Cryptocurrency is a piece of financial technology that has taken the world by storm. This new type of digital currency has gone from strength to strength since the idea behind Bitcoin was originally released in 2009.
Bitcoin set the standard for cryptocurrencies and pushed developers to experiment as people saw its potential. We now have a multitude of different cryptocurrencies available for purchase in the market such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. Furthermore, cryptocurrencies are seeing an increase in acceptance as a valid form of payment in many industries, allowing you to use your cryptocoin at eCommerce stores, online gambling websites, and much more.
Behind these cryptocurrencies, there is a plethora of shrewd individuals who played their cards right, invested carefully, and turned the crypto craze to their advantage. As a result, they have profited hugely and now rank as some of the wealthiest people in the world – they are the crypto kings. These individuals own a large portion of cryptocurrency and have been influential in the development of this industry.
The infographic below provides a comprehensive list of crypto kings, but we have listed a couple of examples in the following paragraphs.
Brian Armstrong, for example, created the popular cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase. Coinbase is a platform that the public can use to buy and sell different types of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Since its creation, it has built a huge user base and Armstrong is now worth over $900 million.
Joseph Lubin, on the other hand, is a Canadian entrepreneur who actually created and co-founded the cryptocurrency Ethereum. Once Ethereum was founded, Lubin went on to create the ConsenSys company, which oversees the development of Ethereum. Due to the immense success of Ethereum, Lubin is now worth over $1 billion.
Finally, we have Brad Garlinghouse, who created the cryptocurrency company Ripple and the XRP cryptocurrency. Garlinghouse has a 6.3% stake in the company and has amassed a wealth of over $400 million.
As you can see, these crypto kings have used the cryptocurrency industry to their advantage and have helped further this type of technology for the benefit of everyone.
If you read the infographic below you can learn about some other individuals who have gained their fortunes through this industry.
Here are the top 15 crypto kings, or cryptocurrency influencers.
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