Hall of Flames – Cointelegraph Magazine

First name: Mason Versluis — aka “Crypto Mason”

Anonymous: No

Twitter Followers: 146.2K

Known for: He garnered over 1 million social media followers before he could legally drink in the United States

Who is this guy anyway?

Mason Versluis may only be 22, but he is already a full-time crypto influencer thanks to his wise old father who introduced him to the world of XRP and Ripple before he was 17th birthday.

He attributes part of his success to hating his first job working in a greenhouse with plants, as it forced him to quickly find something else to do because he “wanted to get out right away”.

This led him to run a music marketing agency in college, which, in turn, led him to drop out after a year to focus on business, as he was making good money.

“I was making more money than my professor on the phone, running a music marketing agency.”

How did it become popular on Twitter?

Versluis admits that many of his 146,000 Twitter followers likely came from his TikTok account, where he has amassed over 1 million followers.

Versluis decided that the key to success early on was networking with other crypto influencers. This led to the occasional likes and retweets from people like XRP crypto enthusiast Bearable Bull, which helped him gain more exposure.

Versluis believes Twitter is a “pretty difficult place to grow up”, stating that “people have to like you for your words”. Paying people definitely works, though, and in the beginning it was giving away giveaways with prizes of up to $10,000 in cash and cryptocurrencies for those who “wanted to tweet, retweet and tag three people.”

Did you follow up and pay? He assures us there’s “everyone’s proof under the tweet.”

“I love giving back. I wouldn’t be in this position if these people didn’t follow me.”

Since he’s only 22, he feels pressure to be “right and proper” with what he posts on Crypto Twitter.

“A lot of people think, how can this guy know anything, I must be damned forty-three? Why can’t I have an opinion simply because of my age?

What you can expect on his Twitter

“You can expect discussions on any current cryptocurrency event, breaking news, alpha on major utility coins XRP, HBAR, ETH, QUANT, and controversial hot interpretations on just about anything,” he says.

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Twitter beef

Mild Beef: The Crypto Lark

A beef that makes Versluis shake his head is why Lark Davis – aka “The Crypto Lark” – doesn’t like it. Versluis said he “never had an interaction with him,” but Davis pinned him.

Medium Rare Beef: HEX Community

Though Versluis says he’s “neutral” about HEX, he thinks founder Richard Heart has “built quite a controversial project” and found himself in hot water with HEXicans, which he says “really bugged him.”

After posting a few tweets questioning HEX, which Versluis says, “They weren’t even that bad,” community members made a music video featuring Versluis’ face on a tombstone with RIP written on it.

Versluis said, “It looked very strange and menacing,” which only got worse when Heart shared the video himself.

“One thing about the HEX people, they are so willing to give you the project, even if you hate the project – they are still willing to discuss the topic.”

Prime quality beef: Bitcoin maxi

Versluis went to war with the Bitcoin megacommunity after being quoted in an Insider article as saying, “Bitcoin would be killed by Ethereum.”

The insider blasted the article on social media, which concluded with Versluis receiving death threats on Facebook, which he says are “the only death threats” he has ever received on social media. Not that he changed his mind:

“It is a standard position that ETH will eventually flip Bitcoin.”

Like on Twitter

Versluis appreciates “controversial people” on Twitter, saying he’s a big fan of The Bearable Bull, Digital Asset Investor, Watcher Guru and Zerohedge. “I only use Twitter to do research; everything is crypto on my Twitter.”

Looking forward

Versluis is fairly conservative for an influencer on his Bitcoin price prediction for 2023, believing it will hit somewhere around the “$40,000 to $60,000 mark.”

“Nothing is completely immune to a bear market…a big bank change could drive up the price of the token.”

Versluis also believes that there is “another cataclysmic event like FTX that will happen”. “What must crumble will crumble,” he says.

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Ciaran Lyon

Ciaran Lyons is an Australian cryptojournalist. He is also a stand-up comedian and has been a radio and television presenter for Triple J, SBS and The Project.

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