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The Modern Consensus 2018 Crypto Twitter Power List

Bitcoin celebrated its 10th anniversary of its first block going live on Thursday and arguably no social medium has been more effective at spreading the Gospel of Satoshi to the masses quite like Twitter. Yet which ones mattered most in 2018?

The easiest thing to do would be to think up a bunch of accounts that tweeted about crypto and just add up the amount of followers they had. But that doesn’t tell us which ones were actually important to the crypto community. For example, CNN may tweet about Bitcoin prices falling; they have an extraordinary amount of followers but they’re not exactly a go-to source for most of those who care about cryptocurrencies.  We had to come up with a smarter method.

We decided to take a look at Twitter data from the entire year and, using Facebook’s proprietary CrowdTangle tool, we filtered for relevant terms like “Bitcoin,” “Ethereum,” “crypto,” and “blockchain,” among others. We then ranked accounts based on how users interacted with those tweets—but not with “@” replies; those can give us junk data. Rather, we looked at how much people liked and reshared the crypto-related tweets since it gave us a sense of those accounts’ power and influence. We took the top 25 accounts with the most interactions on their crypto tweets and ranked them accordingly.

That’s one may see Anthonly Pompliano at No. 2 even though he has 180,529 followers yet CNBC’s Twitter account, with over 3 million followers, ranks at No. 20. On Crypto Twitter, “Pomp” matters more than CNBC.

So here it is for everyone to make sure they’re following the accounts that are leading the conversation: the first-ever Modern Consensus Crypto Twitter Power List for 2018!

1.  CoinDesk 
Twitter handle: @coindesk 
Crypto-related tweets: 3,657
Interactions: 1,012,422
Interactions per tweet: 277
Total number of followers: 775,338
Interactions per follower: 1.3

2.  Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano 
Twitter handle: @APompliano 
Crypto-related tweets: 542
Interactions: 874,048
Interactions per tweet: 1613
Total number of followers: 180,529
Interactions per follower: 4.8

3.  Justin Sun 
Twitter handle: @justinsuntron 
Crypto-related tweets: 253
Interactions: 788,849
Interactions per tweet: 3118
Total number of followers: 676,785
Interactions per follower: 1.2

4.  Joseph Young 
Twitter handle: @iamjosephyoung 
Crypto-related tweets: 766
Interactions: 734,129
Interactions per tweet: 958
Total number of followers: 94,638
Interactions per follower: 7.8

5.  Cointelegraph 
Twitter handle: @Cointelegraph 
Crypto-related tweets: 2,828
Interactions: 704,873
Interactions per tweet: 249
Total number of followers: 438,479
Interactions per follower: 1.6

6.  Ripple 
Twitter handle: @Ripple 
Crypto-related tweets: 386
Interactions: 664,070
Interactions per tweet: 1720
Total number of followers: 910,558
Interactions per follower: 0.7

7.  CCN 
Twitter handle: @CryptoCoinsNews 
Crypto-related tweets: 3,609
Interactions: 658,978
Interactions per tweet: 183
Total number of followers: 202,740
Interactions per follower: 3.3

8.  Charlie Lee 
Twitter handle: @SatoshiLite 
Crypto-related tweets: 214
Interactions: 608,997
Interactions per tweet: 2846
Total number of followers: 801,043
Interactions per follower: 0.8

9.  Bitcoin News 
Twitter handle: @BTCTN 
Crypto-related tweets: 3,878
Interactions: 525,724
Interactions per tweet: 136
Total number of followers: 384,197
Interactions per follower: 1.4

10.  Armin Van Bitcoin 
Twitter handle: @ArminVanBitcoin 
Crypto-related tweets: 523
Interactions: 445,903
Interactions per tweet: 853
Total number of followers: 38,490
Interactions per follower: 11.6

11.  John McAfee 
Twitter handle: @officialmcafee 
Crypto-related tweets: 210
Interactions: 360,723
Interactions per tweet: 1718
Total number of followers: 881,731
Interactions per follower: 0.4

12.  “Bitcoin” 
Twitter handle: @Bitcoin 
Crypto-related tweets: 995
Interactions: 357,145
Interactions per tweet: 359
Total number of followers: 926,573
Interactions per follower: 0.4

13.  IOStoken 
Twitter handle: @IOStoken 
Crypto-related tweets: 143
Interactions: 305,717
Interactions per tweet: 2138
Total number of followers: 201,056
Interactions per follower: 1.5

14.  Ælf Blockchain 
Twitter handle: @aelfblockchain 
Crypto-related tweets: 104
Interactions: 302,978
Interactions per tweet: 2913
Total number of followers: 32,397
Interactions per follower: 9.4

15.  Jameson Lopp 
Twitter handle: @lopp 
Crypto-related tweets: 380
Interactions: 299,957
Interactions per tweet: 789
Total number of followers: 186,749
Interactions per follower: 1.6

16.  WhalePanda 
Twitter handle: @WhalePanda 
Crypto-related tweets: 553
Interactions: 264,515
Interactions per tweet: 478
Total number of followers: 210,580
Interactions per follower: 1.3

17.  Crypto Rand 
Twitter handle: @crypto_rand 
Crypto-related tweets: 393
Interactions: 240,363
Interactions per tweet: 612
Total number of followers: 209,361
Interactions per follower: 1.1

18.  Yoshitaka Kitao 
Twitter handle: @yoshitaka_kitao 
Crypto-related tweets: 555
Interactions: 218,430
Interactions per tweet: 394
Total number of followers: 102,630
Interactions per follower: 2.1

19.  Alistair Milne 
Twitter handle: @alistairmilne 
Crypto-related tweets: 638
Interactions: 218,257
Interactions per tweet: 342
Total number of followers: 61,661
Interactions per follower: 3.5

20.  CNBC 
Twitter handle: @CNBC 
Crypto-related tweets: 1,870
Interactions: 202,515
Interactions per tweet: 108
Total number of followers: 3,041,827
Interactions per follower: 0.1

21.  CNBC’s Fast Money 
Twitter handle: @CNBCFastMoney 
Crypto-related tweets: 518
Interactions: 197,161
Interactions per tweet: 381
Total number of followers: 280,057
Interactions per follower: 0.7

22.  Productivist 
Twitter handle: @ProducToken 
Crypto-related tweets: 192
Interactions: 194,921
Interactions per tweet: 1015
Total number of followers: 5,303
Interactions per follower: 36.8

23.  Bloomberg Crypto 
Twitter handle: @crypto 
Crypto-related tweets: 1,063
Interactions: 193,565
Interactions per tweet: 182
Total number of followers: 112,885
Interactions per follower: 1.7

24.  Max Keiser 
Twitter handle: @maxkeiser 
Crypto-related tweets: 734
Interactions: 190,162
Interactions per tweet: 259
Total number of followers: 221,649
Interactions per follower: 0.9

25.  Neeraj K. Agrawal 
Twitter handle: @NeerajKA 
Crypto-related tweets: 770
Interactions: 188,665
Interactions per tweet: 245
Total number of followers: 58,761
Interactions per follower: 3.2

Lawrence Lewitinn, CFA is editor in chief of Modern Consensus. Disclosure: Lewitinn owns no cryptocurrencies in his portfolio.