Top Blockchain Influencers

by Media Shower Editorial Team on 09/11/2018

We’ve researched and compiled a list of the top blockchain influencers. We looked at their social following, alexa ranking of their blog/site, and other metrics.

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Influencer Name Bio Website Social Following Score
Andreas M. Antonopoulos Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” “The Internet of Money,” and “Mastering Ethereum.” 5.0
Don Tapscott Don Tapscott is CEO of The Tapscott Group, Inc., chancellor at Trent University, and founder and executive chairman at Blockchain Research Institute. 5.0
Erik Vorhees

Erik Vorhees is founder and CEO of ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency exchange. 5.0
Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant is an angel investor as well as founder and chairman of Angelist. 5.0
Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is co-founder and partner of the Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based VC firm. 5.0
Roger Ver Roger Ver is one of the earliest investors in Bitcoin startups like and 5.0
Tim Hartford

Tiim Hartford is an author and presenter of “Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy.” 5.0
Vitalik Buterin Vitalik Buterin is an early blockchain and cryptcurrency expert and created Ethereum. 5.0
Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert is founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group and influential cryptocurrency investor. 4.5
Brian Armstrong Brian Armstrong is co-founder and CEO at Coinbase, which builds open financial systems. 4.5
Cameron Winklevoss

Cameron Winklevoss is co-founder and president of Gemini and is a principal at Winklevoss Capital. 4.5
Charlie Lee Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin, ex-director of engineering at Coinbase, and a cryptocurrency enthusiast. SatoshiLite 4.5
Gavin Andresen

Gavin Andresen is the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation. 4.5
Gilles Babinet Gilles Babinet is a digital champion on the European Commission and co-founder of Hypeed. 4.5
Jim Rickards

Jim Rickards is a NYT bestselling author of “The Road to Ruin,” “The Death of Money,” and “Currency Wars.” 4.5
Jon Matonis Jon Matonis is the founding director of the Bitcoin Foundation and a monetary economist. JonMatonis 4.5
Mark Lynd

Mark Lynd is a globally top-ranked expert in AI, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. 4.5
Adam Back Adam Back is co-founder and CEO of Blockstream and invented hashcash, used in Bitcoin mining. 4.0
Amy Vernon

Amy Vernon is the VP at Rivetz Corp, as well as a thought leader and influencer in the blockchain space. 4.0
Antonio Grasso Antonio Grasso is the CEO of Digital Business Innovation, influencer and thought leader in blockchain and digital transformation. No Website listed 4.0
Balaji S. Srinivasan

Balaji S. Srinivasan is CTO of Coinbase and co-founder of Counsyl, Earn, Teleport, and Coin Center. 4.0
Brad Garlinghouse Brad Garlinghouse is CEO at Ripple, an enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. 4.0
Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is a portfolio manager and manages a long / short cryptocurrency hedge fund. 4.0
Bryce Weiner Bryce Weiner is a blockchain developer and CEO of AltMarket, Inc. BryceWeiner 4.0
Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem is founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and founder and Chief Visionary Officer for Crypto IQ. 4.0
Eva Kaili Eva Kaili is a member of the European Parliament, chairing the Future of Science & Technology committee. 4.0
Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp is creator of Statoshi and is an infrastructure engineer at Casa. 4.0
Jeff Garzik Jeff Garzik is co-founder and CEO at Bloq, provider of blockchain products. 4.0
Karl Smith

Karl Smith is founder, CIO, CTO, transformation strategist in blockchain and AI. 4.0
Martin Hiesboeck Martin Hiesboeck is a managing partner at Geber Brand Consulting, a Taiwanese brand internationalization agency. 4.0
Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer. 4.0
Spiros Margaris Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Ventures. 4.0
Tim Draper

