10 Fascinating People of #CryptoTwitter You Need To Follow

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Now that Bitcoin is going mainstream, and according to Chris Burniske, “#Cryptotwitter is the new Bloomberg,” it’s time to get some serious and dank meme-filled education about Bitcoin on Twitter.

Twitter is one of the best places to get breaking news about Bitcoin. There is no other platform where you can find out simultaneously which large crypto exchange got DDOS’d, the price of Bitcoin, how much Andreas Antonopolous received in donations and which mainstream media outlet called Neha Narula a “gentleman”.

Steemit is my blogging platform, but CryptoTwitter is where I learn the most about the parabolic crypto train and its half-mad and passionate crypto addicts. This list is nowhere complete, and there are tons more of epic crypto people to follow. This list reflects a sampling of different people from different blockchain and crypto disciplines.

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Andreas Antonopoulos is the Carl Sagan of Bitcoin.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos @aantop https://twitter.com/aantonop

Twitter bio: Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. Entrepreneur, coder, hacker, author, humanist, pacifist, pilot. Author of Mastering Bitcoin & The Internet of Money.

He has this uncanny way of explaining the most complex and technically challenging topics in a way that is easy to grasp for most regular people.

While a lot of basement-dwelling nerds were messing around with Bitcoin on the internet in 2011, Andreas was busy educating the world about Bitcoin and writing books about it, too. You should see the outpouring of love from the #CryptoTwitter family, because they collectively donated millions worth of Bitcoin to Andreas, when he recently came under a perceived jab from Bitcoin Jesus, Roger Ver.

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Brooke is the Mom of Bitcoin.

Brooke @bitcoinmom https://twitter.com/bitcoinmom

Twitter bio: Too many kids, not enough bitcoin. BCH is not Bitcoin. Ph.D. http://keybase.io/brookem https://onename.com/brooke

Bitcoinmom finds and retweets hilarious stuff like this:

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original tweet by: https://twitter.com/CarpeNoctom

Brooke is a very early Bitcoin adopter and seems to know who’s who of the Crypto family. Following her on Twitter has been a blessing because she’s been in the Bitcoin world for a long time, and she finds and shares a lot of gems in Crypto land.

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YT is the Banksy of Bitcoin.

YT @coinartist https://twitter.com/coin_artist

Twitter bio: Develops digital treasure hunts using art, cryptography and cryptocurrency. NOT A DUDE. #bitcoin

I first became aware of her Bitcoin puzzle art while doing research about crypto artists a year and a half ago. I ran into one of her Decred puzzles, and it was this work that really sent chills up my spine. Her work inspired me to create puzzles for the Dash community last spring….kind of crypto puzzles for dummies version.

As far as i can tell, she and a small collective of artists invented the idea of hiding cryptographic clues inside works of art which lead to a Bitcoin wallet address. Motherboard recently wrote an article about one of her Bitcoin puzzle works of art that still has not been solved since 2015. That puzzle is now worth $64,000: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7xwx7z/a-popular-bitcoin-puzzle-has-revealed-an-even-larger-mystery?utm_source=mbtwitter

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Alyse Killeen is the Mary Poppins With Deep Pockets of Fintech.

Alyse Killeen https://twitter.com/AlyseKilleen

Twitter bio: VC & Author, early blockchain investor; Fintech Fellow @SUSS_SG; Founder @cityfellowsco & @WomenInVenture; STEM past PhD-drpout; Rooting 4 Underdogs & Outsiders

She is one of those scary smart people with a taste for disruption, fintech, software-based systems, healthcare and the intersection of the future and blockchain. I wish there were more people like her. To me, she is the Mary Poppins With Deep Pockets of Fintech. She was one of the earliest Venture Capitalists to invest in token incentivized software-based networks in 2013–14. Her pinned tweet tells the story of how she is ofter overlooked in the crypto world:

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Brock Pierce is Burning Man meets Bitcoin inside a role-playing video game.

Brock Pierce https://twitter.com/brockpierce

Twitter bio: Founder Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether, Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation — “Building free market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property”

Brock is from the future. He represents that future so well by mixing the following elements: decentralization, total freedom, Role-Playing Game costumes as daily outfits, power shifts from hoard-centric to new crypto gift economies. I’m definitely a Brock Pierce Bull.

It’s funny he has the “building free market solutions to secure life, liberty and property” quote listed because that exact quote originated from Dan Larimer, the visionary blockchain engineer of BitShares, Steem and now EOS.

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@mentalina is the Slytherin of Crypto.

