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Top 10 Cryptocurrency Influencers You Need to Follow
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Cryptocurrency is one of those fields that require little talent and luck. Success in crypto relies on timing, patience, and clarity. The people we’re going to talk about in this article are masters of all three of these elements.
You might have heard of some of them but how they got to where they are today may surprise you. Looking into their journey has provided useful insights and we’re going to share them with you, so buckle up.
#10 - Nicolas Merten
Kicking things off at #10 we have Nicolas Merten, a YouTube creator specializing in crypto trading. You may know him by his channel DataDash. He’s been around for several years and garnered almost half a million followers.
He covers a wide range of crypto-related topics, including a lot of useful tutorials. If you’re a beginner you can check out some of his early videos where he explained core concepts, such as the MACD and the Bollinger Bands.
#9 - Brian Jung
Brian Jung is another creator on YouTube with one of the most popular channels on cryptocurrency. With nearly one million followers, his content is something you don’t want to miss.
Jung covers the latest news in the crypto world and gives sophisticated opinions on every relevant aspect. Time and again he would offer advice on what to do after an impactful event. We love his unbiased recommendations on the market and the simplicity of his explanations.
#8 - Anthony Pompliano
If you’re into crypto and listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard of Anthony Pompliano. He hosts the Pomp Podcast, which has around 200 thousand listeners. He himself has over one million followers on Twitter.
His shows offer some of the most diverse perspectives on the currents of cryptocurrency. Tune in and you’ll listen to all kinds of high-profile investors and founders and what they have to say. Pompliano also does a lot of giveaways on his podcast, usually free bitcoin, so keep an eye out for that.
#7 - Maria Pennanen
Maria Pennanen has many years of corporate management experience under her belt. In 2015, she co-founded Accelerator Frankfurt, which invested in Fintech and blockchain companies. For years before that, she worked as an advisor to hundreds of startups, pointing them in the direction of success.
She has recently founded Mindclip Behavior and is currently the CEO of this innovative tech company. Pennanen was also elected in 2021 as one of the EU's top influential women in startups and venture capital.
#6 - Ben Horowitz
According to this billionaire author entrepreneur, what you do is who you are. You can read more about that in his recent New York Times bestseller. He’s also written several other books on business management and leadership.
Horowitz founded the venture capital firm Andressen Horowitz and has been advocating and funding cryptocurrency since 2013. He has investments in some of the biggest names like Airbnb, Facebook, and Twitter. Recently, Horowitz announced a crypto funding project that’s worth over $2 billion. That means he’s serious about these coins if nothing else.
#5 - Elon Musk
You don’t have to drive a Tesla to know who Elon Musk is. Just go on Twitter once and you’ll know who we’re talking about. This man is a legend when it comes to posting sensational tweets, second only to the 45th US president.
Besides his massive fortune, Musk has some enormous takes on cryptocurrency, including when he endorsed Dogecoin. He has single-handedly shifted bitcoin and a few other coins’ movements in the past with mere words. Suffice to say, you should be on the lookout for whatever he decides to say next. It might very well be the next trading decision.
#4 - Roger Ver
Roger Ver is so influential people call him the “crypto Jesus.” If that doesn’t already convince you, his track record in cryptocurrency might.
In the early, to mid-2000s Ver founded two companies, one of which was Memorydealer, a pioneer in integrated bitcoin payment. You could say he’s helped corporations see the benefits of accepting crypto. He saw the potential of bitcoin and has accumulated over $170 million worth of it since day one. Throughout his career, Ver was involved in many cryptocurrency projects and funded numerous startups. He’s still doing the same thing today, but more.
#3 - Changpeng Zhao
Also known as CZ, Changpeng Zhao is the founder of Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world. Despite frequent legal scrutiny in the past, Binance did not sway against pressure and grew to billions of dollars in trades.
Like a lot of successful entrepreneurs on this list, Zhao had a humble beginning. In fact, looking at him, you’d probably think he’s the reason behind the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Selling his house and all he got to pour into bitcoin was the craziest but also the best thing he ever did.
#2 - Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee developed Litecoin, which is one of the starting characters in the crypto game. Most new investors usually start with bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin, and for good reasons. They are reliable and have good dips recovery, meaning good profits.
Lee discovered bitcoin while working for Google as a software developer. It took to him since and he decided he wanted to create a similar but improved version of it. That led to the birth of Litecoin, which has become a staple asset in most traders’ portfolios.
#1 - Vitalik Buterin
If you have any experience in crypto, you’re likely already following Vitalik Buterin. If not, you definitely should because, chances are, you’re using his ultimate creation, Ethereum.
Buterin became interested in bitcoin at a young age but did not put that to work until years later when he founded the Bitcoin magazine. From then on, he began putting effort into studying crypto and eventually co-founded the second biggest coin in the world.
The beautiful thing about cryptocurrency is anyone can become an expert. There are no degrees you need to earn or classes you need to take. All you need is persistence and the will to start somewhere.
The people on this list might have come from different backgrounds, but what they have in common is they all started somewhere and they’re all persistent. If you got what it takes, why not start now? Who knows, you might be on this list someday.