Blockchain and Crypto Currency Influential people

Influential People in Blockchain and Crypto Currencies

There are a few core early adopters of this technology who are still driving most of the innovation in this industry. As the blockchain ecosystem is growing at an exponential rate more and more people are adding themselves to this list, be it tech gurus, evangelists or enterprising businessmen. We see this list rapidly changing and growing over the next few months and years. We update this list regularly but we believe it doesn’t scratch the surface. If you believe we’ve missed someone out and would like to add an influencer to this list you can use the ‘Add People‘ submission button.

Top Crypto Currency Influencers

Dan Larimer EOS - Blockchain Guru
Charles Hoskinson of Ethereum and Cardano
Charlie Lee of Litecoin
Nick Szabo possible founder of Bitcoin

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Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer by profession and an Entrepreneur. Born to a computer scientist, Buterin obtained a bronze medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics. Buterin is the founding father of Ethereum and now he is working on upgrades to its protocol. He also cofounded Bitcoin Magazine.
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Adam Back
Adam Back is CEO of Blockstream. He is a British Cryptographer and crypto-hacker. He is the originator of Hashcash and he is fully familiarized with Bitcoin. He implemented Credlib and he was the first to formalize the Non-Interactive Forward-Secrecy security property for email.
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Alan Silbert
Silbert is the Senior Vice President at Capital One Commercial Banking. He founded and built startup company BitPremier from concept into the leading Bitcoin luxury marketplace. He has extensive knowledge in the Bitcoin space.
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Alejandro De La Torre
Alejandro De La Torre is an entrepreneur in the blockchain space and is the Vice President for Business Development at BTC.com, and he now leads business development for the BTC.com products, mainly the multi-platform bitcoin & bitcoin cash wallet and the bitcoin & bitcoin cash mining pool.
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Alex Sunnarborg
Alex is a research analyst at CoinDesk and is a Founding Partner at Tetras Capital, a hedge fund focused on diversified cryptoasset exposure. He was a founder and the CFO of Lawnmower, a blockchain investment and market research firm acquired by CoinDesk.
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Alexander Tapscott
Alex Tapscott is a Canadian business writer, investor and advisor. He is the co-author of "Blockchain Revolution" and is the CEO and founder of NextBock, a blockchain investment firm. Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute.
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Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos is a Greek-British author of "Mastering Bitcoin" and “The Internet of Money”, seminal books about why bitcoin matters on a global scale. Antonopoulos is also a public speaker at bitcoin events. He is also a host on the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast.
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Andrew DeSantis
Andrew is a software engineer at 21 Inc, which is focused on building out the full-stack infrastructure for Bitcoin. He is an early investor in bitcoin who is now the co-founder of BTC Media, a leading provider of news and educational information about financial technology and cryptocurrency.
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Anne Connelly
Anne Connelly is CEO of ixo Foundation, an organization that leverages Blockchain technology. Anne is the Vice Chair of the board of Blockchain Canada and has been an active part of the global blockchain community. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada.
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Anondran
Anondran is a cryptocurrency enthusiast/analyst and trader who is best-known for his Twitter-only commentary on the crypto world. Anondran covers Bitcoin and Ethereum on a regular basis, as well as other alt-coins (such as ZCash, XRB, and others).
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Ansel Lindner
Ansel is an economist, amateur developer, and bitcoin expert. He is the host of Bitcoin & Markets podcast. Lindner has been involved with Bitcoin for a long time and founded his own firm, Blockchain I/O, to house his crypto projects. He also writes about blockchain and bitcoin.
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Anthony Diiorio
Anthony Diiorio is a serial entrepreneur, VC, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of decentralized technologies. Diiorio funded and along with Vitalik Buterin and 3 others founded the smart contract platform Ethereum.
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Antonio Selas
Antonio Selas Colorado is Partner at Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, S.L. His professional practice mainly focused on judicial and extrajudicial defence in relation to competition, e-commerce, payment services, commercial contracts, as well as domain names.
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Ari Paul
Ari is the CIO of cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital as well as a Financial Blogger. Paul was a former portfolio manager for the University of Chicago's endowment, as well as a derivatives trader.
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Arianna Simpson
Arianna is an early stage investor with close to 40 investments in the crypto space to date. She is also now a venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital, an investment firm focused on emerging technologies, enterprise SaaS, and healthcare.
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Barry Silbert
Barry Silbert is Founder and CEO at Digital Currency Group, which builds and supports Bitcoin and blockchain companies, with over 50 investments in 15 countries. He is also an investor. Silbert also created the Bitcoin Investment Trust.
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Ben Davenport
Ben Davenport is a software engineer and bitcoin angel investor. Ben is the CTO at BitGo, a blockchain security company. He is an investor in numerous blockchain startups and runs SVBitcoin, a cryptocurrency and blockchain focus group.
