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||Score||Power Score|
| Vitalik Buterin |
| Don Tapscott |
Media theorist. Author. Adjunct Professor. Hammond B3 player. Co-founder of the @BlockchainRI.
| Marc Andreessen ||0||49|
| Max Keiser |
@KeiserReport 2011: “Buy Bitcoin $3, HODL $100K” | Max’s Virtual Currency Patent https://t.co/qSDZviy17a | https://t.co/1Dtz0csf6D
| Gilles Babinet |
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech
| Vinny Lingham |
CEO @CivicKey ($CVC), building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner @multicoincap Expect Crypto/Bitcoin tweets, often sarcastically.
| Jim Marous |
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
| Charlie Lee |
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
| John McAfee |
Tech Pioneer, Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGT. Trustee - Keep This Bastard Alive fund.
| Brett King |
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
| 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
| Erik Voorhees |
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
| Andreas M. Antonopoulos |
Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin & The Internet of Money
| Naval Ravikant |
| Brian Armstrong |
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Engineers, try our coding challenge: https://t.co/cqErefYP23
| Bruce Porter Jr. |
American #Entrepreneur, athlete, globetrotter living in #Washington #DC @EmmeGirls COO @GlobalBoost CEO. #Blockchain $BSTY #Gold #ModelBuzz #veterans
| 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
| Tiff Hayden |
Elliptic curves & weapons of math destruction. Feminine AND strong. Driven to create what I want to exist. $XRP #Bitcoin #BCH Community Manager at @EdgeSecure
| Tuur Demeester |
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
| 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.
| Stacy Herbert |
Keiser Report: Markets, Finance, Scandal! And Crypto.
| Brock Pierce |
Founder Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether, Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation - "Building free market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property"
| Jimmy Song |
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
| Dinis Guardia |
CEO Founder author @intelligenthq @lifescihq @bitcoinlatina @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium @glancetechinc @covesting #tech #blockchain #Fintech
| Warren Whitlock |
I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, martech, blockchain, ico, solar, lead generation, social media, marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
| Michael Novogratz |
| Elizabeth Stark |
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning labs, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
| 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
| Meltem Demirors |
i don't sleep, i wait. building @dcgco. teaching @MIT @UniofOxford. advising @WEF. launching @collectcalling. investing. evolving. creating.
| Michael Mainelli |
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
| Sebastian Meunier |
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
| Michael Parsons |
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
| William Mougayar |
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
| Thomas Power |
Board Member @9Spokes #OpenBanking Dashboard #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Crypto #Ethereum #GDPR #ICO #PSD2 #SaaS [email protected] @Whatsapp +447875695012
| Nick Szabo |
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
| Simon Dixon |
Investment Banker turned Bitcoiner. Wrote book 'Bank to the Future'. Co-founder Online Investment Platform @BankToTheFuture - over $250m invested in #FinTech
| 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
| Ross Gerber |
Co-Founder & #CEO, #InvestmentAdvisor. #Stock market #investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf #Tech #entertainment Disclaimer - https://t.co/yTYGH9zoht
| Emin Gün Sirer |
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
| Jihan Wu |
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
| Mark Van Rijmenam |
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of dscvr.it and datafloq, an internationally renowned big data and blockchain expert, author and speaker.
| Daniel Roberts |
senior writer @YahooFinance: sports; tech; media; bitcoin; rabbit holes. host of Sportsbook. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. droberts at oath dot com.
| David M. Brear |
CEO @11FSTeam a challenger consultancy who build banks amongst other things, podcaster @FinTechInsiders & @InsTechInsiders & NED at @this_is_bud #FinTech
| Barry Silbert |
Founder/CEO @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@GrayscaleBTC @GrayscaleETC @GrayscaleZEC) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC $ETC $ZEC, etc
| Jackson Palmer |
Product and data geek at @Adobe by day. Creator of @dogecoin, YouTuber (https://t.co/mO8kCAL85P) Opinions my own, etc. Inquiries: [email protected]
| Gavin Andresen |
Husband, father, geek.
