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?
Todd is one of Bitcoin’s most prominent open source developers and is an applied cryptography consultant. Todd is an advocate for cryptocurrency, and is vocal about the need for more effective (yet flexible) governance of Bitcoin and other altcoins in the future.
While Todd’s Twitter following isn’t as numerous as the top Cryptocurrency influencers, that fact shouldn’t discount him from having a large ripple effect within the Blockchain community.
Todd and Buterin have a history of debating the differences between bitcoin and ethereum. They go at each other over twitter, formal publications, and even hold debates at crypto conferences. This has definitely added to Todd’s influence within crypto circles.
Being a developer, Todd is most interested the technicalities of cryptocurrencies and generally tends to stick to those topics. However, Todd is unafraid to speak about topics outside of crypto/blockchain on his social media platforms. We enjoy his quirky humor.