Top 10 Crypto Influencers to Follow in 2022

Since its inception more than a decade ago, cryptocurrency has come a long way as a major disruptor of the global finance landscape. Notably, the crypto economy, which thrives on blockchain technology, has since established itself as a viable alternative to the age-old centralized economy.

Powered by cryptocurrency, the world has been exposed to the beauty of a decentralized economy, and much more to the enormous opportunities it offers to a global network of users. 

However, while the emerging crypto economy has yet to reach its full potential, it has continued to gain mainstream adoption in recent years owing to various factors, one of which has been influencers.

If you are familiar with the crypto space, especially social networks like Twitter, then the intrinsic role that influencers have played in the rapid adoption of cryptocurrencies is likely not an alien concept to you. 

For instance, prominent personalities such as Elon Musk – CEO/Founder at Tesla, Roger Ver – a serial investor, and Vitalik Buterin – founder of the popular blockchain network Ethereum, to name but a few, have demonstrated time and time again the undeniable impact of crypto influencing.

Although these influencers have made use of different social and corporate mediums to push the crypto gospel, Twitter has struck out as a much more effective channel for the majority of them. As such, the following contents of this article highlights the top 10 crypto influencers to follow on Twitter in 2022.

10. Changpeng Zhao

Of course, this list couldn’t be complete without Changpeng Zhao. Mr. Zhao, who is popularly referred to by his initials, CZ, is the founder of Binance, the largest crypto exchange platform in the world. CZ, who is all about growing Binance, occasionally has intriguing discussion points on various topics around crypto investment to share with his over 5 million Twitter followers.

CZ is also known for occasionally taking time out of his day to share valuable information that can be helpful to investors on his timeline, making him a highly referenced influencer to watch out for in the ongoing year.

9. Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor, has been a big time crypto advocate for years, and he became even more popular after his company, Microstrategy, made headlines with their major serial purchases of Bitcoin, which even involved a pivot into becoming a Bitcoin-centric company. Currently, Microstrategy holds the title of being the largest corporate Bitcoin holder as it boasts reserves of approximately 122,478 bitcoin as of the time of publication.

Being the Founder and CEO of the largest corporate Bitcoin holder, Mr. Saylor has a stellar reputation of bravery and tenacity when it comes to investing in crypto assets. He also shares bullish takes on Bitcoin and dishes out investment tips to his more than 2.2 million Twitter followers.

8. Andreas Antonopoulos

As an educationist, Andreas Antonopoulos has no less than a decade of experience in teaching people about Bitcoin and open blockchains. Mr. Antonopoulos, who is a public speaker and crypto advocate, is accorded much respect within the crypto space, and you will likely come across his input on various topics, ranging across blockchain technology, investment, privacy, regulatory policies and so much more.

Antonopoulos is also a publisher, and his book, titled ‘Mastering Bitcoin,’ is recognized as one of the best guides to the technical side of Bitcoin. Beyond sharing his thoughts with over 700 thousands Twitter followers, Antonopoulos also has a podcast and Youtube channel where he actively serves to provide his audience with masterful insights, news, and resources to help make better investment decisions.

7. Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong is another influencer to watch out for in the crypto space this year, just as he has been in the years prior. The 39-years-old entrepreneur is the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, one of the biggest crypto exchange platforms in the market, based in America.

While his radical stance on crypto politics and the global economy as a whole is commendable, Armstrong is also an unstoppable advocate of financial/economic freedom, and will stop at nothing to create awareness for regular folks. 

Armstrong leverages his Twitter page to enlighten his over 1 million followers about the economic freedom that crypto assets can afford them. If you’re looking to bookmark any crypto influencer this year, then Armstrong should be on that list.

6. Anthony Pompliano

Anthony Pompliano is an all-round influencer whose proactive influencing activities cut across various platforms aside from Twitter. He is the founder and team lead at Pomp Investment, where he has invested in over 100 early-stage companies, including several unicorns. 

According to his official website, Mr. Pompliano manages an investment portfolio valued above $500 million and is not stopping there as he continues to aggressively invest in projects that aim to solve the hard problems.

Currently, Pompliano engages his over 1.5 million Twitter followers on a daily basis, sharing investment tips, job opportunities, as well as the latest news and happenings in the crypto space, while also airing his personal opinions on specific issues. 

Beyond Twitter, Pompliano has a notable YouTube channel on which he shares his views. He also writes a daily newsletter to his network of over 210K investors. For a number of reasons, Anthony should be on your list of crypto influencers for the ongoing year.

