Top Cryptocurrency People You Should Absolutely Follow on Twitter

    Bobby Ong April 15, 2014 - Posted by Bobby Ong on Top Lists

    Twitter is a fantastic place to network with people involved with cryptocurrencies. We personally found it very useful in connecting with cryptocurrency people and in finding out the latest breaking news. To help others discover the power of Twitter, we have compiled a list of top people involved with cryptocurrencies that you should absolutely follow.

    This list is meant to be a live document and will be continuously updated based on suggestions. Our aim is for it to be the most comprehensive list. There are currently over 170 people listed on this list in no particular order of importance broken down into several categories such as entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, developers, lawyers and altcoin team leads.

    If you think we have missed out any particular person, do write it at the comments section below or drop us a tweet @coingecko. If you find this post useful, do follow us on Twitter - Bobby Ong (@bobbyong) and TM Lee (@tmlee).

    Do also check out our main website, CoinGecko and see how we evaluate cryptocurrencies by looking at various factors such as developer activity, community strength, trading volume, market capitalization and public interest. Drop us an email and let us know your thoughts. We would love to hear from you!  

    Bitcoin Entrepreneurs

    1. Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) - Co-founder & CEO of Coinbase
    2. Fred Ehrsam (@FEhrsam) - Co-founder of Coinbase
    3. Nejc Kodri (@nejc_kodric) - Co-founder & CEO of Bitstamp
    4. Nicolas Cary (@niccary) - Co-Founder & CEO of
    5. Tony Gallippi (@tonygallippi) - Co-founder & Executive Chairman of BitPay
    6. Asher Tan (@ashertn) - Co-founder & CEO of CoinJar
    7. George Samman (@sammantic) - Co-founder & COO of
    8. Ryan Shea (@ryaneshea) - Co-founder of Onename
    9. Muneeb Ali (@muneeb) - Co-founder & CTO of Onename
    10. Matt Schlicht (@MattPRD) - Founder of ZapChain
    11. Catheryne Nicholson (@Catheryne_N) - CEO of BlockCypher
    12. Matthieu Riou (@mriou) Founder of Blockcypher
    13. Nick Sullivan (@gorillamania) - Founder of ChangeTip
    14. Derek Minter (@derekminter) - Co-founder of Honeybadgr
    15. Ryan Peterson (@RyanPeterson41) - Co-founder of Honeybadgr
    16. Josh Pelham (@jshplhm) - Co-founder of Honeybadgr
    17. Paul Benigeri (@benigeri) - Co-founder of
    18. Roneil Rumburg (@roneilr) - Co-founder of
    19. Ryan Zhou (@zhoutong) - Co-founder of CoinJar
    20. Anson Zeall (@AnsonZeall) - Co-founder of CoinPip
    21. Miguel Cuneta (@MiguelCuneta) - Co-Founder & CCO of Satoshi Citadel Industries
    22. Luis Buenaventura (@helloluis) - Co-founder of
    23. Dave Shin (@paywise_org) - Founder of PayWise Limited
    24. Jonathan Levin (@jony_levin) - Ex-CEO of Coinometrics
    25. Dan Held (@bitonbit) - Former Co-Founder of ZeroBlock
    26. Matt Slater (@MattSlater91) - Co-Founder of Hedgy
    27. Warren Paul Anderson (@warpaul) Co-founder & Head of Product of Hedgy
    28. Mark Smalley (@m_smalley) - Co-Founder & CTO of Neuroware
    29. Haseeb Awan (@ahaseeba) - Co-Founder of BitAccess
    30. Songyi Lee (@iamsonge) - Co-Founder of 37Coins
    31. Jonathan Zobro (@jonathan_zobro) - Co-Founder of 37Coins
    32. Charlie Shrem (@CharlieShrem) - Co-founder and Former CEO of BitInstant
    33. Aaron Williams (@aaronwwwilliams) - Founder of Atlanta Bitcoin
    34. Paul Puey (@paullinator) - Founder & CEO of Airbitz
    35. Ben Davenport (@bendavenport) - Co-founder & Chief Product Officer of BitGo
    36. Micah Winkelspecht (@winkelspecht) - Founder & CEO of Gem
    37. Chris Shepherd (@cshphrd) - CEO of HashRabbit
    38. Gabe Evans (@GabeEvans) - Technical Co-founder of HashRabbit
    39. Tom Ding (@tom_ding) - Founder of Koinify
    40. Fabio Federici (@fabfederici) - Co-founder & CEO of Coinalytics
    41. Josh Mohland (@mohland) - CEO of Wow Such Business / Creator of Dogetipbot
    42. Alejandro De La Torre (@bitentrepreneur) - Founder of SendChat
    43. Lawrence Nahum (@LarryBitcoin) - Founder & CEO GreenAddress
    44. George Burke (@geoburke) - Co-founder of FreshPay
    45. Andrew Lee (@2drewlee) - CEO of Purse
    46. Teemu Paivinen (@teempai) - CEO of Coinmotion
    47. Tom Hamalainen (@tomhamalainen) Co-founder & Chairman of Coinmotion
    48. Yusho Liu (@shoberrysho) - Co-founder of CoinHako
    49. Rodrigo Henrik (@rodrigohenrik) - COO/CMO & Co-Founder of Bleutrade
    50. Chris Yim (@cyim) - Co-founder of LibertyX
    51. Meg Nakamura (@megnakamura) - CEO of Shift
    52. Jesse Heaslip (@jjheaslip) - CEO of Bex
    53. Jacob Hansen (@ejacobhansen) - Co-Founder of CrowdCurity
    54. Christian Hansen (@ChrHansen) - CTO of CrowdCurity
    55. Ric Shreves (@ricoflan) - Co-founder of Coin Academy
    56. Devon Read (@blocktechceo) - Founder & CEO of Blockchain Technology Group
    57. Adam Ludwin (@adamludwin) - Founder of Chain
    58. Perianne Boring (@PerianneDC) - Founder & President of Chamber of Digital Commerce
    59. David Berger (@DavidBergerDCC) - Founder & CEO of Digital Currency Council
    60. David Moskowitz (@Coin_republic) - Founder of Coin Republic
    61. Tim Peterson (@timrpeterson) - Founder of Onarbor
    62. Morgan Rockwell (@Metaballo) - CEO of Bitcoin Kinetics
    63. Ola Doudin (@odoudin) - Co-founder of BitOasis
    64. David El Achkar (@DaveAchkar) - Founder of YellowPay

