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:
— Don Tapscott (@dtapscott) April 18, 2016
@RichtopiaCom 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 Richtopia 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||Power Score|
Media theorist, author (new book is Blockchain Revolution – co-authored with my son Alex Tapscott) Hammond B3 player, Adjunct Professor
“I don’t mean you’re all going to be happy. You’ll be unhappy – but in new, exciting and important ways.” – Edwin Land
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech #JamaisSansElles
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
Shark on @MnetSharkTank. Co-founder : @Gyft, @SiliconCape. Born in South Africa. Lives in California. CEO of Blockchain Identity Startup @CivicKey.
One nerd’s perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world…
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
CEOFounder @IntelligentHQ @blockchainage https://t.co/mIRJzUbqJn @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium ideas CDO @invstreams #blockchain #sharingeconomy #Fintech #SM
|Bruce Porter Jr.|
American #Entrepreneur, athlete, globetrotter living in #Washington #DC @EmmeGirls COO @GlobalBoost CEO. #Blockchain $BSTY #Gold #ModelBuzz #veterans
We don’t stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
Impact Investor • American • Immigrant • Feminist • International Relations Nerd • Futurist • Blockchain • Black Coffee Only • ENFP • Mom • Plate Spinner •
CEO (https://t.co/0QvHTpfNWj) and Board Partner (@a16z). I hear this Bitcoin thing might be kind of a big deal. You can reach me at https://t.co/oKDxG8c4nX.
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
Writer @yahoofinance: sports business; tech; media; #dfs; bitcoin; books. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. hate mail: [email protected]
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
Sr Lecturer @MIT Bitcoin & Blockchain Former Sr Tech Advisor @WhiteHouse Nicaraguan Phone Company Founder Returned @PeaceCorps Volunteer Karaoke scares me
The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.
|David M. Brear|
CEO at @11FSTeam #BuildingBanks, #Blockchain #Insurtech & #FinTech Investor, Speaker, host of the iTunes no1 podcast @FinTechInsiders & NED at @this_is_bud 金融科技
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research
@Irish_TechNews Senior editor #1 Irish techsite https://t.co/aCRIMdXAgD @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #startups
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR16 #WIR16 #WWR2016 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
VC investor @AXAVentures | #Startup, #VC, #FinTech, #InsurTech, #Blockchain | #AXA | Formerly @Newfund @BCGinFrance
Always looking ahead
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
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security http://linkedin.com/in/neirajones http://neirajones.blogspot.co.uk/https://plus.google.com/+NeiraJones
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
Wall Street Journal technology reporter in Tokyo. Contact: [email protected]
|Emin Gün Sirer|
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
Husband, father, geek.
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
Co-Founder @Unocoin; our backers @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @BTC_Capital @ahVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures
Founder/CEO, Digital Currency Group (@DCGco), parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in +80 cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top50 #Blockchain Global influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #FinTech #InsurTech #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #RegTech #TM
The next Governor of Michigan 2018 #Libertarian @LPMI At-Large Director #Fintech #Bitcoin #Ripple #Homeschool (***I no longer read DM’s.)
|Vincent Boucher |
SOLVING Humanity’s Toughest Challenges. #AI #DeepLearning #ReinforcementLearning #SuperIntelligence | Founder of @Montreal_AI and @Quebec_AI | World’s 1st #CAIO
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Engineers, try our coding challenge: https://t.co/cqErefYP23
Top 10 #FinTech influencer. Keynote Speaker on fintech innovation. Co-founder/CEO/Researcher @burnmark_. Traveller, experimentalist. #Retinoblastoma fighter
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE collaboration analytics, DIGITAL innovation marketing, REVIEWER amazon, SPEAKER #socbiz #finserv #fintech #hr, IBM my views
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
|Sir Mark Walport|
Tweets from the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the Government Office for Science. Most tweets by officials. Direct quotes will be signed ‘SMW’.
@CNNMoney investigative reporter ⚔cybersecurity, financial crime⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money.* PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
Inzsure.com #Risk #Insurance #insurtech http://sg.linkedin.com/in/stevetunstall
#Founder, #Chair & #CEO #UpholdBank. #LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. #Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
Early-stage tech VC and recovering work- and tech- aholic. Online identity full circle: Eileen Tso, Eileen Broch, Eileen Burbidge
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
Co-Founder & CEO, Investment Advisor. Stock market investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf Disclaimer – https://t.co/cVYjHeE9XP
#FinTech #CX #DigitalExperience specialist, #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, #FinServ25 Creator of #EmotionalBanking, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
|David G.W. Birch|
Opinions are my own (I think) and presented only in my capacity as an interested member of the general public.
