Index of the Top people in Crypto and Blockchain

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The most extensive list of top most influential people in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

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THE TOP MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE
IN CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN

A

Adam Back, Co-founder & President of Blockstream, @adam3us
Adam Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Boost VC, @AdamDraper
Adam Ludwin, Co-founder & CEO of Chain, @adamludwin
Alan Silbert, Founder and CEO of BitPremier, Senior VP at Capital One Healthcare
Alex Sunnarborg, Founding Partner at Tetras Capital
Alexander Tapscott, Co-founder & CEO of the Blockchain Research Institute, @alextapscott | Blog
Amber Baldet, Founder of Clovyr, @AmberBaldet
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Bitcoin Evangelist & Author of ‘Mastering Bitcoin’, @aantonop | Blog
Andrew DeSantis, Co-founder of BTC Media
Ansel Lindner, Host of Bitcoin & Markets, Founder of Blockchain I/O
Anthony Di Iorio, Co-founder of Ethereum & Founder of Jaxx
Anthony Gallippi, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of BitPay
Anthony Pompliano, Founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, @apompliano
Apolo Anton Ohno, Founder of HybridBlock, @ApoloOhno
Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital, @AriDavidPaul
Arianna Simpson, Venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital, @AriannaSimpson
Arthur Hayes, Co-founder and CEO of BitMex, @cryptohayes

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Barry E. Silbert, Founder & CEO of Digital Currency Group, @barrysilbert
Bart Stephens, co-founder and Managing Partner at Blockchain Capital, @pbartstephens
Ben Davenport, CTO at BitGo,
Bill Shihara, Co-Founder and CEO of Bittrex
Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, @blythemasters
Bobby Lee, Co-founder & CEO of BTCC, @bobbyclee
Brad K. Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, @bgarlinghouse
Brandon Chez, creator of CoinMarketCap.com,
Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one, @brendanblumer
Brett King, Founder & Executive Chairman of Moven
Brian Armstrong, Сo-founder & CEO of Coinbase, @brian_armstrong
Bryan Bishop, well known developer focused on Bitcoin Core, @kanzure
Brock Pierce, Co-founder of Blockchain Capital

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Caitlin Long, Crypto investor, @CaitlinLong_
Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder & President of Gemini Exchange, and Winklevoss Capital, @winklevoss
Carl Bennetts, co-founder of Status, @carlbennetts
Carolyn Reckhow, Head of Operations and Client Services at Casa, @CReckhow
Catherine Coley, Head of XRP Institutional Liquidity at Ripple, @cryptocoley
Changpeng Zhao, Founder and CEO of Binance, @cz_binance
Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Input Output, Co-founder of Ethereum, @iohk_charles
Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin, @SatoshiLite
Charlie Shrem, Co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, @CharlieShrem
Chi-Hyung Song, CEO, Dunamu; Founder, Upbit
Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder VC
Chris DeRose, YouTuber at ‘Bitcoin Uncensored’
Chris Ellis, Founder of ProTip
Chris Larsen, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ripple
Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director at BitGive, @conniegallippi
Dr. Craig S. Wright, Chief Scientist of nChain, Founder of DeMorgan Inc, @ProfFaustus

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D

Daesik Kim, CCO of Bezant, Founder and former CEO of Bithumb
Damijan Merlak, Co-founder of Bitstamp
Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, Board of Directors at Bitstamp, @dan_pantera
Dan Wasyluk, founder and CEO of Blockchain Foundry, @blockchaindan
Daniel Larimer, CTO of Block.one, @bytemaster7
Derin Cag, Co-founder of BlockchainAge
Diego Gutierrez, CEO of RSK Labs
Dinis Guarda, Co-founder of Ztudium
Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA, @domschiener
Don Tapscott, President & CEO of The Tapscott Group, Inc., @dtapscott

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Elaine Ou, Blockchain engineer at Global Financial Access
Elizabeth McCauley, Freelance Advisor, @etmccauley
Elizabeth Stark, Co-founder & CEO of Lightning, @starkness
Emin Gün Sirer, Co-director of CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3), @el33th4xor
Eric Larchevêque, CEO and co-founder of Ledger, @EricLarch
Eric Lombrozo, co-CEO and CTO of Ciphrex Corp
Erik T. Voorhees, Founder & CEO of ShapeShift.io, @ErikVoorhees

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F

Francis Pouliot, Head of Research at Catallaxy, CEO of Satoshi Portal
Fred Ehrsam, Co-founder of Coinbase
Fred Wilson, co-founder and Managing partner of Union Square Ventures, Founder of VC firm Flatiron Partners

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G

Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Foundation & Lead Developer of Bitcoin Core
Dr Gavin Wood, Founder of Parity Technologies, Former CTO and Co-Founder of Ethereum
Giancarlo Devasini, Founder and CFO of Bitfinex.com
Gilles Babinet, Co-founder of Eyeka S.A.

