Last week, I was asked this question on Twitter:

But if you want to read CryptoTwitter, what is the best way to do that?

I have curated a bunch of people to follow in my timeline over the last seven years so CryptoTwitter is part of my personal Twitter.

But for those where that is not the case, what is the best way to get CryptoTwitter?

Twitter Lists are a great way to do that.

I believe Twitter Lists are still organized in reverse chronological order and are not filtered in any way. So that is a good thing in and of itself.

I like this Twitter List, called Crypto Thought Leaders, made by richardx.

If there are other CryptoTwitter lists that people in the AVC community like to use, please recommend them in the comments.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    If I changed this questions to How do I monitor news in the Blockchain/Crypto space, my answer would be podcasts:Laura Shin’s Unconfirmed and Unchained are my twice weekly go tos.A16 has a few though cross discipline they are excellent.And I can share a short list of 6 or so that kinda nail it for me as a historical backdrop. And some that I collect coming out of conferences though take a lot of curation.And for readying–your blog Fred and Coinbase daily news.

    1. WA

      Shin is a great staple – perfect for commutes; since episode one on this side.

      1. awaldstein

        Yup–I love that she pushes them live really early. Just did a bike ride at dawn on the river and Unchained was live at 5am. She gets it.

        1. WA

          Great meeting you in person, albeit briefly, at TS3 early a.m. prior to the “show”.

          1. awaldstein

            Feeling is mutual.

  2. Michael O'Rourke

    I’ve curated mine over the last 5 years. Almost up to 900 people. I add founders, investors, developers and thought leaders in the space. I try to keep it as diverse with opinions as possible (including ones I don’t agree with).

  3. William Mougayar

    That’s a good list, but how can you make its content appear in your timeline?How can you search and find Lists by interests? Twitter Lists and their UIs are still 2nd class citizens in Twitter.

    1. jason wright

      will you be bringing Token Summit to Europe (or even just an ‘outreach’ sub event)?

    2. Donna Brewington White

      Do you use TweetDeck?

      1. William Mougayar

        I used to. Should I? Does it let you do that?

  4. JamesHRH

    Twitter took a simple tweet of mine, guessed I was a bot, and suspended me for 24 HRs.Do they have the worst SW Dev team of any major consumer company?Sheesh.Lists are where in the UI?

    1. falicon

      Agree. The worst.Lists are under your profile, then one of the links in a sub header…or you can jump to someone’s list of lists via their username/lists link.For example, someone mentioned @naval’s list before…so the direct link to his lists are:

      1. JamesHRH

        I am blocked by Mr. Ravakant.Best part of this?We have had about 3 positive engagements on Twitter and no negative.Twitter is the worst managed best idea ever.

        1. falicon

          I don’t actually follow him (or any of his lists)…was just using his as an example because someone else pointed it out.

        2. Donna Brewington White

          I’ve been a Naval fan. Why on earth would he block you?

          1. JamesHRH

            He has a great tweet storm on Truth – A Lonely & Unprofitable Business that resonated something fierce.I have a tendency to feed people more truth than they prefer. I do not recall feeding him any, but…..People can be sensitive.

          2. Donna Brewington White

            Whether or not it is “truth” I do appreciate your take on things. Even when I disagree, I feel enriched by your thoughtful perspective and look forward to it. Occasionally, I wince — generally with a chuckle.Perhaps, for some, you are an acquired taste. 😉

    2. JLM

      .So, Jimmy, the fact you ARE a bot, Russian bot no less, doesn’t figure in the equation?Next year in Moscow!JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

      1. JamesHRH

        I am, in actuality, a German bot. They are so precisely engineered and coded to such a high level of reliability……that no one noticed their existence.There is no way the Twitter AI goobers picked me out on purpose.

    1. Donna Brewington White

      Naval is fantastic!

  5. OurielOhayon

    Fred, if Twitter wants to “stay” a sound source of information with crypto it must deal significantly better with fake accounts of personas (in particular crypto personas). There is just too much abuse resulting in too much loss of funds. I am sure Twitter could easily do 10x better. The verified program is not enough. Many of the twitter personas are not verified (eg 50% of your list are not). There must be an efficient and extremely fast lane for removing fake accounts

    1. karen_e

      cf @Semil’s problems

  6. falicon

    Crypto Twitter is already too large and generic a subject.Do you mean crypto ideas/applications? Crypto investments? Crypto technical details? Crypto legislation and regulation? Crypto debates? Crypto conferences?As always, who to follow really depends on what you’re interested in listening in on…

    1. awaldstein

      If you are designing a project or for most everything except writing code, the separation of knowledge needed to do your job is actually not that divided.

      1. jason wright

        silos suck

        1. Lawrence Brass

          .. in every wayopenness is much more than publishing code in github.

  7. Marcos C.

    I have created a group. Focused on the investing/LP side. Will be adding more as space evolves.

  8. jason wright

    more to the point, does Twitter need a token?

  9. JohnExley

    I have a Twitter list called “The New Internet” but I would be pretty surprised if there’s anyone on the list that isn’t captured in richardx’s “Crypto Thought Leaders”, or some of the other lists recommended in the comments (e.g. Michael O’Rourke who’s organized 900 folks in the community; wow). That said, thought to include mine here in case helpful to anyone!>>

  10. Chris Piatt

    I’ve been compiling this list for a few years now. Good mix of builders, investors, traders, thought leaders, and some contrarians for balance…

  11. cavepainting

    Twitter connects people based on ideas and interests. Notwithstanding the trolling and the noise, it is simply the best place on the internet to learn, engage, and have meaningful conversations. There is nothing quite like it.It does take time to optimize the feed for what you want. Wish this were a better experience. Many users struggle with this and eventually give up. For a company with such a profound impact, it is surprising they have not done more to help non power users extract more value.

  12. Richard

    How did the “distributed ledger” confiscate the term “Crypto” ? GMOAT (greatest marketing of all time)

  13. Matt Copenhaver

    Is anyone active in any of the actual crypto twitters? Peepeth, Memo, etc.

    1. Evan Van Ness

      i am. Peepeth is great

  14. Sebastian Wain

    Here I share our list of ~500 RSS feeds from multiple sites. It follows the OPML format which is used by major RSS readers. In addition we have a not so curated list of Twitter accounts here.

  15. Giang

    Not a CryptoTwitter list, but I find this list helpful to learn about crypto…

  16. Bruno

    For blogs and news pulled together below collection as well. Let me know of any others worth adding.