    Bitcoin Startup Movers & Shakers

    1. Changpeng Zhao (@cpzhao) - CTO of OKCoin
    2. Jack C Liu (@liujackc) - Head of Institutional Development of OKCoin
    3. Tim Swanson (@ofnumbers) - Head of Business Development at Melotic
    4. Richard Gendal Brown (@gendal) - Executive Architect, Industry Innovation for Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK
    5. Marshall Hayner (@MarshallHayner) - CMO of
    6. Nanok Bie (@nanok) - Director of Communications, Marketing & PR at KnCMiner
    7. Jeffrey Smith (@jeff_smith01) - CIO of CEX.IO
    8. Alexandr Kerya (@a_kerya) - CMO of CEX.IO
    9. Adam White (@WhiteAdamL) - Business development at Coinbase
    10. Nick Tomaino (@NTmoney) - Business development at Coinbase
    11. Joe Robinson (@i8joe) - VP Product of Circle
    12. Sean R. Moran (@seanrmoran) - Product at Circle
    13. Melissa Volkmann (@mvlkm) - Design Ninja HashRabbit
    14. Faisal Khan (@babushka99) - VP Operations at CoinX
    15. Elliot Lee (@intelliot) - Developer & Product Manager at Kraken
    16. Andrew Wagner (@TheAndrewWagner) - Director of PR at Bitcoin Co-op
    17. Kate Ambash (@kambash) - Community Manager at ChangeTip
    18. Victoria van Eyk (@victoriavaneyk) - VP Community Development at ChangeTip
    19. Alexis Aiono (@AlexisAiono) - Head of Support at BTCJam
    20. Tom Kysar (@tomkysar) - Marketing Lead at Koinify
    21. Juan Llanos @JuanLlanos - EVP of Strategic Partnerships & Chief Transparency Officer Bitreserve
    22. Jon Matonis (@jonmatonis) - Founding Director, Bitcoin Foundation
    23. Nick Spanos (@nickspanos) - Founder of Bitcoin Center NYC
    24. Daniel Krawisz (@DanielKrawisz) - Director of Research at Satoshi Nakamoto Institute
    25. Colbert Low (@sirxl) - Country Lead for BitX Malaysia
    26. Mostafa Farghaly (@MostafaFarghaly) - Bitcoin Developer at BitOasis
    27. Neil Woodfine (@nwoodfine) - Client Relationship Manager at OKCoin
    28. Tristan Winters (@tristan_winters) - Business Development at iceCUBED Bitcoin Exchange
    29. Arianna Simpson (@AriannaSimpson) - Account Specialist BitGo

