- CoinLedger's study ranks the top 10 crypto entrepreneurs based on their social media influence, with CZ, Buterin, and Dorsey leading.
- The ranking combines CryptoWeekly's most influential people in crypto for 2023 with their social media followings.
- Despite his involvement in the FTX scandal, SBF still holds a significant social media presence, ranking 10th.
The crypto ecosystem is not just about market trends and technology; it's also about the personalities that shape this dynamic sector.
A recent study by CoinLedger has revealed the top 10 most popular crypto entrepreneurs based on their social media influence.
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Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao is topping this list, followed by other prominent figures like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The list, interestingly, includes convicted fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried, better known as SBF, holding on to the 10th position.
CoinLedger's ranking is derived from a combination of CryptoWeekly's 30 most influential people in cryptocurrency for the year 2023 and their respective social media followings.
This methodology led to the identification of the most widely followed crypto personalities globally. CZ emerged as the leading figure with a massive following of nearly 9.1 million on platforms like X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.
Buterin and Dorsey, famous for their significant contributions to the crypto space, have substantial social media followings of 7.7 million and 6.4 million, respectively. Their influence and active engagement with the community place them firmly in the top three spots.
Other notable names on the list include Michael Saylor, co-founder of MicroStrategy, and Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest, occupying the fourth and fifth places. Saylor's following hovers around 3.25 million, while Wood boasts over 1.6 million followers.
Venture capitalists Chamath Palihapitiya and Marc Andreessen, known for their investments in the crypto space, are positioned sixth and seventh, with 1.6 million and 1.3 million followers, respectively. Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong are close behind, with 1.25 million and 1.2 million followers, respectively.
Despite the FTX scandal and subsequent legal troubles, SBF still maintains a significant online presence. He ranks tenth with a follower count of 1.06 million across platforms like X and Instagram. Interestingly, his followers increased from approximately 780,000 to over 1.1 million during the FTX crisis and have since stabilized around the one million mark.
This list underscores the substantial role of social media in the crypto world and highlights how influential personalities shape discussions, trends, and public perceptions within this rapidly evolving industry.