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    TOP-100 influential cryptoexperts

    There are a lot of experts in the cryptoworld, but only a few influence its’ development. We present to you TOP-100 people who determine the future of cryptocurrency industry.

    Adam Back

    1 Adam Back

    Adam is a cryptographer who is the inventor of Hashcash, the underlying technology behind a number of anti-spam softwares. Back is the co-founder/ CEO of Blockstream, which develops protocols for blockchain developers. He has a Computer Science PhD in Distributed Systems from the University of Exeter.

    Alan Silbert

    2 Alan Silbert

    Alan is the founder and CEO of BitPremier, a Bitcoin-only marketplace that specializes in real estate and luxury goods. In addition to founding BitPremier, he's also a Senior VP at Capital One Healthcare. Prior to starting BitPremier, Silbert held senior management roles at GE Capital and Merill Lynch Capital.

    Alex Sunnarborg

    3 Alex Sunnarborg

    Alex is a Founding Partner at Tetras Capital, a hedge fund focused on diversified cryptoasset exposure. Sunnarborg founded Lawnmower, a blockchain investment startup, which was later acquired by CoinDesk. Prior to joining Tetras Capital, Sunnarborg worked in banking and was a Research Analyst at CoinDesk.

    Alexander Tapscott

    4 Alexander Tapscott

    Alexander is the co-author of "Blockchain Revolution" (along with his father, Don Tapscott) and is the CEO and founder of NextBock, a blockchain investment firm. Tapscott has advised multiple government agencies on blockchain (particularly in Canada) and has spoken at numerous conferences about the potential of the platform.

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos

    5 Andreas M. Antonopoulos

    Andreas is the author of "Mastering Bitcoin" and “The Internet of Money”, seminal books about why bitcoin matters on a global scale. Antonopoulos is also a public speaker at bitcoin events, and is frequently called in as an expert witness in trials relating to the security and technical details of crypto-currencies.

    Andrew DeSantis

    6 Andrew DeSantis

    Andrew is an early investor in bitcoin who is now the co-founder of BTC Media, a leading provider of news and educational information about financial technology and cryptocurrency. DeSantis is also a software engineer at 21 Inc, which is focused on building out the full-stack infrastructure for Bitcoin.


    7 Anondran

    Anondran is a cryptocurrency analyst and trader who is best-known for his Twitter-only commentary on the crypto world. Anondran covers Bitcoin and Ethereum on a regular basis, as well as other alt-coins (such as ZCash, XRB, and others).

    Ansel Lindner

    8 Ansel Lindner

    Ansel is the host of Bitcoin & Markets, a podcast that examines markets and politics, money and economics. Lindner has been involved with Bitcoin since 2011, and founded his own firm, Blockchain I/O, to house his crypto projects. He also writes frequently for various news publications about blockchain and bitcoin.

    Ari Paul

    9 Ari Paul

    Ari is the CIO of cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital. Prior to his time in the crypto space, Paul was a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago's endowment, as well as a derivatives trader. He is interviewed about his views on crypto regularly by publications like BusinessInsider and Forbes.

    Arianna Simpson

    10 Arianna Simpson

    Arianna is an early stage investor, with close to 40 investments in the crypto space to date. She was previously a product manager at BitGo, a Bitcoin security provider. She is also now a venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital, an investment firm focused on emerging technologies, enterprise SaaS, and healthcare.

    Barry Silbert

    11 Barry Silbert

    Barry is the founder and CEO of DigitalCurrencyGroup, which builds and supports Bitcoin and blockchain companies. He is also an investor in numerous bitcoin and blockchain companies worldwide. Silbert also created the Bitcoin Investment Trust, which is the only public security whose value comes directly from Bitcoin.

    Ben Davenport

    12 Ben Davenport

    Ben is the CTO at BitGo, a blockchain security company. Davenport has been an investor in bitcoin and actively involved in the crypto space since 2011. He is an investor in numerous blockchain startups (like BitPay, Coinsetter, itBit and Yoyocard), and runs SVBitcoin, a cryptocurrency and blockchain focus group.

    Bobby Lee

    13 Bobby Lee

    Bobby is the CEO and co-founder of BTCC, China's first bitcoin exchange. Lee has been involved with bitcoin since 2011, and envisioned BTCC as a full-stack solution for bitcoin in China - ranging from exchange functionality, to providing secure wallets to consumers. Prior to BTCC, Lee held a senior role at Walmart China.

    Brad Garlinghouse

    14 Brad Garlinghouse

    Brad is currently the CEO at Ripple, an enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. He is also a board member for Animoto, a video creation service. Previously, Garlinghouse was the CEO of file-sharing startup Hightail and also held senior roles at both AOL and Yahoo. He also has a MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Brian Armstrong

    15 Brian Armstrong

    Brian is the co-founder & CEO of Coinbase, an open financial system and Bitcoin exchange for the world. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Rice University. He was also featured in the 2014 movie, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin".

    Brock Pierce

    16 Brock Pierce

    Brock is the co-founder of Blockchain Capital, a venture capital company that invests in blockchain related startups (such as EOS and Tether). He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, and also runs one of the top AngelList syndicates. He also speaks at numerous blockchain events and conferences around the world.

    Charles Hoskinson

    17 Charles Hoskinson

    Charles is the co-founder of Ethereum and is presently the CEO of Input Output, a Hong Kong-based blockchain research firm. He was also a founding member of the Cryptocurrency Research Group, which was established in 2013. Hoskison is a bitcoin evangelist, and writes about cryptocurrencies for numerous publications.

    Charlie Lee

    18 Charlie Lee

    The creator of Litecoin, and formerly Coinbase's Director of Engineering. Although he is the creator of Litecoin, Lee remains focused on a number of Bitcoin-specific projects as well. Prior to Lee's forays into the world of cryptocurrency, he held various engineering positions at companies like Google and Guidewire Software.

    Charlie Shrem

    19 Charlie Shrem

    Charlie is a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, and is a controversial Bitcoin Evangelist. He helped found BitInstant, one of the earliest bitcoin startups, and has been an investor in Bitcoin since 2011. Shrem is now the Director of Community and Business Development for Shrem, a blockchain wallet startup.

    Chris Burniske

    20 Chris Burniske

    Chris is now a partner at Placeholder VC. Burniske previously led ARK Invest's cryptoasset and product development efforts, where he interfaced with press to ensure accurate reporting around cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets. He is also the author of "Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond".