Top 100 Blockchain and Crypto Influencers on Twitter to Follow
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 is a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Founder of McAfee.
2. Vitalik Buterin
Russian-Canadian programmer and writer, primarily known as a co-founder of Ethereum and as a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.
3. Charlie Lee
Cryptocurrency enthusiast and creator of Litecoin. Ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase and Managing Director of the Litecoin Foundation.
4. Marc Andreessen
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.
5. Roger Ver
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.
6. Andreas Antonopoulos
Entrepreneur and coder, Bitcoin & open blockchain expert, speaker. Author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money, Mastering Ethereum.
7. Erik Voorhees
CEO of the instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift.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.
10. Brad Garlinghouse
CEO at Ripple.
11. Jameson Lopp
Creator of Statoshi and Infrastructure Engineer at Casa. At the moment, he’s most interested in opportunities within the Bitcoin and crypto asset ecosystem.
12. Barry Silbert
Founder and CEO at Digital Currency Group, parent of Grayscale, Genesis Global Trading, CoinDesk & investor in 100+ coins, BTC, ETC, ZEC, MANA, ZEN, etc.
13. Tone Vays
Derivatives trader, analyst & content creator in the realm of economics, finance, blockchain & Bitcoin. Host of CrytpoScam Podcast.
14. Vinny Lingham
CEO of Civic, building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner at Multicoin Capital.
Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. Writes a daily email newsletter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors.
16. Charlie Shrem
Bitcoin pioneer, Founder of The Bitcoin Foundation, Chief Visionary Officer at Crypto.IQ, speaker and writer.
17. 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.
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19. Cameron Winklevoss
Co-Founder & President at Gemini. Principal at Winklevoss Capital.
20. Mahesh Sashital
Entrepreneur and developer, co-founder of Smartereum.
21. Jimmy Song
Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur.
22. Simon Cocking
Senior editor Irish Tech News, editor in chief at Crypto Coin News.
According to his Twitter bio, “semi-retired crypto trader”.
24. 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
American venture capital investor, founder of DFJ Venture Capital, Draper Associates, Draper University, and Innovate Your State.
Crypto trader, investor and venture capitalist since 2013. Featured in Cointelegraph and HuffPost.
28. Laura Shin
Crypto & blockchain journalist. Host of Unchainedpodcast.co & Unconfirmedpodcast.com
29. The Crypto Dog
Crypto trader, started mining Bitcoin in 2011, full-time blockchain investor and market commentator.
30. Balaji S. Srinivasan
CTO of Coinbase and co-founder of Counsyl, Earn, Teleport, and Coin Center.
31. Spencer Bogart
Partner at Blockchain Capital. Former Bitcoin analyst and VP at Needham & Company.
32. Joseph Young
Analyst and investor, focusing on finance, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech. Contributing to Forbes, Binary District, Cointelegraph, CryptoSlate.
34. Giacomo Zucco
Supremo at BHB Network and Bitcoin maximalist.
35. Willy Woo
Crypto writer. Does some data-driven research on cryptocurrency as an investment and has publications on Forbes, CoinDesk and BraveNewCoin.
37. Emin Gün Sirer
Professor at Cornell University, co-director at Initc3.org, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
38. Meltem Demirors
Builds products at CoinShares. Teaches at MIT and Oxford University. Investor and advisor.
39. Tiffany Hayden
Independent advisor, supporter of Bitcoin, XRP, Codius, Coil and Interledger.
Teacher, investor and cryptocurrency trader.
41. Michael Fisher
Analyst, tech evangelist. Cybersecurity, IoT, Fintech, DataScience & VR influencer at DZone & onalytica.
42. Jon Matonis
Monetary economist, Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation, CEO of Hushmail, Startup Team at RSA’s VeriSign, Chief Currency Dealer at VISA.
43. Stephan Tual
Founder of Atlas Neue, former CCO of Ethereum.
44. Parabolic Beastlorion
45. Jackson Palmer
Group Product Manager at Adobe. Created Dogecoin.
46. Bruce Fenton
Founder of Atlantic Financial, host of Satoshi Roundtable, Board Member at Bitcoin Foundation.
47. Dr. Craig S Wright
Chief Scientist at nChain.
48. Da Hongfei
Founder of NEO, CEO at Onchain.
49. Kyle Torpey
Full-time Bitcoin writer since 2014. Contributor at Forbes and BitcoinMagazine. Featured on Nasdaq, Business Insider and Motherboard.
50. Tuur Demeester
Founder of Adamant Capital.