5. Roger Ver

Roger Ver prides himself as being the world’s first investor in Bitcoin startups, with notable buy-ins including Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Ripple, Z.Cash, BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io, and many more. As someone with such a keen interest in crypto investment, Ver seizes every opportunity to promote various crypto assets, especially Bitcoin.

“Bitcoin Jesus,” as Mr. Ver is otherwise called, happens to have been one of the earliest promoters of Bitcoin back in 2011, when the game changing asset was still selling below $30 per unit. He is also a serial entrepreneur and, coincidentally, one of the very first to accept crypto as a means of payment.

Ver boasts a solid knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and has positioned himself as a valuable source of news within the space. As a “crypto savior,” Ver leads over 700 thousand Twitter followers to the best path with his valuable investment tips and advice.

4. Adam Back

Adam Back is not only popular for the blue laser eyes depicted in his Twitter profile picture, but also for being a computer guru with a PhD in computer science. Mr. Back is perhaps more specifically well known for inventing the proof of work (POW) consensus algorithm system which just so happens to be the earliest form of consensus mechanism adopted by the vast majority of crypto projects before the recent widespread transition to Proof of Stake (POS) occurred.

Back’s history in the crypto space precedes the conception of Bitcoin technology, as his footprints cuts across older attempts at online currencies such as eCash and HashCash, which was subsequently used in the mining of Bitcoin.

Finally, given his tenacity in the space over the past two decades, plus his contribution toward the world’s most revolutionary crypto financial infrastructure, via Blockstream, Back is not a person to be taken for granted, and his tweets hold great weight, especially amongst his Twitter followers, numbering over 400 thousand strong.

3. Dan Held

Speak about crypto inclusion, and Dan Held will just be a tweet away from schooling you about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. Mr. Held currently holds the position of Director of Growth at Kraken, one of the world’s biggest crypto exchange platforms popular for its countless guides on various crypto related subjects and products.

On his Twitter page, where he has successfully grown a follower base of over half-a-million, Held actively teaches about various digital assets and gives endless tips as to how people can easily access crypto assets. Beyond Twitter, Held also has his own custom substack newsletter, and a personal website for information purposes. He also writes on Medium, as well as for Kraken where he currently works.

2. Vitalik Buterin

The second person to make this list is none other than Vitalik Buterin. Popular for being the brain behind the Ethereum blockchain network, as well as the world’s youngest crypto billionaire, Vitalik possesses a deep knowledge of the crypto market. 

Vitalik’s history and involvement in the crypto community as a writer and developer puts him in a strong position to make recommendations capable of influencing the crypto market. 

Aside from leading the team at Ethereum, Vitalik is also a co-founder of ‘Bitcoin Magazine,’ a website that is considered to be one of the oldest and most established sources of news regarding Bitcoin, and blockchain technology as a whole. With over 3 million Twitter followers, Vitalik boasts a huge influence in the crypto space, beneficially so, as a majority of crypto projects are hosted on the Ethereum blockchain.

1.Elon Musk

There is no way that Elon Musk could be missing from this list. The Tesla Founder has proven beyond all doubt that his words hold as much weight as an anchor does to a ship. Specifically in the last year or so, Elon has had a major influence on crypto assets at large as a single tweet from him proved capable of steering unpredictable reactions in the crypto market. 

Elon’s famous hang on the crypto market began after his electric auto company announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as an alternative means of payment back in February 2021. While the plan to accept Bitcoin payments has since been faced with uncertainties, Elon has made something of a hobby out of making headlines for influencing crypto prices by deploying otherwise seemingly harmless tweets. 

Though he may not possess great knowledge of the crypto market’s intricacies, his apparent reckless tweets on the subject hold great weight. As such, it would be prudent to keep an eye on his tweets, as it could save you from a potential dip, or perhaps put you on the trail of a price surge.

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    Bosun is a crypto writer and public relations specialist with nearly a decade of experience. He delved into the crypto world in 2016, the same year he purchased his first crypto asset. He has since made it his mission to continually hone his crypto knowledge and writing skills. In recent years, he has collaborated with a number of reputable crypto brands and firms such as: Coin Rivet, Market Across, Esteem Finance, and Koettum. At DailyCoin, Bosun covers educational content and listicles. When he isn’t working, you will likely find him streaming a law or crime series on Netflix.