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
entrepreneur. serial instigator. int’l speaker. Tech + shared access 4 economic transformation.Time 2 share value – new models! #SocialOS #Blockchain
Fintech correspondent @Reuters | Lots of fintech, blockchain + other marvelous things| [email protected] | https://t.co/ChxvC5mc4R
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
Head of @Level39CW supporting #fintech #cyber #smartcities #IOT in #London and internationally
@Forbes contributor covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech; Unchained podcast host; co-lead reporter of the Forbes Fintech 50; #binder
Immigrant. Blockchain nerd @MediaLab. Former @WSJ columnist. Author of 4 books. Latest, The Social Organism, co-authored with @revilopark
Markets, bitcoin, and the zombie apocalypse.
Author, The Business Blockchain. Investor, Virtual Capital Ventures. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Thought Leader.
Financial services exec passionate about strategy, innovation & marketing. Top 5 most followed FinTech persons on Twitter. Views are my own, not my employer’s.
|Preston J. Byrne|
COO & General Counsel @MonaxHQ (blockchains for enterprise). Fellow of @ASI. Marmot superfan.
|Anthony Di Iorio|
Doing my part to unite and create the decentralized world. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
President & Co-Founder @blockchain and Chairman & Co-Founder @YouthBusinessUS | opinions my own. Run. Read. Fish. Explore. Smile. Learn.
Passionate about #fintech #womenempowerment #startups #VC CIO @OpusBank Prev SVP Digital @BBVA Contributor @ https://t.co/agvAxRj89A
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FINTECHTours, Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
Bitcoin Enthusiast, Philanthropist, Adventurist, Writer, Co-Founder of ExploreTraveler.com
Marketer and data geek at @Adobe by day. Coder and producer by night. Creator of @dogecoin / @gifbase / @noisedotsupply | Opinions my own, etc.
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
Global #IT #Sourcing Specialist #FinTech #Java #AngularJS #Scala @ ING • Entrepreneur • Founder FlowboardingTeamEurope • Sponsor Flowboarding Championships
Previously co-founder @Coinbase, computer science @DukeU.
|Kristian T. Sorensen|
Founding partner @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory services with professional communication focusing on #fintech
|Richard Gendal Brown|
Executive Architect for Innovation in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK
PMP, MEng. Believe in humanity, globalization, equality & antiwar #FinTech #Liberal https://t.co/mMtYhIIO7Q
|Patrick M. Byrne|
Founder and CEO of https://t.co/mSROD0xVZR, advocate of personal freedom, access to quality education and fairness in capital markets.
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSysLLC #Ethereum
Founder & CEO, Xapo
Founder & President @ChamberDigital, Blockchain Advocate, Policy Wonk, @Forbes Contributor
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
Editor @TechCityNews. Former managing editor @CoinDesk & contributor @Forbes. [email protected] employee. Interested in all tech, bitcoin and blockchain.
I work primarily with financial services firms and banks to improve digital experiences.
writing about technology and finance for @nytimes; author of Digital Gold; contact me at [email protected]; pgp: 59C5F58A9FDC6CF4
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
Blog at https://t.co/VzMhAZpRng. Blockchain adviser and consultant. Former Co-founder @magnr To know me is to love me. Don’t know me? Let me buy you a drink.
#techtweets from #fintech #leader. #followback. RT and auto tweet are not endorsements. https://t.co/ewzbZg0tRv
Blockchain News Publisher, Innovation Specialist, Speaker, Writer, Full Stack Marketer, Event Designer
Futurist: Technology Trends – #AI #Blockchain #Cybersecurity #LegalTech #Cryptocurrency #Mobile #SocialMedia and #Food
Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple
Building @Chain. Sometime investor.
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
|José María Fuster|
Group Santander Chairman Advisor #Innovation,#Fintech, #Digital, #Technology, #Social, #Bigdata, #Banking, #Payments
CEO of @PanteraCapital — the investment firm focused exclusively on digital currency and blockchain tech — and Chairman of @Bitstamp. #Bitcoin & #blockchain.
CEO of Plexal, Founder of ENTIQ & Innovate Finance, Co-Creator of Level39, Techbiker – Loves IoT, FinTech, Smart Cities, Design & Boldness in humans
The brain as a DAC, potentiation as a demurrage currency. Philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist
Director of Market Research @R3CEV; visiting research fellow @SKBI_SMU; advisor @clearmatics; author of a few things
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
The Richtopia Blockchain list is compiled using a number of metrics combined to produce rank order. Two of the main influencers on a persons ranking are their social media profiles and regular media coverage. Our sister company MarketingRunners specialises in increasing the profile of brands and personalities so if there are people you think should be higher on our list or someone who is not included on the list and wants greater exposure, then get them to contact the Marketing Runners team who may be able to help.
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