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Top 50 High-Paid International Blockchain Public Speakers

A list of the world’s top 50 digital money innovators and influencers that deliver quality talk whenever they hit the panel or stage
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Apart from just cutting edge technology and enterprise level solutions, this space has introduced us to some of the brightest minds that has ever existed on this planet.

These super talented people are shaping the digital space and helping entrepreneurs to achieve goals. ‘Experts’ as we know them have thousands of guests ready to attend them whenever they join the panel.

Here is our list of the world’s top 50 digital money innovators and influencers that deliver quality talk whenever they hit the panel or stage:

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  1. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

In the last 20+ years, Mr. Andreas has advised hundreds of organizations on emerging technologies and trends, and developed business strategies for the efficient and effective use of technology. In the year 1988, Andreas saw the potential of the Internet and since then he has been on a roll to help many businesses harness new processes to take advantage of the rapid developments in open source, open standards and open networks. He is world’s one of the greatest advocates of Bitcoin, Blockchain technology, and the principles of decentralization, Antonopoulos is a security and distributed systems expert, a widely published author of books, articles, and blog posts on cryptocurrencies, a frequent speaker at technology and security conferences worldwide, a coder, and an entrepreneur.

  1. Brian Armstrong

Being well equipped for a foray into the tech startup arena, Armstrong co-founded crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase in July 2011. Mr. Armstrong has double major in Computer Sciences and Economics under his belt and already had his life dedicated to the tech industry before co-founding Coinbase, now the world’s leading digital currency exchange. He has been responsible for introducing much of America and beyond to cryptocurrency. Armstrong is seen as Bitcoin’s advocate as he has been heavily invested in the development of solutions for the industry. He regularly speaks at conferences, workshops, and seminars.

  1. John Hargrave

John Hargrave is a former comedian, the founder of Zug.com, and the author of Blockchain for Everyone: How I Learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class (And You Can, Too). He’s also the CEO of Media Shower, a blockchain media platform. His publication, Bitcoin Market Journal, goes out to more than 100,000 blockchain investors each month.

John is your go-to person if you are more interested into crypto-simplified like explanations and if you are interested in knowing the best ways to make most out of

crypto. John’s audiences respect him for his in-depth speeches and specific insights about bitcoin investments.

  1. Giacomo Arcaro

Giacomo Arcaro has 15 years’ experience in growth hacking, digital strategy, startup and business development. He holds the title of ‘Amazon Best Seller Author’ and is known to be one of the ‘Most Influencial Blockchain Evangelist’ with 200+ conferences all over the world.

Giacomo has delivered speeches about blockchain in 35+ countries and is currently working on his second book ‘Why Bitcoin Matters the Most in the 21st century’. He recently joined the ‘Top angel investors in the blockchain space’ club due to his popular asymmetrical seed investing styles.

  1. Barry E. Silbert

Known as a founder of The Digital Currency Group, Silbert is a serial crypto investor and a well-known proponent of the rival Ethereum chain, Ethereum Classic. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of trading illiquid assets and has appeared in many leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, and many others. In 2013, he started as an angel investor in Bitcoin companies, and he currently is one of the most influential figures and newsmakers in the crypto world industries.

 

  1. Eloisa Marchesoni

Eloisa Marchesoni is better known as the youngest consultant in the Blockchain and A.I. sector, as well as influential author of articles for the major national and international newspapers. Eloisa is now Europe’s number 1 Token Model Architect, as stated by Irish Tech News and the rest of the web, and part of the Top 100 Leaders and Influencers of Italy in FinTech, as we read in one of the most recent rankings published by StartupItalia !, awards that only confirm her thriving business as a consultant.

Eloisa has established herself as a multimillionaire role model for many aspiring entrepreneurs of the digital industry. In the last two quarters of 2019, she was nominated as #1 blockchain influencer by many reputable media outlets. She has been speaking in blockchain conferences, seminars since the last 2 years

  1. Eriek T. Voorhees

Before he became an entrepreneur, Voorhees was a blogger with libertarian ideas, authoring long thoughts about the nature of money and politics and the role of cryptocurrencies in this balance. His active online presence ensures his voice is heard throughout both the crypto industry and mainstream media. Active in the industry almost since it began, Voorhees’s greatest claim to fame is arguably his most successful project – the crypto exchange platform ShapeShift – and his well-known Bitcoin gambling game SatoshiDice.

