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?
As an entrepreneur and investor, Lingham has a very practical, realist approach to cryptocurrencies. His blogs offer insights into the industry at large and his tweets offer interesting insights and industry news. If you’re a beginning investor looking for general advice and thoughts, Lingham will stretch your knowledge and help you think about cryptocurrency from a more practical point of view.
Vinny Lingham is an entrepreneur who has started several internet businesses including Clicks2Customers, the Silicon Cape Initiative, and Gyft – which was acquired for over $54 Million. In 2015 Lingham started Civic, a blockchain based company that encrypts identity information to help prevent identity theft. He was able to raise over $33 Million in his ICO in June of 2017.
In 2016, he joined Shark Tank South Africa and made headlines when he convinced an augmented reality game company to use blockchain technology for their game and invested in their company using bitcoin instead of fiat currency.
As an experienced entrepreneur and reality TV celebrity, Lingham has a level of visibility in mainstream media that is difficult to match. He writes fairly often about cryptocurrency in general and is often invited to speak at industry conferences.
Medium: 15.7K Followers
Lingham tweets fairly frequently, occasionally retweeting thoughts from other crypto influencers. He engages with his followers on twitter with polls and in post comments. During 2017, he published blogs about the cryptocurrency market nearly every month and looks to be continuing that trend in 2018.
As an entrepreneur and investor, Lingham’s tweets and blogs are often focused on the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technology from a more removed point of view. He approaches them with the eye of an experienced investor and successful entrepreneur, making his point of view quite unique. He does have his own crypto-based company – Civic – but it isn’t overpromoted on his personal twitter.