For our Q2 List of Top Influencers in Crypto, Financial markets, Trading and Investing, we've decided to stay gender-neutral. Hopefully, you'll find our mix of beauty and brains both valuable and entertaining
If you ever watched the slightly wacky Keiser Report, its better half, Stacy Herbert, is the one who always reins in her explosive hubby Max Keiser, counter-weighing his flamboyant demeanor with her calm wit. She also hosts Double Down on Radio Sputnik and is the CEO and Director of StartCOIN Holdings Limited, a blockchain-based crowdfunding company. And, as if all of the above isn’t a full enough plate, she runs Heisenberg Capital, a private equity fund that is the majority shareholder of StartCOIN Holdings. In May 2018, Richtopia, a UK-based publishing platform, listed Herbert as number 3 on the list of 100 Most Influential Women in Blockchain.
From what I’ve seen on TV shows Kevin O’Leary used to host, Mr. Wonderful loves money with the type of sensual, almost physical love that some people find disturbing and weird, but others are perfectly fine with an aging dude kissing piles of cash… Luckily, O’Leary’s love for money translates into the deep knowledge of it, so you’d do well listening closely to what he has to say.
Milne is what’s called a real smart cookie. He’s founded his first company at age 17 while working at AOL in 1996. Shortly after graduating in 1999 from the British equivalent of MIT – UMIST – Milne sold his business to Stream Group Plc in 2000, turning into a serial entrepreneur and strategic investor. On the list of his triumphs are, among others, Oxis Energy, Agriya, i-Fluid, GRIDiant, and Hello! Messenger. According to Peerindex, Milne is in the top 100 VC’s & Business Angels on Twitter, so it makes perfect sense for you to hit “follow” and learn from the best.
If you ever wonder who is the brains behind Instagram’s success, it’s Michael Krieger, a Brazilian-American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram with Kevin Systrom. As Insta’s CTO, Krieger took the platform from a few million occasional visitors to 1 billion monthly active users. Since his departure in 2018, Krieger messes with academic software projects, does a lot of philanthropy, and romantically muses on crypto.
Aside from the fact that the CEO of Block.one, the tech company producing the EOS.IO distributed ledger software, is one of the richest people in crypto (according to Forbes), Brendan Blumer was and remains a tremendous influence on this writer who follows Blumer’s career for some time now. Bloomer is a poster child for a serial entrepreneur who’s got some major wins behind his belt: The Accounts Network, Okay.com, ii5, and now Block.one – an open-source software publishing company specializing in high-performance blockchain technologies. And of course, we’re all excited for the long-overdue launch of Voice – a decentralized social media platform whose practical necessity is questionable but whose promise to be a true marvel from a computer science standpoint sounds very fulfillable.
Ah, America. Land of the free, home of the brave, and a harbor of opportunity where a son of a Russian emigrant-physicist can be anything he can (wants to) be. In the case of Lex Fridman, a brilliant scientist, jiu-jitsu sage who pals around with Joe Rogan and possesses an infinite glut for universal knowledge. Fridman despises politics (seriously, even in conversation with Noam Chomsky, Fridman somehow managed to omit the discussion of the crappy state of our world limiting the exchange to linguistics) and loves science more than Neil deGrasse Tyson on the day his paycheck comes in. Why should you follow him? Well, if none of the above is the reason enough for you, know that the technology behind Bitcoin is at the very center of his meditations lately.
If there was a Legend of Financial Markets Award, Peter Brandt could undoubtedly be one of the main runners-up. The man’s been trading everything there is to trade since the mid-70 of the last century, and his 2011 book “Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader” has been Amazon’s #1 ranked book on trading for 27 weeks. Follow him, learn from him and if you have a few quid lying around, get a member subscription on his website https://www.peterlbrandt.com/ where there’s an entire section dedicated to crypto trading.
Talk about women in crypto! Perianne Boring is the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. She sits on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD’s) blockchain expert policy advisory board. She was named among “America’s Top 50 Women in Tech” by Forbes and among the top “10 Most Influential People in Blockchain” by CoinDesk. On top of all this, she is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and holds a BS from the University of Florida in business administration and economics.
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