  1. Calvin Weight

Cherie Aimée talks about “why Bitcoin”—and, in fact, why anything. Calvin Weight is better qualified to discuss the what of Bitcoin. As the CEO of Coinbook, a cryptocurrency exchange, Weight has seen what happens behind the scenes in the crypto world. He’s also an early adopter who was already active in cryptocurrencies when Mt. Gox collapsed, when Bitcoin suddenly inflated, and when the bubble burst.

  1. Giovanni Casagrande

A known name in the world of cryptocurrency. He has been in the marketing industry for well over 20 years and have switched to the cryptocurrency industry in 2014. He’s a writer, public speaker, investor and Marketing / Growth Hacking advisor in more than 100 successfully projects. His specialty was Economics in the University of Bologna and the knowledge, experience gathered from there has helped him to manage/help many businesses in the industry. 4 years ago he founded Black Marketing Guru, a successfully Growth Hacking startup in Italy.

Bitmain Co-founder and an outspoken supporter of Bitcoin Cash. In 2017, he was ranked one of the 10 most influential figures in the blockchain world by Coindesk. Wu has translated Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper into Chinese. In 2013, he became one of

three founders of Bitmain, which currently controls the ASIC miner market and the largest mining pool Antpool. This Beijing University graduate now estimated to be worth almost $2 billion. In November 2018, Wu left Bitmain, chased by a large number of lawsuits, and has since started a new over-the-counter cryptocurrency service called Matrix.

  1. Roger K. Ver

Ver is famous for being one of the first investors in the Blockchain industry, financing the growth of many of its biggest names. He runs popular news and wallet resource Bitcoin.com, and became a notable proponent of Bitcoin Cash in 2017. Ver is a legend in the Bitcoin community, named as the “Bitcoin Jesus” for his tireless evangelism of the virtual currency and for his investments in numerous Bitcoin startups. He called himself self-educated enthusiast who is spending his free time on studying economics and moral philosophy.

  1. Travis Wright

Travis Wright is, with Joel Comm, half of the Bad Crypto Podcast, a down-to-earth program that explains the blockchain and cryptocurrencies. When Comm and Wright started the podcast, they admit that they knew very little about the technology. Their goal was to bring audiences with them as they talked to pioneers in the crypto space and learned about digital tokens and crypto coins. They’ve since learned enough to launch their own currency, BADcoin.

Travis is also a comedian, and his approach is to combine big ideas with big, fun entertainment. As a former technology trainer, he also knows how to make complex topics comprehensible and clear for anyone to use. Expect his cryptocurrency talks to be both informative and fun.

  1. Michael Gu

Michael Gu is the creator of the popular Youtube channel Boxmining. He covers cryptocurrency trends and big picture Blockchain news with short and simple videos. He has been attending crypto conferences since the 2017 crypto boom and is very common among the speakers in webinars as well.

  1. Arthur Hayes

Arthur Hayes is the co-founder and CEO of BitMEX. After graduating with a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business, Hayes lived in Hong Kong as an equity derivatives trader. He was the market-maker for Deutsche Bank and Citibank’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) businesses. He also has extensive experience trading equity index futures, forwards, and swaps as well as non-deliverable FX forwards. Hayes brings a deep understanding of how to structure and trade financial derivatives.

 

  1. Nick Szabo

If Satoshi Nakamoto were a cryptocurrency speaker, he’d be at the top of the list. Nick Szabo isn’t Satoshi Nakamoto, but some people say he is. He has a degree in computer science and engineering, but he also has a JD from George Washington University Law School.

Nick Szabo has ideas worth hearing!

  1. Joel Comm

Together with Travis Wright, Joel Comm is the presenter of the Bad Crypto Podcast, the Internet’s most popular blockchain audio program. Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who’s sold a business to Yahoo and written best-selling books about digital opportunities. As a blockchain speaker, if he says there’s something of value in the space, he’s worth listening to.

  1. Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring is the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry, which she established in 2014. The Chamber’s members consist of the world’s leading innovators, operators and investors in the blockchain ecosystem, including Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Nasdaq, Bloq, Bitpay, Block.one, TrustToken and many others.

Perianne was named America’s Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes. In 2016, she was named 10 Most Influential People in Blockchain by CoinDesk.

 

  1. Ran Neuner

Ran Neuner is the Co-founder and CEO of Onchain Capital, a Blockchain Investment fund and Advisory service. In 2017 Ran Neuner launched Crypto Trader, the world’s first televised cryptocurrency show featured on CNBC. Today he is still the host and executive producer. The show has had huge success is the most viewed show on the channel today.

Ran holds a Bachelor degree in Finance, is a CFA and is currently completing his OPM studies at Harvard Business School.