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Bobby Lee
Bobby is the CEO and co-founder of BTCC, China's first bitcoin exchange. Lee envisioned BTCC as a full-stack solution for bitcoin in China - ranging from exchange functionality, to providing secure wallets to consumers.
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Brad Garlinghouse
Brad is the CEO at Ripple, an enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. He is also a board member for Animoto, a video creation service. Brad held various positions at Yahoo.
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Brett King
Brett King is from Australia, who is an international best-selling author, a well-known industry commentator, and a speaker as well, being the host of the BREAKING BANK$ radio show. He is also a co-founder and CEO of Moven.
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Brian Armstrong
Brian Armstrong is a Software Engineer by profession. He is the co-founder & CEO of Coinbase, an open financial system and Bitcoin exchange for the world. He was also featured in the 2014 movie, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin".
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Brock Pierce
Brock Pierce is a serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. He is the founder, advisor, mentor of Blockchain Capital, GoCoin, Tether, ZenBox, Blade Financial, Expresscoin, Noble Markets, BitGo, ChangeTip, BlockStreet, Coin Congress, Plug and Play and Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation.
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Bruce Porter Jr.
Bruce Porter Jr. is an American entrepreneur and CEO of GlobalBoost. He is an expert in social media and his experience has put him on the forefront of the social media advertising revolution. Mr. Porter has worked with SEO and web services development.
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Camila Russo
Camila Russo is a financial journalist with experience in three continents and across asset classes. Camila focuses on emerging markets and cryptocurrencies. Camila is a blogger for Bloomberg News in New York, focusing on crypto and LatAm.
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Charles Hoskinson
Hoskinson is a bitcoin writer and he covers about cryptocurrencies for numerous publications. He is the co-founder of Ethereum and is presently the CEO of Input Output, a Hong Kong-based blockchain research firm. He was also a founding member of the Cryptocurrency Research Group. He is also the man behind the Cardano coin
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Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee is the inventor of Litecoin, and formerly Coinbase's Director of Engineering. Lee still remains focused on a number of Bitcoin-specific projects. Lee held various engineering positions at companies like Google and Guidewire Software.
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Charlie Shrem
Charlie is a controversial Bitcoin Evangelist and is a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation. He is an American entrepreneur. He is now the Director of Community and Business Development for Shrem, a blockchain wallet startup.
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Charlotte Halkett
Charlotte is a leading InsurTech veteran. She is the managing director of buzzvault, a revolutionary InsurTech brand. He was in the founding and executive teams at Insure The Box.
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Chris Burniske
Chris is an internet analyst and the author of "Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond". He is now Chris is now a partner at Placeholder VC. He previously led ARK Invest's cryptoasset and product development.
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Chris DeRose
Chris is a journalist, bitcoin evangelist and public speaker. He is a productive YouTuber at Bitcoin Uncensored. He is also the Community Director at the Counterparty Foundation, and writes regularly for publications such as Bitcoin Magazine.
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Chris Ellis
Chris is an experienced public speaker and lecturer. He is the founder of ProTip, a P2P tipping platform. He is also a presenter at the World Crypto Platform. Chris works at Bitfinex, the world's foremost cryptocurrency exchange.
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Chris Larsen
Larsen is presently an advisor at Distilled Analytics, a data science firm. Larsen is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ripple. He is an angel investor best known for co-founding several Silicon Valley technology startups and a business executive.
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Chris Skinner
Chris Skinner is a leading financial analyst, strategist and author of many books. He works as the Chief Executive of the think tank Balatro. He is the Chairman of the Financial Services Club and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow.
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Da Hongfei
Da is the co-founder of blockchain group NEO. He is also the founder and CEO of OnChain, one of China's most innovative blockchain technology firms. Through OnChain, Da is collaborating with the Chinese government on establishing blockchain technology standards.
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Dan Morehead
Dan Morehead is founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, a firm which focuses exclusively on bitcoin and other digital currencies. Morehead was CFO at Tiger Management. He founded and was CEO of Atriax.
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Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts is the sports business writer at Yahoo Finance and hosts the recurring video and podcast series Sportsbook. He also closely covers tech, cryptocurrency, and media. He spent more than five years at Fortune Magazine.
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David G.W. Birch
Dave Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He is a decent writer, an excellent public speaker, a reasonable consultant, a great board-level advisor, a respected media commentator, a well-read blogger and an inveterate tweeter.
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David M. Brear
David Brear is the Founder and CEO at 11:FS. David was most recently the Global Director of Digital Banking in Gartner with senior roles before this at Infosys, Lloyds Banking Group, Aviva and Foolproof.
