It can be a complicated and daunting environment for individuals who are new to NFTs or non-fungible tokens/ digital assets. Fortunately, a few early adopters use Twitter to educate, motivate, and elevate the community and are the “influencers.”
As a result, influencers have a disproportionately large impact on the NFT space. Celebrities, curators, marketplace owners, NFT promoters on YouTube, Instagram, Discord, and, of course, Twitter—their preferred platform of choice—are just as vital as the artists and producers themselves.
Here’s a list of top influencers in the NFT world.
Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a supporter of NFT markets Mintable and SuperRare, as well as NFT tracker CryptoSlam, and has contemplated converting game tickets to NFTs. On Twitter, he has 8.5 million followers.
Stoner Cats, Hashmasks, Bored Apes, and NBA Top Shots’ Luka Doni are among his extensive personal NFT collection. He’s also working on a digital art and collectibles gallery called lazy.com.
Real Miss NFT.
RealMissNFT has been highlighting the work of young artists through her large following and her newly established website, realmissnft.xyz. The artist also features the career and stories of two up-and-coming artists each week, with the support of @BhushanVishwas on Twitter.
RealMissNFT also contributes to the account @NFTs4Free, which regularly gives NFT freebies.
Artchick, a pseudonymous account known to empower female innovators and creators like World of Women, has become an influential voice in NFT collecting. The account has a following of whopping 140K followers on Twitter.
Still, Artchick recently claimed to have been cheated out of $3 million when she was offered free tokens in a tragic turn of events that shows even influencers can make mistakes—a caution to everyone in the crypto community.
Bored Ape Yacht Club.
Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the most talked-about NFT projects of 2021. Bored Ape Yacht Club has evolved into more than just a generative art project, attracting the likes of renowned producer Timbaland and celebrities like Justin Beiber, Eminem, etc.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is enormous; it has generated over a billion dollars in revenue. The Twitter followers get regular updates on the activities of NFTs and opportunities to learn about them.
Ellio Trades (Elliot).
EllioTrades is the Twitter persona of Elliot, having 586K followers. He is a play-to-earn gaming expert known for his down-to-earth advice and NFT-trading methods which has introduced many NFT fans to games like Axie Infinity.
He hosts live shows on YouTube and is a member of SuperFarm, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) at the convergence of DeFi and NFTs. The digital collection was one of the pyro-anarchist investors who torched a Banksy painting in March and then sold the resulting NFT for nearly five times its actual worth.
The co-founder of Reddit is a big fan of the crypto business, having personally backed the leading NFT game Axie Infinity. His Seven Seven Six VC firm has teamed with Polygon and is investing in more and more Web3 startups.
But he’s not only talking the talk; he’s also doing the deed. Ohanian also uses his platform—which includes tweets, TV appearances, and a podcast—to promote his vision of good NFT, profitable NFT collections and investments and Web3 efforts, ranging from Axie’s career-creating play-to-earn rewards model to NFTs’ potential to develop communities.
While there are many more just as good NFT influencers, our list ends here today!