Having seen a huge growth since the birth of bitcoin, the crypto space has remained ever evolving and has managed to gather up a good community across all social media channels. The most used social media in the crypto space being twitter and telegram are home to a lot of crypto projects and enthusiasts.
People with interest in different areas of crypto including those interested in airdrops, bounty hunters, shillers and investors have an account on twitter and a majority of them follow some well known influencers in the crypto space. Some of the influencers that really make a difference and whose opinions are respected across the crypto space on twitter include;
1. VITALIK BUTERIN: @VitalikButerin
The CEO of Ethereum is undoubtedly the most influential person on twitter across the crypto space. With over 3 million followers on twitter, everyone listens when Vitalik makes a point. Most big players in the crypto space follow and respect him for his contribution to the growth of crypto.
Vitalik developed the idea of Ethereum in 2013 and presented it to Dr. Gavin Wood. Ethereum was finally released publicly in 2015 and has since seen huge growth and adoption. Asides Satoshi Nakamoto who founded Bitcoin, Vitalik Buterin made the most notable contribution to decentralized finance and crypto at large.
2. CHANGPENG ZHAO: @cz_binance
Changpeng Zhao popularly known CZ is the CEO of Binance and the richest man in the entire crypto space. He has over 5 million followers on twitter and is one of the most influential persons in the crypto space. He founded Binance and the Binance smart chain and has contributed immensely to the growth of crypto in recent times.
CZ is a strong advocate for crypto and blockchain technology and has been spotted in different countries on countless occasions attending blockchain conferences or educating the government or big institutions about blockchain. CZ is very influential and everyone in the crypto space listens when he speaks.
3. ELON MUSK: @elonmusk
Elon Musk is the richest man in the world and is known in the crypto space as the father of doge coin. Although he isn’t among the founders of doge, he had a huge role to play in the growth of doge coin.
With over 74 million followers on twitter, Elon Musk stands as one of the most influential public figures in the crypto space. His tweets about doge coin helped in the huge growth of the coin. The price of doge coin was also known to fall when Elon Musk announced that Tesla would no longer be accepting doge as a form of payment.
Due to his influence, Elon Musk even has a coin created in honor of him. It is known as Dogelon Mars and is the third largest meme coin by market capitalization.
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4. MICHAEL SAYLOR: @saylor
Michael Saylor co-founded Microstrategy and has since been investing in Bitcoin particularly. With over 2 million followers, Saylor is one of the most influential persons in the crypto space and is known to HODL a huge amount of bitcoin both personally and corporately.
He regularly tweets about cryptocurrencies and has so many followers who share same views with him. personally he HODLs over 17,000 bitcoins and Microstrategy HODLs over 120,000. When he speaks, a lot of people listen in the crypto space.
5. BILLY MARKUS: @BillyM2k
Billy Markus co-launched doge coin alongside Jackson Palmer in 2013 and it has risen to become the 11th most valuable crypto asset by market capitaization. Billy has over 1 million followers on twitter and is known to always tweet about cryptocurrencies.
As the founder of doge coin, he is one of the most influential persons in the crypto space due to the strong community behind doge. He is also interested in NFTs and is followed by big industry players such as Elon Musk and Changpeng Zhao.
With a space as big as the crypto space, it is easy for anyone to position himself as an influencer even when they do not have what it takes to become one. An influencer has to have a strong community of followers who listen to what they say. Many people in the crypto space position themselves as influencers just for their own personal benefits but it shouldn’t be so. In my honest opinion, the above are my top five crypto twitter influencers.