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20 Most Relevant NFT Influencers in 2022

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Gabriela Ross

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Are you interested in the future of blockchain and NFTs?

August 16, 2022

This is a wild space, isn't it? Each time there's a new project launch, there's a lot taking place on Twitter. And the funny thing is that some of the most popular content about NFTs can be simple tweets.

But things have changed a lot since the first projects launched. So, to help you stay on top of your game, we crafted this list of 20 NFT influencers who stand out from the crowd. They're all true visionaries!

This list includes collectors, investors, entrepreneurs, and creators; for example, Pablo Stanley, artist of Robotos, Shavonne Wong, the artist of Vogue's first-ever NFT cover, or Pranksy, one of the most recognized NFT collectors.

These influencers should be on your radar

1. Gmoney

Based in Puerto Rico, Gmoney is one of the leading collectors and practically a crypto whale. He was an early advocate of CryptoPunks.

He's also a general partner of Delphi INFINFT, a fund built with crypto research and investment firm Delphi Digital dedicated to investing in NFT projects. Gmoney is recognized in the space, especially for his generous approach. He's very transparent and giving to the community.

Fun fact: He always appears with his VR crypto punk avatar for interviews or photos.

Gmoney and Steve Aoki with a Banksy piece in an art exhibition
PC @gmoneynft

2. OhhShiny

Co-founder of DIGITAL, with Mark Daniel and Steven Cohen. OhhShiny hosts a show every Monday and Friday on Twitter Spaces, where he talks about NFT culture, community, and positive vibes of the latest and greatest of the edge of the metaverse.

3. Pablo Stanley

Pablo is the founder and CEO of Bueno: a tool for NFT creators (shameless plug!). He's also the artist behind Robotos, a collection of 10,000 droid characters that have caught the eye of personalities like Tyler Winklevoss, Keith Grossman, Denis Rodman, Eva Longoria, and Thalia.

Pablo has more than 20 years of experience in comics, design, and digital products. He's known for sharing his knowledge, tricks, and experiences, especially for engaging with his followers and the NFT community.

Pablo Stanley painting a mural in Miami of his collection Robotos
Mural by Pablo Stanley in Wynwood, Miami.

4. Nate Alex

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Nate's first project was ChainFaces, with 10,000 on-chain generative ASCII text faces. It was one of the first projects to achieve fully on-chain status for NFTs. He's an OG that's been around since the early days of CryptoKitties. He's done almost everything, from collector to creator to founder! Nate's profile is filled with alpha leaks and fun insights that you don't want to miss.

5. Matt Medved

Matt is the CEO and co-founder of NFT Now. He has a great professional background, and he describes himself as a storyteller in words, images, and music. Whether you're new in the NFT community or focused on adding more tokens to your collection Matt is someone you should follow.

6. Bianca Medici

Is this Sia? Seems like it! The Australian singer and songwriter said she's behind the mysterious but recognized Twitter account: BiancaMedici69. She holds more than 500 NFT artwork in her collection!

In her account, she describes herself as the granddaughter of Cozomo' de Medici, who is supposedly Snoop Dogg. The intention of revealing their identities is to bring more eyeballs to the industry. But, could this be a stunt? Whatever the answer is, they're genuinely very active in the community, sharing and promoting other creators with unique pieces.

7. Betty

Betty is your person if you want to know what's going on in this industry. She is the horde mother of Deadfellaz, a collection of 10,000 undead NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. This is a very famous project recognized for its iconic art and engaged community.

In a minute, going through her timeline, you can confirm that she's very active on social media. But overall, she's someone that is genuinely supporting the growth and improvement of the NFT industry. She has become someone that's inspiring in so many ways.

8. Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and VC firm Seven Seven Six, found something authentic in NFTs. He was always involved in tech, web, and startups but now is heavily invested in the crypto space and is a collector himself, with his wife, the renowned tennis player Serena Williams. If you're into podcasts, check out Probably Nothing, which is dedicated to NFTs, and Alexis is the co-host with Tiffany Zhong.

9. Farokh

Farokh Sarmad was already building his social media presence and community, even before the NFT craze. In 2017, he appeared in Forbes in the Top 15 Instagram Influencers You Should Follow. He's also the founder of RugRadio, the first fully decentralized Web3 media company. As a collector and NFT enthusiast, he's trying to bridge NFTs and the mainstream.

10. Pranksy

Although no one is 100% sure if this is a woman or man (or a group?) Pranksy is an active investor and one of the most recognized in the space, with a collection worth nearly $1B).

