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Vitalik Buterin

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The cryptocurrency market is an incredibly volatile one. And, if you want to be a successful trader in this market, the only way to do so is to always remain updated with the latest developments in the crypto arena. Fortunately, people who are passionate about the world of crypto and blockchain also tend to be people who are quite active online and very vocal about their opinions. Following the right people can keep you in step with the happenings in the cryptocurrency space and maybe even gain insight into the future roadmap.

Have you started wondering who these people might be? Here’s a look at the top 10 crypto influencers today.

1.       Vitalik Buterin

Buterin needs no introduction to anyone interested in cryptocurrency. But, did you know that he started his love affair with crypto at the tender age of 17? In fact, he started writing in Bitcoin Weekly right after high school, moving on to co-found Bitcoin Magazine. The limitations he observed with Bitcoin spurred him to create his own platform, Ethereum, to address these shortcomings. He continues to be a prolific writer, both on his own blog and on Twitter. He is a great source of wisdom for anyone passionate about crypto.

Twitter Handle: @VitalikButerin

2.       Erik Voorhees

One of the early adopters of crypto, Erik Voorhees has been involved in this market since 2011. He began his crypto journey as the Head of Marketing at BitInstant. From here, he went on to found Coinapult in 2012 and then ShapeShift in 2014. Today, he continues as the CEO of ShapeShift. Voorhees has been hailed as being one of the top influencers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency community by several leading crypto publications. The best part is that he loves to share his experiences and knowledge with the world, which makes his Twitter feed an amazing source of information.

Twitter Handle: @ErikVoorhees

3.       Barry Silbert

Founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), Barry Silbert has been influencing the course of the cryptocurrency world for some time now. His company is a key source of seeding and investment for crypto start-ups. Silbert is also the Founder and CEO of Grayscale Investments, while also being involved with the hugely successful Coindesk. He is also part of several Ethereum trusts. If you want to know which altcoins are worth investing in, Silbert is your guy. Following his inputs might just teach you how to recognize a good crypto coin for yourself.

Twitter Handle: @barrysilbert

4.       Tim Draper

Well known as an angel investor and venture capitalist, Tim Draper founded Draper Associates, a firm that specialises in financing “extraordinary projects.” It is widely believed that if Draper is involved in an ICO, it is likely to succeed. Considering that he backed Tezos and Bancor in 2017, this belief seems to be supported by fact! He has also been very vocal about the SEC formulating a supportive regulatory environment for cryptos. His Twitter feed is a veritable reservoir of information about both risks and opportunities in the crypto space.

Twitter Handle: @TimDraper

5.       Charlie Lee

If you follow the creator of Ethereum, how can you miss out on the founder of Litecoin and former Director of Engineering at Coinbase? There have also been rumours, albeit unconfirmed, that Lee played a part in the creation of Bitcoin. He is a key brain behind SegWit too. With his followers on Twitter numbering among hundreds of thousands, he definitely is a major influencer in the crypto space.

Twitter Handle: @SatoshiLite

6.       Brian Armstrong

CEO and Co-Founder of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong has definitely changed the way merchants, consumers and investors manage and use cryptocurrency. Needless to say, therefore, what he has to say has a huge impact on the crypto space. And, he does have a lot to say, with his Twitter feed always rich in news, opinions on projects and information on key events in the crypto world.

Twitter Handle: @brian_armstrong

7.       Fred Ehrsam

After having co-founded Coinbase with Brian Armstrong, Fred Erhsam has continued with his crypto journey by focusing on various other projects. And, while Armstrong is more news-oriented in his Twitter feed, Ehrsam is not afraid to voice his opinions, sharing his personal insights into cryptocurrency investment, as well as personal growth.

Twitter Handle: @FEhrsam

8.       Andreas Antonopoulos

Author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money and Mastering Ethereum, Andreas Antonopoulos definitely holds valued opinions regarding the crypto sphere. His talks, podcasts, YouTube channel and writings on Bitcoin are a rich source of information, making cryptocurrency easy to understand and use for the layperson.

Twitter Handle: @aantonop

9.       Ben Horowitz

Author of The Hard Things About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz is an avid crypto analyst and investor. Horowitz is a co-founder and partner at Andressen Horowitz and has vast experience in both software development and management. This helps him provide useful insights not just into altcoins but also the team behind them.

Twitter Handle: $bhorowitz

10.    Roger Ver

Popularly known as “Bitcoin Jesus,” Roger Ver has been among the world’s first investors not just in Bitcoin.com, but also in Blockchain.com, BitPay, Z.cash, ShapeShift, Kraken and Purse.io. He actively shares his insights across various Bitcoin forums and websites. His Twitter feed is a rich source of information on important issues, including blockchain integrity, ethical considerations for cryptocurrencies and more.

Twitter Handle: @rogerkver

In the world of cryptocurrency, knowledge and information is power. So, make sure you keep yourself updated with the latest happenings in this arena to make successful investment decisions.

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