Top 178 most disruptive Blockchain individuals

Top 178 most disruptive Blockchain individuals

By BUIDLsatoshis | Valorem Universali | 20 May 2020


Knowledge is power. May this knowledge be used to free the masses. Education is key.

 

Here 178 disruptive thinkers in the blockchain, fintech, ai, education, etc. sectors, enjoy!

Should you think I have missed some people, please comment on your choice and I will add it.

***I edited a 2019 data spreadsheet that was used for a social media sentiment bot***

 

1. Marc Andreesen                             

He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.                         

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/marc-andreessen#section-overview                            

Twitter; @pmarca

 

2. Don Tapscott                   

Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant, and speaker. He is the CEO of the Tapscott Group and the co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute.                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/don-tapscott                       

Twitter; @dtapscott

 

3. Alex Tapscott                   

Alex Tapscott is a Canadian business author and advisor. His work revolves around the applications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/alex-tapscott                  

Twitter; @alextapscott

 

4. Nick Szabo                        

Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. He holds an honorary professorship at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/nick-szabo#section-overview             

Twitter; @NickSzabo4

 

5. Hal Finney                         

Harold Thomas Finney II was a developer for PGP Corporation. In his early career, he was credited as lead developer on several console games. He also was an early Bitcoin user and received the first bitcoin transaction from Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto.                       

Deceased         

                 

6. Gavin Andresen               

Gavin Andresen is a software developer best known for his involvement with bitcoin. Lead developer at Bitcoin foundation.                https://www.crunchbase.com/person/gavin-andresen                     

Twitter; @gavinandresen

 

7. Adam Back                       

Adam Back is a British cryptographer and crypto-hacker. He is the inventor of hashcash, the proof-of-work system used by several anti-spam systems. A similar system is used in bitcoin. President of Blockstream, a blockchain technology company.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/adam-back                             

Twitter; @adam3us

 

8. Andreas Antonopoulos                 

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a Greek-British bitcoin advocate. He is a host on the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast and a teaching fellow for the M.Sc. Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/andreas-antonopoulos                       

Twitter; @aantonop

 

9. Patrick Byrne                    

Patrick M. Byrne is an American entrepreneur, e-commerce pioneer and CEO of Overstock.com. In 1999, Byrne launched Overstock, after leading two smaller companies, including one owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. In 2002, Byrne took Overstock.com public.    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/patrick-m-byrne                     

Twitter; @OverstockCEO

 

10. Roger Ver                          

Roger Keith Ver is an early investor in bitcoin-related startups. He has been a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption and saw bitcoin as a means to promote economic freedom. Bitcoin Cash ABC founder.                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/roger-ver               

Twitter; @rogerkver

 

11. Vitalik Buterin                  

Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer primarily known as a co-founder of Ethereum and as a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/vitalik-buterin                       

Twitter; @VitalikButerin

 

12. Adam Ludwin                   

Adam Ludwin co-founded Chain, an enterprise-level blockchain infrastructure company, with Devon Gundry in 2014. Ludwin serves as the company's CEO. Ludwin and Gundry previously founded photosharing app Koa.la (formerly Albumatic)                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/adam-ludwin                         

Twitter; @adamludwin

 

13. Pieter Wuille                    

Peter Wuille is a Bitcoin Core developer and the co-founder of Blockstream. He is #2 in terms of commits to Bitcoin Core and is responsible for important improvements to Bitcoin like BIP 66, libsecp256k1, and Segregated Witness.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/pieter-wuille                       

Twitter; @pwuille

 

14. Bobby Lee                         

Bobby Lee was the CEO and co-founder of BTCC (formerly BTCChina), the first bitcoin exchange in China and the leading bitcoin financial platform worldwide.                        

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/bobby-lee-ch                         

Twitter; @bobbyclee

 

15. Charles Lee                       

Charles Lee is a computer scientist, best known as the creator of Litecoin. He serves as the managing director of the Litecoin Foundation. As of July 2013, he also works for Coinbase               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/charlie-lee                             

Twitter; @SatoshiLite

 

16. Barry Silbert                      

Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group. Sitting at the epicenter of the bitcoin and blockchain industry, DCG is a global enterprise that builds, supports, and invests in companies all over the world.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/barry-silbert                           

Twitter; @barrysilbert

 

17. Emin Gun Sirer                 

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, operating systems and computer networking.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/emin-g%C3%BCn-sirer                   

Twitter; @el33th4xor

 

18. Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn                  

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn, is an American Colorado-based computer security specialist, cypherpunk, and CEO of zCash.                      

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/zooko-wilcox-o-hearn                       

Twitter; @zooko

 

19. Vinny Lingham                 

Vinny Lingham is a South African Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder & CEO of Civic - an identity protection and management startup. He was also previously the founder and CEO of Gyft & Yola, Inc.                        

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/vinny-lingham                     

Twitter; @VinnyLingham

 

20. Brett King                          

Brett King is the co-founder and CEO of Moven, a New York-based mobile banking startup. He is regarded as an influencer in financial services globally, and his book Augmented was cited by China's President Xi Jinping as recommended reading on artificial intelligence.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brett-king                               

Twitter; @BrettKing

 

21. Micheal Kitces                 

Michael Kitces is an American financial planner, commentator, speaker, blogger, and educator. Co-founder of XY Planning Network.                      

