Top 100 Blockchain and Crypto Influencers on Twitter to Follow | by XTRD | xtradeio


Twitter is a great source of information, especially if you deal with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies — it helps to stay up to date and have your finger on the pulse of the market not only by reading the news but also by watching the influencers.

The XTRD team has compiled a list of Twitter accounts you probably would be interested in following if you work in blockchain & crypto related fields. Of course, there are hundreds of them, but we decided to select the one hundred most popular people in crypto space, based on relevance and the number of followers.

Note: XTRD does not endorse any of these sources or endorse any of their opinions, and we encourage you to consume all publicly disseminated information with a few grains of salt.


Ranked by follower count:

Followers: 844000

John McAfee is a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Founder of McAfee.

Followers: 814000

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

Followers: 759000

Cryptocurrency enthusiast and creator of Litecoin. Ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase and Managing Director of the Litecoin Foundation.

Followers: 705000

American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. Serves on the board of Facebook, eBay, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kno, Stanford Hospital, Bump Technologies, Anki, Oculus VR, Dialpad, and TinyCo. A proponent of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Followers: 552000

Bitcoin Evangelist and Angel Investor. Founding Member and Board Advisor at Bitcoin Foundation. Early investor in such Bitcoin startups as,,, BitPay, Kraken,

Followers: 452000

Entrepreneur and coder, Bitcoin & open blockchain expert, speaker. Author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money, Mastering Ethereum.

Followers: 310000

CEO of the instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange

Followers: 221000

Computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” was developed by this guy. Also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin.

Followers: 217000

Cryptoenthusiast and technical analyst.

Followers: 192000

CEO at Ripple.

Followers: 178000

Creator of Statoshi and Infrastructure Engineer at Casa. At the moment, he’s most interested in opportunities within the Bitcoin and crypto asset ecosystem.

Followers: 171000

Founder and CEO at Digital Currency Group, parent of Grayscale, Genesis Global Trading, CoinDesk & investor in 100+ coins, BTC, ETC, ZEC, MANA, ZEN, etc.

Followers: 166000

Derivatives trader, analyst & content creator in the realm of economics, finance, blockchain & Bitcoin. Host of CrytpoScam Podcast.

Followers: 164000

CEO of Civic, building global blockchain ID platform. General Partner at Multicoin Capital.

Followers: 161000

Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. Writes a daily email newsletter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors.

Followers: 155000

Bitcoin pioneer, Founder of The Bitcoin Foundation, Chief Visionary Officer at Crypto.IQ, speaker and writer.

Followers: 148000

Software developer best known for his involvement with Bitcoin. In 2012 founded the Bitcoin Foundation to support and nurture the development of the bitcoin currency, and by 2014 left his software development role to concentrate on his work with the Foundation.

Followers: 146000

Crypto trader.

Followers: 136000

Co-Founder & President at Gemini. Principal at Winklevoss Capital.

Followers: 133000

Entrepreneur and developer, co-founder of Smartereum.

Followers: 132000

Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur.

Followers: 119000

Senior editor Irish Tech News, editor in chief at Crypto Coin News.

Followers: 114000

According to his Twitter bio, “semi-retired crypto trader”.

Followers: 111000

Media theorist. author, adjunct professor, co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute.

Followers: 109000

CTO at Ripple and one of the original architects of the XRP network.

Followers: 105000

American venture capital investor, founder of DFJ Venture Capital, Draper Associates, Draper University, and Innovate Your State.

Followers: 104000

Crypto trader, investor and venture capitalist since 2013. Featured in Cointelegraph and HuffPost.

Followers: 101000

Crypto & blockchain journalist. Host of &

Followers: 94500

Crypto trader, started mining Bitcoin in 2011, full-time blockchain investor and market commentator.

Followers: 94000

CTO of Coinbase and co-founder of Counsyl, Earn, Teleport, and Coin Center.

Followers: 90300

Partner at Blockchain Capital. Former Bitcoin analyst and VP at Needham & Company.

