It’s already been a decade since the mother of digital currency Bitcoin launched in 2008. It, later on, became a buzz word across the globe when its value reached $1000 in 2013. But as we all know that early adopters or those who recognized the potential of Bitcoin in its initial phase became the Bitcoin millionaires.
Bitcoin Millionaire: List of Top Bitcoin Millionaires In 2018
So here we’ve compiled a list of big whales of Bitcoin who are known as Bitcoin millionaires in the present day.
As we all know that Satoshi Nakamoto is considered as the main developer of the Bitcoin but unfortunately we never get to see him in person at all. That said, Gavin Anderson has been rumored to be Satoshi himself, though he denied those false rumors. But he is known as one of the key people who are responsible for the formation of Bitcoin.
According to sources, he was chosen as Nakamoto’s “Successor” in 2010 itself. He was once paid over 200,000 bitcoins by the Bitcoin Foundation for his contributions.
We know these two brothers since the release of the movie ‘The Social Network’ and they are famous for their successful legal battle against Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss made a successful investment in Bitcoin that alone earn them $11 Million. And according to numerous media reports, Winklevoss brothers still own all of their Bitcoins.
Tony Gallippi is a renowned face in the crypto industry and better known for his successful Bitcoin Payment processor company called BitPay. His company processes over one million dollars worth of payment every single day.
Right now BitPay is one of the very few Bitcoin payment processors to have agreements with major retailers.
Charlie Shrem is considered as a whale of cryptocurrency industry. He bought a volumetric quantity of Bitcoin when it was trading cheaply for around $3-4 a piece. He then started his own company named BitInstant, one of the first few bitcoin exchanges which were quite successful in its initial phase. Later it ceased to exist due to non-compliance with regulations governing money transmission businesses.
Jered Kenna is one of the luckiest people in the world who invested in Bitcoin at its earliest stage when it was around only 20 cents per coin. He, at that time, invested a huge sum in the mother of cryptocurrencies. His first company was Tradehill, a Bitcoin dark mining pool and Kenna is first to create dark mining pools.
Roger Ver is the first Bitcoin startup investor where he invested a significant sum in his friend Charlie Shrem’s company BitInstant. He is often considered as the “Bitcoin Jesus” as he advocated the advantages of Bitcoin over fiat currency. He is also a philanthropist and donated millions to charity.
Yifu is one of the successful Bitcoin miners of all time, he started mining bitcoins when he was a student at New York University. He then founded Avalon in 2012, a company that was engaged in building the essential equipment for bitcoin mining.