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TOP 20 SOCIAL INFLUENCERS IN FINTECH 2018

Who are the most influential FinTech people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every FinTech enthusiast or pro should be following.

All influential people have something in common: they can spread ideas faster and better than anyone else. We are aware that following these people has a handful of perks, including staying on top of the latest news and trends. Therefore, we decided to concoct a list of Twitter accounts all FinTech fans should follow.

The analysis ranks the top accounts in accordance with their social influence, although interestingly enough, not all household names of FinTech evangelists are on the list. Moreover, the list does not in any way rank a person’s character, skill set or talent; it merely reflects their impact on Twitter algorithm-wise. If you think we have missed you or any FinTech rockstar you know, drop us a line here. Nevertheless, we are very proud of the list that we came up with. This blog contains the latest and correct version of the rating.

Congratulations to all influencers who made it into our top 20 list. Click on each username to visit their Twitter accounts.

METHODOLOGY

We first generated a list of twenty thousand FinTech-related Twitter accounts (including all accounts that contain the keyword Fintech in their bio or in any of their tweets.)
To score the account and rank them accordingly, we analyzed their social authority and reach using two key metrics: MozRank and Klout.

Moz Social Authority Score: Social Authority score is composed of:

    1. The retweet rate of users’ last few hundred tweets.
    2. The recency of those tweets.
    3. A retweet-based model trained on user profile data.

Visit this MOZ blog post for more in-depth information.

Klout Score: Klout uses more than 400 signals from eight different networks to update the Klout Score daily. It’s mainly based on the ratio of reactions a user generates compared to the amount of content he shares. Read more at the Klout score blog.

1.Mike Quindazzi @MikeQuindazzi
Managing Director @StrategyAnd @PwC

Klout score:81
Moz score:87
Total score:168
2.Vitalik Buterin @VitalikButerin
Creator of Ethereum

Klout score:78
Moz score:88
Total score:166
3.Spiros Margaris @SpirosMargaris
Innovation and tech in finance and investmets

Klout score:79
Moz score:83
Total score:161

4.Jim Marous @JimMarous
Publisher | Fintech Strategist | Keynote Speaker

Klout score:79
Moz score:80
Total score:159
5.Andreas Staub @andi_staub
Managing Partner @FehrAdvice #behavioraleconomics #fintech

Klout score:78
Moz score:79
Total score:157

6.Tiffany Hayden @haydentiff
Building financial tools. Community manager for @EdgeSecure

Klout score:71
Moz score:83
Total score:154
7.Brett King @brettking
Founder at Moven, author of “Augmented”, speaker

Klout score:79
Moz score:74
Total score:152
8.Theodora Lau @psb_dc
Innovation @AARP, FinTech consultant, writer

Klout score:74
Moz score:77
Total score:151

9.Nick Szabo @NickSzabo4
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer.

Klout score:69
Moz score:81
Total score:150

10.Don Tapscott @dtapscott
Media theorist, author “Blockchain Revolution”

Klout score:84
Moz score:65
Total score:149
11.Emin Gün Sirer @el33th4xor
Prof at Cornell, co-director at IC3: The Initiative For Cryptocurrencies & Contracts

Klout score:69
Moz score:77
Total score:145
12.Laura Shin @laurashin
Forbes senior editor: Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto, ICOs, blockchain

Klout score:68
Moz score:76
Total score:144
13.Chris Gledhill @cgledhill
#FinTech Influencer, Keynote & TEDx Speaker, Writer and Advisor.

Klout score:71
Moz score:72
Total score:143
14.Sebastien Meunier
@sbmeunier
#Strategy #Transformation #Innovation in Finance & Speaker

Klout score:70
Moz score:72
Total score:142
15.Ƀrock Pierce
@brockpierce
Founder Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether, Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation

Klout score:72
Moz score:68
Total score:140
16.Simon Taylor @sytaylor
#Fintech Geek. Co-Founder of @11FSTeam. Consultant.

Klout score:66
Moz score:73
Total score:139
17.Merete Buljo
@MereteBuljo
Chief Digital & Customer Experience Officer @Natixis @EuroTitres #Digital #FinTech #Communication #Innovation

Klout score:65
Moz score:73
Total score:138
18.David M. Brear @davidbrear
CEO @11FSTeam a challenger consultancy who build banks, podcaster

Klout score:68
Moz score:69
Total score:137
19.Pascal Bouvier @pascalbouvier
 #FinTech VC

Klout score:70
Moz score:66
Total score:136
20.Florian Graillot @FGraillot
 VC investor @astorya_vc (insurance / early-stage) | #Startup, #VC, #FinTech, #InsurTech, #Blockchain, #AI |

Klout score:67
Moz score:69
Total score:136

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