Followers: 87000

Analyst and investor, focusing on finance, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech. Contributing to Forbes, Binary District, Cointelegraph, CryptoSlate.

Followers: 83500

Crypto trader.

Followers: 75400

Supremo at BHB Network and Bitcoin maximalist.

Followers: 75200

Crypto writer. Does some data-driven research on cryptocurrency as an investment and has publications on Forbes, CoinDesk and BraveNewCoin.

Followers: 72200

Crypto trader.

Followers: 71200

Professor at Cornell University, co-director at, system builder. Passionate about Dist Sys, OSes, Blockchains, NoSQL, and Bitcoin.

Followers: 70800

Builds products at CoinShares. Teaches at MIT and Oxford University. Investor and advisor.

Followers: 70000

Independent advisor, supporter of Bitcoin, XRP, Codius, Coil and Interledger.

Followers: 65900

Teacher, investor and cryptocurrency trader.

Followers: 65000

Analyst, tech evangelist. Cybersecurity, IoT, Fintech, DataScience & VR influencer at DZone & onalytica.

Followers: 64400

Monetary economist, Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation, CEO of Hushmail, Startup Team at RSA’s VeriSign, Chief Currency Dealer at VISA.

Followers: 63600

Founder of Atlas Neue, former CCO of Ethereum.

Followers: 53000

Crypto trader.

Followers: 47200

Group Product Manager at Adobe. Created Dogecoin.

Followers: 45700

Founder of Atlantic Financial, host of Satoshi Roundtable, Board Member at Bitcoin Foundation.

Followers: 45100

Chief Scientist at nChain.

Followers: 44200

Founder of NEO, CEO at Onchain.

Followers: 43300

Full-time Bitcoin writer since 2014. Contributor at Forbes and BitcoinMagazine. Featured on Nasdaq, Business Insider and Motherboard.

Followers: 43100

Founder of Adamant Capital.

Followers: 40000

Bitcoin developer. Full-time on open source Bitcoin projects at Chaincode Labs.

Followers: 40000

CEO & IT Architect at SatoshiLabs. Founder of world’s first Bitcoin pool Slush Pool and the first Bitcoin hardware wallet Trezor.

Followers: 39000

Software engineer, running Bitcoin Advisory.

Followers: 38600

CEO of Satoshi Portal. Blockchain researcher and analyst. Former public policy analyst and free-market economist.

Followers: 38400

Venture capitalist. Before she started investing, Arianna was a PM at BitGo, where she was the third employee. Prior to BitGo, she worked at Facebook in Global Marketing Solutions and at Y Combinator-backed Shoptiques, where she ran sales.

Followers: 37900

Canadian crypto expert.

Followers: 37400

Bitcoin Core developer, known in the Bitcoin world as Luke-Jr. Founder of Eligius mining pool. He has made over 200 contributions to Bitcoin Core, and maintains the Bitcoin Improvement Proposals section on GitHub.

Followers: 35800

Open-source developer and distributed systems advocate. Co-creator of Interledger and Founder at Coil.

Followers: 34400

Nathaniel writes about technology and finance for New York Times. Author of Digital Gold, a history of Bitcoin.

Followers: 33700

Software developer and cryptocurrency serial entrepreneur. Created the cryptocurrency platform BitShares, was a co-founder of the blockchain social platform Steemit, and is CTO of EOS, with the company Creator of the DPOS consensus algorithm and Graphene technology.

Followers: 33200

Blockchain technologist, independent consultant, lawyer. Founder and former COO of Monax, a company that created the first open-source permissioned blockchain client in 2014. Advocates for civil liberties, digital rights, due process rights, free markets, and sensible regulation of cryptography.

Followers: 33100

Bitcoin economist. Author of The Bitcoin ​Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking.

Followers: 32100

Crypto trader.

Followers: 32100

Blockchain ​entrepreneur ​and co-founder ​of Blockstack, a network ​for decentralized applications. Princeton Ph.D.

