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BARRY SILBERT

About: Barry Silbert is Founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, a company helping to build the foundation of the digital currency and blockchain technology industry by launching, incubating, and investing in groundbreaking companies that will transform the global financial services ecosystem and usher in the “internet of value”. Silbert, a venture capitalist was an early proponent of Bitcoin as he fully understood the potential of blockchain technology. In 2014, he reportedly purchased 48,000 Bitcoins in an auction held by the U.S. Marshals Service. This govt. auction consist of all the Bitcoins seized from Silk Road darkweb market raid. By current $12,000 value of Bitcoin his crypto worth is easily around $576 million. He is also known to have invested in Coinbase and Ripple.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Digital Currency Group

Occupation: Founder, CEO (DCG)

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $576 Million

BRAD GARLINGHOUSE

About: Brad Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple company. He is an angel investor before joining Ripple.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Ripple

Occupation: CEO (Ripple), Angel Investor

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $4.6 Billion

BRIAN ARMSTRONG

About: Brian Armstrong is co-founder and CEO at Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange where you can buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Later on, Brian helped launch Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX) which will eventually be named to Coinbase Pro.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Coinbase, GDAX

Occupation: CEO (Coinbase)

Interests: Financial Systems, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: Not Known

CAMERON WINKLEVOSS

About: Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss brothers are well known for co-founding HarvardConnection which was later renamed ConnectU. Winklevoss Twins came to limelight when they received $65 million after they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their social networking idea. In April 2013, the two brothers invested $11 million in Bitcoin priced at around $120 a coin with 92000 Bitcoins in their wallets. Later they claimed to have accumulated around 1% of all the Bitcoins in existence. Their net worth is easily above $1 billion making them Bitcoin billionaires. In 2015, both brothers also founded Gemini, a digital currency exchange where you can buy Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Gemini, ConnectU

Occupation: Venture Capitalist

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $1.01 Billion

CHARLES HOSKINSON

About: Chareles Hoskinson is the founder of Cardano (ADA). He is also the co-founder and ex-CEO of Ethereum. Currently, Charles is CEO of Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) company and working to develop Cardano platform.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Cardano, IOHK, Ethereum

Occupation: CEO (IOHK), Director (The Bitcoin Education Project)

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: Not Known

CHRIS LARSEN

About: Chris Larsen is co-founder and former CEO of the cryptocurrency company Ripple. In Jan, 2018 Ripple price reached an all time high of $3.84. With a total marketcap of $120 billion, it replaced Ethereum from Rank #2 on marketcap charts. During the same time, although for a short time Chris Larsen became the 5th wealthiest person in the world replacing Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook Founder).

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Ripple

Occupation: Angel Investor

Interests: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $18.67 Billion

JED MCCALEB

About: Jed McCaleb is the third co-founder of Ripple. He originally held 7.3 billion XRP, of which he donated some for charity. At present he is still in possession of almost 5.3 billion XRP. In January, 2018 McCaleb’s XRP ownership made him world’s 40th richest person with a total worth of $20 billion. In 2013, Jed McCaleb parted from Ripple and founded Stellar which is currently the strongest competitor to Ripple. On top of that he also founded world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox (now defunct) which he later sold to Mark Karpeles for a killing.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Stellar, Ripple, Mt. Gox

Occupation: CTO, Stellar.org

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $6.36 Billion (excluding Stellar and Mt. Gox riches)

SATOSHI NAKAMOTO

About: In simple terms Bitcoin is the brainchild of Satoshi Nakamoto, pseudonym for an individual person or a group of people. After inventing Bitcoin with a 2008 white paper describing Bitcoin digital currency, Nakamoto retreated from public life and became an anonymous shadow. At one time this unknown shadow might have mined over 1 million Bitcoins, during the first year when the original Bitcoin code was released. That represents meager 5.8% of all Bitcoins currently in existence

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Nationality: Unknown (Assumed to be Japanese)

Associated With: Bitcoin

Occupation: Programmer

Interests: Bitcoin

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $12 Billion

TIMOTHY COOK DRAPER

About: Timothy Draper is a venture capitalist and his love for Bitcoin made him jump into purchase of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins in a 2014 government auction of Bitcoins, seized from Silk Road raid. The total Bitcoin investment at the time was estimated to be worth $19 million. Since, Bitcoin price has skyrocketed after that his total crypto worth will comfortably land around $360 million.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)

Occupation: Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $360 Million

TONY GALLIPPI

About: Gallippi is the co-founder and chairman of Bitpay, the largest Bitcoin checkout processor in the world, and is said to be among the largest holders of the currency. While he has refrained to disclose the exact value of his Bitcoin investments, analysts have put it around $20 million.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Bitpay

Occupation: Chairman (Bitpay)

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $20 Million

TYLER WINKLEVOSS

About: Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss brothers are well known for co-founding HarvardConnection which was later renamed ConnectU. Winklevoss Twins came to limelight when they received $65 million after they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their social networking idea. In April 2013, the two brothers invested $11 million in Bitcoin priced at around $120 a coin with 92000 Bitcoins in their wallets. Later they claimed to have accumulated around 1% of all the Bitcoins in existence. Their net worth is easily above $1 billion making them Bitcoin billionaires. In 2015, both brothers also founded Gemini, a digital currency exchange where you can buy Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Nationality: American

Associated With: Gemini, ConnectU

Occupation: Venture Capitalist

Interests: Crytocurrencies, Entrepreneur

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $1.01 Billion

VITALIK BUTERIN

About: Vitalik Buterin, just 23, is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer primarily known for co-founding Ethereum. Buterin, a born genius also worked for Bitcoin Magazine and is currently on the advisory board of OmiseGo, Kyber Newtwork and WeTrust crypto companies.

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Nationality: Canadian (born in Russia)

Associated With: Ethereum, Bitcoin Magazine

Occupation: Programmer, Entrepreneur

Interests: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain

Total Crypto Worth: ~ $460 Million

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