People in Cryptocurrency – Prominent Personalities on YouTube

These are the people in cryptocurrency to seek out when you are looking to expand your knowledge of the space.  When I started to learn about Ethereum, I found myself returning to a handful of people on YouTube for information.  As I broadened my scope to other altcoins, so too did my list of people expand.  Here are the online personalities that have had a major impact in my cryptocurrency education.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos at a conferenceI came across Andreas Antonopoulos at the suggestion of another YouTuber I was watching.  Of anyone I’ve seen, Andreas is a master at explaining Bitcoin and the Blockchain in an easy-to-understand fashion.  He is one of the top experts and evangelists in the space.

From his bio on Amazon.com: “Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin.

As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer, Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps startups recognize, evaluate, and navigate security and business risks. Andreas was one of the first to use the phrase “The Internet of Money” to describe bitcoin and its potential impacts on humanity.”

Cedric Dahl

Cedric Dahl Profile ImageMost of his videos open with a drone shot of wherever he is at the time. This is followed up with “Welcome to another edition of INTERNET MONEY!”  He does it with a certain nonchalance and casualness that I enjoy.  He has a perspective on the space that appeals to me.  Do your research, invest in good projects, and target holding for the long-term.  His approach to new tech and ICOs is informative and has helped determine my own strategy for dealing with cryptocurrencies.

Cedric’s videos are take more of a big picture stance as opposed to focusing in on specific currencies.  While he does do a few videos here and there that pertain to a single coin, these mostly have to do with the big players or up and coming ICOs.

Michael from Boxmining

Michael from BoxminingBoxmining has been on YouTube for about four months and was one of the first people I came across when I started searching for information on Ethereum.  He usually releases a 5- to 10-minute video on the day’s news as it relates to cryptocurrency.  What I like about his daily videos is that he keeps a close eye on what is happening in China, which has some of the biggest players in the space.  These daily videos typically cover 3-6 topics and are a good way to stay on top of what is happening.

He also releases a variety of other videos relating to altcoins.  These go into detail on a specific currency, an important event or piece of news to be aware of, or an interview with a prominent personality. One element I don’t like about his videos now that I know more is that he is an advocate of Genesis mining, which he usually pushes at the end of each video.  I still suggest checking out his videos as he knows his stuff and is a great source of relevant and up-to-date information.

Ivan on Tech

A profile image for Ivan on TechWhen I was making my list of people in cryptocurrency, I knew I had to include someone who focuses on the techincal side of things.  Ivan Liljeqvist is a software developer and student in Stockholm, Sweden.  He’s a young guy but he is one of the better people out on YouTube who tries to explain the technology behind various cryptocurrencies.  Most of his videos dive into specifics from a programmer’s point of view.  I often incorporate his videos when I’m trying to learn more about the technology behind the major altcoins.  I usually understand 80-90% of his explanations even though I don’t know any real programming languages.  If you’re seeking more technical information on something, see if he’s made a video on it.

 

Ameer Rosic

Ameer Rosic at a WhiteboardAmeer is another big picture YouTube personality.  While many people in the space are day traders looking to discuss fad altcoins, Ameer talks about aspects of the space.  With titles such as “How to make good decisions” and “What is an Ethereum DApp?” you get a broader perspective and learn more fundamentals and best practices. There are a ton of day traders out there pushing this coin or that coin, but Ameer is not one of those people.  His videos are a great informational tool if you are looking to learn about the world of cryptocurrency in general.

Carter Thomas

Carter Thomas Profile PictureCarter Thomas is the man behind “Coin Mastery TV”.  It’s a fairly recent channel on YouTube focused on cryptocurrency trading.  I stumbled upon him a couple weeks ago and am fond if his videos.  He usually posts one a day or so and they are usually 20- to 30-minutes in length.  By no means would I say I am an experienced trader.  Far from it.  I do want to learn, however, and watching him discuss the trading environment has really helped.

From my perspective, his videos talk about trading on a much more frequent basis than I will be doing.  He discusses major movers from day to day, which is something I want to pay attention to.  My strategy is still to do my research and dollar cost average my money into coins I believe will do well over the long haul.  Even though my plan is to HODL (Hold On for Dear Life), if Carter is talking about a coin I haven’t heard of, I pay attention.

More to Come

These are the people in cryptocurrency I keep coming back to again and again.  There are certainly others I have subscribed to but these six cover a good spectrum and you won’t go wrong spending some time watching their videos.  Who are some of your favorites out there in internet land?  If you’ve got someone I simply have to follow, let me know!