The parabolic structure, according to which the price of bitcoin grows, is clearly shown in this legendary tweet by Greg Schoen on May 16, 2011:
I wish I could save my 1,700 bitcoins for $ 0.06 instead of selling them for $ 0.30 each, because now they cost $ 8!
Bitcoin billionaires know one thing for sure: patience is the key to success. If Greg had it, now he would also be represented on this list. Here are the five richest bitcoin holders.
1. Satoshi Nakamoto
"And Oscar gets": Satoshi Nakamoto. It is estimated that the author of the “White Book” of Bitcoin has from 600,000 to one million BTC. In the last bull movement, it would be more than $ 19 billion (subject to an estimated one million). This would make the legendary figure one of the richest people on earth. However, it is unlikely that Mr. X will ever launch his coins into the market. This can lead to a fatal signal effect and an endless fall in price.
A US citizen with Japanese roots categorically denies ever having been associated with Bitcoin.
The fact that Satoshi did not have a permanent job during the period in question sounds rather suspicious ...
2. Winklevoss brothers (Winklevoss brothers)
The Winklevoss brothers are one of the first bitcoin billionaires. After receiving a degree from Harvard in 2004, they first worked on their ConnectU social platform. It's impossible to deny that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was inspired by their platform; the court partially approved the Winklevoss story and awarded the twins $ 65 million in compensation.
Gradually, they invested in Bitcoin. And with such dedication, that Cameron and Tyler were able to accumulate a whole percentage of all the available BTC.
Here is their Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything, Ask me anything):
We are Cameron and Tyler Winkloss, the co-founders of Gemini — the cryptocurrency exchange and the depository — are identical twins, Olympians and business angels. Since our last appearance at AMA in 2015, much has changed, and we look forward to discussing what we believe is necessary for crypto-revolution. Ask us about anything! Today in the New York Times, Gemini published a full page ad in which the cryptocurrency revolution was discussed and what, in our opinion, is necessary for its success. We believe that this revolution will restructure trade, the financial system, the Internet, and money as we know it. It will not be easy, and there are no guarantees, but we believe that revolutions that build a solid set of rules for a better future are those that have the greatest chances of success. So how are we interested in cryptocurrency? We first learned about Bitcoin in 2012 and soon began to believe that it was the dawn of an incredibly deep era of money and world financial history. We started buying bitcoins, but quickly realized that there was no safe and easy way to buy, sell and store them (or any other cryptocurrency). So we founded Gemini as a solution to our own problem. This was the first step in the mission of the Gemini exchange to build the future of money. A mission that includes building trust and long-term, sustainable value for our customers. 2018 was a significant year for Gemini, and everything is just beginning. Our goal is to turn Gemini into a Centurion - a company that has existed for over 100 years - that will help launch cryptorevolution forward and up and to the Moon! Join us to talk about Gemini, cryptocurrency and everything on your mind!
3. Tim Draper
In the list of the five most optimistic forecasts for Bitcoin, we can say that Draper is in third place: $ 250,000 per unit of digital gold by the end of 2022.
From such an exorbitant price, Draper himself will especially benefit. Since in 2014 he helped the US government with the help of tens of thousands of bitcoins, the venture capitalist and the founder of the Draper University had assets of at least 30,000 BTC.
4. Gavin Andresen
Gavin Andresen may not have invented Bitcoin, but he formed it like no other. Satoshi himself said that he chose the founder of the Bitcoin Foundation 2010 as his successor.
How much BTC the main developer has is unknown. Nevertheless, from the first days of the Fund’s existence, it has become commonplace to pay wages in cryptocurrency No. 1. Since then, it can be assumed that he is seething.
Yes, you read that correctly: since the law enforcement agencies in May 2017 massively dealt with a large part of organized crime, the country is sitting on a golden treasure. Since then, more than 213,000 BTC has been owned by the state — enough to pay off a quarter of the public debt in one fell swoop.