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Who became a billionaire thanks to the rise of bitcoin?
On January 11, Forbes published a list of investors whose fortunes have increased significantly due to the rise in the price of bitcoin in early January 2021.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss topped the list – Forbes estimated the value of their crypto assets at $ 1.4 billion each. In second place is Bloq founder Matthew Roszak with $ 1.2 billion; third – investor Tim Draper with $ 1.1 billion.
Fourth place was taken by Microstrategy CEO Michael Sailor with $ 600 million; behind him are Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz ($ 478 million) and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin ($ 360 million).
Forbes emphasizes that the published list “is not a complete ranking, but it reflects how much the fortunes of some people have grown.” The list is compiled on the basis of analytical reports and publicly available data from digital wallets.
By the way, long before Forbes we compiled a list of the richest people in the crypto industry and shot a video about this.
The weekly growth of Twitter subscribers of the largest cryptoexchanges has increased
This could indicate a growing interest among retail investors. But the peak is still far away – now this figure is only 30% of the peak in 2017.
“In my opinion, this is still one of the best indicators of interest among retailers. It is still only 30% of the 2017 level, but there has been a clear increase in recent weeks. Watch these numbers carefully in the coming weeks. “ – wrote The Block analyst Larry Cermak.
About 20% of all BTC in circulation was lost – Chainalysis
The New York Times, referring to the Chainalysis study, writes that about 20% of the mined 18.6 million BTC worth approximately $ 140 billion are lost, or are in wallets to which investors have lost access (forgot passwords, etc.).
So if you suddenly feel sad that you did not miss the growth of bitcoin, remember that there are people who had bitcoins worth millions of dollars, but there is no access to them and it will immediately become easier. As for example in these cases:
Stefan Thomas (former Ripple SRT) has only two attempts left before the contents of his hardware wallet are permanently lost.
Back in 2011, Thomas received 7002 BTC (about $ 220 million) as a gift for an educational video about cryptocurrency. Then he lost his private key.
Or, as an entrepreneur from Barbados, Gabriel Abed lost about 800 BTC (about $ 27 million) after his colleague reformatted the laptop on which the passwords were stored.
1inch reduces commissions in DAI / USDC pair
DEX liquidity aggregator 1inch, added Support for the MakerDAO Peg Stability Module (PSM)
This feature allows users to swap DAI / USDC at a 1: 1 ratio while charging a nominal 0.1% commission.
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“Fix profit” with Sergey (ICO Drops)
(Very useful live stream)
When: Tomorrow, 19:00 (Moscow time), 18:00 (Kiev)
We decided to call Serega from ICO Drops and talk about how to survive bulrun (especially if this is your first bulrun), and related topics:
- Why take profit when, it would seem, everything is growing
- Is it possible during the crazy growth of bitcoin not to keep BTC in the portfolio at all?
- How to deal with phomoeba
- Altseason may not come?
We’ll also talk about other interesting ideas, thoughts and what to look out for in the near future.
PS: If suddenly you haven’t watched our interview with Sergey yet – take a look. They say it turned out very interesting.