Bitcoin Hodlers: Have we dethroned Satoshi Nakamoto?

So far, the father of bitcoin’s portfolio is the most bitcoin-rich of all. Celebrities, governments, companies or crypto exchanges of all kinds cannot unseat him in the ranking of rich bitcoin holders. Details !

Difficult to put an end to the superiority of the father of Bitcoin?

If the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and his current situation remain unknown, his bitcoin wealth is valued at around 1 million coins. Learn much more about this Bitcoin founder in this article.

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Apparently, Satoshi Nakamoto, the man to whom some would like to award a Nobel Prize in economics, is the largest holder of bitcoins in the world. CNN confirmed in a publication dated June 2023 that the first BTC miner wanted a big upheaval in the financial sector by launching a “ purely peer-to-peer version of electronic money“. This asset “ would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution or any intermediary “.

Techopedia, author ofa recent article on the first 10 bitcoin hodlers, specified that Satoshi Nakamoto is said to be rich with around 1.1 million BTC tokens spread across 22,000 different addresses. Note that these digital assets have not been the subject of any transfer since 2010.

To give you an idea of ​​his wealth, let’s multiply this million bitcoins by $42,662.10, bitcoin price at the time of writing this article. This gives approximately $47 billion asleep for a decade.

Other rich bitcoin holders

The rest of the list is made up of three very distinct categories of BTC hodlers: crypto exchanges, financial behemoths and governments.

Cryptocurrency exchanges and businesses

The 2e The position of the top 10 bitcoin holders is currently occupied by Binance, the exchange formerly run by Changpeng Zhao. This company currently has 643,546 BTC.

Then comes MT.Gox, the crypto exchange that went bankrupt following a hack in 2014, with 200,000 BTC. Good news, reimbursement for customers who were victims of this attack is in progress.

After MT. Gox come Bitfinex (196,252 BTC) and Block.One (140,000 BTC).

Governments

Of course, as bitcoin seizures on illicit practices on the Dark Web (including SilkRoad), the United States has built up a nice bitcoin jackpot. Currently, the total crypto assets seized by the government stand at 207,189 BTC. Also, China, a very repressive country when it comes to cryptocurrencies, currently has 194,000 BTC.

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