“Following the right people will take you to the right places
Here you will find all the big actors in the blockchain sphere. Things are moving fast and theses people will keep you updated. Feel free to let us know if you feel you we have missed out some important people that should be posted here.Keep up with what is going especially on twitter where you can get the hottest news in real time.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos @aantonop
Andreas has been talking and teaching about Bitcoin since 2012 and very few in the world have educated more people about Bitcoin the him. An outstanding human that knows how to express his self all over the world. His book, The Internet of Money, which is a collection of his talks, is where you can started understanding Bitcoin and crypto. He is the best speaker in the crypto community.
Vitalik Buterin @vitalikButerin
Founder of Ethereum Buterin learned about Bitcoin, from his father, at age 17. In 2012, he obtained a bronze medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics. In 2013, he visited developers in other countries who shared his enthusiasm for code. He returned to Toronto later that year and published a white paper proposing Ethereum. He attended the University of Waterloo but dropped out in 2014, when he received the Thiel Fellowship in the amount of $100,000, and went to work on Ethereum full-time. On June 25, 2017, Buterin was the subject of a death hoax originating from 4chan. On 30 November 2018, Vitalik Buterin received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel on the occasion of the Dies Academicus.
Nick Szabo @nickszabo4
Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar and a cryptographer who designed BitGold in 1998. Many believe that BitGold was the precursor to Bitcoin. His writings are vast and his thought on the history of money are a great read. He developed the phrase and concept of Smart Contracts which are at the forefront of the Crypto world.
Ari Paul @AriDavidPaul
Ari is the CIO of Cryptocurrency Hedge fund
Chris Burniske @cburniske
Chris is co-founder of Placeholder Ventures, a crypto specific investment firm. He is also co-author of Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. His book takes a good look at how to price a new asset class such as crypto assets. He also enjoys putting his thoughts out there on Twitter and brings a semi-traditional approach to the crypto evaluation world.
Stefano Bernardi @stefanobernardi
Stefano publishes Token Economy with Yannick Roux on a weekly basis which is a recap of the biggest happenings in cryptocurrency and decentralized computing space. There is just so much info in Token Economy that you must take your time, grab a coffee and get stuck in.
Ryan Selkis @twobitidiot
Ryan is the founder and CEO at Massari, an open-source data library that helps researchers, investors
Simon Cocking @simoncocking
Simon is the editor in chief at CryptoCoin.news and senior editor at Irish Tech News. He has a deep understanding of the
Sizhao Yang @zaoyang
Chris Dixon @cdixon
Chris is a general partner at legendary VC firm
Maher Roy @MaherRoy
Maher is a biochemical engineer and blockchain expert. He is
Noam Levenson @noamlevenson
Noam is founder and CEO at Eden Block, an investment and research company within the blockchain space. Noam is very active on Twitter and writes some fantastic articles about early projects in the blockchain space. Noam likes to get under the hood of an early project and does a great job of
Elizabeth Stark @starkness
Elizabeth is co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs. She was
Taylor Pearson @TaylorPearsonMe
Taylor is an author, essayist
Panama Crypto @panama_Tj
Panama publishes fantastic interviews with well-know crypto personalities and interesting projects. He publishes a wealth of information for anyone looking to get started in crypto and understand the people and landscape. There is so much going on in the fast-moving crypto world it is very useful to learn lessons from the people who have done it all before and perhaps learn from their mistakes too.
Vlad Zamfir @VladZamfir
Vlad is a researcher for the Ethereum Foundation and is
Nic Carter @nic_carter
Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano @APompliano
Pomp is an investor, entrepreneur and co-founder and managing partner at Full Tilt Capital. His Twitter bio says: ‘Crypto capitalist hell-bent on tokenizing the world.’ I enjoy his writing about tokenized securities and the impact they will have on the overall ecosystem. With an asset class this young and technology moving so fast, Pomp is a must-follow on Twitter.
Blockchain Education Network @BlockchainEdu
BEN provides a community where students can collaborate and share their ideas, fostering a learning environment and to collaboratively further their understanding of blockchain technologies.
ConsenSys is a blockchain software technology company founded by Joseph Lubin based in Brooklyn, New York. ConsenSys develop decentralized software services and applications that operate on the Ethereum blockchain.
Joseph Lubin @ethereumJoseph
Joseph Lubin is a Canadian entrepreneur. He has founded and co-founded several companies including the Swiss-based EthSuisse, contributing heavily to Ethereum, the decentralized cryptocurrency platform. Lubin is the founder of ConsenSys.
Erik Voorhees @ErikVoorhees
Erik Tristan Voorhees is an American startup founder. He is co-founder of the bitcoin company Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant, and was founder and partial owner of the bitcoin gambling website Satoshi Dice. He is also the creator and CEO of the instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift, based in Switzerland.
Changpeng Zhao @cz_binance
Changpeng Zhao is a Chinese-Canadian business executive, who is the founder and CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange.
James Lopp @lopp
James Lopp is the engineer team leader of BitGo. BitGo is the security service for virtual assets based in Palo Alto, CA. Jameson Lopp’s Bitcoin career started in 2015, though he had become interested in Bitcoin and its concept of money. Recently, he has created a fork of Bitcoin Core called Statoshi — which is aimed to analyze statistics of Bitcoin nodes — has founded Mensa’s Bitcoin Special Interest Group and the Triangle Bitcoin & Business meetup.
Emin Gün Sirer @el33th4xor
Emin Gün Sirer is a Turkish-American computer scientist. He is currently an associate professor of computer science at Cornell University, co-director of IC3. He is known for his contributions to peer-to-peer systems and distributed systems.
Peter Todd @peterktodd
Peter Todd is a Bitcoin enthusiast and expert, an applied cryptography consultant and leading developer related to cryptocurrency and blockchain software at Bitcoin Core, which is considered to be the official client application for operations with Bitcoin. Peter Todd is famous for his profound knowledge of the security properties of the Bitcoin network and other decentralized technologies.
Adam Back @adam3us
Adam Back is a British businessman and cryptographer. He is currently the CEO of Blockstream, a technology company that seeks to further the development of bitcoin and blockchain technology. Blockstream provides funding for the development of Bitcoin Core, the predominant Bitcoin network client software.
Jimmy Song @jimmysong
Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur. He has 20 years of experience, the last 4 being in Bitcoin. He’s the editor of bitcointechtalk.com. He’s contributed to Bitcoin Core as well as other Bitcoin projects. He was the former VP of Engineering at Armory, a Bitcoin wallet.
Meltem Demirors @Melt_Dem
Meltem Demirors is an investor, consultant, and lawyer for cryptocurrency. She is the CEO of Coinshares, a company that provides access to digital assets via a range of traditional financial services. Demirors served as development director for the Digital Currency Group (DCG), a company that sets up and supports Bitcoin and Blockchain companies.
Winklevoss twins, Cameron @winklevoss and Tyler @tylerwinklevoss
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss known as the Winklevoss twins are Internet entrepreneurs .The Winklevoss brothers are known for their trial against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their ConnectU idea to create Facebook. The Winklevoss twins are venture capitalists and led a seed-funding round for Bitcoin payment processor BitInstant.