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-kitces-2                   

Twitter; @MichaelKitces

 

22. Dan Morehead                 

Dan is founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, an investment firm focused exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies utilizing blockchain technology. The firm was founded in 2003 with a focus on global macro hedge fund investments.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dan-morehead                     

Twitter; @dan_pantera

 

23. Erik Voorhees                   

Erik Tristan Voorhees is an American startup founder. He is co-founder of the bitcoin company Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant. CEO of Shapeshift.io                      

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/erik-voorhees                       

Twitter; @ErikVoorhees

 

24. Perianne Boring              

Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce. The world's first and largest blockchain trade association. The mission of the Chamber is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain technology. Blockchain professor at Georgetown.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/perianne-boring                   

Twitter; @PerianneDC

 

25. Richard Gendal Brown                  

Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director at R3. Richard's team builds Corda, the world's most advanced enterprise blockchain platform. R3 is an enterprise software company supported by a consortium of hundreds of banks, technology firms and regulators.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/richard-brown-11                               

Twitter; @gendal

 

26. Brian Forde                       

He is currently the Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, for heading it to use digital currencies like bitcoin widespread through high-impact technology and applications. Worked at the White House as a Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-forde                             

Twitter; @BrianForde

 

27. Oliver Bussman                

Oliver is Founder and CEO of Bussmann Advisory, he advises enterprises, top-tier consultancies, and financial services companies looking to stay ahead of the digital disruption curve. Globally recognized thought leader in FinTech, blockchain and artificial intelligence.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/oliver-bussmann                   

Twitter; @obussmann

 

28. Christine Lu                      

Christine is the Execution and Public Relations Expert by profession. She has been into cross border Chinese business and investment trends since last 20 years. Co-founder of IXI collective, Affinity China and America Innovates. Board of directors of Cross Border Lab.                          

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/christine-lu#section-overview                             

Twitter; @christinelu

 

29. Gilles Babinet                   

Gilles Babinet is a French multi-entrepreneur. He represents France in the Digital Champions group built by the European Union. He is also vice-President of the Conseil National du Numérique, a body advising the French Government on digital maters.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/gilles-babinet                         

Twitter; @babgi

 

30. Jim Marous                       

One of the most influential people in banking, and a top 5 Fintech influencer, Jim Marous is the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous has also advised the White House on banking policy.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-marous                             

Twitter; @JimMarous

 

31. Bruce Porter Jr.               

Bruce is an Entrepreneur and Social Media Marketing Expert by profession. He owns DC Translation LLC and EmmeGirls LLC, and is also the Chairman and CEO of GlobalBoost, a technology company in Washington, DC.                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/bruce-porter-jr#section-overview                 

Twitter; @NetworksManager

 

32. Dinis Guarda                     

He is the founder and CEO of Ztudium group, which include intelligentHQ.com and socialmediacouncil.eu He has co-managed Saxo Bank’s web/online marketing strategy and created tradingfloor.com                            

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dinis-guarda                           

Twitter; @dinisguarda

 

33. Brian Armstrong                             

Brian is the top tier executive and tech entrepreneur by profession. is the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, an open financial system and Bitcoin exchange for the world.  He is an active blockchain enthusiast and a great advocate of bitcoin.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-armstrong                   

Twitter; @brian_armstrong

 

34. Jihan Wu                           

Jihan is the top tier business executive and blockchain expert by profession. Jihan is the co-founder of BITMAIN, which sells ASIC chip technology to bitcoin miners around the world.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/wu-jihan                 

Twitter; @JihanWu

 

35. Laura Shin                         

Laura is a tech journalist and author by profession. Laura is Forbes’ senior editor of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology coverage, and is a co-lead reporter on the Forbes Fintech 50 list.                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/laura-shin                               

Twitter; @laurashin

 

36. Thomas Power                 

He is the board member of 9Spokes, an open banking dashboard. He is a well-known cryptocurrency expert and has published 7 books and spoken at 1000 conferences and events across 56 countries.                      

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/thomas-power                     

Twitter; @thomaspower

 

37. Tyler Winklevoss                            

He is the Principal of Winklevoss Capital and co-founder and CEO of Gemini, a next-generation digital asset exchange.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/tyler-winklevoss                   

Twitter; @tylerwinklevoss

 

38. Tuur Demeester                             

Tuur is a speaker, research analyst and bitcoin activist by profession. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Adamant Research, and working on macro investment opportunities in the Bitcoin and blockchain space. He also co-founded the Belgian Rothboard Institute, an academic think-tank.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/tuur-demeester                   

Twitter; @TuurDemeester

 

39. Peter Todd                        

Peter Todd is a cryptocurrency developer and digital currency advocate by profession. He is one of Bitcoin’s most prominent and well-recognized open source developers, and is an applied cryptography consultant.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/peter-todd                             

Twitter; @peterktodd

 

40. Jameson Lopp                  

Jameson Lopp is a cryptocurrency engineer, entrepreneur and blogger by profession. Lopp is currently an engineer at BitGo and the creator of Statoshi.info, which displays bitcoin node stats in real time.                        

