Top influencers in cryptocurrency: Over the last couple of years, blockchain and cryptocurrency have been gaining a lot of attention from investors and traders all over the world. With time, Indians have also placed their foot in this field, and now, we have many influencers in cryptocurrency who advocate the importance and requirement of crypto and have been successful in their investments.
Also, NFTs have recently been making lots have headlines, and people have been spending millions of dollars on NFT collectibles of all sorts, from sports trading cards and highlight reels to digital houses, augmented reality sneakers, and music. So, for all those who have been confused about what this is, here’s a guide about what NFT’s are, and what all the hype is about
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Here are some Top Influencers in Cryptocurrency from India
Vignesh Sundaresan (MetaKovan)
A software engineer from South India and Bitcoin Billionaire, Vignesh Sundaresan (also known as MetaKovan) was also one of the first few people to make a huge profit off of Bitcoins, in which he had initially just invested $5000, but is now a Bitcoin Billionaire. He believed in bitcoin so much, that he put every little saving he had into it, and invested all his time in building Bitcoin companies.
In March, he had made the headlines for making the most expensive NFT purchase. In Christie’s auction, MetaKovan had purchased an NFT piece titled “The First 5000 Days” for $69 million from artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple. He fully supports cryptocurrency and is moving on to become the most famous influencer in the crypto world.
Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor, and the former CTO of Coinbase. Srinivasan was a professor at Stanford University, and was also to co-founder of Counsyl, a genomics startup, with his graduate school friends and brother Ramji. The company went on to become a huge success and now scans the DNA of parents in 3 percent of all births in the United States.
When Bitcoin came into recognation, Srinivasan launched a Bitcoin mining startup, Earn.com. Coinbase later bought Earn.com for a rumored $100 million, placing Srinivasan in a seat next to Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong as the company’s CTO. He is clearly one of the top influencers in crypto in our country.
Sumit Gupta is the CEO and co-founder of CoinDCX, which is currently India’s Largest Crypto Exchange. He believes in the power of finance as a tool for personal growth. He advocated the adoption of Blockchain Technologies (DLT) and supports the role cryptocurrencies play in driving inclusion.
“I believe technology can do great things for humanity, and that DeFi (Decentralized Finance) can leverage tech to bring about stronger economic systems, supported by a greater part of the populous than ever before.”, his Linkedin profile tells. He had co-founded ‘ListUp’ in 2015
He regularly publishes various articles that compare, and talk about different types of cryotocurrencies.
Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor, and is the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of AngelList.
Ravikant runs a short-form podcast at Nav.al and Spearhead where he discusses philosophy, business, and investing along with being a podcast guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, Coffee with Scott Adams, The James Altucher Show and Farnam Street. He also often shares his advice on pursuing wealth and happiness.
Nischal Shetty is the co-founder and CEO at WazirX and is one of the most famous influencers from India in blockchain and cryptocurrency. He is a software developer, and stared his career in 2004. His interest in blockchain and crypto peaked in 2017, around the time bitcoin was rocketing high. After this, he co-founded WazirX in 2018, which he founded along with Samir Mhatre and Siddharth Menon.
When RBI put a ban on transacting cryptocurrencies through the banking channels, Nishcal led the #IndiaWantsCrypto campaign until the Supreme Court repealed the ban, calling it unconstitutional.
Ajeet Khurana, is an author, angel investor, mentor, TEDx speaker, steering committee of the NASSCOM Start-Up Warehouse, ex-advisor to Kalaari Capital, and former CEO of IIT Bombay’s business incubator, among others. He was also a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1993, and taught e-commerce.
He has even given a lecture on #NAMABootcamp on Understanding Cryptocurrencies, in which he gave a lowdown on the different aspects of Bitcoin — the token, the network, and the software. Ajeet firmly believes that small business owners need to be facilitated extensively.
A comedian and YouTuber by profession, social media influencer Tanmay Bhat is not behind on investments in cryptocurrency. He has made several videos on different types of cryptocurrencies, and often talks about them on his social media, making others aware of it as well. With his knowledge and experience with crypto and blockchain, while also having a large amout of audience, Tanmay is no longer just a social media influencer, but is also and influencer in this particular field.
“How does one resist temptation to invest more wealth in crypto? Looking for tips before I NFT my whole extended family”, he tweeted recently.