    Bitcoin Investors/VCs/Angels

    1. Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) - Co-founder & General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
    2. Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) - Co-founder & General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
    3. Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) - General Partner at Andreesen Horowitz
    4. Chris Dixon (@cdixon) - General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
    5. Joel Monegro (@jmonegro) - Investment Team at Union Square Ventures
    6. Eddy Travia (@startupeddy) - Co-founder of Seedcoin
    7. Cameron Winklevoss (@winklevoss) - Principal of Winklevoss Capital
    8. Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) - Principal of Winklevoss Capital
    9. Barry Silbert (@barrysilbert) - Founder of Bitcoin Investment Trust
    10. Brock Pierce (@brockpierce) - Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Crypto Currency Partners
    11. Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) - Bitcoin Angel investor
    12. Roger Ver (@rogerkver) - Bitcoin Angel Investor
    13. Sean Percival (@Percival) - Partner at 500 Startups
    14. Scott Robinson (@TheScottRob) - Director, FinTech & Marketing at Plug & Play Tech Center
    15. Bastian Brand (@ICryptoInvestor) - Investment Manager at Pathfinder Capital
    16. Matthew Roszak (@MatthewRoszak) Founding Partner at Tally Capital
    17. Adam Draper (@AdamDraper) - Founder & CEO of Boost VC
    18. Brayton Williams (@BraytonKey) Founder at BoostVC
    19. Steve Waterhouse (@waterhousephd) - Partner at Pantera Capital
    20. Ryan Selkis aka Twobitidito (@twobitidiot) - Investments Director at Digital Currency Group
    21. David Lee (@davidlee) - Managing Partner at SV Angel
    22. Ben Parr (@benparr) - Managing Partner at DominateFund
    23. Michael Terpin (@michaelterpin) - Co-Founder & Chairman of BitAngels
    24. Michael Sonnenshein (@Sonnenshein) - Account Executive at BitcoinTrust
    25. Farzad Hashemi (@nestmate) - Bitcoin Angel Investor
    26. Terrence Yang (@YangTerrence) - Founder of Yang Ventures

    Bitcoin Journalists

    1. Pete Rizzo (@pete_rizzo_) - US Editor for CoinDesk
    2. Jon Southurst (@southtopia) - Asia Editor for CoinDesk
    3. Emily Spaven (@emilyspaven) - Managing Editor of CoinDesk
    4. Tom Sharkey (@tom_sharkey) - Journalist & sub-editor for CoinDesk
    5. Danny Bradbury (@dannybradbury) - Journalist at CoinDesk
    6. Wong Joon Ian (@joonian) - Journalist at CoinDesk
    7. Daniel Cawrey (@danielcawrey) - Journalist at CoinDesk
    8. Tanaya Macheel (@tanayamacheel) - Writer & sub-editor at CoinDesk
    9. Aaron van Wirdum (@AaronvanW) - Contributor to CoinDesk
    10. Caleb Chen (@bitxbitxbitcoin) - US Editor of CryptoCoinsNews
    11. Christoph Marckx (@cryptomaniacs) - Writer at CryptoCoinsNews
    12. Josiah Wilmoth (@Y3llowb1ackbird) - Writer at CryptoCoinsNews
    13. Tina Hui (@TinaHui) - CEO & Founder of FollowTheCoin
    14. Kevin Cruz (@KCruz305) - Writer at Bitcoin Magazine
    15. Maria Jones (@MariaJonesCT) - General manager at CoinTelegraph
    16. Allen Scott (@allenscottCT) - Editor at CoinTelegraph
    17. Diana Ngo (@DHQNgo) - Journalist at CoinTelegraph
    18. Ian DeMartino (@IanDeMartino) - Writer at CoinTelegraph
    19. Carlo Caraluzzo (@CaraluzzoCarlo) - Writer at CoinTelegraph
    20. Tone Vays (@tone_llt) - Bitcoin Analyst at CoinTelegraph
    21. Adam B. Levine (@GamerAndy) - Editor-in-Chief of LetsTalkBitcoin
    22. Kyle Torpey (@kyletorpey) - Writer at InsideBitcoins
    23. Jean-Pierre Buntinx (@jdebunt) - Founder of
    24. Serge Schouterden (@SergioSchout) - Founder of
    25. Ofir Beigel (@ofirbeigel) - Blogger at 99Bitcoins
    26. Sean Wince (@SeanWince) - Writer at CoinBrief
    27. Andre Infante (@AndreTI) - Journalist at CoinReport
    28. Yashu Gola (@whoisyashu) - Writer at NewsBTC
    29. Mark Hopkins (@rizzn) - Founding Editor for SiliconANGLE
    30. Tuur Demeester (@TuurDemeester) - Editor of MacroTrends
    31. Olly (@AltCoinSpec) - Writer at Altcoin Speculation
    32. Ben Isgur (@BenIsgur) - Blogger at
    33. Nigel Dollentas (@nigeldollentas) - Writer at Bitcoinist
    34. John Scianna (@johnnydoge) - Writer at Bitcoinist
    35. Julia Tourianski (@BraveTheWorld) - Blogger at Brave The World
    36. Keith Horwood (@eagle8) - Head of Performance Marketing at CoinDesk

