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 he isn’t the most active on social media, Nick Szabo’s contributions to digital currencies and blockchain make him a worthwhile figure to follow.
Nick Szabo is an experienced computer scientist and cryptographer who has been working in the industry since he graduated from Washington University in 1989. Best known for his research of and work in digital contracts and digital currency, Szabo designed a mechanism for a decentralized digital currency called “bit gold” in 1998. Though it was never implemented, it has been called a “direct precursor to the Bitcoin architecture” and helped lead to Szabo coining the concepts of smart contracts and the programming language E. Suspected by many to Satoshi Nakamoto, Szabo has repeatedly denied being the creator of Bitcoin.
As the suspected creator of Bitcoin, Zsabo’s research of and contributions to cryptocurrency are second to none. Most of his writing is fairly academic in nature, discussing how currency functions, decentralization, blockchain, and a host of other topics around politics, cyber security, and the economy. His tweets mainly consist of thoughts about bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and simply currency in general.
Blog – http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Nick-Szabo-1377902829157901/
Szabo is fairly active on Twitter, though he most frequently retweets others. For the past few years, he’s published a few fairly lengthy, academic articles per year on his blog.
Szabo mainly covers digital currency and economics from a more academic point of view and doesn’t necessarily offer tips or advice about finance, trading, or tokens.