Crypto Assets Bitcoin is at its prime this year. Some time ago, it just touched a new record at level of $ 48,216. Forbes also noted, there are at least 10 billionaires in the world, one of the sources of their wealth comes from crypto assets, especially Bitcoin. Continuing the previous article 10 Billionaires Who Succeed from Bitcoin (Part 1). Here is a list of other billionaires:
6. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, worth $ 1.6 billion each.
Both are rowing Olympic athletes who are famous for accusing Mark Zuckerberg, fellow students at Harvard, stole the idea to form a social network.
The twins then used some of the funds they got from a legal settlement with the CEO of Facebook, worth 65 million US dollars to buy bitcoin in 2012.
Apart from other digital assets, they currently own around 70,000 bitcoin coins.
In 2014, they founded the Gemini crypto trading platform, which processes around $ 200 million of transactions per day.
7. Barry Silbert, worth $ 1.5 billion
After selling the stock trading platform startup Second-Market to Nasdaq in 2015, this Emory University graduate launched the Digital Currency Group, a conglomeration of five companies.
Its main source of income comes from digital assets Grayscale, which manages around $ 28 billion in bitcoin, ether and other assets.
8. Jed McCaleb, worth $ 1.4 billion
McCaleb is one of the pioneers in the cryptocurrency industry. He helped launch about three crypto companies, namely Mt Gox in 2010, Ripple in 2012, and Stellar in 2014.
Most of McCaleb’s wealth comes from the approximately 3.4 billion XRP he still holds, out of the 9 billion XRP original he has in his pocket. as the founder of Ripple.
Prior to entering crypto, McCaleb was known for creating file sharing service eDonkey2000, which settled a 2006 lawsuit from record companies for $ 30 million in copyright infringement.
9. Team Draper, worth $ 1.1 billion
Draper is a partner of venture capital firm founder Draper Fisher Jurvetson who has made hundreds of investments in companies, including Tesla and Theranos.
In 2014, he bought 29,656 bitcoins, but they were confiscated by the US Marshals because they were bought on the black market for a value of 18.7 million US dollars. At that time, he bought it for about 632 US dollars per coin. Currently, the value of this bitcoin is equivalent to US $ 1.1 billion.
10. Matthew Roszak, worth $ 1 billion in wealth
Roszak has been exploring the world of crypto assets for a long time. He worked for a venture capital firm and was also an entrepreneur, before finally plunging into the world of cryptocurrencies in 2012.
Now, he is a co-founder of Bloq, a blockchain technology start-up based in Chicago. The company acts as a consultant to help banks store digital assets securely.