Pranksy is also the co-founder of NFTBOXES Ltd. The project started in January 2021, bringing curated NFT pieces together in a single monthly box.

11. Jim Mcnelis

Better known as j1mmy.eth, he's the CEO and founder of NFT42. He's an avid collector that believes in the world-changing potential of NFTs. His first purchase was a CryptoKitty in 2017. Now, 2017 sounds like a lifetime ago, right?!

12. DeezeFi

DeezeFi is the director at Fractional.art, where you can buy, sell and mint fractions of NFTs. He's a collector, active member, and leading voice of the community. DeeziFi hosts regular Twitter Spaces and is also known for sharing a clear context around NFTs.

13. DCLBlogger

Mateen Soudagar, or just Matty, is a full time NFT trader, Youtuber and entrepreneur. Matty founded The Metakey—a platform-agnostic and massively interoperable web3 utility creator, with +5.3K total ETH sales. The product itself is one token that can be used across multiple platforms to transform into avatars, game items, exclusive game perks, and more.

14. Elliot Wainman

Elliot has been advocating for NFT gaming since 2018, and he's the founder of Impostors, a social gaming metaverse. You can learn all about NFTs, related news, and the first-look at some exciting projects on his Youtube channel EllioTrades.

15. Miss NFT

Miss NFT aims to collect 1,000 NFTs and take people with her on the journey. She's a very positive believer and member of the community. She has a column dedicated to sharing her experience exploring the depths of NFTs and especially crypto art.

PC @Metanatics

16. Digital Art Chick

She's an influencer and NFT collector. With her bold personality and straightforward style, she's someone you'll want to follow to catch some valuable tips and what's going on in the NFT community.

Digital Art Chick is also on our list of women thriving in the NFT industry. Check it out if you want to find and follow more incredible people marking their own way.

17. Gary Vee

Gary Vaynerchuk is the CEO of VaynerMedia; he's a marketer, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. You might have seen Gary all over social media trending videos or speaking at global conferences. Now he expanded his keen eye into NFTs, crypto, and cybersecurity. He created an NFT collection called VeeFriends with +10k items. An NFT project around meaningful intellectual property and a great community. As explained on his website: "Each NFT will have different levels of access and activities through the smart contract attached with each investment, thus giving them utility through metadata."

18. Josie Bellini

Tired of the traditional banking system and with a background herself in finance, Josie shifted to the NFT world to deep-dive on its possibilities and transparency. In 2017 she created her first digital piece, Genesis. Then, she started getting more interested in AR creations and other NFT projects of her own, like CyperBrokers. Josie has built her presence in the community with her signature style and a genuine love for NFT art.

19. Roham

Roham Gharegozlou is the CEO of DapperLabs, the team that created CryptoKitties, and NFL All Day, among other NFT projects like NBA Top Shot which was recognized for bringing NFTs to the masses. He is one of the early pioneers of the NFT movement.

20. Dingaling

Dingaling, whoever is behind this profile, has invest quite a lot of money in the space. This crypto whale is considered the biggest buyer on NBA Top Shot. Dingaling’s collection is valued in almost 2 million dollars. Dingalings holds 110 BAYC, 8 Punks, 50 Ghxsts, Noun #8, 100 Cool Cats, 432 NBA TS #1 Serials, 316 Metaheroes, AB Curated, 25 Toadz, 3 Gen-kongz, 51 GCG and the list goes on!

21. Shavonne Wong

Shavonne is a 3D virtual model creator and the artist behind Vogue's first NFT cover. She co-founded NFT Asia, a community-driven channel, uplifting Asian & Asia-based NFT creators. She has collaborated with Sotheby's, the World Economic Forum, and the World of Women project.

Interesting fact: Idris Elba bought his first NFT from Shavonne's collection Love is Love.

NFTs are changing the game

It's hard to believe that the NFT market has become an industry of its own in just a few years. It's catching the eye of recognized investors, brands, and celebrities. The number of people joining crypto art is constantly growing. However, this list should point you in the right direction to get involved in the community—but it's just one of the first steps.

Make sure you are following these influential names. They have a very considerable Twitter presence, and most of them have years of experience in the game. We'll dare to say that some of them will be shaping the future of NFTs.

Don't forget to drop us a line if you know someone else that should be on this list of leaders and influencers in the web3 and NFT space!

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The Author

Gabriela Ross

Gabriela Ross

Content and copywriting for Bueno.

Living in Mexico lindo. Passionate about sharing stories. Always making time to work out—and dance. Diving into the NFT space for a daily dose of inspiration, creativity, and art.

If you liked this post, don't forget to drop a line @gabrielarossmxn

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