Top 8 Crypto Influencers To Keep An Eye on in 2018
Cryptocurrencies represent a fairly new technology. In fact, the Bitcoin phenomenon is on the ‘cutting edge’ of financial technology, and it is really hard to find true experts who can explain it all clearly to you and give advice on how you can reach your goals.
How does blockchain work? What are smart contracts for? What’s the difference between Dashcoin and Dash? What’s the most profitable coin to invest in the next 2 months?
Once you dive deeper into the cryptos, you will inevitably come across such questions. Where to find a reputable and credible person who can help you find the answers in such a young market?
In this article, we’ve gathered the list of top influencers and experts in the cryptoworld that are definitely worth following. These guys can help you save tons of time and money on your way into the digital finance world.
#1. Andreas M. Antonopoulos
His name is associated with a number of books that are an absolute ‘must-read’ for anyone who’s taking crypto seriously. These are “Mastering Bitcoin”, “Mastering Ethereum” and “The Internet of Money”. Also, he has a Youtube channel where he posts his videos once in a day or two.
#2. Charlie Lee
His contribution to the cryptoworld is unquestioned as he is the person who invented one of the earliest Bitcoin’s derivatives, Litecoin, trying to solve the issues that Bitcoin had begun encountering back in 2013. Since CryptoPay now supports Litecoin, we definitely recommend following him, so you can keep track on this project and see how it evolves as time goes on.
- Twitter: twitter.com/SatoshiLite
- Medium: medium.com/@SatoshiLite
- Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/chocobo
#3. Vitalik Buterin
In 2012, at the tender age of 19, Vitalik actively participated in the project Bitcoin Magazine which encouraged him to invent his own technology. 2 years later he revealed smart contracts and the Ethereum project which could be considered the most successful ICO yet. Having said that, Vitalik is surely the person to follow at all times.
#4. Roger Ver “Bitcoin Jesus”
Roger is one of Bitcoin’s early investors and a significant influencer. “Being factually correct is more important than being in agreement with the majority”, is a direct quote from his Twitter.
Apart from Bitcoin, he was also one of the first people to invest in Blockchain.info, Ripple, Zcash, BitPay, Kraken, and other services. He’s not the one who follows the opinion of the crowd, he’s the one who creates it. Some call him Bitcoin Jesus, others name him a traitor after his public support of Bitcoin Cash. Whatever opinion of him, he’s definitely worth the follow.
#5. Brock Pierce
Brock is a founder of Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether and a chairman of Bitcoin Foundation
His philosophy goes something like “Building free market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property”.
- Twitter: twitter.com/brockpierce
- Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/brockpierce
- Website: blockchain.capital
An experienced technical analyst with a number of very useful articles in his blog. He’s gained a huge bulk of followers in a relatively short time. He first came to Twitter in April 2017 and has amassed 153K followers in this short time!
#7. Nicholas Merten
Nicholas has a Youtube channel where apart from daily cryptocurrency news he posts some really useful lessons on cryptocurrency trading. He explains difficult terms in a language that anybody can understand. Also, he gives good advice on what altcoins have the best chances to spike in the nearest months and his forecasts almost always come true.
Omar is quite experienced in cryptocurrencies as he’s been digging into this question for several years already. He’s got a very active Steemit account and also a channel on Youtube with 91K subscribers where he posts his thoughts almost on a daily basis.
What other crypto experts do you know? Who else is worth following? Share your thoughts in the comments!