According to experts, the dollar “weight” of world cryptocurrencies has reached 1 trillion. Of these, most – $ 700 billion – falls on bitcoin, the price of which has already reached $ 40,000.
The leaders also include Ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network. Its share is estimated at more than $ 140 billion. A long list of less valuable cryptocurrencies follows, including Tether at $ 22 billion, Litecoin at $ 11 billion, and Bitcoin Cash at $ 8 billion.
It is known that the “father” of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto owns almost a million bitcoins. Most of them were mined in the early years after its creation, when there was not such fierce competition in the cryptocurrency market. If he has a copy of the secret keys that open access to bitcoin, Nakamoto gets into the TOP-40 of the richest people in the world with a fortune of $ 40 billion. However, he himself prefers not to talk about this for more than six years.
Among the owners of the largest bitcoin wallets are brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, known for their litigation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As reported by The New York Times, at the time of the last Bitcoin boom in 2017, they had $ 1.3 billion in cryptocurrency. As of today, this figure is probably already 2.6 billion.