| Oliver Bussmann |
Oliver Bussmann is a Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain #ICO Influencer.
| Chris Skinner |
Always looking ahead
| Simon Cocking |
Senior editor @Irish_TechNews #1 Irish tech site | Editor in chief @TodayCrypto | #TEDx @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #ICO
| Simon Taylor |
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
| Jeff Garzik |
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
| 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
| Takashi Mochizuki |
Tech reporter | The Wall Street Journal | Tokyo | [email protected]
| Antonio Selas |
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademark
| Dr. Julian Hosp |
Co-Founder TenX, Blockchain Expert, Medical Doctor, Professional Athlete, Bestselling Author and Keynote-Speaker
| Wences Cesares |
| Alejandro De La Torre |
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
| 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
| Jon Matonis |
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
| Pierre Tran |
Journaliste consultant formateur
| Fred Ehrsam |
Crypto, engineering, philosophy, learning to learn. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
| David G.W. Birch |
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
| Sunny Ray |
Co-founder & President @Unocoin, India's Leading #Bitcoin Company. Investors are @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @FuturePVC & @BlumeVentures.
| Joseph Lubin |
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
| Safaraz Ali |
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
| Rob Gill |
Economist▪️Trader▪️Entrepreneur▪️Investor▪️Financial Adviser▪️Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast▪️Pro EU▪️Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan
| 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
| Charlotte Halkett |
MD #buzzvault bringing #tech home #insurance overhaul
| Alexander Tapscott |
Jetlag is for wimps. https://t.co/9M7mPSw7TJ
| Tony Gallippi |
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
| Michael Gastauer |
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
| 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.
| Camila Russo |
Markets reporter and blogger for Bloomberg News in New York focusing on crypto and LatAm. Previously, Madrid and Buenos Aires. Opinions are my own, etc. Chilena
| Diana Biggs |
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
| Gary Nuttall |
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
| Kumar Gaurav |
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
| Kathryn Haun |
Advise tech companies + funds. Teach @StanfordBiz. Board of Directors @Coinbase. Fmr fed prosecutor @JusticeDepartment, alum of @Stanford, @USSupremeCourt w/AMK
| Janina Lowisz |
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
| Anthony Di Iorio |
Creating the digital tools that allow you to take control of your life. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
| Anne Connelly |
| Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian |
| Susanne Chishti |
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @FTCinnovate #FINTECH Conference Speaker #blockchain #Diversity
| Vinay Gupta |
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn @EthereumProject. CEO of @mattereum Forbes profile https://t.co/fm7aNhhq07 Humanitarian designer https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
| Jose Pagliery |
@CNN investigative reporter ⚔bad guys, bad money ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money* ⚔ PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
| 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.
| Hansjörg Leichsenring |
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
| Toni Lane |
such bubble. founder: https://t.co/oYqaZjuxIC. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
| Gavin Wood |
Founder of Parity Technologies. Blockchain bloke. All things Web 3.0
| Sir Mark Walport |
Tweets from the UK's interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty, and the Government Office for Science.
| Ismail Malik |
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
| Paolo Tasca |
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
| Kristian T. Sorensen |
Co-founder @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory with professional communication focusing on #fintech, #regtech & #insurtech
| Valery Vavilov |
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
| Marie Wieck |
#Engineer, #WomenInTech advocate, and leader of #IBMBlockchain. Tweets are my own.
| Dean Demellweek |
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
| Melanie Swan |
The brain as a DAC, potentiation as a demurrage currency. Philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist
| Tim Draper |
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
| Laura |
Forbes senior editor: Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto, ICOs, blockchain; https://t.co/EAGPgM4Dbu host; pitches [email protected]; tips https://t.co/6FlUj5zHXH
| Neirajones; |
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security | I make it happen... http://t.co/25LxxU3OZB http://t.co/Ofw9of3flh https://t.co/yMLM2FDLgj
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