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:
Looking forward to seeing a father-son combo at #1 & #2 😉 @alextapscott
— Don Tapscott (@dtapscott) April 18, 2016
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 spray-fito 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 |
| Don Tapscott |
Media theorist, author (new book is Blockchain Revolution - co-authored with my son Alex Tapscott) Hammond B3 player, Adjunct Professor
| Marc Andreessen ||0||49|
| Gilles Babinet |
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech #JamaisSansElles
| Vinny Lingham |
CEO @CivicKey ($CVC), building global blockchain ID platform. Born in South Africa, lives in Silicon Valley. Expect Crypto/Bitcoin tweets, often sarcastically.
| Brett King |
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
| 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.
| Erik Voorhees |
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
| Michael Mainelli |
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
| Brock Pierce |
Founder Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether, Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation - "Building free market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property"
| Andreas M. Antonopoulos |
Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin & The Internet of Money
| Tuur Demeester |
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research. Mostly Bitcoin.
| John McAfee |
Technology Pioneer, Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGT Capital Investments @MGTCI
| Dinis Guardia |
CEO Founder author @intelligenthq @lifescihq @blockchainage @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium @glancetechinc @covesting #tech #blockchain #Fintech #healthcare
| Mark Lynd |
C-level Top Rated Influencer w/ Real-World Experience in #CyberSecurity #Fintech #AI #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation & #Blockchain CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP CE|H
| 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.
| Brian Armstrong |
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Engineers, try our coding challenge: https://t.co/cqErefYP23
| Warren Whitlock |
I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, martech, blockchain, ico, solar, lead generation, social media, marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend
| Michael Kitces |
One nerd's perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world...
| Thomas Power |
Board Member @9Spokes #OpenBanking Dashboard #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Crypto #Ethereum #GDPR #ICO #PSD2 #SaaS [email protected] @Whatsapp +447875695012
| Jihan Wu |
Co-founder of BITMAIN. Studied Economics and Psychology in Peking University.
| Jeff Garzik |
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
| Jimmy Song |
Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur/PGP Fingerprint: C1D7 97BE 7D10 5291 228C D70C FAA6 17E3 2679 E455
| Neira Jones |
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security http://linkedin.com/in/neirajones http://neirajones.blogspot.co.uk/ https://plus.google.com/+NeiraJones
| Sebastian Meunier |
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
| William Mougayar |
Author, The Business Blockchain. Producer, Token Summit. Venture investor & Advisor. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker. Thought Leader.
| Laura Shin |
@Forbes senior editor: Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto, ICOs, blockchain; Unchained podcast host; pitches: [email protected]; tips: https://t.co/6FlUj5zHXH
| Nigel Walsh |
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
| Emin Gün Sirer |
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
| Bruce Porter Jr. |
American #Entrepreneur, athlete, globetrotter living in #Washington #DC @EmmeGirls COO @GlobalBoost CEO. #Blockchain $BSTY #Gold #ModelBuzz #veterans
| Barry Silbert |
Founder/CEO of @DCGco, parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust @EthereumTrust @ZcashTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in 100+ cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
| Mark Van Rijmenam |
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of dscvr.it and datafloq, an internationally renowned big data and blockchain expert, author and speaker.
| Nick Szabo |
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
| Alejandro De La Torre |
VP Business Development @ BTC.com
| Simon Cocking |
Senior editor @Irish_TechNews #1 Irish tech site | Editor in chief @TodayCrypto | #TEDx @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #ICO
| David M. Brear |
CEO @11FSTeam a challenger consultancy who build banks & @11FSPulse, podcaster @FinTechInsiders & @InsTechInsiders & NED at @this_is_bud - Believe the hype!
| Michael Novogratz |
| Christophe Langlois |
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE talent collaboration analytics, DIGITAL marketing innovation, SPEAKER #fintech #growthhacking #cx #hr, REVIEWER, IBM my views
| Ross Gerber |
Co-Founder & #CEO, #InvestmentAdvisor. #Stock market #investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf #Tech #entertainment Disclaimer - https://t.co/0xjRdd6hu9
| Daniel Roberts |
senior writer @YahooFinance: sports; tech; media; bitcoin; rabbit holes. host of Sportsbook. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. droberts at oath dot com.
| Tiff Hayden |
Elliptic curves & weapons of math destruction. Feminine AND strong. Driven to create what I want to exist. #Fintech #Bitcoin #BitcoinCash
| Michael Parsons |
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
| Oliver Bussmann |
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
| Meltem Demirors |
i don't sleep, i wait. building @dcgco. teaching @MIT @UniofOxford. advising @WEF. investing. evolving. creating.
