There are currently 10 Bitcoin billionaires according to a website tracking global transactions of the cryptocurrency – and that list might well include government agencies, such as the FBI.
The price of Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency, has rocketed from less than $2,000 (£1,500) six months ago to more than $16,000, making many people very rich in the process. The price is currently $16,832 (£12,609).
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According to Bitinfo, a website tracking Bitcoin price and ownership data, there are 10 “digital wallets” holding more than $1bn worth of Bitcoin. It does not reveal where in the world those wallets are located or whether they are owned by syndicates, organisations or individuals.
According to the site, the 10 richest Bitcoin owners collectively hold $13.5bn worth of the cryptocurrency. In sterling terms this is worth £10.1bn or, to put it into another context,…