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jameson-lopp#section-overview                   

Twitter; @lopp

 

41. Tim Draper                        

Tim Draper is the entrepreneur and top tier executive by profession. Draper is currently the founder of DFJ Venture Capital. He is also an active advocate for blockchain technologies, and is one of the early investors in Bitcoin.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/timothy-draper                     

Twitter; @TimDraper

 

42. Jeff Garzik                         

He is the co-founder of Bloq, an enterprise-grade blockchain startup. Bloq has its own cryptocurrency, Metronome, which is expected to eventually run on multiple kinds of blockchains.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeff-garzik                   

Twitter; @jgarzik

 

43. Naval Ravikant                 

He is the CEO and co-founder of AngelList. Naval is also an investor in Bitwise Asset Management, one of the first cryptocurrency index funds. He is also providing a range of capital and advisory services to blockchain startup Blockstack, which released its first decentralized browser.                

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/naval-ravikant                       

Twitter; @naval

 

44. Jon Matonis                      

He is currently the Founding Director and co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation. He is also the chairman of Globitex, a bitcoin and derivatives exchange. He also served as a Board Member at First Global Credit, a cryptocurrency investment firm based in Geneva.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jon-matonis                           

Twitter; @jonmatonis

 

45. Stephan Tual                    

He is currently the co-founder of AtlasNeue and Slock.it, a blockchain infrastructure for the collaborative economy that’s developed on the Ethereum platform. He was the CCO of Ethereum, and is universally recognized as an expert in the crypto and blockchain community.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephan-tual                         

Twitter; @stephantual

 

46. Jimmy Song                      

He is an instructor at Programming Blockchain, which teaches talented developers about how to code for the blockchain platform. He is currently a developer at Paxos, a fintech blockchain startup focused on automating post-trade settlements.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jimmy-song                           

Twitter; @jimmysong

 

47. Derin Cag                          

He is the co-founder of BlockchainAge, the global leader in blockchain research and consultancy. He also formed an online business magazine Richtopia, and is the co-founder of Marketing Runners, a professional services firm.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/derin-cag                               

Twitter; @DerinCag

 

48. Ryan Selkis                        

He has been the Managing Director at CoinDesk, a site that provides latest news, analysis, and insights in the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces. Previously, has was the Director of Growth for Digital Currency Group, an investment firm in crypto.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ryan-selkis-2                         

Twitter; @twobitidiot

 

49. Jeremy Allaire                  

He is currently CEO and founder of the digital currency company Circle and Chairman of the Board of Brightcove. With his brother JJ Allaire, he co-founded Allaire Corporation in 1995.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeremy-allaire                   

Twitter; @jerallaire

 

50. Wences Casares                             

He is the CEO of Bitcoin wallet provider, Xapo, and founded Internet Argentina, Wanako Games, Patagon, Lemon Wallet, and Banco Lemon. Casares sits on the boards of Paypal and Coin Center.                            

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/wences-casares                     

Twitter; @wences

 

51. Wei Dai               

Wei Dai is a computer engineer best known as the creator of the Bitcoin predecessor "b-money" and as the developer of the Crypto++ library.       

http://www.weidai.com/                             

Twitter; No twitter

 

52. Tony Gallippi                    

Tony Gallippi is the co-founder and current Chairman of the financial services company, BitPay. The company is the largest bitcoin checkout processor globally. Gallippi was responsible for founding BitPay in 2011 along with Stephen Pair.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/antonio-gallippi                     

Twitter; @TonyGallippi

 

53. Daniel Larimer                 

Daniel Larimer created the cryptocurrency platform BitShares, was co-founder of the blockchain social platform Steemit, and is CTO Block.one, a private company that was the original developer of EOS.                            

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/daniel-larimer                       

Twitter; @bytemaster7

 

54. Chris Larsen                      

Chris Larsen is a business executive and angel investor best known for co-founding several Silicon Valley technology startups, including one based on peer to peer lending. CEO and co-founder of Ripple.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-larsen                           

Twitter; @chrislarsensf

 

55. Blythe Masters                

Blythe Masters is a former executive at JPMorgan Chase. She is currently the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, a financial technology firm developing distributed ledger technology for wholesale financial services.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/blythe-masters                     

Twitter; @blythemasters

 

56. Changpeng Zhao                            

Changpeng Zhao is the founder and CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, as of April 2018. Zhao was previously a member of the team that developed Blockchain.info and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/changpeng-zhao                     

Twitter; @cz_binance

 

57. Justin Sun                          

Justin Sun is the founder of TRON and Callme (PEIWO) APP. TRON is the world top 10 crypto network and web 4.0 blockchain dapp platform. PEIWO is one of the largest voice live streaming apps in China.                          

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/justin-sun-cbba                     

Twitter; @justinsuntron

 

58. Charles Hoskinson                          

Founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups, Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK. Research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/charles-hoskinson                               

Twitter; @IOHK_Charles

 

59. Jesse Powell                     

Jesse Powell is an expert in virtual currencies, online/international payments and fraud, as well as co-founder and CEO of Kraken, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world. He is a 15-year veteran of the virtual currency industry.                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jesse-powell                         

Twitter; @jespow

 

60. Leon Li                

Co-founder of Huobi.com, a global blockchain asset financial services provider including exchange, trade, wallet, and storage.               

