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September 17, 2014, 02:04:09 PM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering who do you think are the 10 most influential people dealing with Bitcoin ?
I'm trying to come up with a list for my blog to write about and I know I'm probably missing some key players.
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September 17, 2014, 02:07:47 PM
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I don't know exactly who the ten most influential are, but I bet you'll have no problem finding the ten most vocal.  Cheesy

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September 17, 2014, 02:09:22 PM
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I don't know exactly who the ten most influential are, but I bet you'll have no problem finding the ten most vocal.  Cheesy

Well that can be a good starting point as well Smiley

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September 17, 2014, 02:36:17 PM
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So that I'm contributing to your thread, I nominate "Tony Gallippi" of BitPay. I think his business model has pushed adoption a great deal. Especially among traditional stores that want a simple and timid way into bitcoin.

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Any such list should logically start with Satoshi Nakamoto, followed closely by Hal Finney and Roger Ver.
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The Blockchain.info folk, bringing a secure easy to use wallet is an amazing accomplishment, plus all their business model of only dealing with bitcoin.

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and honorable mention Andreas Antonopolous

I KEED!    Cheesy

Seriously besides Andreas Antonopolous, these guys should be up there somehow(in no specific order): Satoshi Nakamoto, Marc Andreeson, Roger Ver, Nic Cary, The Winklevii, Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Amir Taaki, Erik Voorhees, Mark Karpeles, Hal Finney, Mike Hearn, Jeff Garzik, Michael Marquardt (theymos), Luke jr, Jed McCaleb, Richard Branson, Greg Maxwell, Con Kolivas, Stefan Molyneux, Wladimir J. van der Laan, Tony Gallippi

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September 17, 2014, 04:06:44 PM
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1)Andreas Antonopolous
2)Andreas Antonopolous
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9)Andreas Antonopolous
10)Andreas Antonopolous

and honorable mention Andreas Antonopolous

I KEED!    Cheesy

Seriously besides Andreas Antonopolous, these guys should be up there somehow(in no specific order): Marc Andreeson, Roger Ver, Nic Cary, The Winklevii, Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Amir Taaki, Erik Voorhees, Mark Karpeles, Hal Finney, Mike Hearn, Jeff Garzik, Michael Marquardt (theymos), Luke jr, Jed McCaleb, Richard Branson, Greg Maxwell, Con Kolivas, Stefan Molyneux, Wladimir J. van der Laan, Tony Gallippi

List goes one, I probably omitted some important people, but those lists probably include several that are in here.
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September 17, 2014, 04:19:59 PM
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1)Andreas Antonopolous
2)Andreas Antonopolous
3)Andreas Antonopolous
4)Andreas Antonopolous
5)Andreas Antonopolous
6)Andreas Antonopolous
7)Andreas Antonopolous
8)Andreas Antonopolous
9)Andreas Antonopolous
10)Andreas Antonopolous

and honorable mention Andreas Antonopolous

I KEED!    Cheesy

Seriously besides Andreas Antonopolous, these guys should be up there somehow(in no specific order): Marc Andreeson, Roger Ver, Nic Cary, The Winklevii, Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Amir Taaki, Erik Voorhees, Mark Karpeles, Hal Finney, Mike Hearn, Jeff Garzik, Michael Marquardt (theymos), Luke jr, Jed McCaleb, Richard Branson, Greg Maxwell, Con Kolivas, Stefan Molyneux, Wladimir J. van der Laan, Tony Gallippi

List goes one, I probably omitted some important people, but those lists probably include several that are in here.
What no Satoshi?

Sure add him/her/them.  Without Satoshi, none of this is possible.  Just added real people that are well known in the community good or bad.

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September 17, 2014, 04:32:52 PM
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Jeff Garzik, Eric Vorhees, Andreas Antonopolous, Satoshi Nakamoto, and..  me!

