Name: Mason Versluis — aka “Crypto Mason”
Twitter followers: 146.2K
Known for: Garnering over 1 million followers on social media earlier than he might legally drink within the United States
Who is that this man anyway?
Mason Versluis might solely be 22 years previous, however he’s already a full-time crypto influencer because of his smart previous father introducing him to the world of XRP and Ripple earlier than his seventeenth birthday.
He credit a part of his success to hating his first job working in a greenhouse with vegetation, because it compelled him to shortly discover one thing else to do as he “wished out right away.”
This led him to run a music advertising and marketing company at college, which, in flip, led him to drop out after a yr to focus on the enterprise, as he was making some candy money.
“I used to be making more cash than my professor on my cellphone, working a music advertising and marketing company.”
How did he get in style on Twitter?
Versluis admits lots of his 146,000 followers on Twitter in all probability got here from his TikTok account the place he has garnered over 1 million followers.
Versluis determined the important thing to success early on was to community with different crypto influencers. This led to occasional likes and retweets from folks like XRP crypto fanatic Bearable Bull, which has helped him acquire extra visibility.
Versluis believes that Twitter is a “fairly exhausting place to develop,” saying that “folks have to love you on your phrases.” Paying folks definitely works, although, and within the early days, he would do giveaways with prizes as much as $10,000 money and crypto for individuals who would “just like the tweet, retweet and tag three folks.”
Did he observe by way of and pay up? He assures us there may be “proof of each single one below the tweet.”
“I really like giving again. I wouldn’t be on this place if these folks didn’t observe me.”
I at all times preserve my guarantees. Giving away 1,000 $XRP as a result of Argentina received the World Cup!
Any engagement on this tweet = entry in to win!
One fortunate individual.
Will draw winner randomly later immediately! Stay tuned with notifications on to see when you win 🔔 https://t.co/SyXGxyJ633
— MASON VERSLUIS 🏆🔮 (@MasonVersluis) December 18, 2022
As he’s simply 22, he feels stress to be “proper and proper” with what he places on the market on Crypto Twitter.
“Lots of people suppose, How might this man know something, do I’ve to be forty-freaking-three? Why am I unable to have an opinion merely due to my age?”
What you may count on on his Twitter
“You can count on dialogue round any present occasions in crypto, breaking information, alpha on the principle utility cash XRP, HBAR, ETH, QUANT and controversial scorching takes on something and all the things,” he says.
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Mild beef: The Crypto Lark
A beef that has Versluis rattling his head is why Lark Davis — aka “The Crypto Lark” — doesn’t like him. Versluis mentioned he has “by no means had an interplay with him,” however Davis has blocked him.
Medium uncommon beef: HEX Community
Although Versluis says he’s “impartial” about HEX, he thinks founder Richard Heart has “constructed a reasonably controversial venture” and landed himself in scorching water with HEXicans, which he says “actually irked” him.
After placing out some tweets questioning HEX, which Versluis says, “Weren’t even that dangerous,” neighborhood members made a music video that includes Versluis’ face on a headstone with RIP written on it.
Versluis mentioned, “It felt very bizarre and threatening,” which solely acquired worse when Heart shared the video himself.
“One factor about HEX folks, they’re so prepared to shill the venture to you, even when you hate the venture — they’re nonetheless prepared to debate the subject.”
Top high quality beef: Bitcoin maxis
Versluis acquired right into a battle with the Bitcoin maxi neighborhood after he was quoted in an Insider article saying, “Bitcoin was going to be slayed by Ethereum.”
Insider blasted the article on social media, which ended with Versluis getting dying threats on Facebook, which he says is the “solely dying threats” he has ever had on social media. Not that it modified his thoughts:
“It is a typical place that ETH will flip Bitcoin ultimately.”
Versluis enjoys “the controversial folks” on Twitter, saying that he’s a giant fan of The Bearable Bull, Digital Asset Investor, Watcher Guru and Zerohedge. “I solely use Twitter to analysis; all the things is crypto on my Twitter.”
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Versluis is pretty conservative for an influencer on his Bitcoin value prediction for 2023, believing it is going to attain someplace across the “$40,000–$60,000 mark.”
“Nothing is totally proof against a bear market… a giant banking change might shoot up the token value.”
Versluis additionally believes there may be “yet one more catastrophic occasion like FTX to occur.” “What must crumble goes to crumble,” he says.
Coinbase exhibiting their submission to the SEC of their new petition… 1/3
Why are they calling it the “Crypto Securities Market” LOL. And “digital asset securities”…
Get that dumbass safety phrase outta there earlier than you get all altcoins categorised as securities within the US. pic.twitter.com/pCfMJVqv10
— MASON VERSLUIS 🏆🔮 (@MasonVersluis) July 22, 2022
BREAKING: Twitter has simply filed paperwork for them to enter the funds enterprise… 🚨
Here it comes @Ripple $XRP ? Or competitor 😉
— MASON VERSLUIS 🏆🔮 (@MasonVersluis) November 9, 2022
There are MANY issues I hate in regards to the considered a one world foreign money, one world authorities, one world all the things.
But there are additionally loads of issues I really like and that might be a lot simpler…
— MASON VERSLUIS 🏆🔮 (@MasonVersluis) October 18, 2022
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Ciaran Lyons is an Australian crypto journalist. He’s additionally a standup comic and has been a radio and TV presenter on Triple J, SBS and The Project.