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leon-li-13621bb8/?originalSubdomain=cn                 

Twitter; @HuobiGlobal

 

61. Shakil Khan                       

Shakil Khan is an investor in BitPay, Spotify, SecondMarket, Top10, Duedil and YPlan. A serial entrepreneur, he was part of the founding team at buy.at, and he recently founded bitcoin news site CoinDesk.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/shakil-khan                             

Twitter; @shak

 

62. Bill Shihara                        

Mr. Bill Shihara is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bittrex, LLC. Mr. Shihara is the Manager of Security Threat Analysis and Security Engineering at BlackBerry.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/bill-shihara                             

Twitter; @BittrexExchange

 

63. Nejc Kodrič                       

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Bitstamp. Nejc spearheaded the approach to become the first fully licensed virtual currency exchange in EU, which was granted in 2016, setting the benchmark for the Bitcoin industry’s continued consolidation and strength.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/nejc-kodric                             

Twitter; @nejc_kodric

 

64. Damijan Merlak               

Co-founder of Bitstamp. Damijan Merlak serves as Director at Bitstamp Limited.                          

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/damijan-merlak#section-overview                             

Twitter; @damianmerlak

 

65. Arthur Hayes                    

Co-founder and CEO of BitMex. He was the market-maker for Deutsche Bank and Citibank’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) businesses. He also has extensive experience trading equity index futures, forwards, and swaps as well as non-deliverable FX forwards.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/arthur-hayes                               

Twitter; @CryptoHayes

 

66. Ben Delo                           

Co-founder and CSO of BitMex. He has over ten years experience developing high-frequency trading systems for companies such as J.P. Morgan and IBM, dealing predominately in KDB+/Q.                         

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ben-delo                       

Twitter; No Twitter account

 

67. Samuel Reed                    

Co-founder and CTO of BitMex. Sam has served as CTO of two technology companies: Tixelated and Global Brand Solutions of Hong Kong. Samuel’s primary area of expertise is in the implementation of modern, real-time web applications and interfaces.                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/samuel-reed-2                       

Twitter; @STRML_

 

68. Charles Shrem IV                           

Charles Shrem IV is an American entrepreneur, bitcoin advocate, and convicted felon. In 2011 he co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman.                          

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/charlie-shrem                       

Twitter; @CharlieShrem

 

69. Jean Louis van der Velde                             

Jean-Louis van der Velde is the Chief Executive Officer at iFinex Inc. (BVI). He co-founded Tuxia GmbH in 2000 and served as its Chief Sales Officer, is accountable for its overall sales strategy. Also founder of Tether.                         

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jl-van-der-velde                   

Twitter; @bitfinex

 

70. Giancarlo Devasini                         

Became a partner in Bitfinex in early 2013 and worked on establishing banking relationships, attracting key personnel and re-domiciling Bitfinex in Hong Kong. Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of Bitfinex.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/giancarlo-devasini#section-overview                           

Twitter; @CasPiancey

 

71. Paolo Ardoino                  

CTO of Bitfinex                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/paolo-ardoino                       

Twitter; @paoloardoino

 

72. Phil Potter                         

Ex CSO for Bitfinex and Tether. Now CEO, Potter Ventures LLC.                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/philip-potter-bf61#section-overview                           

Twitter; @PhilGPotter

 

73. Stu Hoegner                     

General Counsel at Bitfinex. Expert on cryptocurrency issues before SEC, the Department of Finance, and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Editor of ‘The Law of Bitcoin’, the world’s first book on the law of cryptocurrencies.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stuart-hoegner                     

Twitter; @GamingCounsel

 

74. Bobby Ong                        

Co-founder of CoinGecko, one of the world's leading cryptocurrencies data aggregator operating since early 2014. CoinGecko now tracks over 3,000 cryptocurrencies from more than 250 exchanges.                

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/bobby-ong-2                         

Twitter; @bobbyong

 

75. Paul Vigna                         

Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Currently covering bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. Author of three books.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-vigna#section-overview                         

Twitter; @paulvigna

 

76. Susanne Chishti               

CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Angel Network focused on fintech opportunities & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform offering classroom Innovation Workshops to C-level executives and online courses.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sunsanne-chishti                 

Twitter; @SusanneChishti

 

77. Andrea O'Sullivan                           

Andrea O'Sullivan is a feature writer for The Bridge at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her work focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, Internet freedom, cryptocurrency, and the economics of technology.

No crunchbase, no LinkedIn                       

Twitter; @anjiecast

 

78. Brock Pierce                     

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brock-pierce                           

Twitter; @brockpierce

 

79. Micheal Novogratz                        

Michael E. Novogratz is the CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners. He was formerly a principal and a member of the board of directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Macro Fund.                

