Three Black Cryptocurrency Influencers to Follow - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

The cryptocurrency community is fairly new, but these three influencers seem to have quite a bit of it figured out.


Dr. Boyce Watkins

(Image: Dr. Boyce Watkins)

(Image: Dr. Boyce Watkins)


Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the world’s leading financial scholars and social commentators. He advocates for education, economic empowerment, and social justice and has changed the definition of what it means to be a black scholar and leader in America, and beyond.

He is the founder of The Black Wealth Bootcamp, The Black Business School, The 48 Hour Business School, The Your Black World Coalition and The Black Millionaires of Tomorrow program, which introduces youth to finance and entrepreneurship at a young age. He has over 650,000 unique subscribers and 3.1 million social media followers worldwide.

Currently, Watkins hosts several cryptocurrency courses in the Black Business School and is the founder of one of the largest crypto communities on the internet, Financial Juneteenth – Black Crypto Investing group.


Lamar Wilson

Lamar Wilson (Image: Facebook)

Lamar Wilson (Image: Facebook)


With a deep insight into the space, having built a blockchain company, Hijro, and a cryptocurrency wallet before the masses knew what bitcoin was, he’s definitely someone you should be paying attention to. Wilson is an avid contributor to the popular Financial Juneteenth – Black Crypto Investing group on Facebook and is the instructor for Cryptocurrency Investing 101 hosted on the Black Business School site.

Ian Balina

Ian Balina (Image: LinkedIn)

Ian Balina (Image: LinkedIn)


Ian Balina is an influential Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought a data-driven, “money-ball” approach to investing in cryptocurrency token sales (ICOs).

Ian Balina leads a global cryptocurrency investor syndicate that invests $100,000 to $3 million in promising blockchain startup’s token sales. His content can be seen all across YouTube and he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ForbesCNBCHuffington PostThe StreetINC and Entrepreneur Magazine for his work in analytics, cryptocurrencies, and entrepreneurship.

(This post has been updated.)


Sequoia Blodgett

Sequoia Blodgett is a Reporter for Black Enterprise. She is also the founder of Commas, a virtual entrepreneurship resource center that provides everything you need to know about product development, marketing, publicity, and fundraising, to make your entrepreneurial journey a lot less stressful.