  1. Josina Rodrigues

Josina Rodrigues is a Portuguese Ph.D. researcher focusing on the blockchain. She also has twenty years of experience as an economist, has been a finance director, and consulted for numerous enterprises.

  1. Laura Shin

Laura is a crypto/blockchain journalist covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, tokens; host of the podcasts Unchained: Big Ideas From the Worlds of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (http://www.unchainedpodcast.co/) and Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto. (http://www.unconfirmedpodcast.com/). She has a forthcoming book on crypto coming out with PublicAffairs (Hachette) and has been represented by Kirby Kim at Janklow & Nesbit. She was a Forbes senior editor. In 2018, She gave a TEDx San Francisco talk on how crypto could enable more people to become their own bosses. She also won the 2016 Blockchain Award for Most Insightful Journalist.

 

  1. Arianna Simpson

Arianna have spent her career to date in various areas of tech – two early stage startups, Facebook, and now venture capital. She developed a strong interest in cryptocurrencies about 5 years ago, which is when she first started investing in bitcoin.

Before joining BitGo, she has worked at Facebook in Global Marketing Solutions, based out of the NY office. She frequently speaks on tech related topics, particularly bitcoin, and is a regular contributor to a number of publications.

  1. Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.

Don has been advancing groundbreaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin this seminal management concept, and The Digital Economy, written in 1995, changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularize the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital.

In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 70+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.

  1. Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin is one of the most influential and popular people in Blockchain. He is the co-founder of Ethereum and the founder of Consensys.

  1. Ivan Liljeqvist

Ivan Liljeqvist is developer, and educator from Sweden. His popular Youtube channel dives into a variety of cryptocurrency topics.

International Blockchain speaker and educator. Fighting hyperinflation, corruption and financial exclusion using cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

  1. Vitalik Buterin

The genius behind the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency today – Ethereum – first learned about cryptocurrencies from his father. After co-founding Bitcoin Magazine in 2011, Buterin spent two years learning Blockchain technology, its potential, and the applications it had to offer. Buterin currently serves as the Chief Scientist of the Ethereum Foundation and leads Ethereum’s research team, which maintains the core technology of the cryptocurrency and works on future versions of the Ethereum protocol.

 

  1. Pablo Renato Rodriguez

Mr. Renato Rodriguez migrated to the United States to study systems engineering and graduate as an economist at ELAC University in Los Angeles, California. In the last 10+ years, he has dedicated to promoting Blockchain technology and digital economy worldwide. He created his first technology company dedicated to the development of mobile apps in 2013 and currently, he has founded many more all around the world. Besides, he’s the leader of one of the largest network marketing companies, which specializes in cryptocurrency.

  1. Vinny Lingham

Vinny Lingham is a South African Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder & CEO of Civic – an identity protection and management startup. He was also previously the founder and CEO of Gyft & Yola, Inc.

  1. Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is best known as the co-founder of AngelList.

It wasn’t long though before Ravikant was moving towards the new opportunity in cryptocurrencies. In 2017, Ravikant spun off CoinList, an ICO platform for startups and accredited investors.

  1. Hunter Horsley

He has been named on Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 in finance. The co-founder of Bitwise Asset Management, Horsley, has raised $4 million to build transparent cryptocurrency indexes. He was previously a product manager working on monetization at Facebook and Instagram and has a degree in economics from Wharton.

  1. Gutemberg Dos Santos

Gutemberg Dos Santos is a Brazilian-American businessman whose strategic vision is focused towards blockchain business models, artificial intelligence and innovative technologies and startups. He is one of the main promoters of using blockchain technology and innovations alike which have meaningful impact upon the financial industry, healthcare industry, and environmental sustainability.

  1. Adam Back

Adam Beck is a British cryptographer, cypherpunk, and crypto-hacker. He is the CEO of Blockstream and the inventor of hascash, the proof-of-work system used by Bitcoin. He has become a major reference source in Bitcoin development, going on to co-found Blockchain tech company Blockstream in 2014. Back’s work was one of the eight references Satoshi Nakamoto had in the original Bitcoin paper.

  1. Tuur Demeester

Founder of Adamant Capital, a Bitcoin Alpha fund. Tuur been publicly commenting on macro economic trends since 2008, his investment newsletter MacroTrends was launched in 2011 and ran until November 2013. He recommended Bitcoin as an investment to his readers at $5 in 2012. Tuur is a regular speaker at Bitcoin conferences and consult for various startups and funds.

  1. Meltem Demirors

Since she first joined the cryptocurrency industry in 2015, Ms. Demirors has been actively managing and leading investment firms; supporting and advising founders building early stage companies; and leveraging her experience and network to accelerate the growth of the crypto asset class and the firms developing it.

