How long have they been in the field? What kind of education do they have? Work experience? Have they run any successful ICOs? Do they advise on any ICOs?
How many followers do they have? Where else do they write/speak? How does what they say influence the market at large?
How active are they on social? Are they one of the first to comment on breaking events? Do they respond to followers?
Do they only cover one topic/aspect or do they cover cryptocurrency and the blockchain as a whole? Are they focused on the crypto market or do they discuss finances at large?
Fred Wilson has 6+ years of experience in the Blockchain arena, mostly in a financial and investment aspect. However, he also has many, many more years of VC experience before that as well, so he’s been able to bring that knowledge and talent to the arena as well.
Fred is a very influential person to talk with and read from. When you have an article that has your name and Warren Buffet’s on it, generally speaking you at least have some name recognition and influence, right? He also has a blog that he is very active on, which will be discussed in the next section. He is interviewed quite often and his opinion is shared widely.
Fred is very active, particularly on his blog, avc.com, where he literally writes every single day. He is also fairly active on his Twitter account. He covers a variety of topics, absolutely, but primarily he is a VC, and talks mostly about VC stuff. He is also incredibly active in sharing his viewpoints in news sources around the web.
Fred has an incredible amount of coverage around the web, most notably on his own blog, but also has an article or is mentioned in articles on almost every major crypto site, investment, or business site. If you do a Google search in the news section, there is at least one new article mentioning him or his viewpoints nearly every day.
Fred Wilson is a venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Capital which has investments in Tumblr, Twitter, Kickstarter, Foursquare, as well as many major Blockchain ventures such as CryptoKitties and Coinbase. He is very well known in the investment space, and is very often cited and interviewed in all sorts of publications.