StephC-137 @mentalina https://twitter.com/mentalina

Twitter bio: #Bitcoin anthropologist, maker of pretty/useful things, professional do-gooder, psychologian, Slytherin, seer of possibilities. She/her. #ViresInNumeris

I ran into @mentalina by accident while in the #CryptoTwitter rabbit hole. I was immediately struck by the intensity of her profile photo.

According to her Twitter bio, she is a Bitcoin Anthropologist and there is one thing she seems to know more about than anyone else: the who’s who of women in the crypto world. A lot of recent discussion revolves around the seemingly low numbers of women involved in cryptocurrency according to polls. My guess is that there are actually more women than people realize lurking in the shadows. Her latest Twitter list of #womenincrypto is more evidence that there are indeed more women in the crypto/blockchain space than anyone realizes.

Part of my reasoning lies in the fact that I helped to build a female-led community in Dash last spring called Women of Dash. What I discovered is that there are plenty of women who are in the crypto world, they just didn’t feel entirely comfortable coming out of the woodwork into male dominant social spaces. Once a group formed that was led by a few women, they let down their guard and began participating more enthusiastically. Build more groups and women will arrive.

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The Wolf is the Leonardo DiCaprio of Crypto.

The Wolf https://twitter.com/wolfofpoloniex

Twitter bio: Professional #Cryptocurrency trader. $crypto #bitcoin #altcoins #daytrading#investing

The Wolf has a crypto trading club and a lot of crypto dramas playing out on his page. If you want crypto trading information mixed with dank memes and wackjob type stuff, The Wolf is your guy.

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Neha Narula is the Marie Curie of Crypto.

Neha Narula https://twitter.com/neha

Twitter bio: I work on scaling systems and platforms for the internet. Director of Digital Currency @medialab. PhD from @MIT_CSAIL, formerly @digg, @google.

You may have seen Neha on television recently. She will go down in history as one of the first people who explained Bitcoin to a mainstream audience. Her TEDtalk about the future of money is epic.

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Neeraj K. Agrawal is the David Letterman of Crypto

@NeerajKA https://twitter.com/NeerajKA

Twitter bio: comms @coincenter: the cryptocurrency policy think tank | neeraj@coincenter.org

If you’re looking for a split-tongued, caustic comic in the crypto world, Neeraj is your guy. I’m amused daily by his hilarious tweets which are infused by both intelligence and absurdity. If Willy Wonka, Chris Rock and David Letterman interbred, you’d get something along the lines of Neeraj.

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Chris Burniske is Intellectual Insight on Steroids.

Chris Burniske @cburniske https://twitter.com/cburniske

Twitter bio: partner @placeholdervc, medium @cburniske, formerly led @ARKInvest’s cryptoasset efforts, wrote a book on crypto, too

I’ve been following Chris for a while now and his gut instincts about future trends is pretty damned spot-on. His central super power is collecting and sharing info about future trends in crypto, blockchain and other tech disciplines.

About the author:

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Leah Stephens’ nom de plume is Stellabelle. She’s the author of one book, Un-Crap Your Life: Navigating Life's Crappiest Situations. She’s the founder of @slothicorn, Creative Commons for the crypto art world.

Follow her on Steemit: https://steemit.com/@stellabelle
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stellabelle

All Images except cover were from Twitter bios. Cover image created by Stellabelle

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This is a really impressive list..... As a crypto newbie myself having access to firsthand information from professionals like these is an utmost goal, hopefully this list will help me move one step to my goal..... Thanks for sharing

Hey Stellabelle, I think Ive just learned more about our crypto leaders from this post than everything I had ever known before lol I'm going to spend some time on twitter today!
Thnx :)

must say I can't believe you haven't featured showman Charlie Lee and boy genius Vitalik Buterin on here..

looking forward to use this list in an updated version of my news sources on crypto

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This is great! It has some great resources and information that I would have never known about. Thanks and nice research!

It's amazing how many visionary people had the ability to see a potential in bitcoin; but beyond the futuristic vision is the capacity of risk that generated a spectacular result. Thanks for sharing this information. I will follow the twits of these geniuses ...

Such a post that will be useful to us and a lot of useful posts that we can follow big people, I can remember their works, for that you will not have the willpower or really love me

Stella given you've REALLY researched this crypto-world pretty well, which crypto do you favor other than BTC? Noticed the cool Decred mention inside YT @coinartist prose, is that one you like above all the others?

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well I am partial to POWR (a peer to peer solar system), EOS and Dash.

Hahaha I loved the analogies.