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Dean Demellweek
Dean Demellweek is an author and a digital innovation Strategist Covering Marketing, FinTech & Blockchain and Emerging Technologies & Business Model Innovation. He is a design Thinking Coach at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking.
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Derin Cag
Derin is the co-founder of BlockchainAge. He is also the founder of online business magazine Richtopia, and the co-founder of Marketing Runners, a professional services firm. Additionally, Cag is a guest lecturer at the University of Monaco and the INSEEC Group.
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Diana Biggs
Diana Biggs is an executive specialised in digital financial services. She is an Industry Engagement Advisor for the University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies. She is a member of Angel Academe and Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle.
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Diego Gutierrez
Diego is widely regarded as one of the foremost Latin American thought leaders involved in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. He is the CEO of RSK Labs, which is putting blockchain technology in the service of social transformation. He is a frequent public speaker, and volunteer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Dinis Guarda
Dinis Guarda is a Portuguese entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Ztudium group. He co-managed Saxo Bank’s web/online marketing strategy and created tradingfloor.com. He is currently an active speaker, guest lecturer and has written many articles.
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Don Tapscott
He is the CEO of The Tapscott Group. He also was a founder and chairman of the international think tank New Paradigm and is also the leader of Global Solution Networks. Don Tapscott is an author and co-author of more than 15 books.
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Dr. Craig S. Wright
Craig is also the founder of Australian cryptocurrency company DeMorgan Inc. He is the Chief Scientist of nChain, a startup focused on transforming how the world conducts all transactions. nCash was recently acquired by a private equity fun.
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Dr. Julian Hosp
Julian Hosp is a medical doctor by profession and a bestselling author. He is a co-founder and president of TenX, a blockchain company. He is a blockchain expert and keynote-speaker.
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Elaine Ou
Elaine is a blockchain engineer at Global Financial Access, a financial technology firm. She previously was a lecturer in the electrical and information engineering department at the University of Sydney.
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Elizabeth Stark
Elizabeth is the cofounder and CEO of Lightning, which develops an open protocol layer for blockchain. She is also a fellow at Coin Center, a cryptocurrency policy institute. She is an advisor to numerous AI and blockchain startups.
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Emily Spaven
Emily Spaven was the editor at UKTN. She is a technology journalist. She previously worked at Google and FinTech startup, held the role of managing editor at FinTech publication CoinDesk and has contributed to Forbes, among other titles.
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Emin Gün Sirer
Emin Gün Sirer is a computer scientist. Emin is the co-director of IC3 and is an associate professor of computer science at Cornell University. He is most well known to be a system builder and has made vast contributions on the field of cryptocurrencies.
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Eric Lombrozo
Lombrozo is a cryptocurrency entrepreneur. He is the co-CEO and CTO of Ciphrex Corp, a provider of enterprise-grade software specialized in the cryptographic transaction processing (CTP) space. Lombrozo is also an active contributor to Bitcoin Core.
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Erik Voorhees
Erik is the CEO of ShapeShift. He is the co-founder of bitcoin startup Coinapult and was also founder and one of the owners of the bitcoin gambling website, Satoshi Dice. Voorhees currently writes at MoneyAndState.com about the struggle for the separation of money and state, and about Bitcoin.
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Francis Pouliot
Francis Pouliot is the Co-founder of Catallaxy and CEO of Satoshi Portal. He is a Bitcoin expert and industry thought leader. He is an economist and policy analyst. He is the director of the Bitcoin Embassy, Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of Satoshi Counter.
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Fred Ehrsam
Fred Ehrsam is an investor in crypto hedge fund Polychain Capital. He previously was a co-founder of Coinbase, and is now working on building decentralized blockchain applications. He is a trader at GoldmanSachs.
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Fred Wilson
Fred Wilson is a businessman, venture capitalist and blogger. He is a co-founder and managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also the founder of VC firm Flatiron Partners. Wilson writes regularly about cryptocurrencies, investing strategies, ICOs, and more at AVC.com.
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Gary Nuttall
Gary Nuttall is from London and is the Managing Director of Distlytics Ltd. He is a Blockchain and Fintech enthusiast. He is providing Blockchain consultancy, insight and education. He also is a Keynote speaker and presenter.
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Gavin Andresen
Gavin is lead developer on Bitcoin Core. He founded the Bitcoin Foundation as a vessel for cryptocurrency advocacy. He helped program bitcoin code and is one of the most prominent members of the bitcoin community.
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Gavin Wood
Gavin Wood is the Founder of Parity Technologies and he is also the founder of an upcoming blockchain project Polkadot and also authored the Polkadot paper. He is a programmer. He is a co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum.
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Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente is a political atheist and the publisher of The Trends Journal. He is an American trend forecaster and business consultant. He is an author and a futurist who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other important events.
