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October 30, 2013, 09:12:11 AM
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If the information in this thread is not correct, please send PM or comment with links to the more accurate information. If you don't want to show on the list, make a truthful statement that you don't have so many coins and you will be removed.


The long-awaited thread is here. From public sources, let us collect information on people/institutions who have disclosed their holdings. Only actual bitcoins count, similarly as in this collective thread.

Methodology comments OK (there is a lively debate on how to determine a bitcoin holding; let's try to find a common sense way). If the number of coins is marked with (*), there is additional explanation here.

The list is intended to help the people in question to identify themselves as Bitcoin powercenters, help networking and organization and boost their Bitcoin businesses. Free links are provided with list entry.

Please post your additions to the list to this thread or PM!


BITCOIN TOP-500: 1-50

1.  BTC980,000*. Satoshi Nakamoto

2.  BTC400,000*. HD Moore (AHA)

3.  BTC400,000*. Dustin D. Trammell (AHA)

4.  BTC400,000*. Tod Beardsley (AHA)

5.  BTC350,000*. "Dread Pirate Roberts" a.k.a. "DPR"

6.  BTC300,000.  Roger Ver

7.  BTC300,000*. "knightmb"

8.  BTC200,000. Mark Karpeles

8.5  BTC182,592. "Loaded"

9.  BTC174,000*. FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA)

10.  BTC119,000. AsicMiner Management Team of 3 (names?)

11.  BTC110,000. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

12.  BTC100,000. "klaus"

13.  BTC100,000. "mezzomix"

14.  BTC75,000. "artforz"

15.  BTC70,000. Erik Voorhees

17.  BTC30,000. "nakowa"

18.  BTC30,000. Mircea Popescu

19.  BTC30,000. "Goat"

20.  BTC25,000. Chamath Palihapitiya

21.  BTC25,000. Gavin Andresen

22.  BTC20,000. Max Keiser

23.  BTC20,000. "Theymos"

Others in this category, awaiting for sources:
Jon Matonis
Tony Galippi
Peter Vessenes
Luke Dashjr
Mike Caldwell (Casascius)

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BITCOIN TOP-500: 51-100
At present you will earn a place in this list if your balance is at least BTC7,000.

50.  BTC10,500*. cypherdoc

51.  BTC10,000*. rpietila

Others in this category, awaiting for more sources & confirmations:
byronbb
NewLibertyStandard
laszlo
allinvain
John K.
sirius
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Timo Y
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BITCOIN TOP-500: 101-200
At present you will earn a place in this list if your balance is at least BTC3,500.

101.  BTC6,000. Jaakko Paakkari

102.  BTC4,000*. Kristoffer Koch.

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BITCOIN TOP-500: 200-500
At present you will earn a place in this list if your balance is at least BTC2,100 as a tribute to Vladimir's Club.

201.  BTC3,000. Vladimir

202.  BTC2,500. Wikileaks
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October 30, 2013, 09:13:16 AM
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1. In high probability, Satoshi's bitcoin stash is the greatest. He was the first to generate coins, and continued mining throughout 2009. He has mined 980,000 coins that have never been spent, using a distinguishable pattern and a unique version of the miner software. Whether he has mined other coins with standard miner(s), and/or bought or sold them, is very hard to find out, because we don't even know who Satoshi is. The upper limit of Satoshi's fortune can be estimated to 1.5 million, although the more likely case is close to 1 million.

2. It is becoming accepted knowledge that the owner of Silk Road, "Dread Pirate Roberts a.k.a. DPR", is a San Fransisco man named Ross Ulbricht whom the FBI nabbed in October, 2013, suspected of federal crimes. Silk Road was a successful online marketplace which had generated BTC615,000 in commissions during the time of operation. There is no evidence that DPR had spent many of the coins before getting caught. SR operating costs were similarly low. The FBI has cracked open a wallet containing BTC144,000, but it is likely that DPR still controls a sizable stash of coins, although it is also possible that they are spent or given away. We do well to suspect everyone who claims to know the whole truth concerning this case.

4. According to knightmb, the holding is completely dissipated voluntarily. There is a thread discussing this, and the claim is not generally held to be credible. More research is needed.

