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Top 100 Blockchain Insiders: From Marc Andreessen to Vitalik Buterin, These Are the Most Influential People in the Crypto Sphere

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:

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

RankBlockchain InsiderPower Score

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Don Tapscott Profile ImageDon Tapscott
Media theorist, author (new book is Blockchain Revolution – co-authored with my son Alex Tapscott) Hammond B3 player, Adjunct Professor
100

2.
(2)

Marc Andreessen Profile ImageMarc Andreessen
“I don’t mean you’re all going to be happy. You’ll be unhappy – but in new, exciting and important ways.” – Edwin Land
99

3.
(3)

Gilles Babinet Profile ImageGilles Babinet
Digital Champion @ France European Commission ; entrepreneur- bigdata, blockchain, #AI, Educ @captain_Dash ex. Chairman at @cnnum @africa4tech #JamaisSansElles
98

4.
(4)

Jim Marous Profile ImageJim Marous
Co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
97

5.
(5)

Vinny Lingham Profile ImageVinny Lingham
Shark on @MnetSharkTank. Co-founder : @Gyft, @SiliconCape. Born in South Africa. Lives in California. CEO of Blockchain Identity Startup @CivicKey.
96

6.
(7)

Michael Kitces Profile ImageMichael Kitces
One nerd’s perspective on the financial planning & #FinTech world…
95

7.
(6)

Brett King Profile ImageBrett King
Founder/CEO of Moven, Bestselling Author, Radio Show Host, Innovator of the Year
94

8.
(9)

Dinis Guarda Profile ImageDinis Guarda
CEOFounder @IntelligentHQ @blockchainage https://t.co/mIRJzUbqJn @HedgeThink @tradersdna @ztudium ideas CDO @invstreams #blockchain #sharingeconomy #Fintech #SM
93

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Bruce Porter Jr. Profile ImageBruce Porter Jr.
American #Entrepreneur, athlete, globetrotter living in #Washington #DC @EmmeGirls COO @GlobalBoost CEO. #Blockchain $BSTY #Gold #ModelBuzz #veterans
92

10.
(10)

Sydes Jokes Profile ImageSydes Jokes
We don’t stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
91

11.
(12)

Christine Lu Profile ImageChristine Lu
Impact Investor • American • Immigrant • Feminist • International Relations Nerd • Futurist • Blockchain • Black Coffee Only • ENFP • Mom • Plate Spinner •
90

12.
(11)

Balaji Srinivasan Profile ImageBalaji Srinivasan
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.
89

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Oliver Bussmann Profile ImageOliver Bussmann
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
88

14.
(14)

Daniel Profile ImageDaniel
Writer @yahoofinance: sports business; tech; media; #dfs; bitcoin; books. @fortunemagazine alum. Boston fan. hate mail: [email protected]
87

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(15)

Sebastian Meunier Profile ImageSebastian Meunier
I help FIs transform their businesses through innovation #Fintech #Insurtech #Regtech
86

16.
(23)

Brian Forde Profile ImageBrian Forde
Sr Lecturer @MIT Bitcoin & Blockchain Former Sr Tech Advisor @WhiteHouse Nicaraguan Phone Company Founder Returned @PeaceCorps Volunteer Karaoke scares me
85

17.
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Alexander Tapscott Profile ImageAlexander Tapscott
The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.
84

18.
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David M. Brear Profile ImageDavid 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
83

19.
(16)

Tuur Demeester Profile ImageTuur Demeester
Economist & investor, Editor in Chief at Adamant Research
82

20.
(20)

Simon Cocking Profile ImageSimon Cocking
@Irish_TechNews Senior editor #1 Irish techsite https://t.co/aCRIMdXAgD @sundaybusiness @IrishTimes @SouthernStarIRL #blockchain #FinTech #startups
81

21.
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Bill Sullivan Profile ImageBill Sullivan
Global Head #FinancialServices Mrkt Intellig @Capgemini; #Fintech #FinServ #Banking #InsurTech insights (#WRBR16 #WIR16 #WWR2016 #WFTR17) #Finserv25 Avid golfer
80

22.
(22)

Florian Graillot Profile ImageFlorian Graillot
VC investor @AXAVentures | #Startup, #VC, #FinTech, #InsurTech, #Blockchain | #AXA | Formerly @Newfund @BCGinFrance
79

23.
(17)

Chris Skinner Profile ImageChris Skinner
Always looking ahead
78

24.
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Roger Ver Profile ImageRoger 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
77

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(31)

Vitalik Buterin Profile ImageVitalik Buterin
See https://t.co/iBNSW4KCSO
76

26.
(35)

Charlie Lee Profile ImageCharlie Lee
Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Director of Engineering at Coinbase.
75

