October 4, 2018

Top 100 Blockchain and Crypto Influencers on Twitter to Follow

Twitter is a great source of information, especially if you deal with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies — it helps to stay up to date and have your finger on the pulse of the market not only by reading the news but also by watching the influencers.

The Axon Trade team has compiled a list of Twitter accounts you probably would be interested in following if you work in blockchain & crypto related fields. Of course, there are hundreds of them, but we decided to select the one hundred most popular people in crypto space, based on relevance and the number of followers.

Note: Axon Trade does not endorse any of these sources or endorse any of their opinions, and we encourage you to consume all publicly disseminated information with a few grains of salt.



Ranked by follower count:

1. John McAfee

Followers: 844000

John McAfee is a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Founder of McAfee.

2. Vitalik Buterin

Followers: 814000

Russian-Canadian programmer and writer, primarily known as a co-founder of Ethereum and as a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

3. Charlie Lee

Followers: 759000

Cryptocurrency enthusiast and creator of Litecoin. Ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase and Managing Director of the Litecoin Foundation.

4. Marc Andreessen

Followers: 705000

American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. Serves on the board of Facebook, eBay, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kno, Stanford Hospital, Bump Technologies, Anki, Oculus VR, Dialpad, and TinyCo. A proponent of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

5. Roger Ver

Followers: 552000

Bitcoin Evangelist and Angel Investor. Founding Member and Board Advisor at Bitcoin Foundation. Early investor in such Bitcoin startups as Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Z.cash, BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io.

6. Andreas Antonopoulos

Followers: 452000

Entrepreneur and coder, Bitcoin & open blockchain expert, speaker. Author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money, Mastering Ethereum.

7. Erik Voorhees

Followers: 310000

CEO of the instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift.io.

8. Nick Szabo

Followers: 221000

Computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” was developed by this guy. Also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin.

9. CryptoYoda

Followers: 217000

Cryptoenthusiast and technical analyst.

10. Brad Garlinghouse

Followers: 192000

CEO at Ripple.

11. Jameson Lopp

Followers: 178000

Creator of Statoshi and Infrastructure Engineer at Casa. At the moment, he’s most interested in opportunities within the Bitcoin and crypto asset ecosystem.

12. Barry Silbert

Followers: 171000

Founder and CEO at Digital Currency Group, parent of Grayscale, Genesis Global Trading, CoinDesk & investor in 100+ coins, BTC, ETC, ZEC, MANA, ZEN, etc.

13. Tone Vays

Followers: 166000

Derivatives trader, analyst & content creator in the realm of economics, finance, blockchain & Bitcoin. Host of CrytpoScam Podcast.

14. Vinny Lingham

Followers: 164000

CEO of Civic, building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner at Multicoin Capital.

15. Pomp

Followers: 161000

Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. Writes a daily email newsletter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors.

16. Charlie Shrem

Followers: 155000

Bitcoin pioneer, Founder of The Bitcoin Foundation, Chief Visionary Officer at Crypto.IQ, speaker and writer.

17. Gavin Andresen

Followers: 148000

Software developer best known for his involvement with Bitcoin. In 2012 founded the Bitcoin Foundation to support and nurture the development of the bitcoin currency, and by 2014 left his software development role to concentrate on his work with the Foundation.


Followers: 146000

Crypto trader.

19. Cameron Winklevoss

Followers: 136000

Co-Founder & President at Gemini. Principal at Winklevoss Capital.

20. Mahesh Sashital

Followers: 133000

Entrepreneur and developer, co-founder of Smartereum.

21. Jimmy Song

Followers: 132000

Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur.

22. Simon Cocking

Followers: 119000

Senior editor Irish Tech News, editor in chief at Crypto Coin News.

23. ฿TF%$D!

Followers: 114000

According to his Twitter bio, “semi-retired crypto trader”.

24. Don Tapscott

Followers: 111000

Media theorist. author, adjunct professor, co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute.

25. David Schwartz

Followers: 109000

CTO at Ripple and one of the original architects of the XRP network.

26. Tim Draper

Followers: 105000

American venture capital investor, founder of DFJ Venture Capital, Draper Associates, Draper University, and Innovate Your State.

27. Squeeze

Followers: 104000

Crypto trader, investor and venture capitalist since 2013. Featured in Cointelegraph and HuffPost.

28. Laura Shin

Followers: 101000

Crypto & blockchain journalist. Host of Unchainedpodcast.co & Unconfirmedpodcast.com

29. The Crypto Dog

Followers: 94500

Crypto trader, started mining Bitcoin in 2011, full-time blockchain investor and market commentator.

30. Balaji S. Srinivasan

Followers: 94000

CTO of Coinbase and co-founder of Counsyl, Earn, Teleport, and Coin Center.

31. Spencer Bogart

Followers: 90300

Partner at Blockchain Capital. Former Bitcoin analyst and VP at Needham & Company.

