10 Crypto and Blockchain Billionaires

 The highest positions on Forbes' blockchain and crypto billionaires list all belong to the founders 





Armstrong, 39 years old from the US, founded Coinbase and was instrumental in making the exchange a listed company, valued at $100 billion, in April 2021. The company's market capitalization has now halved. However, with a 19% stake, Armstrong still becomes the third richest person in the crypto space, with a fortune of around $6.6 billion.

In addition to the company's activities, Armstrong was also attracted to a number of actions such as asking employees to limit political discussions at work, spending $ 133 million to buy a mansion. At the end of March, he spoke out against the regulation of cryptocurrency supervision in Europe.

Gary Wang ($5.6 billion)

Gary Wang, US nationality, co-founder and CTO of FTX exchange. He owns a 16% stake in the exchange's global business, and holds an estimated $600 million worth of FTT tokens.

Before starting his career in crypto, Wang studied computer science at MIT, then became a software engineer at Google, working at the flight booking division of Google Flight.

Chris Larsen ($4.3 billion)

Chris Larsen, 61, is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Ripple, the blockchain company that creates the XRP token, the eighth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization in the world today.

From December 2020 to now, Larsen and Ripple have faced a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging that the company raised capital through the form of ICO (Initial Coin Offering) seemingly impossible. The outcome of the aforementioned lawsuit is considered to be a turning point for the future issuing of tokens. To date, Larsen has denied the accusations against the company, but the value of XRP has also plummeted since then. He participates in several campaigns calling for the Bitcoin community to reduce the carbon footprint of the digital asset.
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