After Elon Musk’s recent crypto bet and Bitcoin subsequently breaking the $50,000 barrier, who are the richest people in cryptocurrency?
New research from Traders of Crypto has revealed the Crypto Rich List – the 25 people who have earned the most from the digital currency boom.
Unsurprisingly, mysterious Bitcoin dynamo Satoshi Nakamoto tops the list with a staggering $34.9 billion estimated fortune.
The founders of Ripple and Binance feature in the top 10, alongside the Winklevoss twins, who famously accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for Facebook – and used some of their $65m settlement to buy an estimated 700,000 Bitcoin.
Estimated net worth: $34,937,100,000
The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is unknown, but they’re credited as the person who first developed Bitcoin. The latest estimates predict that Nakamoto has 1 million Bitcoin, which in today’s money translates to about $34.9 billion, making them by far the richest person in crypto.
Estimated net worth: $3,200,000,000
Micree Zhan, also known as Zhan Ketuan, is the co-founder of Bitmain which is the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining company. He was ousted in 2019 but has since bought shares from other shareholders to claim back his