51. Matt Corallo
Bitcoin developer. Full-time on open source Bitcoin projects at Chaincode Labs.
CEO & IT Architect at SatoshiLabs. Founder of world’s first Bitcoin pool Slush Pool and the first Bitcoin hardware wallet Trezor.
53. Pierre Rochard
Software engineer, running Bitcoin Advisory.
54. Francis Pouliot
CEO of Satoshi Portal. Blockchain researcher and analyst. Former public policy analyst and free-market economist.
55. Arianna Simpson
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
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
Open-source developer and distributed systems advocate. Co-creator of Interledger and Founder at Coil.
59. Nathaniel Popper
Nathaniel writes about technology and finance for New York Times. Author of Digital Gold, a history of Bitcoin.
60. 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
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.
62. Saifedean Ammous
Bitcoin economist. Author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking.
63. The Crypto Monk
64. Muneeb Ali
Blockchain entrepreneur and co-founder of Blockstack, a network for decentralized applications. Princeton Ph.D.
65. Aaron van Wirdum
Technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine.
66. Anthony Di Iorio
CEO & Founder of Decentral & Jaxx, Co-Founder of Ethereum.
67. Jonas Schnelli
Bitcoin Core developer and maintainer, co-founder of Digitalbitbox.com. Author of libbtc. C, C++, Obj-C Pro.
68. Alan Silbert
Executive managing director at INX. Bitcoin evangelist. Formerly founder and CEO of BitPremier. 20+ years in commercial banking.
69. Michael Parsons
Blockchain & Bitcoin advisor. Chairman at Cardano Foundation.
70. Alex Sunnarborg
Founder of Tetras Capital and Lawnmower.
71. Jeremy Gardner
Co-founder & Managing Partner at Ausum Ventures. Founded Blockchain Education Network and co-founded SAAVHA.
72. Chris Larsen
Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple.
73. Michael Goldstein
President of Satoshi Nakamoto Institute and co-host at Noded Bitcoin Podcast.
74. Peter Van Valkenburgh
Cryptolawyer, Director of Research at CoinCenter, Board Member at Zcash Foundation, Juris Doctor at NYU Law.
75. Jed McCaleb
Co-Founder of Stellar Development Foundation.
76. Alex Van De Sande
UX Designer at Ethereum.
77. Nik Bougalis
Cryptographer & Software Engineer leading the C++ team at Ripple. Entrepreneur, consultant.
78. Adam Ludwin
CEO at Interstellar.
79. Oleg Andreev
Protocol architect at Interstellar. Author of Gitbox, CoreBitcoin and BTCRuby.
80. Jill Carlson
Cryptocurrency consultant. Jill has done academic research on blockchain and built enterprise products with banks. Right now, she mostly works on cryptocurrency and token projects.
81. 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
Developer and designer. Built ZeroHouseEdge, JacksChess, LanternHQ and RollWithMe. Currently, Jack is crafting consumer experiences at VC-backed startup Label Insight.
83. Dennis Parker
Bitcoin maximalist specialized in Bitcoin politics and game theory.
Crypto trader and technical analyst.
85. Tim Swanson
Founder of PostOakLabs. Advisor at clearmatics, BlockSeer, ELM Labs. Formerly Director of Market Research at R3.
86. Alex Bosworth
Infrastructure Lead at Lightning.
87. Sergio Demian Lerner
Cryptocurrency security consultant.
88. Matthew Roszak
Co-Founder at Bloq and Founding Partner at Tally Capital.
89. Caitlin Long
Blockchain & Bitcoin enthusiast, chairman & president of Symbiont. 22 years of corporate finance experience (Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Salomon Brothers).
90. Donald McIntyre
Founder of Etherplan. Creates articles and videos with research and reviews of the best blockchains, sidechains, and decentralized apps.
91. Daniel “Buddha of Tulips” Jeffries
Blockchain & cryptocurrency expert.
92. 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
CEO at BitGo, Inventor of SPDY (now HTTP/2.0), Google Chrome engineer, Co-Founder of Lookout Software.
94. Daniel Krawisz
Director of Research at Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Writes articles about the economics and technology of Bitcoin.
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
Bitcoin trader and enthusiast, graphic designer and writer/journalist at Bitcoin.com.
99. Lawrence Nahum
Bitcoin entrepreneur, open source enthusiast, Founder and CEO at GreenAddress, Senior Architect at Blockstream.
100. Sarah Hody
Attorney at Perkins Coie. Advises entrepreneurs, fintech companies, investors, and innovators in the blockchain space. Previously Regulatory Counsel at Coinbase.
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