Forbes releases top 10 richest crypto investors

Forbes releases top 10 richest crypto investors

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Feb 8, 2018 by Bitzamp
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In the world of cryptocurrency, fortunes can be made overnight, and digital differences differ from those of previous manias. The obscure beginnings, at once anarchist, utopian and libertarian, have attracted countless pioneers – from anti-establishment cypherpunks and miners to the Silicon Valley’s alleged financiers and a larger than usual assortment of singly lucky singers. .
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In the world of cryptocurrency, fortunes can be made overnight, and digital differences differ from those of previous manias. The obscure beginnings, at once anarchist, utopian and libertarian, have attracted countless pioneers – from anti-establishment cypherpunks and miners to the Silicon Valley’s alleged financiers and a larger than usual assortment of singly lucky singers. . , “Typo-inspired crypto jargon for” buy and hold “investors.
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10. Michael Novogratz


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $700m – $1b
CEO, Galaxy Digital
Age: 53

Novogratz a former billionaire and well-known hedge fund manager, seems to have pulled of a nifty comeback. He began investing in cryptocurrencies in 2013 and left fortress investment group two years later to focus on the space.

9. Brock Pierce


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $700m – $1b
Chairman Bitcoin Foundation
Age:37

A former child actor, Pierce was a pioneer for early digital currency, funding dozens of crypto companies, including Mastercoin, Coinbase and Ethereum. He now says he’ll give out $1billion to a decentralized autonomous community run on a blockchain.

8. Anthony Di Iorio

Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $750m – $1b
Co Founder Ethereum, Founder Jax and Decentral
Age:43

Anthony put up some of the money in Ethereum and has continued to invest in crypto assets, aiming to get in early on newer coins including VeChain and Qtum

7. Matthew Roszak


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $900m – $1b
Cofounder, Bloq, Founder Tally Capital
Age: 45

Roszak learned about bitcoin in 2011 and participated in the first initial coin offerings. He then moved to Tally Capital, a blockchain start-up fund that has launched over twenty projects, including exchanges Coinbase and Kraken.

6. Brian Armstrong


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $900m – $1b

CEO Coinbase

Age: 35

The CEO of Coinbase has done exceptionally well creating the user-friendly portal between the fiat and crypto realms. He founded Coinbase in the year 2012.

5. Matthew Mellon


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $900m – $1b
Investor
Age: 54

An heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, Mellon began dabbling in cryptocurrencies years aqo despite the warnings of friends and family. He inested early in ripple, which aims to create blockchain technology for big banks.

4. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $900m – $1b
Co founders, Wiinklevoss Capital
Ages: 36

The twin brothers achieved their lofty heights by investing millions in Bitcoin in 2012. The protocol’s huge surge in price puts the pair somewhere in the $1b dollar range, and they now operate the New York crypto exchange Gemini.

3. Changpeng Zhao


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $1.1b – $2b

CEO Binance
Ages: 41

Zhao, also known as CZ owns the world’s largest crypto exchange platform, Binance, while building up over 6 million users. Zhao moved his business to three different countries, to stay ahead of regulations that might jeopardize business.

2. Joseph Lubin


Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $1b – $5b
CEO Consensys, Cofounder, Ethereum
Ages:53

A native of Toronto and former Goldman Sachs Executive. He founded Consensys that has helped spin off crypto companies and tokens and consulted for the likes of Microsoft.

1. Chris Larsen

Estimated Crypto Net Worth: $7.5b – $8b
Cofounder, Ripple
Ages: 57

It’s no surprise to anyone who saw Ripple’s parabolic rise last year that the coins key players made this list. According to Forbes however Larsen weighs in at a staggering $7.5-8b, due to his personal holdings of 5.2 billion XRP.

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