32. Joseph Young

Followers: 87000

Analyst and investor, focusing on finance, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech. Contributing to Forbes, Binary District, Cointelegraph, CryptoSlate.


Followers: 83500

Crypto trader.

34. Giacomo Zucco

Followers: 75400

Supremo at BHB Network and Bitcoin maximalist.

35. Willy Woo

Followers: 75200

Crypto writer. Does some data-driven research on cryptocurrency as an investment and has publications on Forbes, CoinDesk and BraveNewCoin.

36. ParabolicTrav

Followers: 72200

Crypto trader.

37. Emin Gün Sirer

Followers: 71200

Professor at Cornell University, co-director at Initc3.org, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.

38. Meltem Demirors

Followers: 70800

Builds products at CoinShares. Teaches at MIT and Oxford University. Investor and advisor.

39. Tiffany Hayden

Followers: 70000

Independent advisor, supporter of Bitcoin, XRP, Codius, Coil and Interledger.

40. DonAlt

Followers: 65900

Teacher, investor and cryptocurrency trader.

41. Michael Fisher

Followers: 65000

Analyst, tech evangelist. Cybersecurity, IoT, Fintech, DataScience & VR influencer at DZone & onalytica.

42. Jon Matonis

Followers: 64400

Monetary economist, Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation, CEO of Hushmail, Startup Team at RSA’s VeriSign, Chief Currency Dealer at VISA.

43. Stephan Tual

Followers: 63600

Founder of Atlas Neue, former CCO of Ethereum.

44. Parabolic Beastlorion

Followers: 53000

Crypto trader.

45. Jackson Palmer

Followers: 47200

Group Product Manager at Adobe. Created Dogecoin.

46. Bruce Fenton

Followers: 45700

Founder of Atlantic Financial, host of Satoshi Roundtable, Board Member at Bitcoin Foundation.

47. Dr. Craig S Wright

Followers: 45100

Chief Scientist at nChain.

48. Da Hongfei

Followers: 44200

Founder of NEO, CEO at Onchain.

49. Kyle Torpey

Followers: 43300

Full-time Bitcoin writer since 2014. Contributor at Forbes and BitcoinMagazine. Featured on Nasdaq, Business Insider and Motherboard.

50. Tuur Demeester

Followers: 43100

Founder of Adamant Capital.

51. Matt Corallo

Followers: 40000

Bitcoin developer. Full-time on open source Bitcoin projects at Chaincode Labs.

52. slush

Followers: 40000

CEO & IT Architect at SatoshiLabs. Founder of world’s first Bitcoin pool Slush Pool and the first Bitcoin hardware wallet Trezor.

53. Pierre Rochard

Followers: 39000

Software engineer, running Bitcoin Advisory.

54. Francis Pouliot

Followers: 38600

CEO of Satoshi Portal. Blockchain researcher and analyst. Former public policy analyst and free-market economist.

55. Arianna Simpson

Followers: 38400

Venture capitalist. Before she started investing, Arianna was a PM at BitGo, where she was the third employee. Prior to BitGo, she worked at Facebook in Global Marketing Solutions and at Y Combinator-backed Shoptiques, where she ran sales.

56. A v B

Followers: 37900

Canadian crypto expert.

57. Luke Dashjr

Followers: 37400

Bitcoin Core developer, known in the Bitcoin world as Luke-Jr. Founder of Eligius mining pool. He has made over 200 contributions to Bitcoin Core, and maintains the Bitcoin Improvement Proposals section on GitHub.

58. Stefan Thomas

Followers: 35800

Open-source developer and distributed systems advocate. Co-creator of Interledger and Founder at Coil.

59. Nathaniel Popper

Followers: 34400

Nathaniel writes about technology and finance for New York Times. Author of Digital Gold, a history of Bitcoin.

60. Daniel Larimer

Followers: 33700

Software developer and cryptocurrency serial entrepreneur. Created the cryptocurrency platform BitShares, was a co-founder of the blockchain social platform Steemit, and is CTO of EOS, with the company block.one. Creator of the DPOS consensus algorithm and Graphene technology.

61. Preston Byrne

Followers: 33200

Blockchain technologist, independent consultant, lawyer. Founder and former COO of Monax, a company that created the first open-source permissioned blockchain client in 2014. Advocates for civil liberties, digital rights, due process rights, free markets, and sensible regulation of cryptography.

62. Saifedean Ammous

Followers: 33100

Bitcoin economist. Author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking.

63. The Crypto Monk

Followers: 32100

Crypto trader.

64. Muneeb Ali

Followers: 32100

Blockchain entrepreneur and co-founder of Blockstack, a network for decentralized applications. Princeton Ph.D.

