Forbes just published a list of the richest people in cryptocurrencies, for the first time in history. The goal of the list is simple. As the Forbes editor Randall Lane says, the list is built to:
“[provide] a snapshot of a pivotal moment, part of the transparency needed to pull crypto away from its provenance as the favorite currency of drug dealers and into the adolescence of a legitimate asset class.”
Still, there was a lot of work in this list and even greater pain than compiling a list of the world’s billionaires in cash. As you probably know, cryptocurrencies are not that easy to track and getting closer to the real crypto tycoons is a difficult job.
However, cryptocurrencies are decentralized, encrypted and secure. The “newly minted crypto rich” list, as described by Forbes, is broken into five different categories including “idealists, builders, opportunists, infrastructure players and establishment investors”. The list is divided on purpose in order to track who invests – and who stands behind some of the largest crypto projects.
As you would guess, the net worths of the people on the list are listed in ranges (instead of numbers), based on their estimated holdings in cryptocurrencies. This was made due to the volatility of cryptocurrencies.
Even though there is clear data about most of the crypto holders, Forbes knows that they could have left some people off the list. The list currently contains 19 people but will be expanded soon. Meanwhile, CryptoWeekly (which is a crypto newsletter) has already released a list of the top 100 most influential people in the crypto space.
Among all of the people (who are also found in Forbes list) are Roger Ver, Nick Szabo, Charlie Lee, Mike Novogratz and several other names.
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