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-novogratz                     

Twitter; @novogratz

 

80. Nicholas Cary                   

American businessman, best known as the co-founder of Blockchain.com. In 2014, as CEO of Blockchain, Cary led the biggest round of venture capital financing in the digital currency sector at that time, closing $30.5m from investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners and Richard Branson.           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/nicolas-cary#section-overview                         

Twitter; @niccary

 

81. Joey Zhou                          

Ethereum dev in 2014, wrote first node implementation of Ethereum, contributed to geth, go-ethereum, cpp-ethereum. Angel Investor. Advised various Fed government agencies on technology & security.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/joe-zhou-2                             

Twitter; @josephzhou

 

82. Joseph Lubin                     

He has founded and co-founded several companies including the Swiss-based EthSuisse, contributing heavily to Ethereum, the decentralized cryptocurrency platform. Lubin is founder of ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based software-production studio                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/joseph-lubin                           

Twitter; @ethereumJoseph

 

83. Julian Hosp                       

Julian is the co-founder of TenX, a blockchain pioneer that makes multiple virtual currencies instantly spendable in everyday life. One of the most influential people in blockchain, Julian is a frequently invited speaker at global tech/FinTech/blockchain conferences.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/julian-hosp                             

Twitter; @julianhosp

 

84. Anthony Di Iorio                            

CEO & Founder of Decentral & Jaxx, Co-Founder of Ethereum.                         

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/anthony-di-iorio-2                               

Twitter; @diiorioanthony

 

85. Matthew Roszak                            

Co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a blockchain software company. Also founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on blockchain technology with a portfolio of over 20 investments, including BitFury, Blockstream and Factom.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/matthew-roszak                   

Twitter; @MatthewRoszak

 

86. Brendan Blumer                             

He is the CEO of Block.one, the tech company producing the EOS.IO distributed ledger software.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brendan-blumer                   

Twitter; @BrendanBlumer

 

87. Valery Vavilov                  

Original founding member of BitFury. Assumed the role of BitFury CEO in 2011. Prior to that, held numerous technology and business leadership positions.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/valery-vavilov                       

Twitter; @valeryvavilov

 

88. Brad Garlinghouse                         

CEO of financial technology company Ripple. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Hightail, the file sharing site.                

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brad-garlinghouse                               

Twitter; @bgarlinghouse

 

89. Song Chi-Hyung               

CEO of Dunamu. Founder of Upbit Korean cryptocurrency centralized exchange.

http://www.dunamu.com/home                   

No crunchbase, no LinkedIn                             

Twitter; No Twitter

 

90. Jed McCaleb                     

He is a co-founder and the CTO of Stellar.org. Prior to co-founding Stellar, he founded and served as the CTO of the company Ripple until 2013.       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jed-mccaleb                           

Twitter; @JedMcCaleb

 

91. Da Hongfei                        

CEO of Onchain, founder of NEO, key opinion leader of the Chinese blockchain industry, serial entrepreneur, a Bachelor of Arts graduate capable of coding virus with assembly language. Da Hongfei is blockchain advisor to a handful of banks, brokers, and clearing houses.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/hongfei-da                             

Twitter; @dahongfei

 

92. Riccardo Spagni               

Riccardo is a member of Monero Core Team, who stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero project. With an academic background in informatics and logistics.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/riccardo-spagni                     

Twitter; @fluffypony

 

93. Francisco Cabañas                         

Monero Core Team developper.               

No crunchbase, no LinkedIn                             

Twitter; No twitter

 

94. Even Duffield                    

Founder of DASH. After discovering Bitcoin in 2010, Duffield wanted to add anonymity into the protocol. Duffield claims that Bitcoin Core developers would not have merged such code. Out of frustration, Duffield launched Dash in January-2014.                       

https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-duffield-98645515/                   

Twitter; @eduffield44

 

95. Binshen Tang                   

Founder of Clash of Kings with over 10 million MAU worldwide. Part of Tron ecosystem. Early Tron investor.                 

No crunchbase, no LinkedIn                       

Twitter; @ClashofKingsCoK

 

96. Chaoyong Wang                             

Mr. Wang is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of ChinaEquity International Holding Co., Ltd., a China-based independent venture capital firm which focuses on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in Greater China.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/chaoyong-wang#section-overview                             

Twitter; No Twitter

 

97. Sunny Lu                           

Co-founder & CEO, VeChain General company. Head of operations of VeChain.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sunny-lu                   

Twitter; @sunshinelu24

 

98. Jordan Earls                      

Jordan Earls is the co-founder of Qtum, a blockchain application platform, and the co-chair of the Smart Contracts Alliance, an initiative to promote the acceptance and use of smart contracts technologies.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jordan-earls                           

Twitter; @earlzdotnet

 

99. Patrick Dai                        

Patrick is graduated from Draper University. Previously employed by Alibaba, and committed to the blockchain technology development, with abundant blockchain industry development experience.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/patrick-dai                             

Twitter; @PatrickXDai

 

100. Jason Best                         

Currently the Principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). Fintech partner at Vectr Ventures. Advisor for ICON Foundation. Co-Author of World Bank Crowdfunding report.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jason-best#section-overview                             

Twitter; @CrowdCapAdvisor

 

101. Paul Veradittakit                             

Joining Pantera in 2014, Paul worked at Strive Capital as an Associate focusing on investments in the mobile space. Consulting for Hatch Consulting and LECG and performed business development and marketing.                        