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H

Herbert R. Sim, Founder of Crypto Chain University, a.k.a. TheBitcoinMan, @HerbertRsim
Hongfei Da, Co-founder of NEO, @dahongfei

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Jackson Palmer, Creator of Dogecoin
James Radecki, Global Head of Business Development at Cumberland, @JamesRadecki32
Jameson Lopp, Engineer at BitGo, creator of Statoshi.info, @lopp
Jed McCaleb, Co-founder & CTO of Stellar, @jedmccaleb
Jeff Garzik, Co-founder & CEO of Bloq
Jeff Wilcke, Co-founder of Ethereum, @jeffehh
Jeremy Allaire, co-founder of Circle, @jerallaire
Jesse Powell, Co-Founder, CEO of Kraken Exchange, @jespow
Jihan Wu, Co-founder & Director of Bitmain Technologies Ltd., @jihanwu
Jill Carlson, Cryptocurrency Consultant at Juno, @_jillruth
Jim Marous, Owner, Editor & Publisher of the Digital Banking Report
Jimmy Song, Venture Partner for Blockchain Capital LLC, @jimmysong
Joey Zhou, Managing partner at Cyborgenic
John McAfee, crypto investor and entrepreneur, @officialmcafee
Jon Matonis, Founding and Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, @jonmatonis
Jonas Schnelli, Bitcoin Core developer and maintainer, Co-founder of digitalbitbox, Author of libbtc
Joseph Lubin, Founder and CEO of ConsenSys, @ethereumJoseph
Joseph Young, Managing Director at NewsCrypto and B21M, @iamjosephyoung
Josh Fraser, Co-founder of Origin Protocol, @joshfraser
Josh Olszewicz, Advisor to Experty.io and AltCoinExchange, Writes for BraveNewCoin.com
Juan Benet, Founder and CEO of Protocol Labs, Inventor of the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), Founder of Filecoin, juanbenet
Julian Zawistowski, CEO and co-founder of Golem Factory, @julianzawist
Justin Sun, founder and CEO of TRON, @justinsuntron

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K

Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, @breitwoman
Kathryn Haun, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, @katie_haun
Kris Marszalek, Co-founder and CEO of Monaco, @Kris_HK
Kyle Torpey, Writes for Forbes, Bitcoin Magazine, CoinJournal, Crypto Insider

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Laura Shin, Senior Editor at Forbes & Co-lead Reporter of the Forbes Fintech, @laurashin
Leon Li 李林, Founder and CEO of Huobi Global
Linda Xie, Co-founder of Scalar Capital, @ljxie
Loi Luu, Co-Founder of Kyber Network
Lon Wong, CEO of ProximaX, President of the NEM.io foundation, @2017lon
Luis Iván Cuende, Co-founder of the Aragon Project, @licuende
Luke Martin, Host of Coin Chat, Founder of VentureCoinist

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M

Mai Fujimoto, CEO of Grecone Investment Group, a.k.a. “Miss Bitcoin”, @missbitcoin_mai
Marc L. Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape Communications & Co-founder of LoudCloud, @pmarca
Marco Streng, Founder and CEO of Genesis Mining, @Marco_Streng
Marek Palatinus, CEO and Head IT Architect at Satoshi Labs
Marie Wieck, General Manager at IBM Blockchain
Mark Yusko, Founder and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, @MarkYusko
Mars Cheng, CTO of Huobi Global
Matt Corallo, Bitcoin developer at Chaincode Labs, @TheBlueMatt
Matthew Spoke, Founder of the AION Network, @mattspoke
Matthew Tan, CEO and Founder of Etherscan and Blockscan, @etherscan
Meltem Demirors, Director of Development at Digital Currency Group, @Melt_Dem
Micah Winkelspecht, CEO of Gem.co, @winkelspecht
Michael Arrington, Founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, lead partner of Arrington XRP Capital
Michael E. Novogratz, Founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital, @novogratz
Michael Kitces, Publisher of Nerd’s Eye View blog, Director of Research at Pinnacle Advisory Group
Michael Parsons, Chairman and Executive Director of Cardano Foundation
Michel Bauwens, Founder of P2P Foundation
Mick Hagen, founder and CEO of Mainframe, @mickhagen
Mike Belshe, Co-founder and CEO of Bitgo, @mikebelshe
Mike Kayamori, Co-founder and CEO of QUOINE, @MikeKayamori
Muneeb Ali, Co-founder of Blockstack