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Gilles Babinet
Gilles Babinet is a digital champion at France European Commission. He is a successful entrepreneur with 9 companies under various areas of activity. Currently, along with his business Gilles serves as an executive director in Mobile Entertainment Forum.
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Hansjörg Leichsenring
Dr. Hansjörg Leichsenring is a financial consultant. He offers banks, savings banks and other financial service providers a high-quality range of services in the field of management and consulting for more than 30 years.
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Ismail Malik
Ismail Malik is the founder and CEO of BlockchainLab as well as Editor In Chief of ICO CROWD. He is an is an ICO strategist. He is also the Cofounder at CoinDesks. He is one of the leading experts in Blockchain.
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Jackson Palmer
Jackson is the inventor of Dogecoin, which widely traded cryptocurrency. He is a Group Product Manager for cloud products at Adobe, and also runs a popular YouTube channel that's widely followed in the crypto community for its thoughtful analysis.
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Jameson Lopp
Lopp is an engineer at BitGo and the creator of Statoshi.info. He is also the organizer of Bitcoin SIG. Lopp also posts regularly on the Coindesk blog and other notable bitcoin publications. He also is an investor in bitcoin.
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Janina Lowisz
Janina Lowisz has been popular in the industry as Bitcoin Girl. She is bitcoin analyst and co-founded Bitnation. She is blockchain influencer, blockchain speaker and model.
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Jeff Berwick
Jeffrey is a entrepreneur, libertarian and anarcho-capitalist activist. He founded Stockhouse, a penny stock promotion and marketing site. He was an investor in bitcoin. He also appeared on Bloomberg to discuss about Bitcoin.
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Jeff Garzik
Jeff is the co-founder of Bloq, an enterprise-grade blockchain startup. Jeff was also the founder of Dunvegan Space Systems, a startup focused on enabling space infrastructure.
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Jihan Wu
Jihan is the co-founder of BITMAIN, which is presently the world's largest manufacturer of bitcoin mining parts. He graduated from Peking University in Beijing majoring in Economics and Psychology
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Jim Marous
Jim Marous is a financial industry strategist and co-publisher of The Financial Brand. He is the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous advises on innovation, marketing strategies, and digital transformation within the financial services industry.
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Jimmy Song
Jimmy Song is an outstanding blockchain developer and entrepreneur. He is also an instructor at Programming Blockchain. He is currently a developer at Paxos, a fintech blockchain startup focused on automating post-trade settlements.
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Joey Zhou
Joey is an engineer and he is also an active angel investor and startup advisor. He made significant contributions to the development of the geth, go-ethereum, and cpp-ethereum protocols. He is a managing partner at consulting firm Cyborgenic, which focuses on fintech innovations.
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John McAfee
John David McAfee is a computer programmer and businessman. He founded the software company McAfee Associates. McAfee is very interested in cryptocurrencies and also moved MGT into mining of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Jon Matonis
Jon is a founding director of the Bitcoin Foundation. He held senior influential posts at VISA International, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank, and Hushmail. He is an economist and e-Money researcher focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies.
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Jonas Schnelli
Jonas is a Bitcoin Core developer and maintainer. He is the co-founder of Digital Bitbox, a Bitcoin hardware wallet that's presently in development. He also developed and created libbtc, a Bitcoin library written in C which is available for Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, and MinGW.
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Jose Pagliery
Jose Pagliery is an investigative reporter for CNN and covers cyber spies, privacy and hackers. An expert on privacy issues and the Deep Web, Pagliery has developed a unique insight into the digital currency Bitcoin.
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Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin is the co-founder of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys. Lubin also helped to set up the non-profit Ethereum Foundation and VC fund ConsenSys Ventures, which invests in decentralized blockchain applications. Lubin holds a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University.
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Joseph Young
Joseph is a financial analyst and journalist. He is regularly contributing to Cointelegraph, Cryptocoinsnews, Hacked, Merkle and other publications. He's also the Managing Director at NewsCrypto and B21M, focusing primarily on bitcoin and cryptocurrency news.
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Josh Olszewicz
Josh is an investor in Bitcoin and is now an advisor to Experty.io and AltCoinExchange. He is broadcasting detailed crypto technical analysis on his YouTube channel. He writes regularly on bitcoin finance site BraveNewCoin.com. He is an expert on the Ichimoku cloud.
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Juan Benet
Juan is the founder and CEO of Protocol Labs and inventor of the InterPlanetary File System. He is also the founder of Filecoin, a cryptocurrency-incentivized storage network. He holds a MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
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Kathryn Haun
Kathryn Haun is a financial advisor. She offers her services on investment funds. She serves on the Board of Directors of Coinbase, where she chairs its Audit and Risk Committees. She is a prosecutor with DOJ and its first coordinator for emerging financial technologies.
