Best Influencers Shaping the Future of Payment Technology

GlobalData research has found the top payment tech influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Electronic Payments International has named ten of the most influential people in payment tech on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest influencers in payment tech: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Spiros Margaris (@SpirosMargaris)

Spiros Margaris is a payment tech consultant and keynote speaker for technologies such as insurtech, artificial intelligence and fintech. He is the founder and advisor of Margaris Ventures and a board member for Canopy, a fintech company that makes renting homes easy. Spiros is also a senior advisor for the wefox Group, an insurtech start-up.

Twitter followers: 101,505

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Jameson Lopp (@lopp)

Jameson Lopp is a Bitcoin engineer and consultant. He is the chief technology officer (CTO) of Casa, a crypto custody company offering Bitcoin self custody solutions including hardware wallets. He created Statoshi, a fork of Bitcoin Core that analyses Bitcoin nodes, and has previously worked with digital asset trust firm BitGo.

Twitter followers: 230,206

GlobalData influencer score: 61

3. Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss)

Tyler Winklevoss is a payment tech consultant. He is the co-creator and CEO of Gemini, a crypto currency exchange and custodian that helps customers buy, sell and store digital currencies. He also serves as principal of Winklevoss Capital, a family firm that invests across asset classes to support start-ups.

Twitter followers: 239,195

GlobalData influencer score: 61

4. Chris Gledhill (@cgledhill)

Chris Gledhill is a top fintech expert, and a renowned speaker and author on fintech, financial services and banking. He is the co-founder and CEO of Secco Aura, a fintech start-up that seeks to re-invent banking in the digital era. He is an avid blogger of fintech technologies, and has been associated with companies such as Llyods, Tata Consultancy Services, and Accenture.

Twitter followers: 74,693

GlobalData influencer score: 60

5. Theodora Lau (@psb_dc)

Theodora Lau is a fintech consultant, speaker and writer. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, a consulting firm offering boutique consulting and advisory services to corporations, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. She is also a podcaster for One Vision and advisor to BOND.AI, a financial intelligence platform for banks and consumers.

Twitter followers: 47,422

GlobalData influencer score: 55

6. Adam Back (@adam3us)

Adam Back is a payment tech and cryptography consultant. He co-founded Blockstream, a provider of Bitcoin and digital asset infrastructure. His areas of expertise include Bitcoin, cryptography protocols, privacy enhanced technology, and p2p systems, among others. He is also owner of Cypherspace Internet Security, a company offering applied cryptography services.

Twitter followers: 205,976

GlobalData influencer score: 54

7. Andreas M Antonopoulos (@leimer)

Andreas M Antonopoulos is a payment tech consultant and a Bitcoin and blockchain expert. He has launched five companies, and has been associated with companies such as Third Key Solutions, Nemertes Research, ThruPoint Inc, and Greenwich Technology Partners. He is also an author on Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies.

Twitter followers: 512,211

GlobalData influencer score: 53

8. Jim Marous (@JimMarous)

Jim Marous is a financial industry analyst, podcaster, and speaker. He currently owns and hosts the Banking Transformed Podcast, which features the top minds who discuss and explore the impact of digital disruption on the banking industry. Jim is also one of the publishers of the Financial Brand, an online publication, and the owner of Digital Banking Report, which provides reports and analysis on the financial services industry.

Twitter followers: 88,559

GlobalData influencer score: 53

9. Alex Jimenez (@RAlexJimenez)

Alex Jimenez is a payment tech consultant specialising in areas such as fintech, digital banking, and innovation. He currently serves as chief strategy officer Extractable, a consultancy focused on financial services. He has previously served as CIO at Zions Bancorporation, a financial services company, and also implemented the digital channels and payments strategy at Rockland Trust.

Twitter followers: 13,684

GlobalData influencer score: 52

10. Francis Pouliot (@francispouliot_)

Francis Pouliot is a blockchain consultant specialising in building financial software and services for Bitcoin, researcher, and industry spokesperson. He is the founder and CEO of Bull Bitcoin, a Canada-based Bitcoin exchange company. He is also the founder of the fintech and blockchain start-up Satoshi Portal.

Twitter followers: 57,058

GlobalData influencer score: 52