Some iconic profiles of the crypto-world and others that I did not know, but all they look very interesting. I will definitely take a look at them. Thanks for sharing! Resteemed this gem

Apparently, Bitcoin's mainstream emergence is still at a juvenile stage. I guess less than 10% of the world's population has a good understanding of crypto.
I would certainly check up these persons you mentioned.
Crypto-education surpasses conventional learning.

Perfect post. I've been looked to build a crypto list on Twitter. Bookmarked.

Thank you for this post. Roger Ver my favorite out of this list. I have similar ideas I share with him and he is really the main force that helped propel Bitcoin to the top when the naysayers were trying to discredited it while it was worthless. Roger Ver = True Passion IMHO

Very interesting information. I think it will be very useful to many people. As it did not like the tweeter. Good luck to you and good.

Awesome a few people I hadn't come across on here! thanks for sharing! Love the Carl Sagan reference <3.

Thank you. Your post just made my life just a little bit more interesting. I identify a bit with YT. People still call me "dude" too. Perhaps because, my "Twirble" character is male.

I'll be following a few more folks on twitter now- thanks for this great list.

Awesome collection of people who are truly deserving of mentions. Thank you for such cool reading material! It is obvious to me now, after covertly reading your posts of the past, why you have such loyal readers. It is clearly because you are hilarious and eloquent. That is a combo that you don't see often. Is it weird that I want to say I love you? It is weird. I am saying it anyway. Haha, I love you!

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this comment was really funny to me! I quoted it on Twitter!!!!!!!! Thanks dear!

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Dancing around as if I made a touchdown 🏈👯‍♀️
Your welcome! Thanks to you as well, for all the entertainment. I see that the marvels you add to the world are endless. 🎟🍿🏆

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You are always active and laugh haha
How rare they are like you are active people
@stellabelle

Hi, @stellabelle. I’ve been in a CryptoTwitter hole since reading this post earlier today elsewhere. Thank you for it!

Hello @stellabelle
I'm not active on twitter and seeing this just boosted my interest in twitter. Being a part of cryptotwitter will be entertaining, educating and rewarding as well.
I love Brooke_bitcoin memes. Maybe I should go try solve YT's art puzzle. That money shouldnt pass me by. Lol.


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I'd love to offer something insightful but I am at a total loss as to who any of these people are! lol (I am such a dunce.)

But did you know dogs can't look up?

upvoted dear super post,,@yousafharoonkhan

Great post! Thank you for the insight! You are doing so well on steemit! All the respect in the world. I am new to steemit and I love it! The steemit community is such a kind and helpful community. It is an honor to be a part of. I am telling everyone I know on this planet about steemit! Steemit to the moon! I am following and upvoting! Two thumbs up! :)

Thanks for this Stella. I have few new people to follow on Twitter. =)

I love this list! YES to all of them!! :)

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That user name is a Twitter profile, not a Steemit one. It works in Twitter.

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oh then its ok !

Before I read the rest of the article, I have to say :

"Brock Pierce is Burning Man meets Bitcoin inside a role-playing video game."

I have no idea who this is but from that description, I think I'm already his biggest fan!

And it's nice to have Stella back in my feed, don't forget to take a break from slothy pizza sometimes! This list will be of great use as I am finally doubling down on learning about crypto.

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thanks for your feedback! I am trying to shuffle Slothicorn with Steemit, with Medium and Twitter!

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Jeez, yeah and with such a following too... I can tell you are busy as hell which is why I don't hold it against you if you forget me again, especially since I'm just a pineapple head :-)

@stellabelle, I just signed up for Medium, and one of the first articles I found was yours about the scammer that was impersonating Elena chick from Ukraine. I thought it was pretty good and exciting and went to follow you here on steemit and realised I already had you on follow. Next course of action was to look and see what I could comment on of yours to let you know that I can relate to your article and the situation. I was a victim of identity theft years ago on IRC (internet relay chat) tho no money was involved except for my reputation and the worry if some script kiddy was going to get mad and decide to DDos me because of others pretending to be me to try and gain stuff in that community. Anyhow, I am glad to see that scammers are finally starting to have a hard time and getting exposed. So, in a way, I am thrilled you wrote your article to get the word out there to inform people about how a blockchain can be used to expose a scammer also it spreads the word for steemit as a social 'blogging' community. Long story short, I wanted to say thanks and that I relate to you. Thanks for posting fascinating articles and I'll defiantly be more on the lookout​ for future content of yours!

Oh, ​and before I forget thanks for the list of who to follow on #CryptoTwitter, there were​ a few people I didn't know about, ​but now I do thanks to you!

Cheers!~