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Kris Marszalek
Kris is a serial Entrepreneur in Southeast Asia Internet industry. Kris is the CEO and co-founder of Monaco. He is active in the Asian crypto community contributing to industry events and engaging with media to discuss the implications of cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions.
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Kristian T. Sorensen
Kristian Sorensen is the founding partner of Norfico. He is a Fintech thought leader and a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. He is ranked on Fintech as “100 most influential people in Fintech”.
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Kumar Gaurav
Kumar is a serial entrepreneur. Kumar Gaurav is CEO of Blockchain remittance company Cashaa. He started his career as an engineer at Ferrari and later became founding partner of Auxesis. Kumar is on the editorial board of Blockchain media and popular international speaker.
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Kyle Torpey
Torpey is a prolific freelance writer who covers mostly on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He regularly contributes to Forbes, Bitcoin Magazine, CoinJournal, and Crypto Insider, among others. His works can be seen at kyletorpey.com or in his personal newsletter.
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Laura Shin
Laura is an independent journalist and the senior editor of Forbes of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology coverage and is a co-lead reporter on the Forbes Fintech 50 list. She also hosts the crypto and blockchain podcast "Unchained".
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Linda Xie
Linda is the co-founder of Scalar Capital, a cryptoasset fund. Linda is also an Advisor at 0x, a decentralized exchange run on Ethereum. She was a financial analyst at AIG in New York. She holds a BS in Economics from University of California, San Diego.
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Luke Martin
Luke Martin is a venturecoinist and a Blockchain Startup Investor and Advisor. He is one of the leading Twitter Crypto traders.
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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen is an entrepreneur. He is an investor and software engineer by profession. He is the co-author of Mosaic; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
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Marek Palatinus
Marek is the CEO and Head IT Architect at Satoshi Labs. He is one of the co-inventors of TREZOR, and founded Slush Pool, the world's first bitcoin mining pool. Marek is the inventor of the bitcoin mining pool concept and operator of the Slush’s mining pool.
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Marie Wieck
Marie Wieck is the general manager of IBM Blockchain. She is the author at Think Blog and CoinDesk.
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Mark Van Rijmenam
Mark van Rijmenam is an entrepreneur, a well thought after international public speaker and a Big Data strategist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Datafloq. He is co-founder of 'Data Donderdag'.
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Max Keiser
Max Keiser is the host of RT’s financial program ‘Keiser Report' on Russian state media channel RT that features heterodox economics theories. Max is an American broadcaster and film maker.
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Melanie Swan
Melanie Swan is a philosopher, futurist, entrepreneur, trader, traveler, blockchain researcher, information theorist. She is the founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies. She has a new markets background as an entrepreneur and she was involved in the early stages of the Quantified Self movement, and founded DIYgenomics.
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Meltem Demirors
‎Meltem is the Managing Director at Digital Currency Group. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain and is also an advisor and teacher at MIT and the University of Oxford.
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Michael Arrington
Michael Arrington is the founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch. Arrington is now the lead partner at Arrington XRP Capital. Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet.
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Michael Casey
Michael Casey is a managing editor and columnist covering global financial markets at Dow Jones and the "Wall Street Journal". He is the author of "Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image". Michael Casey is a writer and researcher in the fields of economics, finance, and digital-currency technology.
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Michael Gastauer
Michael Gastauer is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is an advocate of the FinTech revolution. Gastauer is the Founder and CEO of WB21 Group, a Financial Institution headquartered in Singapore with offices in London, Berlin and San Francisco.
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Michael Kitces
Michael is the publisher of the Nerd’s Eye View blog. He is a consultant for Advisor FinTech companies. He is also the co-founder of the XY Planning Network and AdvicePay. He is the Director of Research at Pinnacle Advisory Group, and is an advisor to a number of FinTech startups.
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Michael Mainelli
Michael is a qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist, and management consultant. He co-founded Z/Yen. He was graduated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor.
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Michael Novogratz
Michael is presently an investor and the CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners, which makes investments in emerging blockchain startups. Novogratz was formerly a principal and member of the board of directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC, and was the Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Macro Fund.
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Michael Parsons
Michael Parsons is now a sought-after speaker and Blockchain advisor and currently serves as the Chairman and Executive Director of the Cardano Foundation. He is an entrepreneur and Digital CryptoCurrency Expert. Michael was a former executive in the banking industry, and was an early evangelist for Bitcoin.
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Michael Terpin
Michael Terpin is the founder of transformgroup. He is a serial entrepreneur in marketing and cryptocurrency, and his bitcoin endeavors include BitAngels, Bitcoin Syndicate, and CoinAgenda. Michael has built his career innovating in PR and advisory services as well as CoinAgenda.