5. Analysis on MtGox' monthly profit and loss is needed to better assess the stash Karpeles controls.  

6. Not owned by FBI, but this is the balance of two addresses in FBI's control. The coins are confiscated from Silk Road and its merchants. If they owners of the coins are found guilty of felonies, the coins revert to the federal government and will be auctioned for fiat money.

8. The Winklevoss' came public in [when] telling that they plan to launch a Bitcoin ETF and have accumulated 1% of all (outstanding?) bitcoins.

11. Provably owns a single address with a balance of BTC40,000. Total holdings may reach up to BTC100k-200k.

12. Estimate based on his winning BTC11,000 in Just Dice, and having BTC15,000 invested in the "house bankroll" of Just Dice and Lets Dice. If his claim that he owns an ASIC manufacturer is true, the total stash may be larger than estimated.

13. Lost BTC15,000 in early 2013 with his business mpex.co without going broke. Has made thousands before and after that according to published records. Except from illiquid positions in bitcoin companies, holds all his wealth in bitcoins.

14. Long-time forum VIP member, not disclosed his bitcoin holdings but estimate is based on several anecdotal evidence such as 400,000 LTC holding which is secondary to BTC holding, and BTC5,000 bet with Matthew that the latter defaulted.

15. Claimed in October 2013 to have 5 million dollars worth of bitcoins.

17. Claimed to have a million dollar worth of bitcoins at the time when it would have amounted approximately this many.

51. Cypherdoc exchanged his lifetime savings of gold and silver for bitcoins starting in April 2011. Total holding estimated based on his likely lifetime savings, likely average conversion price, and stories how difficult it was to sell or even transport such an amount of silver.

52. A middle point between rpietila's claim that he has "never after 1.1.2012 been in control of any less than BTC2,400 or any more than BTC35,000. Number includes family and corporate holdings.

102. Koch became famous in Oct 2013 when he bought a house for 1/5 of the $24 investment he had made in bitcoins in 2009. It is generally assumed that he still holds the balance of BTC4,000 since the recent article does not mention further sales.

202. Wikileaks' public balance is more than BTC1,000, but it is likely that large donations have always been made with unique receiver addresses. The estimate may well be conservative.
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October 30, 2013, 09:25:46 AM
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FBI USA: BTC 26,000

Edit: You added FBI while I was Posting. But as I remember only 26.000 are confirmed. Over the Rest they don't have control. No control = Not your BTC

Who sent them to the address in chunks of 324 then??

(In my opinion they do not become FBI's bitcoin just as a result that they use force against the owner. If the force is sanctioned by the govt, then also the change of ownership must be sanctioned by the govt, by the judicial branch. Only if we assume that law and order have broken down in the USA, can we attribute bitcoins to someone just by the virtue that they took them from the previous holder.)

No Idea what you mean, but this is the Adress they have control of: https://blockchain.info/address/1F1tAaz5x1HUXrCNLbtMDqcw6o5GNn4xqX

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October 30, 2013, 09:36:20 AM
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http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/29/chamath-palihapitiya-owns-5-million-in-bitcoins-wants-to-own-10-15-million/

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October 30, 2013, 10:20:07 AM
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FBI USA: BTC 26,000

Edit: You added FBI while I was Posting. But as I remember only 26.000 are confirmed. Over the Rest they don't have control. No control = Not your BTC

Who sent them to the address in chunks of 324 then??

(In my opinion they do not become FBI's bitcoin just as a result that they use force against the owner. If the force is sanctioned by the govt, then also the change of ownership must be sanctioned by the govt, by the judicial branch. Only if we assume that law and order have broken down in the USA, can we attribute bitcoins to someone just by the virtue that they took them from the previous holder.)

No Idea what you mean, but this is the Adress they have control of: https://blockchain.info/address/1F1tAaz5x1HUXrCNLbtMDqcw6o5GNn4xqX

Currently BTC 29.657

As well as https://blockchain.info/address/1FfmbHfnpaZjKFvyi1okTjJJusN455paPH for 144,336 BTC.
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October 30, 2013, 04:01:36 PM
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Max Keiser holds between about 20000-25000.
Here is a list of probable top 50 holders though I can't verify amounts, maybe other people can:

Roger Ver
Erik Voorhees
Jon Matonis
Gavin Andresen
Tony Galippi
Charlie Shrem
Peter Vessenes
Luke Dashjr
Mike Caldwell

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October 30, 2013, 04:22:28 PM
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Max Keiser holds between about 20000-25000.
Here is a list of probable top 50 holders though I can't verify amounts, maybe other people can:

That explains a lot.