| Chris Skinner |
Always looking ahead
| Gavin Andresen |
Husband, father, geek.
| Simon Taylor |
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
| Nasir Zubairi |
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. Board Member @ SEB Asset Management #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
| Wences Cesares |
| 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
| Pierre Tran |
Journaliste consultant formateur
| Fred Ehrsam |
Crypto, engineering, philosophy, learning to learn. Previously co-founder @coinbase.
| Sydes Jokes |
We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
| Elizabeth Stark |
big fan of the internet. like building things. cofounder @lightning, fellow @coincenter. taught @stanford + @yalelawtech.
| Jackson Palmer |
Product and data geek at @Adobe by day. Creator of @dogecoin, YouTuber (https://t.co/mO8kCAL85P) | Opinions my own, etc.
| Bill Sullivan |
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR17 #WIR17 #WWR17 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
| Tony Gallippi |
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
| Safaraz Ali |
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
| David G.W. Birch |
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 megabytes.
| Antonio Selas |
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top #Blockchain #FinTech #InsurTech & #RegTech influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #Trademark
| Michael Terpin |
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
| 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
| Takashi Mochizuki |
Tech reporter | The Wall Street Journal | Tokyo | [email protected]
| Alexander Tapscott |
Jetlag is for wimps. Founder and CEO of NextBlock Global
| Charlotte Halkett |
MD #buzzvault bringing #tech home #insurance overhaul
| Michael Casey |
Blockhain nerd @MediaLab. Chairman Advisory Brd @CoinDesk. [email protected] columnist. Speaker. Author. The Truth Machine w/ @Paulvigna out Feb: https://t.co/kwDakRt01w
| Gary Nuttall |
London-based #InsTech & #Fintech enthusiast. Founder of http://distlytics.com. #Blockchain enthusiast
| Jon Matonis |
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
| Sunny Ray |
Cofounder @Unocoin; our backers: @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @BTC_Capital @ahVentures
| Jose Pagliery |
@CNN investigative reporter ⚔bad guys, bad money ⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money* ⚔ PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
| 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)
| 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 |
@ixo_foundation | Faculty at @singularityu | Blockchain | Humanitarian
| Christine Lu |
Impact Investor • Black Coffee Only • ENFP
| Joseph Lubin |
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSys. Building the decentralized Web 3.0 on #Ethereum.
| Michael Gastauer |
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
| Janina Lowisz |
Bringing #Bitcoin & #blockchain technology to everyday consumers. @CashaaLtd (@Auxesisgroup) #teamblockchain
| Duena Blomstrom |
#FinTech #CX specialist, Head of Growth @TemenosMKPL #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, Creator of Emotional BankingTM, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
| Vinay Gupta |
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $30bn @EthereumProject. CEO of @mattereum Forbes profile https://t.co/fm7aNhhq07 Humanitarian designer https://t.co/QiIBKKUyRq
| Susanne Chishti |
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FTC_Institute Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
| Kumar Gaurav |
Extraordinary status (O1) by U.S. Government. Chairman Auxesis Group, Founder & CEO Cashaa.
| Anthony Watson |
Entrepreneur type. LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
| Sir Mark Walport |
Tweets from the UK's interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty, and the Government Office for Science.
| Hansjörg Leichsenring |
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
| Neha Narula |
I work on scaling systems and platforms for the internet. Director of Digital Currency @medialab. PhD from @MIT_CSAIL, formerly @digg, @google.
| Emily Spaven |
UK News Editor @LinkedIn. Former Editor @uktnofficial (formerly TechCityNews). [email protected] & @Google employee. Interested in tech and business.
| Kathryn Haun |
Advise companies and teach @Stanford. Board of Directors @Coinbase. Fmr federal prosecutor @JusticeDepartment, alum of @Stanford, @USSupremeCourt and w/AMK
| Rob Gill |
Economist. Trader. Entrepreneur. Investor. Financial Adviser. Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan.
| Ismail Malik |
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
| Kristian T. Sorensen |
Co-founder @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory with professional communication focusing on #fintech, #regtech & #insurtech
| Toni Lane |
i don rly use the twitters. founder: https://t.co/oYqaZjM97c. co-founder: @cointelegraph. faith in humanity, idealistic realist, peace warrior. Empowered Woman.
| Paolo Tasca |
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
| 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
| Valery Vavilov |
Co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group
| Tim Draper |
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
| 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
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