Tim Draper is founder and managing partner at Dealer Associates, a financial service provider. 4.0
Anabell Hilarski Anabell Hilarski is the director of operations at High Impact Media Panama, entrepreneur, and blockchain thought leader. 3.5
Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner is a commentator on the financial markets and financial technology as well as an author. 3.5
Cory Johnson Cory Johnson is anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television and is a Ripple market strategist. No website listed. 3.5
Danielle Guzman

Danielle Guzman is the global head of social media and distributed content at Mercer 3.5
Emin Gün Sire Emin Gun Sire is a professor at Cornell University and co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts. 3.5
Florian Graillot

Florian Graillot is partner and VC investor at astorya VC, which focuses on early-stage startups in Europe. 3.5
Helene Li Helene Li is managing director and head of strategic planning, brand, and communications for the Asia Pacific region at BMP Paribas Wealth Management. WealthManagement.en 3.5
Laura Shin

Laura Shin is a crypto / blockchain journalist and host of the Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts. 3.5
Ryan Selkis Ryan Selkis is founder of Messari Crypto, a news feed in the cryptocurrency space. 3.5
Tiffany Hayden

Tiffany Hayden is a blockchain advisor and influencer to the finance industry and blockchain space. 3.5
Alvin Foo Alvin Foo is an ICO advisor for BitHero, DropChain, and Noiz and a blockchain and crypto expert. No website listed. 3.0
Ryan Selkis Ryan Selkis is founder of Messari Crypto, a news feed in the cryptocurrency space. 3.5
Boris Wertz

Boris Wertz is founder and general partner at Version One Ventures. 3.0
Brian D Colwell Brian D. Colwell, also known as “Crypto Hobbit” is an investor and influencer in the crypto space. 3.0
Ƀrock Pierce

Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who is also chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.

No website listed. 3.0
Crypto Bobby Crypto Bobby is an influencer in enterprise technology and an enthusiast of cryptocurrencies. 3.0
Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark is the CEO and co-founder of Lightning Labs, a blockchain development company. 3.0
Joseph Lubin Joseph Lubin is co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsensSys. 3.0
Lisa Gansky

Lisa Gansky is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author of “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing.” 3.0
Perianne Boring Perianne Boring is founder and president of the Digital Chamber and also a Blockchain professor at Georgetown University. 3.0
Tony Arcieri

Tony Arcieri is co-founder of iqlusion, infrastructure provider for cryptocurrency technologies. 3.0
Antonio Selas Antonio Selas is a lawyer, lecturer, and speaker in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial technology spaces. No website listed. 2.5
Antonis Polemitis

Antonis Polemitis is CEO at University of Nicosia and managing partner at Ledra Capital. 2.5
Ari David Paul Ari David Paul is CIO of Block Tower Capital and an investment specialist in cryptocurrencies. 2.5
Arianna Simpson

Arianna Simpson is managing director at Autonomous Partners and was also a PM at BitGo. 2.5
Ben Davenport Ben Davenport is co-founder at BitGo and Beluga and is an angel investor. No website listed. 2.5
Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg is co-founder of Animal Ventures and blockchain researcher. 2.5
DaniiL Morozov Daniil Morozov is co-founder at Node, an educational resource for cryptocurrency investors. 2.5
DK Matai

DK Matai is chairman and founder of 4IR:PEX and is chairman of the Q-Brain Capital Accelerator.

No website listed 2.5
Jean-Baptiste Lefevre Jean-Baptiste Lefevre is a project manager for IT at BNP Paribas. No website listed. 2.5
Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.

Jonathan Reichental, PhD is the CIO and CTO for the City of Palo Alto, California. 2.5
Kristov Atlas Kristov Atlas is a Bitcoin security and privacy engineer and thought leader in blockchain security. 2.5
Marco Santori

Marco Santori is president and chief legal officer at Blockchain and a fintech advisor to the IMF. 2.5
Michael Casey Michael Casey is a senior advisor to the MIT Digital Currency Initiative and chairman of the CoinDesk Advisory Board. 2.5
Michael Novogratz

Michael Novogratz is the CEO of Galaxy Investment, LP, a US-based private equity firm.

