10 must follow influencers in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Written by Asra Rizwan ·  3 min read >

Blockchain and cryptocurrency are the buzzwords that have taken the technology industry by storm. Blockchain technology can transform the way different sectors work such as; health care, education, banks, and governance. While the applications of blockchain technology go beyond supporting cryptocurrency, it has gained recognition due to the popularity of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, which started its epic bull run last year.

Here is a list of the top influencers that you can follow to discover their journey of defining the future of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Further, some of them can also give you the right direction that where you should invest.

1. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Antonopoulos is an open blockchain and Bitcoin expert. He is also a best-selling author for his work that explores the impact of cryptocurrency on human civilization. He is one of the sought out Bitcoin speakers who can explain the complex technology in user-friendly terms. Best known for his educational videos on cryptocurrency, Antonopoulos is a rare expert who measures the impact of the technology in terms of education, culture, and politics. He frequently tweets about cryptocurrency, encryption and internet security.

Follow them @aantonop.

2. Vitalik Buterin

Buterin is the Co-Founder of Ethereum, a decentralized blockchain mining network and Bitcoin Magazine that covers news and insights about various cryptocurrencies. He has also been featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2018. Buterin usually tweets about blockchain technology and Ethereum developments.

Follow them @VitalikButerin.

3. Tyler H. Winklevoss

Winklevoss is the co-founder of the world’s first licensed Ether exchange, Gemini Exchange. He co-founded the digital currency exchanger with his twin brother. An entrepreneur and an early Bitcoin investor, he is also the founder of Winklevoss Capital Management. He ranks fourth at the Forbes Crypto Rich List with a net worth between $900 million to $1.1 billion. Winklevoss regularly tweets explore the themes of regulating cryptocurrency and monitoring crypto market for scams.

Follow them @tylerwinklevoss.

4. Balaji S. Srinivasan

Srinivasan is the Chief Technology Officer of Coinbase, a digital currency wallet, and platform that allows cryptocurrency traders and consumers to buy and sell digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. He also serves as the Board Partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Srinivasan previously led, service that uses digital currency to send and receive paid microtask. as the Chief Executive Officer. The service which was later acquired by Coinbase. In his tweets, Srinivasan talks about the ups and downs of crypto trading and all the happenings at Coinbase.

Follow them @balajis.

5. Naval Ravikant

Calling himself the Venture Hacker, Ravikant is a serial investor and the CEO & Founder of AngelList. He also serves on the board of the Zcash Foundation. The previous year, he influenced the blockchain circuit by backing a crypto index fund and also a hedge fund that uses a cryptocurrency called Numeraire. He has also worked towards building CoinList and Republic Crypto as part of the AngelList family. While CoinList a platform that holds initial coin offerings compliant to laws, Republic Crypto enables ICOs that are also compliant with laws and inclusive to all kinds of investors. Naval’s tweets challenge norms and conventions associated with cryptocurrency.

Follow them @naval.

6. Marie Wieck

Wieck is the General Manager of IBM Blockchain. She is working towards open ecosystem growth of the Hyperledger Project and aims at delivering enterprise blockchain solutions that have the potential to transform business processes and transactions. She tweets about the initiatives running under IBM Blockchain and supports gender diversity in technology fields.

Follow them at @mwieck.

7. Brian Armstrong

Armstrong is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CoinBase. He is working towards building an inclusive open financial system for the world. Known for introducing America and the world to cryptocurrency, he leads the world’s largest exchange for trading digital currency. Armstrong is also known to own more Ether than Bitcoin. His tweets are focused on crypto trading and also explore the social good aspect of cryptocurrency.

Follow them @brian_armstrong.

8. Tim Draper

Tim Draper is the founder of DFJ Venture Capital, Draper Associates and Draper University. The Draper University runs executive programs focusing on Blockchain, ICO Strategies, and Token Offerings. Draper believes that blockchain technology holds more potential than the internet itself to transform all sectors of banking, real estate, insurance, healthcare, venture capital and government itself. His tweets revolve around similar themes with a focus on Bitcoin trading.

Follow them @TimDraper.

9. Anthony Pompliano

Pomp is a crypto capitalist and the Managing Partner of Full Tilt Capital, an early stage venture capital investment company. Along with other crypto experts, he is also introducing a one of its kind crypto newsletter called, Off The Chain. He passionately tweets about the potential of cryptocurrency as the virus is spreading!

Follow them @APompliano.

10. John McAfee

The cybersecurity influencer, John McAfee ventured into cryptocurrency in 2016. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MGT Capital Investments, a technology holding company. He later made the company venture into incorporating blockchain technology for cryptocurrency mining. While his tweets may seem brazen sometimes, he continues to influence the cryptocurrency circuit with predictions and indications of the potential of blockchain technology.

Follow them @officialmcafee.

Written by Asra Rizwan
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