Followers: 31500

Technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

Followers: 31000

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

Followers: 30800

Bitcoin Core developer and maintainer, co-founder of Author of libbtc. C, C++, Obj-C Pro.

Followers: 30100

Executive managing director at INX. Bitcoin evangelist. Formerly founder and CEO of BitPremier. 20+ years in commercial banking.

Followers: 28400

Blockchain & Bitcoin advisor. Chairman at Cardano Foundation.

Followers: 28200

Founder of Tetras Capital and Lawnmower.

Followers: 25200

Co-founder & Managing Partner at Ausum Ventures. Founded Blockchain Education Network and co-founded SAAVHA.

Followers: 25100

Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple.

Followers: 24500

President of Satoshi Nakamoto Institute and co-host at Noded Bitcoin Podcast.

Followers: 24200

Cryptolawyer, Director of Research at CoinCenter, Board Member at Zcash Foundation, Juris Doctor at NYU Law.

Followers: 22700

Co-Founder of Stellar Development Foundation.

Followers: 22100

UX Designer at Ethereum.

Followers: 21800

Cryptographer & Software Engineer leading the C++ team at Ripple. Entrepreneur, consultant.

Followers: 21400

CEO at Interstellar.

Followers: 20200

Protocol architect at Interstellar. Author of Gitbox, CoreBitcoin and BTCRuby.

Followers: 20000

Cryptocurrency consultant. Jill has done academic research on blockchain and built enterprise products with banks. Right now, she mostly works on cryptocurrency and token projects.

Followers: 19000

CTO and Co-Founder of BitGo. Previously, Ben co-founded Beluga, which was acquired by Facebook, and became the basis for Facebook Messenger.

Followers: 17600

Developer and designer. Built ZeroHouseEdge, JacksChess, LanternHQ and RollWithMe. Currently, Jack is crafting consumer experiences at VC-backed startup Label Insight.

Followers: 17600

Bitcoin maximalist specialized in Bitcoin politics and game theory.

Followers: 17300

Crypto trader and technical analyst.

Followers: 16500

Founder of PostOakLabs. Advisor at clearmatics, BlockSeer, ELM Labs. Formerly Director of Market Research at R3.

Followers: 16000

Infrastructure Lead at Lightning.

Followers: 14800

Cryptocurrency security consultant.

Followers: 14100

Co-Founder at Bloq and Founding Partner at Tally Capital.

Followers: 12800

Blockchain & Bitcoin enthusiast, chairman & president of Symbiont. 22 years of corporate finance experience (Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Salomon Brothers).

Followers: 12800

Founder of Etherplan. Creates articles and videos with research and reviews of the best blockchains, sidechains, and decentralized apps.

Followers: 12700

Blockchain & cryptocurrency expert.

Followers: 12100

Author, advisor and early blockchain investor. Founding Partner at StillMark Co, Founder and Executive Director of City Fellows Consortium and Women in Venture.

Followers: 12100

CEO at BitGo, Inventor of SPDY (now HTTP/2.0), Google Chrome engineer, Co-Founder of Lookout Software.

Followers: 11600

Director of Research at Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Writes articles about the economics and technology of Bitcoin.

Followers: 11000

Founder and Executive Director at BitGiveOrg.

Followers: 9800

Bitcoin researcher.

Followers: 9100

Founder of ICON Project, Council Member at ICON Foundation.

Followers: 8600

Bitcoin trader and enthusiast, graphic designer and writer/journalist at

Followers: 7800

Bitcoin entrepreneur, open source enthusiast, Founder and CEO at GreenAddress, Senior Architect at Blockstream.

Followers: 5900

Attorney at Perkins Coie. Advises entrepreneurs, fintech companies, investors, and innovators in the blockchain space. Previously Regulatory Counsel at Coinbase.

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So… can i make a cold wallet from a Raspberry Pi or Arduino?

NEGG’s cheap paper. Don’t get fucking played