While there is a lot of information out in the crypto world, ranging from market trends to exactly how this digital currency works, it’s not an industry easily understood by the masses. Clearly defining the ins and out of digital cash is key, and powerful and trusted voices online have become a go-to for many navigating cryptocurrencies. And today, crypto influencers have taken over.
So, who are the crypto influencers you should follow?
Vitaly Dmitriyevich “Vitalik” Buterin
This young Russian-Canadian programmer is the biggest crypto influencer today. But this isn’t surprising, as he co-founded Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency behind Bitcoin. Involved in cryptocurrency since 2011 when he launched Bitcoin Magazine, he’s one of the world’s youngest crypto billionaires (born in 1996) and has 1.5 million followers on Instagram!
Andreas M. Antonopoulos
A bitcoin, blockchain expert, and one of the biggest crypto influencers today, Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, and educator whose mission is to break down complicated crypto subjects and educate the masses about Bitcoin and Ethereum. You’ll often see Antonopoulo speaking at crypto conferences around the globe or preaching to those that can’t attend from his YouTube channel, which has 320k subscribers.
Erik Voorhees is a startup developer who has been engaged in crypto since 2011. A part of Bitcoin ventures including SatoshiDICE, Coinapult, Bitinstant, and FeedZeBirds, Voorhees today is the CEO of ShapeShift, a trading platform with over 50 digital assets. Follow him on Twitter along with his other 300k followers!
Brian Armstrong went from Airbnb software engineer to the co-founder of Coinbase, which launched in San Francisco in 2012 and is today one of the most popular Bitcoin exchanges in the world. It’s also the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States! You’ll regularly see Armstrong speaking at conferences, workshops, and seminars about Bitcoin or talking to his 1 million Twitter followers.
How much do you know about this “Bitcoin Jesus”? Roger Ver is the world’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups, including Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Ripple, Z.cash, BitPay, Kraken, and Purse.io, to name a few. This early adopter and cryptocurrency visionary has 755k followers on Twitter. And if you want to learn a thing or two about bitcoin, his thoughts are probably a good place to start.