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 |
| Joseph Lubin |
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
| Tim Draper |
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
| Max Keiser |
@KeiserReport in 2011: “Buy Bitcoin at $3, HODL till $100K | Max’s Virt. Currency Patent https://t.co/qSDZviy17a | https://t.co/1Dtz0csf6D | ❤️@stacyherbert
| Don Tapscott |
Media theorist. Author. Adjunct Professor. Hammond B3 player. Co-founder of the @BlockchainRI.
| Marc Andreessen ||0||48|
| Gilles Babinet |
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum ; Afrique & numérique
| Thomas Power |
Board Member & Speaker @9Spokes #OpenBanking Dashboard #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Crypto #GDPR #ICO #SaaS [email protected] @Whatsapp +447875695012
| Jim Marous |
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
| Charlie Lee |
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
| John McAfee |
Crypto Proponent. Urging true believers to stand firm against the onslaught of banks and governments.
| Vinny Lingham |
CEO @CivicKey ($CVC), building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner @multicoincap Expect Crypto/Bitcoin tweets, often sarcastically.
| Naval Ravikant |
| 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
| Brock Pierce |
SOL, ONE, Blockchain Capital, EOS, DNA, Tether, Chairman Bitcoin Foundation, Mastercoin - "Working to positively impact the lives of billions of people”
| Ran Neuner |
CNBC Cryptotrader host. Cryptoman,Founder ONCHAIN CAPITAL,Cereal Entrepreneur,Bored member. Accumulating BTC in a bull market-I am not a genius!
| Andreas M. Antonopoulos |
Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin & The Internet of Money
| Michael Mainelli |
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
| Adryenn Ashley |
Founder https://t.co/viz1oGeMVq. Award winning Film/TV, Red Carpet regular, Social Influencer starting global conversations that matter #crypto #bitcoin #blockchain #ico
| 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]
| 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.
| Erik Voorhees |
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
| Ross Gerber |
Co-Founder & #CEO, #InvestmentAdvisor. #Stock market #investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf #Tech #entertainment Disclaimer - https://t.co/yTYGH9zoht
| 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
| 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
| 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. Mostly Bitcoin.
| Stacy Herbert |
@KeiserReport @HeisenbergCap Skin in the bitcoin game since 2011. Commentator, evangelizer, investor and student. Gold, Silver, Bitcoin.
| Warren Whitlock |
Publish at https://t.co/h98q1XR79h Influencer in blockchain, ico, solar, social media, tech and marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
| Dinis Guarda |
CEO Founder author @intelligenthq @lifescihq @ztudium @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna advisor @glancetechinc #tech #blockchain #Fintech #crypto #AI #healthcare
| Barry Silbert |
Founder/CEO @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest, @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC $ETC $ZEC $MANA, etc.
| 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
| Simon Cocking |
Senior editor @Irish_TechNews #1 Irish tech site | Editor in chief @TodayCrypto | #TEDx @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #ICO
| Sebastian Meunier |
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
| 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
| Nick Szabo |
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
| Emin Gün Sirer |
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
| Jimmy Song |
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
| Elizabeth Stark |
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning labs, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
| Meltem Demirors |
i don't sleep, i wait. investing. evolving. creating. teaching @MIT @UniofOxford. advising @WEF. founding team @dcgco.
| Daniel Roberts |
senior writer @YahooFinance: sports; tech; media; bitcoin; rabbit holes. host of Sportsbook. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. droberts at oath dot com.
| Simon Dixon |
Investment Banker turned Bitcoiner. Wrote book 'Bank to the Future'. Co-founder Online Investment Platform @BankToTheFuture - over $275m invested in #FinTech
| Michael Parsons |
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
| 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
| Jihan Wu |
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
| Chris Skinner |
Always looking ahead
| David G.W. Birch |
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
| Mark Van Rijmenam |
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of dscvr.it and datafloq, an internationally renowned big data and blockchain expert, author and speaker.
| 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
| Antonio Selas |
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademark
| Oliver Bussmann |
Oliver Bussmann is a Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain #ICO Influencer.
| Michael Terpin |
#entrepreneur/#advisor/#investor in #blockchain since 2013, run Transform Group (#1 PR/advisory firm, 75 ICOs), #CoinAgenda, #BitAngels. Founded Marketwire.
| 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.
| David M. Brear ||0||23|
| Safaraz Ali |
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
| William Mougayar |
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
| Pierre Tran |
Journaliste consultant formateur
| Simon Taylor |
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
| Dr. Julian Hosp |
Co-Founder TenX, Blockchain Expert, Medical Doctor, Professional Athlete, Bestselling Author and Keynote-Speaker
| Gavin Andresen |
Husband, father, geek.
| Michael Novogratz |
| 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.
| Alejandro De La Torre |
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
| Jeff Garzik |
Husband, father, builder, CEO @BloqInc, CTO @Space__Chain, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
| Takashi Mochizuki |
Tech reporter | The Wall Street Journal | Tokyo | [email protected]
| Alexander Tapscott |
Jetlag is for wimps. https://t.co/9M7mPSw7TJ
| Charlotte Halkett |
MD #buzzvault currently bringing home #insurance revolution. Veteran of the #insurtech business world, #actuary, #innovation freak and motor #telematics expert.
| 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.
| Gary Nuttall |
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://www.distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
| Sunny Ray |
Co-founder & President @Unocoin, India's Leading #Bitcoin Company. Investors are @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @FuturePVC & @BlumeVentures.
| Michael Gastauer |
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
| Jon Matonis |
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
| Jose Pagliery |
@CNN investigative reporter ⚔bad guys, bad money ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money* ⚔ PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
| Fred Ehrsam |
Crypto, engineering, philosophy, learning to learn. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
| Neha Narula |
I work on scaling systems and platforms for the internet. Director of Digital Currency @medialab. PhD from @MIT_CSAIL, formerly @digg, @google.
| Anthony Diiorio |
Creating the digital tools that enable you to take control of your life. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
| Sydes Jokes |
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
| Kumar Gaurav |
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
| Wences Cesares |
| Diana Biggs |
Working at the intersection of finance & tech (fin. inclusion, digital currency)
| Emily Spaven |
UK News Editor @LinkedIn. Former Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). [email protected] & @Google employee. Interested in tech and business.
| Susanne Chishti |
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @FTCinnovate #FINTECH Conference Speaker #blockchain #Diversity
| Anne Connelly |
Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian
| Tony Gallippi |
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
| Hansjörg Leichsenring |
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
| Kathryn Haun |
Advise tech companies + funds. Teach @StanfordBiz. Board of Directors @Coinbase. Fmr fed prosecutor @JusticeDepartment, alum of @Stanford, @USSupremeCourt w/AMK
| Rob Gill |
Economist▪️Trader▪️Entrepreneur▪️Investor▪️Financial Adviser▪️Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast▪️Volunteer▪️Pro EU▪️Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan
| Vinay Gupta |
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn @EthereumProject. CEO of @mattereum Forbes profile https://t.co/fm7aNhhq07 Humanitarian designer https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
| Gavin Wood |
Founder of Parity Technologies. Co-Founder of Ethereum. Building Polkadot. 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
| Toni Lane |
such bubble. we are in a parody. founder: https://t.co/oYqaZjuxIC. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
| Janina Lowisz |
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
| 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
| Dean Demellweek |
Digital Innovation Strategist Covering Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation | Blockchain Tech Thought Leader | Author
| Valery Vavilov |
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
| Melanie Swan |
The brain as a DAC, potentiation as a demurrage currency. Philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist
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