27.
(32)

Erik Voorhees Profile ImageErik Voorhees
Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blog at https://t.co/NWtf7N3O6u
74

28.
(28)

Neira Jones Profile ImageNeira Jones
Advisor| Speaker| Payments| Innovation| Fintech| Security http://linkedin.com/in/neirajones http://neirajones.blogspot.co.uk/https://plus.google.com/+NeiraJones
73

29.
(26)

Safaraz Ali Profile ImageSafaraz Ali
Founder of #Pathway2Grow: Business #Networking Group. CEO of @PathwayGroup
72

30.
(25)

Nigel Walsh Profile ImageNigel Walsh
Partner @Deloitte. #Insurance Mentor @sbcInsurance #FinTech #InsurTech @princestrust sponsor. Husband, Dad, Cycling, Running
71

31.
(27)

Takashi Mochizuki Profile ImageTakashi Mochizuki
Wall Street Journal technology reporter in Tokyo. Contact: [email protected]
70

32.
(29)

Emin Gün Sirer Profile ImageEmin Gün Sirer
Prof @Cornell, co-director @ https://t.co/hzEhWhTa3j, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.
69

33.
(44)

Gavin Andresen Profile ImageGavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
68

34.
(45)

Nick Szabo Profile ImageNick Szabo
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer. (RT/Fav/Follow does not imply endorsement). Blog: http://t.co/4Kr3OJmRUN
67

35.
(34)

Sunny Ray Profile ImageSunny Ray
Co-Founder @Unocoin; our backers @DCGco @BoostVC @FundersClub @BankToTheFuture @BTC_Capital @ahVentures @HBV_HuiyinGroup @FuturePVC @MumbaiAngels @BlumeVentures
66

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Barry Silbert Profile ImageBarry Silbert
Founder/CEO, Digital Currency Group (@DCGco), parent of @GrayscaleInvest (@BitcoinTrust) @GenesisTrading @CoinDesk & investor in +80 cos, $BTC, $ETC, $ZEC
65

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(39)

Antonio Selas Profile ImageAntonio Selas
Lawyer (Partner) lecturer/speaker: Top50 #Blockchain Global influencer; #Antitrust #Cryptocurrency #FinTech #InsurTech #IP #Patents #Payments #PSD2 #RegTech #TM
64

38.
(47)

Tiff Hayden Profile ImageTiff Hayden
The next Governor of Michigan 2018 #Libertarian @LPMI At-Large Director #Fintech #Bitcoin #Ripple #Homeschool (***I no longer read DM’s.)
63

39.
(42)

Vincent Boucher  Profile ImageVincent Boucher 
SOLVING Humanity’s Toughest Challenges. #AI #DeepLearning #ReinforcementLearning #SuperIntelligence | Founder of @Montreal_AI and @Quebec_AI | World’s 1st #CAIO
62

40.
(36)

Brian Armstrong Profile ImageBrian Armstrong
Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Building an open financial system for the world. Engineers, try our coding challenge: https://t.co/cqErefYP23
61

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(37)

Devie Mohan Profile ImageDevie Mohan
Top 10 #FinTech influencer. Keynote Speaker on fintech innovation. Co-founder/CEO/Researcher @burnmark_. Traveller, experimentalist. #Retinoblastoma fighter
60

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(40)

Christophe Langlois Profile ImageChristophe Langlois
SOCIAL media business, COGNITIVE collaboration analytics, DIGITAL innovation marketing, REVIEWER amazon, SPEAKER #socbiz #finserv #fintech #hr, IBM my views
59

43.
(38)

Simon Tayl0r Profile ImageSimon Tayl0r
How to fix a bank in 100 days author and fintech networker. Behind the scenes in the barclays accelerator.
58

44.
(48)

Jon Matonis Profile ImageJon Matonis
Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation
57

45.
(43)

Sir Mark Walport Profile ImageSir 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’.
56

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(46)

Jose Pagliery Profile ImageJose Pagliery
@CNNMoney investigative reporter ⚔cybersecurity, financial crime⚔ Author of *Bitcoin and the Future of Money.* PGP: https://t.co/P1F6OpRNq2
55

47.
(52)

Steve Tunstall Profile ImageSteve Tunstall
Inzsure.com #Risk #Insurance #insurtech http://sg.linkedin.com/in/stevetunstall
54

48.
(65)

Anthony Watson Profile ImageAnthony Watson
#Founder, #Chair & #CEO #UpholdBank. #LGBT Equality & Human Rights Seeker. #Chair @UKLabour Business Council. Tweets Represent My Personal Views Only.
53

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(50)

Eileen Burbidge Profile ImageEileen Burbidge
Early-stage tech VC and recovering work- and tech- aholic. Online identity full circle: Eileen Tso, Eileen Broch, Eileen Burbidge
52