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Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens is a Belgian theorist and an active writer, P2P researcher and conference speaker on business innovation. He is director and founder of the P2P Foundation. He has authored a number of essays. He is a frequent speaker at bitcoin and crypto conferences around the world.
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Muneeb Ali
Muneeb Ali is the co-founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps. Muneeb secured his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University specializing in distributed systems.
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Nathaniel Popper
Nathaniel Popper is a journalist and writer. He primarily covers finance and technology from San Francisco for The New York Times. He is the author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money.
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Naval Ravikant
Naval Ravikant is a proponent of blockchain. He is the founder of The AngelList and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management. Ravikant is also providing capital and advisory services to blockchain startup Blockstack. He has worked on multiple startups.
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Ned Scott
Ned is the founder and CEO of SteemIT and the creator of Smart Media Tokens. He founded SteemNetwork, a blockchain-based rewards platform. Ned Scott is the co-founder of Steemit, Inc alongside with Dan Larimer. Scott was an analyst at Gellert Global Group.
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Neha Narula
Neha Narula is the director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He is interested in distributed systems, databases, cryptocurrencies, and programmable money.
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Nejc Kodrič
Nejc is the co-founder and CEO of Bitstamp, an online cryptocurrency exchange. Bitstamp was the first fully licensed cryptocurrency exchange in the EU. Kodrič has been involved with Bitcoin and speaks at cryptocurrency conferences around the world. He is a libertarian, entrepreneur, and Bitcoin enthusiast.
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Nick Szabo
Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer. Nick is a blockchain and cryptocurrency pioneer. Nick is also the creator of "bit gold", a decentralized precursor to bitcoin. Some people have speculated that he is Satoshi Nakamoto
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Nicolas Cary
Nicolas Cary is the President and Co-Founder of Blockchain.com. He is an entrepreneur and an evangelist of Blockchain. Cary executed the world's first University donation in Bitcoin. Cary is also an active investor in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. He also co-founded Youth Business USA.
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Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Olaoluwa is the Chief Technology Officer and founder of Lightning Labs, an open protocol that leverages blockchain to enable private transactions anywhere in the world. He spent time interning at Google in software engineering.
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Oleg Andreev
Oleg is a protocol architect at blockchain startup Chain and is a crypto-anarchy historian. He is the author of the Gitbox app, as well as the CoreBitcoin and BTCRuby libraries. Andreev developed the Mycelium iOS crypto wallet.
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Oliver Bussmann
Oliver Bussmann has a worldwide reputation and he served as UBS’s Chief Information Officer, leading a major IT transformation effort and establishing UBS as a pioneer in the development of blockchain for use in financial services. He is one of the most awarded executives in the world.
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Oscar Williams-Grut
Oscar is a journalist and Senior Reporter at Business Insider UK, covering fintech, cryptocurrencies, retail and occasionally straying into more general business, markets, and politics. Osuntokun worked for the London Evening Standard and Independent newspapers as their stock market reporter.
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Paolo Tasca
Paolo Tasca is an economist, researcher, public speaker, author and advisor. He is a Founding Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at the University College London. Tasca is a co-author of The FINTECH Book and co-editor of the book Banking Beyond Banks and Money.
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Peter Smith
Peter is the co-founder and CEO of Blockchain. He is widely regarded as an expert in the crypto space, having been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg.
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Peter Todd
Peter Todd is a highly regarded Bitcoin Core developer and cryptocurrency consultant. He is known for his forthright ideas on how to improve the security and stability of bitcoin. He is an avid Twitter user and conference regular.
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Pierre Rochard
Pierre Rochard is a Software Engineer at Axial and also is an expert in the cryptocurrency space. He was formerly a Staff Accountant at BitPay, and also worked as a Senior Accountant at Hudson River Trading. He also cohosts the Noded Podcast, which covers cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
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Pierre Tran
Pierre Tran is an independent journalist, who focuses on cryptocurrency. He is a crypto expert and consultant trainer.
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Preethi Kasireddy
Preethi is a blockchain engineer. She is the founder and CEO of Schelling, a blockchain startup currently in stealth mode. Kasireddy was an engineer on a number of blockchain and smart contract projects, and previously was a software engineer at Coinbase.
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Preston Byrne
Preston Byrne is an independent consultant, English-qualified structured finance solicitor, and fellow of the ASI. He is also a founder and former COO of Monax, makers of the first open-source permissioned blockchain client.
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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE
William Buchanan is a computer scientist. He currently leads the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security at Edinburgh Napier University and The Cyber Academy. He has published 28 academic books and has recently published a book on cryptography.