65. Aaron van Wirdum

Followers: 31500

Technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

66. Anthony Di Iorio

Followers: 31000

CEO & Founder of Decentral & Jaxx, Co-Founder of Ethereum.

67. Jonas Schnelli

Followers: 30800

Bitcoin Core developer and maintainer, co-founder of Digitalbitbox.com. Author of libbtc. C, C++, Obj-C Pro.

68. Alan Silbert

Followers: 30100

Executive managing director at INX. Bitcoin evangelist. Formerly founder and CEO of BitPremier. 20+ years in commercial banking.

69. Michael Parsons

Followers: 28400

Blockchain & Bitcoin advisor. Chairman at Cardano Foundation.

70. Alex Sunnarborg

Followers: 28200

Founder of Tetras Capital and Lawnmower.

71. Jeremy Gardner

Followers: 25200

Co-founder & Managing Partner at Ausum Ventures. Founded Blockchain Education Network and co-founded SAAVHA.

72. Chris Larsen

Followers: 25100

Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple.

73. Michael Goldstein

Followers: 24500

President of Satoshi Nakamoto Institute and co-host at Noded Bitcoin Podcast.

74. Peter Van Valkenburgh

Followers: 24200

Cryptolawyer, Director of Research at CoinCenter, Board Member at Zcash Foundation, Juris Doctor at NYU Law.

75. Jed McCaleb

Followers: 22700

Co-Founder of Stellar Development Foundation.

76. Alex Van De Sande

Followers: 22100

UX Designer at Ethereum.

77. Nik Bougalis

Followers: 21800

Cryptographer & Software Engineer leading the C++ team at Ripple. Entrepreneur, consultant.

78. Adam Ludwin

Followers: 21400

CEO at Interstellar.

79. Oleg Andreev

Followers: 20200

Protocol architect at Interstellar. Author of Gitbox, CoreBitcoin and BTCRuby.

80. Jill Carlson

Followers: 20000

Cryptocurrency consultant. Jill has done academic research on blockchain and built enterprise products with banks. Right now, she mostly works on cryptocurrency and token projects.

81. Ben Davenport

Followers: 19000

CTO and Co-Founder of BitGo. Previously, Ben co-founded Beluga, which was acquired by Facebook, and became the basis for Facebook Messenger.

82. Jack Mallers

Followers: 17600

Developer and designer. Built ZeroHouseEdge, JacksChess, LanternHQ and RollWithMe. Currently, Jack is crafting consumer experiences at VC-backed startup Label Insight.

83. Dennis Parker

Followers: 17600

Bitcoin maximalist specialized in Bitcoin politics and game theory.

84. CryptoTrooper

Followers: 17300

Crypto trader and technical analyst.

85. Tim Swanson

Followers: 16500

Founder of PostOakLabs. Advisor at clearmatics, BlockSeer, ELM Labs. Formerly Director of Market Research at R3.

86. Alex Bosworth

Followers: 16000

Infrastructure Lead at Lightning.

87. Sergio Demian Lerner

Followers: 14800

Cryptocurrency security consultant.

88. Matthew Roszak

Followers: 14100

Co-Founder at Bloq and Founding Partner at Tally Capital.

89. Caitlin Long

Followers: 12800

Blockchain & Bitcoin enthusiast, chairman & president of Symbiont. 22 years of corporate finance experience (Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Salomon Brothers).

90. Donald McIntyre

Followers: 12800

Founder of Etherplan. Creates articles and videos with research and reviews of the best blockchains, sidechains, and decentralized apps.

91. Daniel “Buddha of Tulips” Jeffries

Followers: 12700

Blockchain & cryptocurrency expert.

92. Alyse Killeen

Followers: 12100

Author, advisor and early blockchain investor. Founding Partner at StillMark Co, Founder and Executive Director of City Fellows Consortium and Women in Venture.

93. Mike Belshe

Followers: 12100

CEO at BitGo, Inventor of SPDY (now HTTP/2.0), Google Chrome engineer, Co-Founder of Lookout Software.

94. Daniel Krawisz

Followers: 11600

Director of Research at Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Writes articles about the economics and technology of Bitcoin.

95. Connie Gallippi

Followers: 11000

Founder and Executive Director at BitGiveOrg.

96. Christian Decker

Followers: 9800

Bitcoin researcher.

97. Min Kim

Followers: 9100

Founder of ICON Project, Council Member at ICON Foundation.

98. Jamie Redman

Followers: 8600

Bitcoin trader and enthusiast, graphic designer and writer/journalist at Bitcoin.com.

99. Lawrence Nahum

Followers: 7800

Bitcoin entrepreneur, open source enthusiast, Founder and CEO at GreenAddress, Senior Architect at Blockstream.

100. Sarah Hody

Followers: 5900

Attorney at Perkins Coie. Advises entrepreneurs, fintech companies, investors, and innovators in the blockchain space. Previously Regulatory Counsel at Coinbase.


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