    Bitcoin Developers

    1. Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) - Chief Scientist, Bitcoin Foundation
    2. Jeff Garzik (@jgarzik) - Bitcoin Core Developer at BitPay
    3. Peter Todd (@petertoddbtc) - Bitcoin Developer at CoinKite
    4. Pieter Wuille (@pwuille) - Bitcoin Core Developer at at Blockstream
    5. Matt Corallo (@TheBlueMatt) -Bitcoin Core Developer at at Blockstream
    6. Oleg Andreev (@oleganza) - Author of CoreBitcoin
    7. Andreas Antonopoulos (@aantonop) - Security and Distributed Systems Expert
    8. Ross McKelvie (@lead_brogrammer) Lead Engineer of Boost VC
    9. Sergio Demian Lerner (@SDLerner) - Security Auditor at Coinspect
    10. Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) - Cryptographer & Creator of "Smart Contract" Concept


    1. Brian Klein (@brianeklein) - Partner at Baker Marquart LLP and Chair of Bitcoin Foundation's Legal Advocacy Committee
    2. Patrick Murck (@virtuallylaw) - General Counsel at Bitcoin Foundation
    3. Amor Sexton (@amorsexton) - Digital Currency Lawyer at Adroit Lawyers
    4. Reuben Bramanathan (@bramanathan) - Senior Lawyer at Adroit Lawyers
    5. Andrew Beal (@ajbeal) - Associate at Crowley Corporate Attorneys
    6. Preston Byrne (@prestonjbyrne) - COO and General Counsel at Eris Industries
    7. Pamela Morgan (@pamelawjd) - Attorney at Empowered Law
    8. Ryan Gilbert (@thebtclawyer) - Associate Attorney at Dell Graham and Host of the Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast
    9. Marco Santori (@msantoriESQ) - Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
    10. Sarah I. Hody (@SHodyEsq) - Attorney at Coinbase

    Altcoin Team Leads

    1. Charlie Lee (@satoshilite) - Creator of Litecoin
    2. Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) - Creator of Dogecoin
    3. Ross Nicoll (@JRossNicoll) - Dogecoin Developer
    4. Vitalik Buterin (@vitalikbuterin) - Creator of Ethereum
    5. Anthony Di Iorio (@diiorioanthony) - Founder of Ethereum
    6. Joel Dietz (@fractastical) - Creator of Swarm
    7. Jed McCaleb (@JedMcCaleb) - Co-founder of Stellar
    8. Joyce Kim (@joyce) - Executive Director of Stellar
    9. Pavel Kravchenko (@kravchenkopo) - Cryptographer at Stellar
    10. Charles Hoskinson (@nprojectcharles) - Founding Member of Bitshares and Ethereum
    11. Chris Larsen (@chrislarsensf) - Founder & CEO of Ripple Labs
    12. David Schwartz (@JoelKatz) - Chief Cryptographer at Ripple Labs
    13. Julian Martinez (@julianeon) - Support Engineer at Ripple Labs
    14. Patrick Nosker (@pnosker) - VeriCoin Developer
    15. effects (@effectsToCause) - VeriCoin Developer
    16. Andrew Vegatabile (@TheRealMage) - Litecoin Association Director
    17. btcdrak (@btcdrak) - Viacoin Developer
    18. Ahmed Bodiwala (@CryptoExpert) - Myriadcoin and Digitalcoin Developer
    19. Bryce Weiner (@BryceWeiner) - Developer of various altcoins
    20. Robert Wilkins (@rfwilkins) - CEO of Ziftr and Creator of Ziftrcoin
    21. Tatiana Moroz (@queentatiana) - Creator of Tatiana Coin
    22. Max Keiser (@maxkeiser) - Creator of Maxcoin
    23. BTCarchitect (@BTCarchitect) - Creator of ARCHcoin
    24. Jon Marshallz (@JonMarshallz) - Fastcoin Developer
    25. Julian (@jyap) - Creator of Jumbucks
    26. Judith Jakubovics (@JudithJakubovic) - BizDev & International Community Coordinator at MasterCoin Foundation
    27. Jeremy Kandah (@jkandah) - MaidSafe Board Member

    We know this list is not complete and we may have accidentally missed out some names. May we request a kind favor to help us complete this list by writing in the comments section below or by tweeting us @coingecko.

    UPDATE 11 January 2015: This list has reached over 200 names! Thank you for all the suggestions. We have also created a list on Twitter to make it easy for you to follow these top cryptocurrency personalities. Thank you very much. Bobby (@bobbyong) and TM Lee (@tmlee)

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