No website listed 2.5
Michael Terpin Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, an ICO launch advisory firm. 2.5
Oliver Bussmann

Oliver Bussmann is founder and managing partner of Bussmann Advisory, a digital transformation advisory firm. 2.5
Taariq Lewis Taariq Lewis is founder of DigitalTangible, Serica, and Aquila, a small business cash network. 2.5
Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters is the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, LLC, a provider of distributed ledger technology. 2.5
Coin Bloq Coin Bloq is a YouTube influencer and cryptocurrency investor. 2.0
Da Hongfei

Da Hongfei is the founder of NEO and CEO at Onchain. 2.0
Đave Hoover Dave Hoover is co-founder of Dev Boot Camp and an Ethereum and Solidity engineer. DaveHoover 2.0
David Drake

David Drake is founder and chairman at LDJ Capital, a worldwide investment fund. 2.0
David Gerard David Gerard is an author and skeptic in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. 2.0
Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire is CEO and co-founder of Circle, and board chairman at Brightcove. 2.0
John Hargrave John Hargrave is CEO of Media Shower and author of the upcoming book “Blockchain for Everyone.” 2.0
Keith Teare

Keith Teare is the CEO and founder of and partner at Archimedes Labs, LLC. 2.0
Luke Stokes Luke Stokes is co-founder of FoxyCart, an ecommerce platform and system to sell products online. 2.0
Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumuru is founder of Evercoin Exchange and a general partner in Gumi Cryptos 2.0
Ned Scott Ned Scott is founder and CEO of Steemit, a blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers. 2.0
Gianmarco Troia

Gianmarco Troia is a digital entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Qwince and 1.5
Olga Feldmeier Olga Feldmeier is CEO at Smart Valor, a platform for democratizing access to wealth. 1.5
Richard Kastelein

Richard Kastelein is ICO advisor and founder at Blockchain News and partner at Blockchain Partners. 1.5
Amarpreet Singh Amarpreet Singh is a leading advocate of the global blockchain community, on the boards of many blockchain projects worldwide. No website listed 1.0
Bogdan Fiedur

Bogdan Fiedur is a full-stack developer and entrepreneur working with Ethereum and Solidity. 1.0
Chris Miess Chris Miess is a former Goldman Sachs analyst, founder of ICONIC, and ICO advisor. No website listed 1.0
David Wachsman

David Wachsman is CEO at Wachsman, a professional services firm for the blockchain industry. 1.0
Dean Karakitsos Dean Karakitsos is the founder of Bloqchain Science and co-founder of Bloxy & Qrypton. 1.0
Dr. John Clippenger

Dr. John Clippenger is a research scientist at MIT Media Lab and co-founder and executive director at ID3.

No website listed.


Giovanni Lesna Giovanni Lesna is chief commercial officer at Blocktrade and lead external advisor to Adbank and others. 1.0
Ian Scarffe

Ian Scarffe is founder at Crypto Consulting and Investments, LTD. 1.0
Jun Hao Jun Hao is founder of Block Connectors, a blockchain advisory service in Singapore. 1.0
Miikka Saloseutu

Miikka Saloseutu is co-founder and CEO of Triplex Trading, a Hong Kong-based trading platform.

No website listed. 1.0
Naviin Kapoor Naviin Kapoor is the founder of The Times of Crypto, an online cryptocurrency news source. 1.0
Navroop Sahdev

Navroop Sahdev is a blockchain expert, economist, and fellow at MIT.

No website listed. 1.0
Phillip Nunn Phillip Nunn is CEO of Wealth Chain Capital and managing director of Stockholm IT Ventures. 1.0
Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor is CEO of Dash Code Group, a digital money system to make instant private payments. 1.0
Savio Gomez Savio Gomez is a certified blockchain and AI professional and auditor of ISO systems. No website listed 1.0