In a Top 100 list curated by Richtopia, they have listed out 100 of the most influential organizations in the bitcoin and blockchain space.
According to the list’s author, the list is an “automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe.” Richtopia uses various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Instagram to help generate the list which is updated every Monday.
Since the list is primarily based on social media following, the authority of the list should be taken with a grain of salt. The list does demonstrate a popularity of sorts among these organizations based on the number of followers and influence they have, and it more than likely also shows the marketing behind them with nice sized budgets to give them an edge over others. For example, we know that spread across some of the top bitcoin wallets is $300 million in venture funding.
In the list of most influential organizations are both bitcoin exchanges and bitcoin wallets (in order top-to-bottom) like Blockchain, Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, Circle, CCEDK, Bitfinex, Huobi, BitGo,OKCoin, BTC-E, Gemini, and several others. The list also gives a “power score” to each one, giving them a ranking score.
One thing the article and list is lacking is the word “bitcoin.” It seems the list is made with the buzzword “blockchain.” With no mention of bitcoin (outside of the organization’s bio), it seems the list’s author doesn’t yet realize that many of these bitcoin startups are based on bitcoin technology, which powers the blockchain.
The list has more than just bitcoin companies, with companies listed that aren’t using the bitcoin blockchain, such as Ethereum which is ranked number 2, and CoinDesk which isn’t a blockchain or bitcoin company at all (it’s a news agency).