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Ran Neu-Ner
Ran Neu-Ner is from Johannesburg and he is the host of CNBC Africa's popular TV show, Cryptotrader. He is the founder of OnChain Capital, a bitcoin investment firm, and is the CEO of The Creative Counsel, one of South Africa's largest marketing agencies.
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Rob Gill
Rob Gill is a finance professional and entrepreneur. He is a fintech and blockchain enthusiast. Rob Gill has been writing and tweeting about bitcoin and blockchain and is interested in the use of technology, Gill is currently the co-founder and Director of Coreco.
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Roger Ver
Roger Ver is also known as “bitcoin jesus”. He was the first person in the world to start investing in Bitcoin startups, helping fund the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses. He recently seems to have stopped supporting bitcoins and now claims that altcoins are the future.
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Ronen Assia
Ronen Assia is the founder and Chief Product Officer at eToro. He served as Vice President of Product at eToro (Europe) Ltd. Mr. Assia is leading eToro's product development. He serves as Director of eToro (Europe) Ltd and he holds BDes in industrial design and MA in design.
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Ross Gerber
Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. He is an investment advisor and frequent guest and contributor to CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg and Forbes. He is also the president of The Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging.
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Ryan Selkis
Ryan is an entrepreneur, investor, and writer helping to build the bitcoin. He is the founder of Messari, and formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys. He was the Managing Director at CoinDesk. He was the Director of Growth for Digital Currency Group.
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Ryan X Charles
Ryan is an active contributor to the Bitcoin open-source community. He is the inventor and CEO of Yours.org, a bitcoin-centric social media startup. Previously, he was a cryptocurrency engineer at Reddit, and led development for Reddit's cryptoequity project.
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Safaraz Ali
Safaraz is originally from the financial services sector. He is a social entrepreneur and is the co-founder and head of Pathway. Pathway Group is an independent apprenticeship training business.
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Sally Eaves
Sally is Chief Technology Officer at MindFit and Chief Innovation Officer at Intrapreneur International. Sally is an international events speaker and established author with 60+ publications in business, technology and education.
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Sebastian Meunier
Sebastian Meunier is a financial consultant and FinTech Expert Speaker. He is a crypto-predictor.
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Simon Cocking
Simon Cocking is the Editor in Chief, Cryptocoin, and freelances for the Sunday Business Post, The Irish Times, The Southern Star, and Dublin Globe among other publications. He has founded four companies, and introduced one national sport to the country.
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Simon Dixon
Simon Dixon is the CEO and co-founder of BnkToTheFuture.com. He is an active FinTech angel investor and author of the book 'Bank to the Future'. He is an ex-investment banker turned Bitcoiner.
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Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor is the Co-Founder and Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS. Simon has been immersed in the technology of financial services for as long as he's been working and is consistently voted one of the most influential people in Banking, Insurance and Fintech by banks.
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Sir Mark Walport
Sir Mark Walport is the Chief Executive Designate of the newly formed UK Research and Innovation, which is responsible for the public funding of research and innovation. He was Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science.
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Spencer Bogart
Spencer is currently the Head of Research at Blockchain Capital. He formerly was the VP of Equity Research at Needham. He is a partner at Blockchain Capital. He is a fundamental investment analyst with a unique history in crypto & traditional equity markets.
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Stacy Herbert
Herbert is an American television presenter and producer. Herbert is a co-host, with her husband Max Keiser, of The Keiser Report on RT, and Double Down on Radio Sputnik. Herbert is CEO and Director of StartCOIN Holdings Limited, a blockchain-based crowdfunding company. She is also the CEO of Heisenberg Capital.
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Stephan Tual
Stephan is the co-founder of AtlasNeue and Slock.it, a Blockchain infrastructure. He is a smart contract expert. Previously Tual was the CCO of Ethereum, and is universally regarded as an expert in the crypto and blockchain community. He was previously Managing Director at Ursium.
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Stephen Pair
Stephen is the co-founder and CEO of Bitpay, a Bitcoin merchant service. Pair was a senior development engineer at IBM. He is a cryptography expert. He developed an interest in the mechanics of financial markets, economics and monetary systems as well as developments in cryptography.
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Sunny Ray
Ray is the co-founder of Unocoin, India's leading bitcoin company. Unocoin is a platform that makes it easy to securely buy, sell, store, send, receive, use and accept bitcoin. He directed Business Development for Buttercoin, one of the earliest cryptocurrency trading firms.
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Susanne Chishti
Susanne is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's first Angel Network and Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller "The FINTECH Book". She has also been a Fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
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Sydes Jokes
Sydes is an IT professional with over 30 yrs experience. He covers bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
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Tai Zen
Tai is a Senior Technical Analyst at Cryptocurrency.Market and the co-creator of the TaiFu™ 30 Cryptocurrency Market Index. He is an active trader in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies.
