“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 Blocktower Capital. He was portfolio manager for the university of Chicago looking after their $8 billion endowment. Ari is a great follow as he asks lots of questions and gets into conversations where you will learn a great deal. He believes in fleshing out a theory and is happy to be corrected, which you don’t find every day.

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 and regulators make sense of the crypto industry. He was on the founding team of the Digital Currency Group and his writings are a must-read in crypto. He is a prolific writer and is not afraid to share his views on any crypto-related subject.

Simon Cocking @simoncocking

Simon is the editor in chief at and senior editor at Irish Tech News. He has a deep understanding of the crytpo space and publishes a huge amount of information about crypto and emerging technology. You will have your hands full keeping up with Simon’s output and will be better informed for it. He has also advised over 100 ICOs at this stage, and held the #1 ranking on ICObench as the top global ICO advisor for the last three months and counting.

Sizhao Yang @zaoyang

Sizhao is co-founder at BetterWorks and co-created Farmville and MyMiniLife. He is an angel investor and thought leader. His tweetstorms are fantastic and thoughtful and he has a far-reaching understanding of how the underlying technology will mature and what this will mean for businesses and consumers alike.

Chris Dixon @cdixon

Chris is a general partner at legendary VC firm Andreesen Horowitz. He was a personal investor in companies such as Kickstarter, Stripe and Pinterest and co-founded a bunch of companies such as Hunch and SiteAdvisor. Chris has written some brilliant articles about blockchain development and why decentralization matters. He is a thought leader and has a long-term view on where this technology revolution is taking us.

Maher Roy @MaherRoy

Maher is a biochemical engineer and blockchain expert. He is co-host of Epicentre with a podcast with Brian Crain and Sabastian Couture, where they discuss everything blockchain-related and dissect complex cutting-edge projects. He has a natural curiosity and can reduce complex theories into understandable bite-sized chunks which he takes his audience through step by step. For those of us that can get lost in a 60-page white paper, Maher makes it all a lot more accessible and understandable.

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 explain the proposition involved.

Needacoin @needacoin

Needacoin is often regarded as the Godfather of Altcoins (not Bitcoin) and has an amazing appetite for researching and finding low cap gems. He has been in the space since 2013 and is one of the most liked and respected OGs on Crypto Twitter. Needacoin says he treats his Bitcoin as minions that go out into the Altcoin market and bring him back more Bitcoin. His work ethic is ferocious and his attitude is first-class and he is a real leader in the Crypto Twitter world.

Elizabeth Stark @starkness

Elizabeth is co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs. She was entrepreneur in residence at Stanford X and an advisor to a whole range of companies in various cutting-edge technologies. Lightning Labs have worked on the development of the Lightning Network, which is one of the most eagerly-awaited developments in the crypto space as it has the potential to scale Bitcoin to the level where it can handle worldwide adoption. It is still early in its development but surely a story to follow and keep up with.

Taylor Pearson @TaylorPearsonMe

Taylor is an author, essayist and entrepreneur. He puts a large amount of content directly into his tweetstorms and they cover a wide range of topics and are always worth a read. He brings original content into his tweets and will open your mind up to where this is all going.

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 lead developer on Casper protocol upgrade for the Ethereum network. If successful, Casper will move Ethereum from a Proof of Work system to a Proof of Stake system. He is amazingly accessible on Twitter and happy to work through protocol theories with anyone who tweets him. The content in these tweet threads is amazing and he has an open-minded approach which leads people to question and tease out these theories.

Nic Carter @nic_carter

Nic is editor of CryptoFundamental and creator of He has an investment background and likes to pour a cold dose of uncommon sense onto crypto valuations and the euphoria in general. He is a much-needed counter-weight to the general bullishness and lack of rigor that is often found in an emerging asset class such as crypto.

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 @ConsenSys

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 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.