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October 30, 2013, 04:31:05 PM
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KnightMB 371,000 bitcoins
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/mf_bitcoin/2/
nakowa 10,000+ bitcoins (assuming he hasn't lost it all since)
http://www.dailydot.com/news/biggest-bitcoin-win-gambling-history-nakowa/

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October 30, 2013, 05:05:18 PM
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October 30, 2013, 06:03:18 PM
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If you know any Bitcoin addresses for "Satoshi Nakamoto", "Dread Pirate Roberts", FBI, and others you could include them here.

And the numbers alone do not paint a clear picture.  It needs one of these things to accomplish that:


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October 30, 2013, 06:26:03 PM
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wow i could only dream!
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October 30, 2013, 06:28:59 PM
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Here is a list of probable top 50 holders though I can't verify amounts, maybe other people can:

Gavin Andresen

Clearly gavin isn't in the top 50 since he requires a paycheck from the foundation. Cause if he was that rich and still got a paycheck, then is just a really greedy person.

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October 30, 2013, 06:39:49 PM
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Here is a list of probable top 50 holders though I can't verify amounts, maybe other people can:

Gavin Andresen

Clearly gavin isn't in the top 50 since he requires a paycheck from the foundation. Cause if he was that rich and still got a paycheck, then is just a really greedy person.

I don't think that would make him greedy, and I would be very surprised if he doesn't have 10000 or more given how long and deeply involved he has been. I remember him saying once that he bought and then gave away 10000 when he ran the bitcoin faucet site. I'm betting he has replenished those coins in his personal stash since.
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October 30, 2013, 06:41:23 PM
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Here is a list of probable top 50 holders though I can't verify amounts, maybe other people can:

Gavin Andresen

Clearly gavin isn't in the top 50 since he requires a paycheck from the foundation. Cause if he was that rich and still got a paycheck, then is just a really greedy person.

I don't think that would make him greedy, and I would be very surprised if he doesn't have 10000 or more given how long and deeply involved he has been. I remember him saying once that he bought and then gave away 10000 when he ran the bitcoin faucet site. I'm betting he has replenished those coins in his personal stash since.

Indeed. That would definitely not make him greedy.

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October 30, 2013, 07:11:24 PM
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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8y6DJAeolo

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The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.
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October 30, 2013, 07:28:44 PM
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Awesome thread sub'd. Looking forward to the complete list.



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October 30, 2013, 07:44:09 PM
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plz add me to the list with BTC981,000 (across multiple wallets).

thx in advance.

It is possible to get yourself included to the list (and I would encourage people to do it) but there needs to be reasonable evidence of the holding. The claim of BTC100,000 is more difficult to prove than BTC10,000 etc. We do not require hard proofs such as list of addresses and messages signed with their private keys though.
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October 30, 2013, 08:40:46 PM
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Should probably include pirateat40, the big ponzi scammer of last year!  Unless I'm missing some parts of the story about him.
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2.  BTC350,000*. "Dread Pirate Roberts" a.k.a. "DPR"

2. It is becoming accepted knowledge that the owner of Silk Road, "Dread Pirate Roberts a.k.a. DPR", is a San Fransisco man named Ross Ulbricht whom the FBI nabbed in October, 2013, suspected of federal crimes. Silk Road was a successful online marketplace which had generated BTC615,000 in commissions during the time of operation. There is no evidence that DPR had spent many of the coins before getting caught. SR operating costs were similarly low. The FBI has cracked open a wallet containing BTC144,000, but it is possible that DPR still controls a sizable stash of coins, although it is also possible that they are spent or given away. We do well to suspect everyone who claims to know the whole truth concerning this case.

Where does the 350,000 come from?

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Others in this category, awaiting for sources:
"knightmb"
"nakowa"
"knightmb" - He claimed to have given away and spent the 371k.
"nakowa" - He has won roughly 13k gambling at Just Dice, currenty has about 10.5k invested. He also has 4500 (maybe more) invested in Lets Dice
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