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July 16, 2018, 06:08:29 PM
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In 2009, one bitcoin was given less than $ 0.1. Since then, the cryptocurrency has significantly risen in price and now costs more than $ 6,500 per coin. Incredible growth over the past nine years has created many new millionaires. Here are a dozen of the largest holders of bitcoins in history.

1. Satoshi Nakamoto


Creator bitcoin, hiding behind the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, remains the largest holder of bitcoins. Currently, his fortune is estimated at 1.1 million coins - and consists entirely of bitcoins mined with the help of mining in the early days of the existence of crypto currency. At their current cost, it exceeds $ 6 billion. At the same time, Nakamoto never spent his bitcoins, converted them into ordinary currencies, and did not use them for any other purpose. If he decided to sell his savings, the cost of bitcoin would instantly collapse.

2. Bulgaria


Bulgaria has one of the largest "chests" with bitcoins. But how did this small European country become the owner of a crypto currency for a huge sum? The fact is that in May 2017 during the Bulgarian police arrested members of an organized criminal group and seized 213 519 BTC from them. This amount of cryptocurrency is enough to pay off a quarter of the country's national debt. According to the authorities, the criminals used their technical skills to interfere with the work of the tax system. As of July 2018, the value of virtual coins is estimated at more than $ 1.3 billion. The Bulgarian government does not disclose any further intentions with regard to coins.

3. BitFinex


BitFinex has one of the largest stocks of bitcoins in the world. At present, its accounts hold 163,133.38 BTC for a total cost of approximately $ 1 billion. It is believed that coins are stored in a cold purse to protect against cyber attacks, unauthorized access and other vulnerabilities that threaten systems connected to the Internet.

4. FBI


In the past, the FBI acted as one of the largest known owners of bitcoins. In September 2013, the bureau confiscated the Silk Road servers, the famous online drugstore, and seized 144,000 BTC owned by site owner Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts. Ulbricht admitted a critical negligence that allowed investigators to locate servers and link them to them. According to some estimates, since the site was founded in 2011 more than 9.5 million bitcoins have passed through it. Then the FBI sold most of the coins, but this case is worth mentioning, because at some point the bureau was the owner of a whole bitcoin-state. Most of the captured coins were acquired by Barry Zilbert.

5. The Winklevoss Brothers


Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were among the first to become bitcoin-billionaires. They gained fame when they sued the general director of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of stealing the idea. Zuckerberg turned to them for help in creating the site ConnectU, which later turned into Facebook.

Of the $ 65 million received as compensation, they spent 11 million to buy 1.5 million bitcoins in 2013. Then one bitcoin cost about $ 120. Since then, their investment has grown more than 200 times.

According to some reports, twins control 1% of all bitcoins in circulation. Their combined state is estimated at $ 400 million. The brothers founded Windex, financed several bitcoins and invested $ 1.5 million in BitInstant.

6. Gavin Andresen


Bitcoin is considered the brainchild of Satoshi Nakamoto, but it was Gavin Andresen who turned it into what the crypto currency is today. Periodically, there are suspicions that the legendary Satoshi Nakamoto is Gavin, but he denies this in every possible way. Andresen argues that for many years he closely communicated with the inventor of bitcoin. At the end of 2010, Nakamoto chose him as his successor. Gavin became the main developer of the code that underlies bitcoin and determines its viability. The Bitcoin Foundation once paid him more than 200 thousand dollars in bitcoins for his contribution to the development of the crypto currency. Andresen has already sold some of his cryptos.

7. Roger Ver


Roger Ver, also known as Bitcoin-Jesus, is one of the first crypto-billionaires. It is believed that he owns at least 100,000 BTC. A famous libertarian left college to focus on crypto-currency projects. Unlike other rich people who buy islands and planes, Ver wants to create their own libertarian country, where every person is the absolute owner of his own life and can do with it and his property whatever he wants. In 2014, he renounced his American citizenship and moved to a small island in the Caribbean.

8. Barry Silbert


Barry Silbert is a venture capitalist and founder of the Digital Currency Group. He is one of the first bitcoin enthusiasts. According to some reports, in 2014, Zilbert purchased 48,000 BTC at an auction held by the Federal Marshals Service. Authorities confiscated the crypto currency from Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the site for drug trafficking and other illicit goods. Bitcoin was then worth $ 350, and $ 16.8 million invested by the tycoon turned into $ 288 million.

9. Charlie Shrem


Charlie Schrem, without a doubt, is one of the most controversial bitcoins of billionaires. He invested large sums in the crypto currency at the dawn of its existence. Shrem was an active member of the Bitcoin Foundation and founded BitInstant at the age of only 22 years. At the end of December 2014, he was found guilty of money laundering and received a two-year prison term. Coming out of confinement, he founded an start-up Intellisys Capital, which sells investment portfolios in block projects. The size of the Shröm crypto-currency state is not exactly known. According to some reports, he bought several thousand bitcoins, when their price did not exceed a couple of hundred dollars. Now they would be worth millions.