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-veradittakit#section-overview                             

Twitter; @veradittakit

 

102. Jehan Chu                         

Partner at Jen Advisors, a Hong Kong based early-stage Blockchain VC firm. He has been a Blockchain evangelist since 2013, is the founder of the Ethereum HK meetup, Hyperledger HK meetup, and a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jehan-chu                               

Twitter; @collectionist

 

103. Yiseul Cho                         

CEO and founder at Perceptra. Venture partner at FBG Capital.                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/yiseul-cho#section-overview                           

Twitter; @yiseulcho

 

104. Simon Seojoon Kim                       

Co-founder and vice president of KnowRe, an education technology company that develops digital learning platforms. CEO & Partner at Hashed. 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/seojoon-kim                           

Twitter; @seojoonkim

 

105. Eddy Travia                       

CEO & Co-founder of London-listed Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN), venture builder, investor and accelerator of blockchain startups.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/eddy-travia                             

Twitter; @startupeddy

 

106. Ismail Malik                      

Founder of the world’s first Blockchain Lab and first ‘DLT’ company within Level 39 in Canary Wharf (world’s largest Fintech accelerator). Blockchain Lab focuses on smart contracts for the Internet of Everything .                          

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ismail-malik#section-recent-news-and-activity                 

Twitter; @DisrupTiv

 

107. KJ Eee                 

CEO, DAYLI Intelligence. ICON Council Chair.                      

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wamlaw/                 

Twitter; @wamlaw

 

108. JH Kim                 

He holds the CISA qualification and is currently the CEO of theloop, the blockchain specialized company. ICON council chairman.                             

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonghyup-kim-29995228/                 

Twitter; No twitter

 

109. Jay Kim                

ICON Foundation Council member.

                                                       

110. Hoon Lee                          

ICON Foundation Council member.

                                                       

111. Min Kim                             

Founder of ICON Project and Council member at ICON Foundation.                             

https://www.linkedin.com/in/minhokim/                             

Twitter; @minhokim

 

112. Guido Schmitz-Krummacher                       

Blockchain & Crypto Expert for Regulatory, Compliance, Finance at Swiss Innovation Group. Board of Advisor at Cardano.                    

https://www.linkedin.com/in/guidos1/?originalSubdomain=ch                     

Twitter; No Twitter

 

113. Olivier Beddows                             

CTO, Vice President and co-founder at LISK project.                        

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/olivier-beddows#section-overview                               

Twitter; @Karmacrypto

 

114. Max Kordek                      

Co-Founder and President at LISK project. Globally recognized blockchain visionary, Max leads strategy & business at Lisk Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the Javascript blockchain app platform Lisk.                         

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/max-kordek#section-overview                       

Twitter; @MaxKordek

 

115. Jun Li                   

Founder of Ontology & Co-founder of Onchain.                 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jun-li-58950069/?originalSubdomain=cn                     

Twitter; No twitter

 

116. Jack Liao                            

Founder of Bitcoin Gold.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jack-liao#section-recent-news-and-activity                               

Twitter; @bitcoingold

 

117. Chang Jia                           

Changjia is the CEO and Founder of 8btc, Blockchain Researcher, Sci-Fi Writer. Editor and Co-author of Bitcoin, A Real yet Virtual Financial World (2014), and Blockchain: From Digital Currency to Credit Society (2016)                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/chang-jia#section-overview                             

Twitter; @btcinchina

 

118. Duan Xinxing                    

Founder of the BYTOM, a researcher of Fintech industry, the scholarship winner of The Gates Foundation. He used to work as the vice president and the chief researcher of OKCoin, which is the largest digital assets exchange platform in China.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/duan-xinxing#section-overview                    

Twitter; @Bytom_Official

 

119. Steve Nico Williams                       

CEO and co-founder of Populus.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/steve-nico-williams#section-overview                         

Twitter; @iamstevenico

 

120. Colin LeMahieu                

Founder and CEO at The Nano Foundation, expanding adoption of Nano which tops the cryptocurrency industry in performance and efficiency.             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/colin-lemahieu#section-overview                 

Twitter; @ColinLeMahieu

 

121. Ned Scott                          

CEO of Steemit.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ned-scott#section-overview                 

Twitter; @realnedscott

 

122. David Vorick                     

CEO, Co-founder and Lead Developer of Sia, the leading decentralized cloud storage network secured by blockchain technology. David has been active in Bitcoin and the larger cryptocurrency space since 2011.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-vorrick#section-overview                     

Twitter; @DavidVorick

 

123. Luke Champine                

CEO and co-founder of Nebulous Lab. (SIA and Obelisk)                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/luke-champine#section-overview                 

Twitter; @lukechampine

 

124. Jack Lu                

Founder of Wanchain. Graduated from Peking University and MBA fromThe Ohio State University. Blockchain entrepreneur and technical expert. Cofounded Factom in 2014.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jack-lu-9c0a                           

Twitter; @JackLu_WAN

 

125. Jackson Palmer                

Co-Founder at DogeCoin.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jackson-palmer                     

Twitter; @ummjackson

 

126. Chris Trew                         

CEO and founder of Stratis.                        