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Takashi Mochizuki
Takashi Mochizuki is a senior correspondent in the The Wall Street Journal. Takashi Mochizuki writes mainly about Asian tech companies as well as casino and bitcoin development in Japan from The Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau.
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Thomas Power
Thomas is a board member of 9Spokes and a cryptocurrency expert. He published 7 books. Thomas Power is a business advisor and professional speaker on social media, technology and the world of digital. Additionally, Power is a board member or advisor to numerous Blockchain and Bitcoin-focused startups.
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Tiff Hayden
Tiff is very passionate about building financial tools that foster independence and dignity, particularly for the refugee population.
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Tim Draper
Tim Draper is the founder of DFJ Venture Capital and was an early investor in Bitcoin. He is founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds.
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Tone Vays
Tone is the host of CrytpoScam Podcast and is a blockchain consultant. He is also a regular contributor to The World Crypto Network. Tone is now an independent content creator at LibertyLifeTrail , on his YouTube Channel & WorldCryptoNetwork.
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Toni Lane
Toni Lane is an artrepreneur in the Digital Currency and Blockchain Industry who co-founded CoinTelegraph and CULTU.RE. She is an empath, investor, artist, advisory board member, transformational evangelist and founder.
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Tony Gallippi
Tony Gallippi is the co-founder and chairman of the online crypto payments firm BitPay. Gallippi is a public speaker to the media about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
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Tuur Demeester
Tuur is the Editor-in-Chief at Adamant Research. He is an early investor in Bitcoin, and is a regular speaker at Bitcoin conferences around the world. He also cofounded the Belgian Rothboard Institute. He is an economist.
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Tyler Winklevoss
Tyler is the Principal of Winklevoss Capital and co-founder and CEO of Gemini. Winklevoss has long been a bitcoin advocate and is widely noted for becoming the world's first bitcoin billionaire.
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Valery Vavilov
Valery Vavilov is the co-founder and CEO at #Bitfury Group. His entrepreneurial experience and passion for Blockchain technology led him to found the company in 2011, when Blockchain technology was just beginning to capture the world's attention and imagination.
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Vinay Gupta
Vinay is presently the CEO of Mattereum. He is an Indian materials scientist and a senior scientist. He is also the Designer of the United Arab Emirates' National Blockchain strategy.
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Vinny Lingham
Lingham is known as the "Bitcoin Oracle". He is the founder of Civic, an identity management startup run on the blockchain. He is also the co-founder of SiliconCape. Lingham was also previously the founder and CEO of the global search marketing firm incuBeta and its subsidiary Clicks2Customers.
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Vlad Zamfir
Vlad is an analytics consultant at Burson-Marsteller and part of the Ethereum Development Team. Vlad Zamfir is a researcher with the Ethereum Foundation. He is known for his active involvement in the Ethereum community as well as his consistent research in the blockchain technology space.
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Warren Whitlock
Warren Whitlock is a digital business development strategist. He is the host of Social Media Radio and speaks frequently about social media marketing, online publicity and marketing, social networking and building lifetime value for rapid growth.
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Wences Casares
Wences Casares is a technology entrepreneur with global business experience specializing in technology and financial ventures. He is an advocate of bitcoin and he has said he believes that bitcoin will be bigger than the Internet.
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William Mougayar
William Mougayar is an entrepreneur, market-maker, and business visionary. He is an advisor, investor, mentor and coach to tech entrepreneurs and founders on strategy, marketing and growth. He is also the author of The Business Blockchain.
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Willy Woo
Willy is a data-driven cryptocurrency analyst and bitcoin investor and blogger. He writes regularly about cryptocurrency as an investment for publications like Forbes, CoinDesk, and BraveNewCoin. Woo also speaks regularly about bitcoin at conferences and events around the world.
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Wong Joon Ian
Wong is a journalist covering tech, cryptocurrencies, urban studies and blockchains at Quartz. Joon was also a reporter at CoinDesk, and spent some time as a freelance journalist as well. He holds a Masters in Arts from University of London, and a BA in Journalism and Philosophy from NYU.
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Yoni Assia
Yoni Assia is the CEO of eToro. He has shown an interest in finance and computer science since his youth and so decided to merge his passions. Yoni holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Management and an MSC in Computer Sciences.
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Adam Ludwin
Adam Ludwin is the co-founder and CEO of Chain, a blockchain technology company that offers financial institutions to other companies. Adam was a venture investor in companies.
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Hal Finney
Some say he is Satoshi Nakamoto as he was quite close to the Bitcoin project from the start. He certainly was the first person Satoshi transferred a Bitcoin to. Hal sadly passed away in 2014.
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