50.
(49)

Jeff Garzik Profile ImageJeff Garzik
Husband, father, builder, co-founder @BloqInc, proud son of a USMC F-4 pilot.
51

51.
(51)

Ross Gerber Profile ImageRoss Gerber
Co-Founder & CEO, Investment Advisor. Stock market investor #Fintech app: https://t.co/FpDEbFc6bf Disclaimer – https://t.co/cVYjHeE9XP
50

52.
(41)

Duena Blomstrom Profile ImageDuena Blomstrom
#FinTech #CX #DigitalExperience specialist, #LinkedInTopVoice 2016, #FinServ25 Creator of #EmotionalBanking, Uncomfortably opinionated writer, Speaker, Investor
49

53.
(33)

David G.W. Birch Profile ImageDavid G.W. Birch
Opinions are my own (I think) and presented only in my capacity as an interested member of the general public.
48

54.
(60)

Nasir Zubairi Profile ImageNasir Zubairi
CEO @The_LHoFT. Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. #Fintech #Blockchain #FinTech40
47

55.
(59)

Lisa Gansky Profile ImageLisa Gansky
entrepreneur. serial instigator. int’l speaker. Tech + shared access 4 economic transformation.Time 2 share value – new models! #SocialOS #Blockchain
46

56.
(61)

Anna Irrera Profile ImageAnna Irrera
Fintech correspondent @Reuters | Lots of fintech, blockchain + other marvelous things| [email protected] | https://t.co/ChxvC5mc4R
45

57.
(54)

Michael Terpin Profile ImageMichael Terpin
#founder #transformgroup, #bitcoin #blockchain, @coinagenda, @marketeeria @Marketwired, @thebitangels, @socialradius; #wine/#cheese/#bacon lover, #tothemoon
44

58.
(57)

Ben Brabyn Profile ImageBen Brabyn
Head of @Level39CW supporting #fintech #cyber #smartcities #IOT in #London and internationally
43

59.
(58)

Laura Profile ImageLaura
@Forbes contributor covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech; Unchained podcast host; co-lead reporter of the Forbes Fintech 50; #binder
42

60.
(53)

Michael Casey Profile ImageMichael Casey
Immigrant. Blockchain nerd @MediaLab. Former @WSJ columnist. Author of 4 books. Latest, The Social Organism, co-authored with @revilopark
41

61.
(56)

Paul Vigna Profile ImagePaul Vigna
Markets, bitcoin, and the zombie apocalypse.
40

62.
(55)

William Mougayar Profile ImageWilliam Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain. Investor, Virtual Capital Ventures. Founder, Startup Management. Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Thought Leader.
39

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Nick Bilodeau Profile ImageNick Bilodeau
Financial services exec passionate about strategy, innovation & marketing. Top 5 most followed FinTech persons on Twitter. Views are my own, not my employer’s.
38

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Preston J. Byrne Profile ImagePreston J. Byrne
COO & General Counsel @MonaxHQ (blockchains for enterprise). Fellow of @ASI. Marmot superfan.
37

65.
(66)

Anthony Di Iorio Profile ImageAnthony Di Iorio
Doing my part to unite and create the decentralized world. CEO & Founder Decentral & Jaxx, Co-founder Ethereum.
36

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Nicolas Cary Profile ImageNicolas Cary
President & Co-Founder @blockchain and Chairman & Co-Founder @YouthBusinessUS | opinions my own. Run. Read. Fish. Explore. Smile. Learn.
35

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Scarlett Sieber Profile ImageScarlett Sieber
Passionate about #fintech #womenempowerment #startups #VC CIO @OpusBank Prev SVP Digital @BBVA Contributor @ https://t.co/agvAxRj89A
34

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Hansjörg Leichsenring Profile ImageHansjörg Leichsenring
Blogger, Author, Keynote Speaker, Manager and Consultant for Banking,
33

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Susanne Chishti Profile ImageSusanne Chishti
CEO @FINTECHcircle @FINTECHTours, Co-Founder @TheFINTECHBook @WealthTECHBook @InsurTECH_Book & FINTECH Circle Innovate @FTCinnovate Conference Speaker
32

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John Gentry Profile ImageJohn Gentry
Bitcoin Enthusiast, Philanthropist, Adventurist, Writer, Co-Founder of ExploreTraveler.com
31

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Jackson Palmer Profile ImageJackson Palmer
Marketer and data geek at @Adobe by day. Coder and producer by night. Creator of @dogecoin / @gifbase / @noisedotsupply | Opinions my own, etc.
30