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-trew-2                           

Twitter; @chrisblockchain

 

127. John McAfee                    

Executive chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments. Twitter Influencer. Crypto advocate. Will run for the 2020 presidential election to get speak time to speak about blockchain.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/john-mcafee                         

Twitter; @officialmcafee

 

128. Rhett Creighton               

Bitcoin core test suite contributor. Forked Zcash to Zclassic. Currently working on Bitcoin Private.                     

https://www.linkedin.com/in/heyrhett/                 

Twitter; @HeyRhett

 

129. Xinshu Dong                     

CEO and founder of Zilliqa. Computer security expert currently developing secure and scalable blockchain.                        

https://www.linkedin.com/in/xinshudong/?originalSubdomain=sg                             

Twitter; @xinshudong

 

130. Sasha Ivanov                    

CEO and founder of Waves blockchain. CEO and founder of Vostok project.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sasha-ivanov                           

Twitter; @sasha35625

 

131. Will Warren                      

Will Warren is Co-founder and CEO at 0x where he is developing public infrastructure for peer-to-peer exchange on the Ethereum blockchain.       

https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-warren-92aab62b/                     

Twitter; @willwarren89

 

132. Nabil Naghdy                   

COO of status.im. SNT crypto.                   

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nabilnaghdy/                           

Twitter; @naghdy

 

133. Yanislav Malahov                           

Founder of Aeternity.                    

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/yanislav-malahov                 

Twitter; @noyyy

 

134. Matthew Spoke               

Founder and CEO of the Aion Network. Co-founder and CEO of Nuco, a blockchain enterprise infrastructure provider, and is the former blockchain project lead for Deloitte Canada.                            

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/matthew-spoke#section-overview                               

Twitter; @MattSpoke

 

135. Jin Tu                   

Founder of Nuco. Engineer team leader at the Aion Network.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jin-tu#section-overview                     

Twitter; @Aion_Network

 

136. Kesem Frank                     

Co-Founder and COO of Nuco, is head of project delivery, also responsible for product management and roadmap execution. Kesem successfully led multiple DLT projects.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/kesem-frank-be76#section-overview                 

Twitter; @kesemfr

 

137. Daniel Wang                    

Founder and CEO of Loopring foundation.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/daniel-wang-4#section-overview                   

Twitter; @daniel_loopring

 

138. Julian Zawistowski                         

Decentralised systems visionary and entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Golem Factory, the company behind the Golem decentralized distributed compute network.                         

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/julian-zawistowski                               

Twitter; @julianzawist

 

139. Do Sanghyuk                     

Co-founder and CEO of Waltonchain.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/do-sanghyuk#section-overview                     

Twitter; @Waltonchain

 

140. Xu Fangcheng                   

Co-founder of Waltonchain.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/xu-fangcheng#section-overview                   

Twitter; No Twitter

 

141. Martynas Bacevicius                     

CEO and founder at Ardorgate.                 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martynas-bacevicius-5194b951/                     

Twitter; No Twitter

 

142. Lior Yaffe                          

Blockchain Developer (NXT/Ardor/Ignis) and co-founder of Jelurida                                             

Twitter; @lioryaffe

 

143. Joey Krug                           

Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital, Core Dev on Augur, Co-Founder of Beam, and Angellist Syndicate                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/joey-krug                               

Twitter; @joeykrug

 

144. Jack Peterson                   

Lead developer of Augur.                           

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jack-peterson-2                     

Twitter; @tensorjack

 

145. Jared Tate                         

Founder and creator of the DigiByte blockchain. DigiByte is a public, rapidly growing and highly decentralized 4-year-old blockchain.                

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredctate/                             

Twitter; @jaredctate

 

146. Brian  Eich                         

Founder of Brave browser. Basic Attention token ERC20 token. Brendan Eich was founder and long-term CTO at Mozilla. Eich is widely recognized for his enduring contributions to the Internet revolution. In 1995, Eich invented JavaScript.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brendan-eich                         

Twitter; @BrendanEich

 

147. Michael Gan                     

CEO of Kucoin, cryptocurrency centralized exchange.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-gan#section-overview                       

Twitter; @gan_chun

 

148. François Thoorens                         

CTO and co-founder of ARK blockchain.                

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/francois-thoorens                               

Twitter; @ArkEcosystem

 

149. Lars Rensing                     

CFO and co-founder of ARK blockchain.                 

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/lars-rensing#section-overview                       

Twitter; No twitter

 

150. Ma Haobo                         

Founder of ælf, founder/ CEO of Hoopox                            

https://www.linkedin.com/in/haobo-ma-b7b0b251/?originalSubdomain=cn                         

Twitter; @HaoboMa_aelf

 

151. Paul Snow                         

Chairman of the Texas Bitcoin Conference, Inventor of the Factom protocol, CEO and co-founder of Factom Inc.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-snow                             

Twitter; @paulsnx2

 

152. David Johnston                

Managing director at Yeoman's Growth Capital (YCG) and chairman of the board at Facton Inc.                         