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Naval Ravikant, Co-founder & CEO of AngelList, @naval
Ned Scott, Founder and CEO of SteemIT, creator of Smart Media Tokens (SMT), Founder of SteemNetwork
Nejc Kodrič, Co-founder of Bitstamp, @nejc_kodric
Nick Szabo, Creator & Designer of Bit Gold, @NickSzabo4 | Blog
Nicolas Cary, President and Co-Founder of Blockchain.com
Noriyuki Hirosue, Co-founder & CEO of Bitbank

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Olaf Carlson-Wee, CEO and founder of Polychain Capital, @zxocw
Olaoluwa Osuntokun, Chief Technology Officer at Lightning Labs
Oleg Andreev, Protocol architect at Chain, Author of Gitbox app
Oliver T. Bussmann, President of Crypto Valley Association & Founder of Bussmann Advisory
Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior Reporter at Business Insider UK

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P

Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock & Co-Chair at EdChoice
Pavel Durov, Founder of VKontakte, and Telegram, @durov
Perianne Boring, Founder & President of The Digital Chamber of Commerce
Peter Smith, Co-founder and CEO of Blockchain, @OneMorePeter
Pierre Rochard, Software Engineer at Axial, co-host of Noded Podcast, @pierre_rochard
Pieter Wuille, Co-founder of Blockstream & Bitcoin Core developer, @pwuille
Preethi Kasireddy, Founder and CEO of TruStory, @iam_preethi
Preston Byrne, Founder and former COO of Monax

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Ran NeuNer, host of CNBC Africa – Cryptotrader, Founder of OnChain Capital, CEO of The Creative Counsel, @cryptomanran
Raphael Nicolle, Founder and CTO of Bitfinex.com
Riccardo Spagni, Core team of Monero, @fluffypony
Richard G. Brown, CTO at R3
Richard Heart, Founder of BitcoinHEX, @RichardHeartWin
Richie Lai, Co-Founder of Bittrex
Robin Zhu 朱嘉伟, COO of Huobi Global
Roger K. Ver, Bitcoin Angel Investor & Bitcoin Evangelist, @rogerkver
Roger Wang, CTO of Binance
Ryan Selkis, Founder of Messari, Former Managing Director at CoinDesk, @twobitidiot
Ryan X Charles, Creator and CEO of Yours.org

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Satoshi Nakamoto, Creator of Bitcoin and Blockchain
Sherman Lee, Co-founder of Raven Protocol, @SHERM8N
Spencer Bogart, Head of Research at Blockchain Capital
Star Xu, CEO of OKCoin, @starokcoin
Stephen Pair, Co-founder and CEO of Bitpay, @spair
Stephan Tual, Co-founder of AtlasNeue and Slock.it
Sunny Ray, Co-founder & President of Unocoin
Susanne Chishti, CEO of FINTECH Circle, Author of “The FINTECH Book”

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Tai Zen, Senior Technical Analyst at Cryptocurrency.Market, co-creator of the TaiFu™ 30 Cryptocurrency Market Index
Thomas Lee, Co-founder of FundStrat, @fundstrat
Thomas Power, board member of 9Spokes
Tiffany Hayden, Co-founder of Casheer, @haydentiff
Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Associates & Draper University, @timdraper
Tone Vays, host of CrytpoScam Podcast, @ToneVays
Tony Gallippi, Co-founder and chairman of BitPay
Tristan D’Agosta, Founder of Poloniex
Tushar Jain, Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital, @TusharJain_
Tuur Demeester, Editor-in-chief at Adamant Research, @TuurDemeester
Tyler H. Winklevoss, Co-founder of Winklevoss Capital Management, @TylerWinklevoss

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Vlad Zamfir, Part of Ethereum Development Team, Analytics Consultant at Burson-Marsteller, @VladZamfir
Valery Vavilov, Founder & CEO of BitFury, @valeryvavilov
Vinay Gupta, CEO of Mattereum
Vinny Lingham, Co-founder & CEO of CivicKey, @VinnyLingham
Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder of Ethereum, @VitalikButerin

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William Mougayar, Founder of Startup Management
Willy Woo, Blogger at Woobull
Wong Joon Ian, Reporter at Quartz

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Yi He 一何, Co-Founder, Binance,
Yuzo Kano, Co-founder and CEO of bitFlyer, @yuzokano

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Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn, CEO of zCash, @zooko

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