Top 100 Blockchain and Crypto Influencers to Follow on Twitter
Twitter is a great source of information, especially if you deal with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies — it helps to stay up to date and have your finger on the pulse of the market not only by reading the news but also by watching the influencers.
The XTRD team has compiled a list of Twitter accounts you probably would be interested in following if you work in blockchain & crypto related fields. Of course, there are hundreds of them, but we decided to select the one hundred most popular people in crypto space, based on relevance and the number of followers.
Note: XTRD does not endorse any of these sources or endorse any of their opinions, and we encourage you to consume all publicly disseminated information with a few grains of salt.
Ranked by follower count:
1. John McAfee / John McAfee
3. Charlie Lee / Charlie Lee
American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. Serves on the board of Facebook, eBay, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kno, Stanford Hospital, Bump Technologies, Anki, Oculus VR, Dialpad, and TinyCo. A proponent of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin Evangelist and Angel Investor. Founding Member and Board Advisor at Bitcoin Foundation. Early investor in such Bitcoin startups as Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Z.cash, BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io.
8. Nick Szabo
Computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” was developed by this guy. Also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin.
Cryptoenthusiast and technical analyst.
CEO at Ripple.
11. Jameson Lopp / Jameson Lopp
12. Barry Silbert / Barry Silbert
13. Tone Vays
14. Vinny Lingham / Vinny Lingham
15. Pomp / Anthony Pompliano
Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. Writes a daily email newsletter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors.
16. Charlie Shrem / Charlie Shrem
17. Gavin Andresen / Gavin Andresen
Software developer best known for his involvement with Bitcoin. In 2012 founded the Bitcoin Foundation to support and nurture the development of the bitcoin currency, and by 2014 left his software development role to concentrate on his work with the Foundation.
18. CRYPTO CO฿AIN
Entrepreneur and developer, co-founder of Smartereum.
21. Jimmy Song / Jimmy Song
Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur.
22. Simon Cocking / Simon Cocking
According to his Twitter bio, “semi-retired crypto trader”.
24. Don Tapscott / Don Tapscott
Media theorist. author, adjunct professor, co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute.
25. David Schwartz
CTO at Ripple and one of the original architects of the XRP network.
26. Tim Draper / Tim Draper
28. Laura Shin / Laura Shin
29. The Crypto Dog / The Crypto Dog
31. Spencer Bogart / Spencer Bogart
32. Joseph Young
34. Giacomo Zucco / @giacomo zucco
35. Willy Woo
37. Emin Gün Sirer / Emin Gün Sirer
Builds products at CoinShares. Teaches at MIT and Oxford University. Investor and advisor.
39. Tiffany Hayden / Tiffany Hayden
Teacher, investor and cryptocurrency trader.
41. Michael Fisher
42. Jon Matonis / Jon Matonis
43. Stephan Tual / Stephan Tual
45. Jackson Palmer / Jackson Palmer
Group Product Manager at Adobe. Created Dogecoin.
46. Bruce Fenton / Bruce Fenton
Chief Scientist at nChain.
48. Da Hongfei / Da Hongfei
49. Kyle Torpey / Kyle Torpey
50. Tuur Demeester / Tuur Demeester
Founder of Adamant Capital.
51. Matt Corallo / Matt Corallo
53. Pierre Rochard / Pierre Rochard
Software engineer, running Bitcoin Advisory.
Venture capitalist. Before she started investing, Arianna was a PM at BitGo, where she was the third employee. Prior to BitGo, she worked at Facebook in Global Marketing Solutions and at Y Combinator-backed Shoptiques, where she ran sales.
56. A v B
Canadian crypto expert.
57. Luke Dashjr / Luke Dashjr
Bitcoin Core developer, known in the Bitcoin world as Luke-Jr. Founder of Eligius mining pool. He has made over 200 contributions to Bitcoin Core, and maintains the Bitcoin Improvement Proposals section on GitHub.
58. Stefan Thomas / Stefan Thomas
59. Nathaniel Popper
Nathaniel writes about technology and finance for New York Times. Author of Digital Gold, a history of Bitcoin.
60. Daniel Larimer / Daniel Larimer
Software developer and cryptocurrency serial entrepreneur. Created the cryptocurrency platform BitShares, was a co-founder of the blockchain social platform Steemit, and is CTO of EOS, with the company block.one. Creator of the DPOS consensus algorithm and Graphene technology.
61. Preston Byrne / Preston Byrne
Blockchain technologist, independent consultant, lawyer. Founder and former COO of Monax, a company that created the first open-source permissioned blockchain client in 2014. Advocates for civil liberties, digital rights, due process rights, free markets, and sensible regulation of cryptography.
Bitcoin economist. Author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking.
63. The Crypto Monk / TheCryptoMonk
64. Muneeb Ali / Muneeb Ali
65. Aaron van Wirdum
Technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine.
67. Jonas Schnelli / Jonas Schnelli
68. Alan Silbert
71. Jeremy Gardner / Jeremy Gardner
72. Chris Larsen / Chris Larsen
Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple.
75. Jed McCaleb / Jed McCaleb
Co-Founder of Stellar Development Foundation.
UX Designer at Ethereum.
77. Nik Bougalis
Cryptographer & Software Engineer leading the C++ team at Ripple. Entrepreneur, consultant.
78. Adam Ludwin / Adam Ludwin
CEO at Interstellar.
79. Oleg Andreev / Oleg Andreev
80. Jill Carlson / Jill Carlson
81. Ben Davenport / Ben Davenport
CTO and Co-Founder of BitGo. Previously, Ben co-founded Beluga, which was acquired by Facebook, and became the basis for Facebook Messenger.
82. Jack Mallers / Jack Mallers
Developer and designer. Built ZeroHouseEdge, JacksChess, LanternHQ and RollWithMe. Currently, Jack is crafting consumer experiences at VC-backed startup Label Insight.
83. Dennis Parker
Crypto trader and technical analyst.
85. Tim Swanson
86. Alex Bosworth
Infrastructure Lead at Lightning.
Cryptocurrency security consultant.
88. Matthew Roszak / Matthew Roszak
89. Caitlin Long / Caitlin Long
Founder of Etherplan. Creates articles and videos with research and reviews of the best blockchains, sidechains, and decentralized apps.
92. Alyse Killeen / Alyse Killeen
Author, advisor and early blockchain investor. Founding Partner at StillMark Co, Founder and Executive Director of City Fellows Consortium and Women in Venture.
93. Mike Belshe / Mike Belshe
CEO at BitGo, Inventor of SPDY (now HTTP/2.0), Google Chrome engineer, Co-Founder of Lookout Software.
94. Daniel Krawisz
95. Connie Gallippi
Founder and Executive Director at BitGiveOrg.
96. Christian Decker
97. Min Kim
Founder of ICON Project, Council Member at ICON Foundation.
98. Jamie Redman
99. Lawrence Nahum
100. Sarah Hody / Sarah Hody
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