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Who are the Best Crypto Influencers?
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The best way to learn about crypto is to surround yourself with knowledgable and helpful people. But where do you find them? The Internet of course! To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of some notable crypto influencers who we think provide great content for others in the crypto space.
The Crypto Lark
The Crypto Lark is based in New Zealand and describes himself as a cryptocurrency enthusiast, traveler and vegan. New videos are uploaded daily covering the latest news, market analysis and cryptocurrency reviews. Lark also revisits previously reviewed cryptocurrencies to reevaluate projects based on more recent developments, which is very important.
SkrillaKing a YouTube channel run by Chris and Eric, makes videos covering news, price predictions and reviews. You can also find some videos about technical analysis techniques and analyzing price charts. New videos are posted daily and offer some good information to anyone who may be new to cryptocurrencies.
Crypto Love is an unconventional host, following a theme of unicorns and rainbows for his channel. There's a series of videos for those who are new to cryptocurrencies, but Crypto Love also posts videos about the latest news, his opinions about the top cryptocurrencies, information about his personal portfolio, and interviews with CEOs of different startups.
Michael is the host and founder of Boxmining. He’s from Hong Kong and reliably publishes cryptocurrency news daily at 8 am EST, along with videos about technology and interviews with key blockchain industry leaders. Michael also attends blockchain conferences around the world, sharing knowledge he's learned from his channel.
DataDash, run by Nicholas Merten, is one of the most popular cryptocurrency YouTube channels. His videos focus on creating a strong portfolio and day trading techniques. DataDash provides detailed technical analysis and has video tutorials about reading charts and using different indicators. This channel is more suited for those who have some experience with cryptocurrency.
Michael Nye (formerly known as Shill Nye) is all about promoting cryptocurrencies. Nye has been working full-time in crypto since 2017, focusing on trading and building his brand. Nye travels to different conferences, spreading the word about new developments in the crypto space.
The Crypto Dog
The Crypto Dog has been in the cryptocurrency space for a relatively long time. He started mining Bitcoin back in 2011. He was doing a Ph.D. in STEM before dropping out to go full-time into crypto. The Crypto Dog’s Twitter feed has a heavy emphasis on technical analysis and occasional memes.
Big Chonis is another day trader providing technical analysis. He is constantly tweeting updated technical analysis throughout the day. Most of this is focused on Bitcoin, but there is the occasional altcoin analysis as well.
Altcoin Buzz is a dedicated blog for cryptocurrency and a YouTube channel with a large following. Anything crypto related is covered by Altcoin Buzz. There are posts reviewing crypto projects as well as the latest crypto news.
Big Cheds runs a blog aimed at helping new traders. Cheds also has articles explaining general trading practices that apply to any trading market.
Nick Szabo has had tremendous influence over the development of blockchain technology. He is best known for his proposal of Bit Gold in 1998 as a mechanism for a decentralized digital currency. The Bit Gold concept, although never realized, is viewed as the precursor to Bitcoin. This has led many to speculate that Nick Szabo is Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin.
Nick Szabo’s other great contribution to blockchain was the creation of smart contracts in 1996. Although blockchains did not exist at this time, smart contracts were originally intended to use self- executing code to enforce contracts between strangers on the Internet. Nearly 20 years after their creation, smart contacts were applied to cryptocurrencies with the launch of the Ethereum network.
Szabo has his own blog where he writes a few posts each year. The topics focus on money, economics, cryptography and blockchain.
As the creator of the second most valuable cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Vitalik is one of the most influential and recognizable people in the crypto space. Vitalik was born in Russia, but he and his family moved to Canada when he was a child.
Vitalik’s first experience with cryptocurrency was writing for Bitcoin Weekly. He later co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011. In 2015, Vitalik co-founded Ethereum, the first blockchain to use smart contracts.
While Vitalik spends a majority of his time working with Ethereum, the content he shares though Twitter covers a range of topics beyond Ethereum and crypto.
Charles Hoskinson is one of the eight co-founders of Ethereum, although he left in 2014 to create a for-profit entity, while Vitalik wanted an open-source platform. Hoskinson went on to found IOHK as a company developing blockchains for academic institutions, governments and corporations.
The IOHK team eventually led to the creation of Cardano. As the cofounder of two very successful cryptocurrencies, Hoskinson certainly holds a lot of influence over where blockchain technology may go next.