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidajohnston/                   

Twitter; @DJohnstonEC

 

153. Sebastian Schepis                           

SyScoin founder and core developer. Chief Information Officer at Blockchain Foundry Inc.                          

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastianschepis/                 

Twitter; @sebschepis

 

154.

Dan Wasyluk                    

Co-founder and CEO at Blockchain Foundry Inc. Creator of Syscoin.                             

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwasyluk/                           

Twitter; @BlockchainDan

 

155. William Quigley               

Co-Founder of WAX                          

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/william-quigley                     

Twitter; @WilliamEQuigley

 

156. Malcolm Casselle                           

Strategic Advisor for WAX                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/malcolm-casselle                 

Twitter; @MalcolmCasSelle

 

157. Abhishek Pitti                   

CEO and founder of Nucleus Vision.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/abhishek-pitti                       

Twitter; @abhi_nucleus

 

158. Shawn Owen                    

CEO of Salt Lendings.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/shawn-owen                         

Twitter; @Shawn_OwenJ

 

159. Dave Martin                     

Co-founder and Managing Director. Power Ledger Pty Ltd.                          

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-martin-3474469/?originalSubdomain=au                       

Twitter; @DavdMartn

 

160. Zac Cheah                         

CEO and co-founder of Pundi X Labs.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/zac-cheah#section-overview                           

Twitter; @zibin

 

161. Pitt Huang                         

CTO and COO and co-founder of Pundi X Labs.                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/pitt-huang                             

Twitter; No twitter

 

162. Constantin Papadimitriou                           

Constantin is the President of Pundi X and a founding member of the Indonesian Blockchain Association.                      

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/constantin-papadimitriou#section-overview                               

Twitter; @kiki_cp

 

163. Ari Paul               

Co-founder, CIO and managing partner at BlockTower Capital.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ari-paul-e2d3                         

Twitter; @AriDavidPaul

 

164. Miko Matsumura                            

Miko Matsumura is a founder of crypto exchange Evercoin, is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptos and a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds.                  

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/miko-matsumura                         

Twitter; @mikojava

 

165. Pavel Durov                      

Pavel Valerievich Durov is a Russian entrepreneur who is best known for being the founder of the social networking site VK, and later the Telegram Messenger.                       

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/pavel-durov                         

Twitter; @durov

 

166. Eric Meltzer                      

Partner at INBlockchain, crypto investment fund.                            

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-meltzer-cdc4                              

Twitter; @wheatpond

 

167. Jake Jew Trading                            

Trader, twitter influencer and founder at KJ Trading.                      

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-baval-8a74a956/                         

Twitter; @koreanjewcrypto

 

168. Suppoman                         

Youtuber, twitter influencer of VERY doubtful reputation.                      

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsuppo/                       

Twitter; @MichaelSuppo

 

169. Ian Balina                          

Ian Balina is an influential Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post, The Street, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine.                    

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianbalina/                               

Twitter; @DiaryofaMadeMan

 

170. Anatoly Radchenko                       

Managing partner and co-founder at United Traders.                     

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/anatoliy-radchenko                             

Twitter; @aradchenko1

 

171. Trace Mayer                     

Co-founder and manager at Premier ARK LLC.                   

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/trace-mayer                           

Twitter; @TraceMayer

 

172. Max Keiser                        

The Keiser Report on RT. Founder and CEO of StartCoin Holdings.                             

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/max-keiser                             

Twitter; @maxkeiser

 

173. Alex Sunnarborg                             

Alex Sunnarborg is a founding and managing partner of Tetras Capital. Formerly, Alex was a research analyst at CoinDesk after the acquisition of Lawnmower.io, a crypto asset investment and research app he founded.               

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/alex-sunnarborg                   

Twitter; @alexsunnarborg

 

174. Spencer Bogart                

Partner at Blockchain Capital. Investing in people, companies, protocols and tokens building future of crypto. Former Bitcoin Analyst and VP at Needham & Co.                       

https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-bogart-cfa-bba645a/                         

Twitter; @CremeDeLaCrypto

 

175. Alvin Lee                           

Co-Founder at Aluna.Social. Cryptoasset Trader, Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer. Aspiring Quantitative Trader & Organic Vegetable Farmer.                        

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvinleehe/?originalSubdomain=sg                               

Twitter; @onemanatatime

 

176. Omar Bham (Crypt0)

Futurist, Cryptocurrency Advocate, Musician, Brain Hacker, & Actor - YouTube Channel Crypt0.

https://www.youtube.com/user/obham001

Twitter; @crypt0snews

 

177. Michael Gu (Boxmining)

Creator of Daily Cryptocurrency News and Discussion YouTube channel: Boxmining

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxODjeUwZHk3p-7TU-IsDOA/featured

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-gu#section-overview

Twitter; @boxmining

 

178. Ivan Liljeqvist (Ivan on tech)

Creator of Daily Cryptocurrency News and Discussion YouTube channel: Ivan on Tech. Founder of Ivan on Tech Academy.

https://www.youtube.com/user/LiljeqvistIvan

https://academy.ivanontech.com/

Twitter; @IvanOnTech 

 

 

 

 

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