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?
Although still a well-known name in the crypto community, Gavin Andresen isn’t really the “Face of Bitcoin” anymore.
Gavin Andresen has worked as a 3D graphics and virtual reality developer for a variety of projects in Silicon Valley since he graduated from Princeton in 1988. In 1996, he started to branch out and advise others in their software ventures. He found bitcoin in 2010 and created a website that actually gave away bitcoin. In 2011, he was selected by Satoshi Nakamoto as the lead developer of bitcoin. He later took a position at the Bitcoin Foundation and became known as “The Face of Bitcoin.”
However, since publically claiming (and later recanting) that Craig Wright was the real Satoshi Nakamoto in 2016, Andresen has become much less active, leaving his position at the Bitcoin Foundation.
As the lead developer, heir apparent, and public face of bitcoin, Andresen was instrumental in helping to grow the bitcoin project and increase the price of bitcoin. However, he has become much less active and influential in the last 2 years since standing by Craig Wright’s claim to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto. While he still has influence, it is greatly diminished from what it was a few years ago.
Andresen is fairly active on Twitter, posting his thoughts, his own articles, industry news and retweeting other crypto influencers. He blogs occasionally, though less frequently in 2017.
Despite being so heavily involved with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Core, Andresen often tweets his thoughts about the cryptocurrency industry at large and offers advice to investors.