Over the last few years, digital currency talk on Twitter has morphed from a small corner of the platform to thousands of accounts with passionate audiences numbering in the millions.
The massive influx of thought leadership, news, comedy and more that Crypto Twitter has provided the industry is invaluable but figuring out what accounts to can be intimidating which is why our staff put together 10 Crypto Twitter accounts you must follow.
Pomp AKA Anthony Pompliano
The State Bank of India just leaked sensitive banking data on millions of customers.
This is just another reason why we need decentralized financial institutions.
Long Bitcoin, Short the Bankers!
— Pomp ? (@APompliano) January 30, 2019
Pomp is the founder of Morgan Creek Digital and the host of the Off the Chain Podcast, a favorite around the Coinme offices. He is known for many things but his “Week in Crypto” and “Long bitcoin, short the bankers” tweets have become so popular you may even see him on CNBC or Bloomberg sharing his optimistic takes on the market.
1. Time for a brief tweetstorm on non-financial applications of blockchains. As blockchain scalability gets better and better, and UX improves and fees drop as a result, this will become a bigger and bigger part of the story.
— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) December 10, 2018
Vitalik is about as well known in the crypto space as you can get. The co-founder of Etherum is incredibly active on Twitter and someone that actually responds to tweets, both positive and negative. His knowledge of not just digital currencies but blockchain, on the whole, makes him a must follow. Plus, he is pretty funny too.
ICO Alert: I'm launching a decentralized network of carrier pigeons to deliver BTC to Chinese citizens, via USB sticks. Hard Cap: $2B
— Crypto Bobby (@crypto_bobby) September 15, 2017
A personal favorite of our Private Client Advisor, Brent Lyman, Crypto Bobby tells it like it is. No fluff, no B.S. His website includes tools and resources you can use to study, invest, and participate in the industry as well as links to his YouTube videos and his podcast. He is like that buddy you have who will drink you under the table but is also low-key a genius.
I got in & out of the NY DMV in 30 minutes and then Coindesk promptly clarified a piece based on my feedback and no one in the thread told me to kill myself, so I should probably go back to bed before the universe notices
— Amber ☘️ (@AmberBaldet) January 31, 2019
Amber is the former blockchain program lead at JP Morgan and is currently serving as the CEO of Clovyr which provides “a unified way to create, deploy, manage, and extend applications.” A member of Forbes 40 Under 40 and CoinDesk’s 10 Most Influential in Blockchain, she is brilliant and witty, bringing a much-needed dose of humanity to Crypto Twitter.
have you ever seen a unicorn piñata taped to an Ethernet cable?
— Meltem Demirors (@Melt_Dem) January 17, 2019
While her technical title is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, Meltem’s twitter bio starts with “making benevolent mischief” which is enough to land anyone on this list. She helped create the MIT “Future of Commerce” online course and the Oxford Saïd Business School Blockchain Strategy Program so we know she is brilliant and she shares that knowledge (and unicorns) on her feed daily.
Sometimes I feel like answering questions no matter how negative the person on the other end is — but maybe it's best just to ignore them and continue working.
— Rahul Sood ? (@rahulsood) January 12, 2019
Rahul created Microsoft Ventures, founded Voodoo (acquired by HP) and Vrvana (acquired by Apple) before teaming founding Unikrn, one of the world’s leading esports companies which builds “extensive crossroads through betting, blockchain, content, and experiences” (which also happens to be funded by Mark Cuban). His eyes for disruption plus his ability to speak to the gaming and crypto crowd make his account one of a kind. If you like esports, hit the follow button.
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— Messari (@MessariCrypto) January 31, 2019
The only non-human to make the list, Messari is on a mission to promote transparency in crypto. They tweet news from the industry in a fair and balanced way and their website is complete with a beautiful search feature for those digging into people or projects in the space.
4/ #Palladium! Look at that bull! Important because it's the first one (GLD, #SI, #PPLT) to break out- is crazy palladium (thinly-traded & manipulated) a leading indicator for precious metals? pic.twitter.com/xpGofcBWwz
— Leah Wald (@LeahWald) January 30, 2019
A former economist at World Bank, Leah is a brilliant mind and wonderful account to follow. As the EVP and Partner of Lucid Investment Strategies, Leah helps provide services to those looking for safe exposure to digital assets like Bitcoin. If you are a fan of charts (with live videos explaining them), add her to your follows.
Best question I got asked last night from a non-crypto person: Would you invest in Bitcoin or CBD?
— Preethi Kasireddy (@iam_preethi) January 31, 2019
Her bio says it all. Founder/CEO at TruStory, formerly of Coinbase, A16Z, and Goldman Sachs. A CryptoTwitter favorite, she tweets nuggets of wisdom about the industry and also shares incredible advice for anyone working in tech today.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Analyst's guide to crypto-currency, abridged edition.
Q: "Is X the new bitcoin?"
— Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop) January 24, 2019
Andreas has arguably provided more value to the bitcoin ecosystem than anyone not named Satoshi Nakamoto. The author of ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ and ‘Mastering Ethereum,’ Andreas is one of the most prominent bitcoin ambassadors on the planet and delivers that message monthly from stages across the world and daily on Twitter.
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