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February 21, 2019updated 01 Mar 2019 4:28pm

Payments Tech influencers: the top ten individuals to follow

By Douglas Blakey

GlobalData research has found the top Payments Tech influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Douglas Blakey reports

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Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Electronic Payments International has named ten of the most influential people in Payments Tech.

The same database has been used to identify the most influential companies and the top trending topics on Twitter over the last 90 days.

Biggest influencers in Payments Tech: The top 10

1) Spiros Margaris

Job title: Venture capitalist and founder of margaris ventures  (formerly known as MARGARIS ADVISORY), Futurist, Thought Leader

  • Twitter followers: 71,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 100

2) Erik Voorhees

Job title: Toward peace, markets, and Bitcoin. CEO of ShapeShift. Blogging at 

  • Twitter followers: 328,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 79

3) Andreas Antonopolos

Job title: Bitcoin, open blockchains, security. entrepreneur, coder, atheist, pacifist, pilot. Author of: Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money, Mastering Ethereum.

  • Twitter followers: 469,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 78

4) Max Keiser

Job title: Co-founder  & 

  • Twitter followers: 221,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 78

5) Jameson Lopp

Job title: Cypherpunk · CTO  · creator of 

  • Twitter followers: 191,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 77

6) Tiffany Hayden

Job title: Recovering Bitcoin addict. Not an employee at ’s #1 fan!  Unwavering support for  & 

  • Twitter followers: 72,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 77

7) Sebastian Meunier

https://twitter.com/sbmeunier/status/1098585931639074816

Job title: Business Transformation, #CyberSecurity and #Innovation in Finance | Leader Author Speaker

  • Twitter followers: 48,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 75

8) Francis Pouliot

Job title: CEO and co-founder of Bull Bitcoin – Canada’s Bitcoin Company. A maximalist merger of  and . Bitcoin Embassy 2013-2017

  • Twitter followers: 45,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 74

9) Ari Paul

Job title: Student

  • Twitter followers: 135,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 70

10) Charlie Lee

Job title: Creator of Litecoin. Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. Ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase. Managing Director of the Litecoin Foundation.

  • Twitter followers: 803,000
  • GlobalData influencer score: 70

To check out the biggest fintech influencers, click here.

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 The Payments market has seen drastic changes in the past few years, with this only expected to continue. What does your company need to do to prepare for what’s to come? GlobalData’s Payment Trends for 2022 report explores the key trends in technology, consumer habits, and regulations shaping the market. We also identify the leading companies in this changing market, giving you a competitive market outlook. This report covers the impact of:
  • ESG
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile payments
  • Alternative payment rails (Real-Time Payments, Blockchain, BNPL)
  • Fraud & Cybersecurity
  • Regulations
Download the report now to learn essential strategies to maximize your growth in the face of rapid change.
by GlobalData
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