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Many crypto heavyweights use Twitter as their main tool to share information (or even misinformation) about their own projects or other interesting topics. Some of them even consider the commitment of Twitter as their most important performance indicator.

We decided to analyze the Twitter habits of the elite of the crypto currencies to get a better idea of how they really relate to the popular social networking platform.

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For our analysis, we chose 13 crypto entrepreneurs (we measured the habits of each Winklevoss twin independently). To make our list, the subjects had to be actively running a crypto business and have strong Twitter followings at the same time. Our analysis is based on the last 1,000 public tweets of each subject, collected on August 11, 2020.

Seven of the 13 people on our list rely on Twitter’s conventional web interface for tweeting. The other six prefer cell phones first: two iPhones in favor, four in favor of Android. Vitalik Buterin seems to be using the web interface almost exclusively for his tweets.

Meanwhile, the Winklevoss twins share not only the same look, but the same preference for tweeting from an iPhone. Tyler Winklevoss is perhaps the most active Twitter user on our list: getting his last 1,000 tweets out only took us to mid-June.

At the other end of the activity talk, Brad Garlinghouse and Jihan Wu haven’t even tweeted 1,000 times in the entire life of their account.

Most of our list members tweet on an individually consistent level: the amount of tweets per day mostly stays the same. But some also have predictable variations. The production of weekend tweets is not in the cards of Garlinghouse, Barry Silbert or any of the Winklevoss twins.

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Adam Back does it the other way around: his Twitter activity explodes on weekends.

Analyzing the time of day when our subjects most commonly tweet would require collecting accurate time zone data for each tweet. This can be complicated for a couple of reasons: many on our list are members of the global jet set, and a tweet’s geographic information is not always public.

We wanted to learn first-hand from the elite of the Crypto Cash how they see their activity on Twitter and what role it plays in their busy lives. Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee told us that Twitter is quite important to him: „I use Twitter to announce Litecoin news and to post things. He added that his favorite people on Twitter are Udi Wertheimer, Samson Mow, Stefan Jespers and Riccardo Spagni.

The creator of Hashcash, Adam Back, told us that he recently wrote a tweet that expressed his philosophy of Twitter: it’s for chatting and „taking shit“.