Jutst popped up in my Quora feed, … interesting, and I’d assume very little known fact.
Who are the richest people in Bitcoin?
Robert Parker, CEO of Holborn Assets in Dubai
Upvoted by Ellery Davies, Co-chair: Cryptocurrency Standards Asso. Producer & Host: The Bitcoin Event
There are over 14 000 000 of Bitcoins out there. According to some sources, there is only one holder that exceeds 100 000 Bitcoin:
However, the shadowy inventor Satoshi Nakamoto is estimated to have mined 1 million bitcoins in the currency’s early days. His stash is spread across many wallets. So, he is the richest person in Bitcoin.
The second largest Bitcoin wallet belongs to the…US government, actually to FBI.
In September, the FBI shut down the Silk Road online drug marketplace, and it started seizing bitcoins belonging to the Dread Pirate Roberts — the operator of the illicit online marketplace, who they say is an American man named Ross Ulbricht.
The seizure sparked an ongoing public discussion about the future of Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, but it had an unforeseen side-effect: It made the FBI the holder of the world’s biggest Bitcoin wallet.
The FBI now controls more than 144,000 bitcoins that reside at a bitcoin address that consolidates much of the seized Silk Road bitcoins. Those 144,000 bitcoins are worth close to $100 million at Tuesday’s exchange rates. Another address, containing Silk Road funds seized earlier by the FBI, contains nearly 30,000 bitcoins ($20 million).
Who Owns the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Wallet? The FBI
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, said that they’d cornered about 1 percent of all bitcoins, which puts them after the FBI wallet.
I hope this helps!