  1. Fred Ehrsam

A former Wall Street trader and writer at the Duke Journal of Economics, Ehrsam shifted his interests into the crypto industry in 2012 when he co-founded Coinbase, an online payment system with the stated mission of making Bitcoin easy to use. Ehrsam has been named in TIME Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Who Are Changing the World (2013) and listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 (2014). 37. Kathryn Haun

Katie is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley based tech venture capital firm. Katie serves as an independent director at Coinbase, where she chairs its Audit and Risk Committee, and HackerOne. She has testified before both houses of Congress on the intersection of technology and regulation, and teaches at Stanford’s GSB. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Katie spent a decade as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she focused on fraud, cyber, and corporate crime alongside agencies including the SEC, FBI, and Treasury and created the government’s first cryptocurrency task force.

  1. Brad Garlinghouse

Brad Garlinghouse is CEO of the financial technology company Ripple, which builds financial products for the XRP cryptocurrency. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), the file-sharing site. Prior to Hightail, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL for two years, after his role as Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running its Communications business which included the Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger.

  1. Ameer Rosic

Ameer Rosic is a serial entrepreneur, marketing expert, investor and a Blockchain evangelist. Ameer is also a popular speaker and writer in the cryptocurrency space.

  1. Cherie Aimée

Cherie Aimée is a transformational leader, global speaker, columnist, and world- renowned near-death survivor with over twenty years experience in emerging technology, communications and branding.

She is the former Director of Communications for a blockchain startup in freight and logistics, which raised $30M in funding, and is now a global voice for innovative technologies, social good, and the ethical use of data and how it impacts humanity.

  1. Arcane Bear

Arcane Bear is an “adventure capitalist” that has turned his passion into a big success. He combines the power of blockchain, media, and decentralized funding systems.

  1. Michael E. Novogratz

Novogratz was formerly a member of the board of directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Macro Fund. Novogratz joined Fortress in 2002 after spending 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected partner in 1998. Novogratz has founded and serves as the Chairman of the Board for Beat the Streets, a non-profit organization which builds wrestling programs in New York City public schools, and is also the Honorary Chairman of USA Wrestling Foundation. 43. Jimmy Song

Song has contributed technical innovations to various Blockchain-related projects, including the development of Bitcoin integration with open transactions. A revered Bitcoin technical commentator, he has authored many influential posts and explainers on cryptocurrencies’ characteristics and upgrades.

  1. Richard G. Brown

Richard is the CTO at R3 and is one of the world’s leading authorities on distributed ledger systems and architectures. Previously, Richard was the Executive Architect for Banking and Financial Markets industry innovation at IBM UK. His previous roles with the company, for whom he worked for almost fifteen years, included Lead Account Architect for a global Investment Banking client and a consultant for IBM software products. Richard is a Chartered Engineer, holds an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School and a first-class degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge.

  1. Tim Draper

Draper is a venture capital investor who has been recognized as a leading supporter of entrepreneurship with numerous awards and honors. He was listed as one of the most

outstanding Harvard alumni, on the Forbes Midas List, and in Worth Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Finance. Draper also received the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World” in 2015.

  1. Tyler Howard Winklevoss

Tyler Howard Winklevoss is an American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management. He competed in the men’s pair rowing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Cameron Winklevoss.

  1. Tiffany Hayden

Hayden is a co-founder of Casheer, Inc., a free mobile payment processing platform for merchants and consumers. She calls herself a homeschooling mother who is interested in liberty, justice, and financial technology. She is also a member of Bitcoin GNO, an online community for women involved in Bitcoin, and a member of The Michigan Peace and Liberty Coalition. She’s a famous liberty advocate and fintech enthusiast.

  1. Samson Williams

Williams was the chair of a United Nations Blockchain Commission subcommittee looking at global health and emergency response. As part of the London School of Business and Finance, Williams has taught blockchain courses across the Middle East

  1. Kathleen Breitman

Kathleen Breitman is the CEO of Tezos, a blockchain-based smart contract platform with an on-chain governance mechanism to coordinate and push upgrades to its network. Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms. She has also worked at Accenture, Bridgewater Associates, and the Wall Street Journal. She holds a degree from Cornell University.

  1. Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. Jeff is co-founder and CEO of Bloq. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of BitFury, Bitpay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. Jeff has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain at TEDx, State of Digital Money, many bitcoin conferences, as well as

private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds. Jeff Garzik got a degree in Computer Science in Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996.



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