- Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum have exploded in popularity of late.
- Their potential to give relatively higher returns compared to other traditional financial assets have earned them millions of investors.
- With the rise of cryptocurrencies, the world has also seen the rise of cryto influencers who use social media platforms to share their insights.
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum have become very popular of late among crypto enthusiasts. The key reason why digital currencies are gaining popularity is their potential to give relatively higher returns to investors compared to other traditional financial assets. Many are also seeing virtual currency as the currency of future. On June 9, 2021, El Salvador became the first country to officially classify Bitcoin as a legal currency, giving further impetus to the argument.
With the rise of cryptocurrencies, the world has also seen the rise of cryto influencers. These highly followed crypto thought leaders use several social media platforms such as Twitter and YouTube to share their insights on blockchain industry with their followers.
Here we list five popular crypto influencers with substantial Twitter follower-base:
Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin), Ethereum co-founder and one of the world’s youngest crypto billionaires, is an active writer on cryptocurrencies. With over 2 million Twitter followers, Buterin is known to share his views on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. He also shares reviews and articles on cryptocurrencies.
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With over 1 million Twitter followers, Anthony Pompliano (@APompliano) is the founder of a hedge fund which specialises in blockchain technology and digital assets. Pompliano also runs a YouTube channel on which he shares Bitcoin and crypto discussions, podcasts, and interviews.
Charlie Lee (@SatoshiLite) has 1 million Twitter followers as of 13 September. The former Coinbase Director of Engineering, Lee is known to share the latest news on Litecoin and Litecoin Foundation. He also pitches in insightful articles related to cryptocurrencies.
With over 730,000 Twitter followers, Roger Ver (@rogerkver) is one of the earliest adopters of blockchain technology and Bitcoin. Also known as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’, Roger is followed for his conversations around Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
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Andreas M Antonopoulos
With over 623,300 Twitter followers, Andreas M Antonopoulos (@aantop) has penned books such as Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Currencies, Mastering Ethereum, and The Internet of Money. He also runs a YouTube channel, aantonop, where he posts videos about Bitcoin, blockchain, and others.
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