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September 17, 2014, 04:38:17 PM
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1)Andreas Antonopolous
2)Andreas Antonopolous
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4)Andreas Antonopolous
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6)Andreas Antonopolous
7)Andreas Antonopolous
8)Andreas Antonopolous
9)Andreas Antonopolous
10)Andreas Antonopolous

and honorable mention Andreas Antonopolous

I KEED!    Cheesy

Seriously besides Andreas Antonopolous, these guys should be up there somehow(in no specific order): Marc Andreeson, Roger Ver, Nic Cary, The Winklevii, Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Amir Taaki, Erik Voorhees, Mark Karpeles, Hal Finney, Mike Hearn, Jeff Garzik, Michael Marquardt (theymos), Luke jr, Jed McCaleb, Richard Branson, Greg Maxwell, Con Kolivas, Stefan Molyneux, Wladimir J. van der Laan, Tony Gallippi

List goes one, I probably omitted some important people, but those lists probably include several that are in here.
What no Satoshi?

Andreas Antonopolous = Satoshi





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Sounds like you planning to write some linkbait  Wink

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1.satoshi(bitcoin coder)
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4.gavin andressen(bitcoin coder)
5.jeff garzik(bitcoin coder)
6.ben reeves(blockchain.info coder)
7.andreas antanopolis(PR/expert)
8.tony gallippi(bitcoin service provider(bitpay))
9.eric vorheez & charlie shrem(bitcoin service provider(bitinstant))
10.roger ver(bitcoin service provider(bitinstant, bitcoinstore, blockchain.info plus more))

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1)Andreas Antonopolous
2)Andreas Antonopolous
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5)Andreas Antonopolous
6)Andreas Antonopolous
7)Andreas Antonopolous
8)Andreas Antonopolous
9)Andreas Antonopolous
10)Andreas Antonopolous

and honorable mention Andreas Antonopolous

I KEED!    Cheesy

Seriously besides Andreas Antonopolous, these guys should be up there somehow(in no specific order): Marc Andreeson, Roger Ver, Nic Cary, The Winklevii, Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Amir Taaki, Erik Voorhees, Mark Karpeles, Hal Finney, Mike Hearn, Jeff Garzik, Michael Marquardt (theymos), Luke jr, Jed McCaleb, Richard Branson, Greg Maxwell, Con Kolivas, Stefan Molyneux, Wladimir J. van der Laan, Tony Gallippi

List goes one, I probably omitted some important people, but those lists probably include several that are in here.
What no Satoshi?

Andreas Antonopolous = Satoshi





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Mark Karpeles and... CEO of overstock.com and ofcourse Andreas Antonopolous

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You could write a more substantive article by using categories: Programmers, entrepreneurs, investors, philosophical/ political/ activists, and behind the scenes or unsung guys. To stir the pot you could add most influential opponents.

Has anyone said Barry Silbert, Vitalik Buterin, and Daniel Larimer? The other names on this thread are European or American, what about Asia?

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I'd say any early investors, Bitcoins development team and anyone that was on the forum with satoshi experimenting with Bitcoin. 
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You could write a more substantive article by using categories: Programmers, entrepreneurs, investors, philosophical/ political/ activists, and behind the scenes or unsung guys. To stir the pot you could add most influential opponents.

Has anyone said Barry Silbert, Vitalik Buterin, and Daniel Larimer? The other names on this thread are European or American, what about Asia?

Bobby Lee of BTC China?

Here are the speakers at the upcoming Bitcoin Expo in China this weekend, several are Asian:

http://bitcoinexpo2014.com/#speakers

Not familiar with a lot of them, but I'm sure they're all important to the Bitcoin ecosystem.

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September 17, 2014, 07:28:15 PM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering who do you think are the 10 most influential people dealing with Bitcoin ?
I'm trying to come up with a list for my blog to write about and I know I'm probably missing some key players.
Thanks
These guys below are worth researching for your article:

Satoshi Nakamoto
Harold Finney
Gavin Andersen
Vitalik Buterin
Jeff Garzik
Peter Todd
Mike Hearn
Andreas Antonopoulos
Charlie Lee
Luke Dashjr
Mark Karpeles
Nick Szabo
Peter Wuille
Michael Marquardt
Jed McCaleb
Amir Taaki
Andreas Schildbach
Paul Vernon
Evan Duffield
Jackson Palmer
Barry Silbert
Naval Ravikant

Their contributions to the community can't be ignored, ranging from contributions to: Bitcoin Source Code, VC Funding, Coin Service Creation (Exchanges, etc), Alt Coin Creation, community growing.
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