To this day, a bitcoins it costs a little more than €21,000. It is a significant amount, so the question comes right away. Who has more bitcoins? Let’s try to find out…
Bitcoin, like all cryptocurrencies, works as cash. Its owner is the one who has it in his pocket (the purse), but he does not have a holder. The blockchain records absolutely all the movements of each bitcoin, but it is not known the identity of its owners.
So it’s not easy to find out who has more bitcoins, even if it is known how many are in the same portfolio. Our colleague Óscar F. Civieta, from Business Insiderhas compiled the data from various experts, to try to shed some light.
In total they have been mined almost 20 million bitcoinclose to the little more than 21 million that will exist, at most.
Although it is impossible to be 100% sure, all experts agree that the person who has the most bitcoin is the mysterious satoshi nakamotohe Bitcoin creator. His identity is anonymous, although Elon Musk claims to know who she is.
Who has more bitcoins in the world?
He kept most of the first bitcoins mined satoshi nakamoto, when practically only he mined. In an article published in UTBit is calculated that the Bitcoin creator accumulated 1.1 million Bitcoin. At today’s exchange rate, if he hasn’t sold them, he has a fortune of almost 24,000 million euros. No wonder he wants to remain anonymous…
In a list created by the Central Securities Depository of El Salvador (Cedeval), the second largest holder is… Bulgaria. It may come as a surprise, but it seems the country took over 213,000 bitcoinsfrom an operation against organized crime, in 2017.
Then there are the winklevoss twins, known as the Bitcoin millionaires. In the first years they accumulated some 70,000 bitcoin, according to Business Insider. At today’s rate, some €1.5 billion.
Well-known names like Barry Silbertwhich could have some 48,000 bitcoinbought at an auction made by the FBI, after another seizure.
These are individual and identified holders. then there is big wallets that belong to exchange and financial management services, like Binance. But in them there are bitcoins of thousands of customers.
According to BitInfoChartsthe three wallets with the most bitcoins in the world belong to Binance. The first saves 248,597 BTCthe second 168,010 BTCand the third 127,351 BTC.
But these great fortunes are the exception. The truth is that 99% of Bitcoin usersthey hardly have Bitcoin cents.
It is known thanks to the Blockchain that there are more than 10 million wallets that have between 0.0001 and 0.001 bitcoinsand others 10 million with between 0.001 and 0.01 bitcoins.
It was going to be the town’s currency, but in the end it’s like the others: the vast majority of bitcoins are shared by a few. The rest, poor…