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August 23, 2018, 04:14:14 PM

These are the 10 largest KNOWN bitcoin holders. There are probably a number of other individuals or groups or even governments who have quietly been amassing coins over a number of years in many different addresses.

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August 24, 2018, 03:15:55 PM

Wow, this is a very informative post. I can't imagine people having thousands of Bitcoins whereas I am here struggling to own just 0.01 BTC. What a different world.

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August 24, 2018, 03:34:12 PM

they are the biggest asset holders of bitcoin so they easily control the cryptocurrency market and maybe they are the popes who control prices in exchange
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August 24, 2018, 03:36:47 PM

I'm curious if one day Satoshi will decide to wake up and sell off his fortune.  Maybe he is just waiting for a much higher price? He might end up being richer than jeff bezos.
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August 24, 2018, 03:50:44 PM

Those Winklevoss brothers really have good intuition when it comes to investing. I remembered bitcoin back in 2013 and paid no mind to it as I thought someone just wanted to troll an online currency. Even if I have $60 million dollars, I wouldn't have thought of investing in bitcoins not even a cent.

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August 24, 2018, 03:52:34 PM

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.


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.

Thank you all for attention!

I only know about the winklevoss twins, and I like their mindset towards a thing that is going to boom someday the other one was facebook. I hope that Satoshi will never sell his/her holdings.
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August 24, 2018, 03:53:51 PM

I knew about Charlie Shrem, Satoshi Nakamoto, BitFinex and The Winklevoss Brothers but i wasn't aware about the FBI, Bulgarian organized criminal group, it was shocking to know it.. I wonder are the any secret Bitcoin Billioners? I am sure there are some, who knows..
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August 24, 2018, 04:59:02 PM

I'm dying to know who was used as the picture for Satoshi. Was it just some random Japanese guy?  Cheesy

It's not just a random Japanese guy. That's a photo of a man NAMED Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto - which led many to believe he IS the real Satoshi (although he denies it).  I believe Dorian lived only a few blocks away from software developer Hal Finney - who has also been rumored to be the real Satoshi.  So as one conspiracy theory goes - Finney may have been the real Satoshi and he took on the pseudonym name that he found in the local telephone directory.

Bottom line is that the photo used IS Satoshi Nakamoto - if only just in name.

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August 24, 2018, 08:37:09 PM

I have heard that Satoshi Nakamoto is having a great amount of bitcoins on his wallet but he seems to be a person who is not greedy at all so we eventually he doesn't need that money.
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August 24, 2018, 09:06:13 PM

this guys became multi millionaires because of their belief in something that isn't very acceptable for some.
this only proves that fortune favors the bold.

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September 20, 2018, 06:46:26 AM

55% of all Bitcoins are owned by wallets that have over 200 BTC :O

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September 30, 2018, 10:10:46 AM

Just say if you do not know their address, I think you will never know how many coins they have or bitcoin, maybe satoshi nakamoto is the number one because he is the creator of bitcoin and I think they have large amount of bitcoin.
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September 30, 2018, 11:35:59 AM

The image you have used for Satoshi Nakamoto should have been replaced by something like an anonymous person because everybody knows that the real Satoshi Nakamoto is still  unidentified. The newbies to crypto community might get mislead with this post.
Roger Ver is a sick person. Besides him holding such a huge amount of BTC he still keeps making negative statements about how bitcoin will fall/sump in future and not survive in the long run. I think he less supporter of BTC and more of Bitcoin cash.



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September 30, 2018, 11:46:04 AM

Your list is good but I doubt roger ver is still hodling bitcoins.
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September 30, 2018, 01:05:31 PM

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

It is the evidence of the criminal so no one would not suppose to get benefit from it.  But I think it is good if they are the country that has a bad situation and face by the poverty then they are the government who has the right to use it for the country but what if the case was not true and the criminal was not criminal?  So it is good that they not make anything from the said coin.

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October 01, 2018, 12:19:31 AM

These are the 10 largest KNOWN bitcoin holders. There are probably a number of other individuals or groups or even governments who have quietly been amassing coins over a number of years in many different addresses.
that's right... the important word here is "known"!
there are a lot more unknown bitcoin holders with big amount that can't be identified yet or ever
the reason for some people moved their wealth into bitcoin is because the psedonymous nature of bitcoin Cool
so revealing their ids or ownership would be against their intentions holding bitcoin in the first place

but for these "known" people with legit source of money, they are less likely to try hide their ownership of bitcoin
in fact declaring ownership of bitcoin is crucial for them to justify the increase of their wealth (net value)

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October 01, 2018, 01:23:07 AM

They really lucky holding a large amount of bitcoin and still hold it untill the price hit the space. Thats the reason why i am believe long term investment is best option to make big profits
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October 01, 2018, 01:27:08 AM

These are the 10 largest KNOWN bitcoin holders. There are probably a number of other individuals or groups or even governments who have quietly been amassing coins over a number of years in many different addresses.
I think the biggest bitcoin holders are like big countries like USA, China and many countries in Asia that are bit of bitcoin.
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October 01, 2018, 01:34:32 AM

This list is a heap of shit.

The FBI has none. They were sold years ago. If you hadn't noticed Bitfinex is an exchange so many coins will belong to customers. Bulgaria may well be a misinterpretation. Roger Ver has probably blown most of his keeping Bcash alive.

There are several others who claimed to have over 100,000 coins nowhere near this list. It's rubbish.

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October 01, 2018, 01:49:41 AM

wow, they must be greatest man in crypto world. Hope there will be a thread which they share they own valuable experience about your success
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