Last name: Mason Versluis – aka “Crypto Mason”
Twitter Followers: 146.2K
Famous for: Gather over a million social media followers before you can legally drink in the United States
Who is this guy anyway?
Mason Versluis may only be 22, but he’s already a full-time crypto influencer thanks to his wise old father who introduced him to the world of XRP and Ripple before he turned 17.e birthday.
He attributes part of his success to the fact that he hated his first job in a greenhouse with plants, as it required him to quickly find other things to do because he “wanted to leave right away”.
This led to him running a music marketing agency in college, which led to him dropping out after a year to focus on the business as he was making money.
“I was making more money than my teacher on my phone, running a music marketing agency.”
How did he become popular on Twitter?
Versluis admits that many of his 146,000 Twitter followers likely came from his TikTok account where he garnered over a million followers.
Versluis decided early on that the key to success was networking with other crypto influencers. This led to occasional likes and retweets from people like crypto XRP enthusiast Bearable Bull, which helped him gain exposure.
Versluis believes that Twitter is a “pretty hard place to grow”, saying “people have to like you for your words”. Paying people certainly works, though, and at first he was giving away prizes of up to $10,000 in cash and crypto for those who would “like the tweet, retweet, and tag three people.”
Did he track and pay? He assures us that there is “proof of each under the tweet”.
“I like to give back. I wouldn’t be in this position if these people didn’t follow me.
As he’s only 22, he feels pressure to be “fair and correct” with what he posts on Crypto Twitter.
“A lot of people think, how could this guy know anything, do I have to be forty-three? Why am I unable to have an opinion just because of my age?”
What you can expect on his Twitter
“You can expect discussions on all the current crypto happenings, breaking news, alpha on major utility coins XRP, HBAR, ETH, QUANT and controversial takes on anything and everything,” he said.
Sweet Beef: The Crypto Lark
A beef slamming Versluis in the head is the reason Lark Davis — aka “The Crypto Lark” — doesn’t like him. Versluis said he “never had any interaction with him,” but Davis blocked him.
Medium-Rare Beef: HEX Community
Although Versluis says he’s “neutral” about HEX, he thinks founder Richard Heart has “built quite a controversial project” and ended up in hot water with HEXicans, which he says has gotten him. “really pissed off”.
After posting a few tweets questioning HEX, which Versluis says “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 was very weird and threatening,” which only got worse when Heart himself shared the video.
“One thing about the folks at HEX, they’re so willing to talk to you about the project, even if you hate the project – they’re always up to debate the subject.”
Premium Beef: Bitcoin Maxis
Versluis went into a war with the maxi Bitcoin community after being quoted in an Insider article saying, “Bitcoin was going to be killed by Ethereum.”
Insider blasted the social media post, which ended with death threats on Facebook, which he said 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 return Bitcoin.”
Versluis likes “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 for research; everything is crypto on my Twitter.
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Versluis is quite conservative for an influencer on his Bitcoin price prediction for 2023, believing it will reach somewhere around the “$40,000 to $60,000 mark”.
“Nothing is completely immune to a bear market…a big banking shift could push the token price up.”
Versluis also thinks that there is “another catastrophic event like FTX that will happen”. “What has to crumble will crumble,” he says.