Influencers have become a vital part of marketing strategies in the cryptocurrency space. These experts are able to shape investor opinions, since they are held in high regard for their knowledge of digital asset technologies.
When major social media channels like Google, Facebook and Reddit are banning ICO ads and crypto news, and governments are only adopting an aggressive stance against the digital asset class, these experts become credible sources of information and investment advice.
Twitter has always had a large and very active crypto-community base. Let us take a look at some prolific personalities on Twitter, who have established their reputation in the cryptocurrency world and are worth following.
1. Nick Szabo
Nick Szabo is the man who coined the term “smart contracts,” an essential part of the Ethereum blockchain. This computer whiz, from Washington University, has unmatched expertise in cryptography and blockchain programming languages. He developed “Bitgold,” which is considered to be the precursor to the Bitcoin protocol. This is possibly a major reason why people have often considered him to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. He has over 216k followers on Twitter. He mostly talks about issues in the Bitcoin protocol.
2. Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the most notable speaker on open blockchain and Bitcoin scalability. With over 432k followers on Twitter, he is one of the most sought-after influencers today. His tweets revolve around scam awareness, Bitcoin basics and scalability issues. He is known for the sarcastic undertone of his tweets, as well as tweets on well-recorded speeches on Bitcoin. Andreas is one of the best known names in influencer circles today.
3. Barry Silbert
Barry Silbert is the founder and CEO of DCG (Digital Currency Group) and has been responsible for funding and launching some very promising blockchain projects. He is also actively involved in Coindesk and the Ethereum trusts. As an owner of more than 100 different altcoins, his tweets are full of investment suggestions. He is one of the most credible voices on crypto investments and has 160k followers on Twitter.
4. Erik Voorhees
Erik Voorhees has been an active member of the blockchain community since as early as 2011. He graduated in 2007 from the University of Puget Sound, with a BA degree in Business Leadership and Political Economics. Initially, he started off as Marketing Head at BitInstant, before going on to establish Coinapult and ShapeShift, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He has 292k followers on Twitter and is a source of useful information on many topics, including blockchain projects.
5. Peter Todd
Peter Todd is a young developer who regularly contributes to the Bitcoin source code. He is known for his rather harsh criticism of blockchain technology, making him a particularly important figure to follow on Twitter. He always talks about the inherent problems in the crypto space. For instance, his stance on how only those ideas get funded that have monetary benefits rather than solid technological offerings. Join the list of 125k followers on his Twitter account to gain more insights into the cryptocurrency world, beyond the normal price and market cap figures.
6. Vitalik Buterin
The man who actually made ICOs possible, Buterin is the guy who founded the Ethereum Blockchain in 2015, widely used to launch blockchain projects today. He is another person who doesn’t fear calling a spade a spade, and talks about varied issues, from governance to scalability and ICOs. With a staggering 777k followers on Twitter, he is the voice to be heard before making any investment decisions.
7. Ian Balina
Ian Balina is a notable cryptocurrency investor and prominently known as a YouTube influencer, although he also has a good 152k followers on Twitter, where he shares his YouTube videos too. He is known for turning a $90,000 investment into $4.1 million in less than 12 months, which has made people sit up and take notice of what he has to say.
8. Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee is the creator of the popular Litecoin currency, which is called as the silver to the Bitcoin’s gold. As an ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase, he knows his subject and isn’t hesitant to share facts. He mostly talks about atomic swaps, Bitcoin forks and anything and everything related to transaction speeds. With a huge follower base of 778k, he is one of the most notable crypto influencers to look out for.
9. Roger Ver
The man who is also called “Bitcoin Jesus” is a controversial figure, but a source of valuable information, when it comes to getting down to business. Roger Ver has been one of the earliest adopters of Bitcoin, and also its most vocal proponent. He has been actively associated with the Bitcoin community since 2011. His financial support has helped launch a variety of crypto projects and helped blockchain related startups flourish. On Twitter, he has 536k followers, who identify him as one of the prominent personalities to reckon with.
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These are just 10 of the most impactful crypto influencers on Twitter. There are many others whose tweets are goldmines of useful information about blockchain projects and their applications.
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