full Stack Marketer, Event Designer
13

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(90)

Joseph Raczynski Profile Image Joseph Raczynski
Futurist: Technology Trends - #AI #Blockchain #Cybersecurity #LegalTech #Cryptocurrency #Mobile #SocialMedia and #Food
12

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(88)

Manoj   Sugathan Profile Image Manoj Sugathan
#techtweets from #fintech #leader. #followback. RT and auto tweet are not endorsements. https://t.co/ewzbZg0tRv
11

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(92)

Adam Ludwin Profile Image Adam Ludwin
Building @Chain. Sometime investor.
10

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(93)

Michael Mainelli Profile Image Michael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
9

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(94)

José María Fuster Profile Image José María Fuster
Group Santander Chairman Advisor #Innovation,#Fintech, #Digital, #Technology, #Social, #Bigdata, #Banking, #Payments
8

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(91)

Chris Larsen Profile Image Chris Larsen
Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple
7

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(96)

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
6

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(95)

Dan Morehead Profile Image Dan Morehead
CEO of @PanteraCapital -- the investment firm focused exclusively on digital currency and blockchain tech -- and Chairman of @Bitstamp. #Bitcoin & #blockchain.
5

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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
4

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(98)

Michael Gastauer Profile Image Michael Gastauer
Investor, Philantropist
3

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Tim Swanson Profile Image Tim Swanson
Director of Market Research @R3CEV; visiting research fellow @SKBI_SMU; advisor @clearmatics; author of a few things
2

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Tim Draper Profile Image Tim Draper
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
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Released:
9:21am - 21st Feb 2017
Score Period:
14th Feb - 21st Feb 2017
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