10. Tony Gallippi


The well-known business tycoon Tony Gallippi is considered one of the largest holders of the bitcoins. In May 2011, he founded BitPay, a popular payment service using bitcoins. By 2014, his daily turnover overcame a mark of 1 million dollars, and the number of employees exceeded 100 people. Bitpay also signed contracts with representatives of large businesses, including Microsoft, Dell, TigerDirect and Newegg.

Conclusion:

By some estimates, one thousand of the largest addresses account for about 35% of all bitcoins in circulation. Many people control significant amounts of cryptocurrency, but prefer to remain anonymous.

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July 17, 2018, 12:52:55 PM
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these people and companies really hit jackpot in terms of their investment. Their confidence in the bitcoin when it was still starting really paid off . A thousand times return of investment.
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July 17, 2018, 12:58:26 PM
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It's a bit strange to see a whole country in the list, the same way the author could join those guys from the USA and in sum they would take the top place in the list as the USA.
Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the EU and I simply do not understand why do they still hold those coins instead of cashing it out and move for development or covering the national debs?!  Cheesy

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July 17, 2018, 12:59:08 PM
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These are the biggest holders??? So these guys have the ability to kill bitcoin anytime I think.How would market recover if one of these guys or organigations sold their btc??
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July 17, 2018, 01:01:25 PM
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Use this list to see who have much bitcoins, however most people have more than one addresses.

https://bitinfocharts.com/top-100-richest-bitcoin-addresses.html
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July 17, 2018, 01:02:32 PM
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It's a bit strange to see a whole country in the list, the same way the author could join those guys from the USA and in sum they would take the top place in the list as the USA.
Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the EU and I simply do not understand why do they still hold those coins instead of cashing it out and move for development or covering the national debs?!  Cheesy
About this, you can ask the authorities of Bulgaria. I put it in because she is a rather poor country. As you are breaking away from the US, she is not a poor country. I think you understand me
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July 17, 2018, 01:03:55 PM
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It's a bit strange to see a whole country in the list, the same way the author could join those guys from the USA and in sum they would take the top place in the list as the USA.
Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the EU and I simply do not understand why do they still hold those coins instead of cashing it out and move for development or covering the national debs?!  Cheesy
The author added The whole Bulgaria because the seized bitcoin is now owned by the Bulgarian governments.  Not by a single people i think. That's why he mentioned the whole country as a owner..  I think i was able to explain you. And they are holding for a legal reason i think.
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July 17, 2018, 01:30:34 PM
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With so many people so much amount of BTC in their wallets, don't you guys think that BTC might collapse anytime if any of them will decide to sell their coins instantly. Matter fact, not everybody will wan't to die holding BTC. Many of them will eventually sell their holdings at a point of time whether it is all at once or in a fixed proportion. Bitcoin's price will drastically come down and it might take longer then for BTC to recover from the price loss.
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July 31, 2018, 10:15:18 PM
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Which makes these people distinct from others
It is the capacity of the horizon and the ability to take risks
It is not without some luck but not so much

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July 31, 2018, 10:26:46 PM
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Bitcoins is anonymous and I doubt if these are the only people that holds the maximum number of bitcoins. There might be others that are holding more of bitcoins but would'nt like to review it.

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July 31, 2018, 10:27:54 PM
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I'm dying to know who was used as the picture for Satoshi. Was it just some random Japanese guy?  Cheesy

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July 31, 2018, 10:47:27 PM
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This is more than good, but to be honest, i think that there are many more people moving huge batches of bitcoins at the moment, they are responsibles for manipulation

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August 01, 2018, 01:56:30 AM
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Why use some picture of random person for Satoshi Nakamoto?

There's no accurate details for his image, information and that's why it's better if you'll put an image that doesn't have any identification or just leave it a blank.

Well just saying.

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August 01, 2018, 02:44:11 AM
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how did you know about coins that they holding? if you dont know their address i think you will never know about how many coin or bitcoin they they have, maybe satoshi nakamoto is the number one because he is the creator of bitcoin and i think they have a big amount of bitcoin

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August 01, 2018, 02:48:51 AM
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From this list, I found that Bitcoins may be controlled by the United States, and most of them are in the United States or American institutions.
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If the list given above is true then they are the real whales of crypto who can manipulate the prices whenever they want, or just collapse the market.
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August 01, 2018, 02:55:49 AM
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These are really lucky people and have a good fate. I can not be like these people because I do not understand much about technology.
I feel so jealous and so bad. If I were to enter this market early, maybe I was as rich as them.

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August 23, 2018, 03:32:28 PM
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These are really lucky people and have a good fate. I can not be like these people because I do not understand much about technology.
I feel so jealous and so bad. If I were to enter this market early, maybe I was as rich as them.

Hey, don't get discouraged. Honestly, I can understand why you are feeling like that, because it wasn’t easy for me to understand how cryptocurrency works. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t learn and become successful in this area. It works in the same way with computer games - if you lost, take another trial ‘till you learn how to complete it.
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August 23, 2018, 03:36:18 PM
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Great thread, was suprised where did you get the photo from this asian guy that's supposed to be Satoshi himself. Either way nice that those people have seen the potential in Bitcoins before everyone else.
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August 23, 2018, 04:07:08 PM
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wow i just found out about that thanks for sharing the experience. they are rich people now I think especially if I managed to sell it late last year and buy it again now. they are lucky people


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