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Ismail Malik Profile ImageIsmail Malik
Founder @BlockchainLab | Smart Contracts for the Internet of Everything #BleStack #Blockchain #SocialTrading #Ledgers #Gamification #ValueWeb #Sidechains
29

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Micha Lekawael Profile ImageMicha Lekawael
Global #IT #Sourcing Specialist #FinTech #Java #AngularJS #Scala @ ING • Entrepreneur • Founder FlowboardingTeamEurope • Sponsor Flowboarding Championships
28

74.
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Fred Ehrsam Profile ImageFred Ehrsam
Previously co-founder @Coinbase, computer science @DukeU.
27

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Kristian T. Sorensen Profile ImageKristian T. Sorensen
Founding partner @Norfico, the first agency in the Nordics combining strategic advisory services with professional communication focusing on #fintech
26

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Richard Gendal Brown Profile ImageRichard Gendal Brown
Executive Architect for Innovation in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK
25

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Haseeb Awan Profile ImageHaseeb Awan
PMP, MEng. Believe in humanity, globalization, equality & antiwar #FinTech #Liberal https://t.co/mMtYhIIO7Q
24

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Patrick M. Byrne Profile ImagePatrick M. Byrne
Founder and CEO of https://t.co/mSROD0xVZR, advocate of personal freedom, access to quality education and fairness in capital markets.
23

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Joseph Lubin Profile ImageJoseph Lubin
Co-founder of @ethereumproject & Founder of @ConsenSysLLC #Ethereum
22

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Wences Cesares Profile ImageWences Cesares
Founder & CEO, Xapo
21

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Perianne Boring Profile ImagePerianne Boring
Founder & President @ChamberDigital, Blockchain Advocate, Policy Wonk, @Forbes Contributor
20

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Michael Parsons Profile ImageMichael Parsons
Blockchain/Digital Currency Advisor & Presenter | Chartered Accountant & Banking professional
19

83.
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Emily Spaven Profile ImageEmily Spaven
Editor @TechCityNews. Former managing editor @CoinDesk & contributor @Forbes. [email protected] employee. Interested in all tech, bitcoin and blockchain.
18

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Daniel Easterbrook Profile ImageDaniel Easterbrook
I work primarily with financial services firms and banks to improve digital experiences.
17

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Nathaniel Popper Profile ImageNathaniel Popper
writing about technology and finance for @nytimes; author of Digital Gold; contact me at [email protected]; pgp: 59C5F58A9FDC6CF4
16

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Tony Gallippi Profile ImageTony Gallippi
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, Inc.
15

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George Samman Profile ImageGeorge Samman
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.
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Manoj Sugathan Profile ImageManoj Sugathan
#techtweets from #fintech #leader. #followback. RT and auto tweet are not endorsements. https://t.co/ewzbZg0tRv
13

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Richard Kastelein Profile ImageRichard Kastelein
Blockchain News Publisher, Innovation Specialist, Speaker, Writer, Full Stack Marketer, Event Designer
12

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Joseph Raczynski Profile ImageJoseph Raczynski
Futurist: Technology Trends – #AI #Blockchain #Cybersecurity #LegalTech #Cryptocurrency #Mobile #SocialMedia and #Food
11

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Chris Larsen Profile ImageChris Larsen
Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple
10

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Adam Ludwin Profile ImageAdam Ludwin
Building @Chain. Sometime investor.
9

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Michael Mainelli Profile ImageMichael Mainelli
scientist financier trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology
8

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José María Fuster Profile ImageJosé María Fuster
Group Santander Chairman Advisor #Innovation,#Fintech, #Digital, #Technology, #Social, #Bigdata, #Banking, #Payments
7

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Dan Morehead Profile ImageDan Morehead
CEO of @PanteraCapital — the investment firm focused exclusively on digital currency and blockchain tech — and Chairman of @Bitstamp. #Bitcoin & #blockchain.
6

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Claire Cockerton Profile ImageClaire Cockerton
CEO of Plexal, Founder of ENTIQ & Innovate Finance, Co-Creator of Level39, Techbiker – Loves IoT, FinTech, Smart Cities, Design & Boldness in humans
5

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Melanie Swan Profile ImageMelanie Swan
The brain as a DAC, potentiation as a demurrage currency. Philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist
4

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Michael Gastauer Profile ImageMichael Gastauer
Investor, Philantropist
3

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Tim Swanson Profile ImageTim Swanson
Director of Market Research @R3CEV; visiting research fellow @SKBI_SMU; advisor @clearmatics; author of a few things
2

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Tim Draper Profile ImageTim Draper
Founder of @DFJvc, @drapervc, @Draper_U, @IYS_Org.
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Released:
11:23am – 13th Feb 2017
Score Period:
6th Feb – 13th Feb 2017
Platforms:
Klout | Twitter
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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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