Cryptocurrency Millionaires: 5 People Who Became Rich Because of Bitcoin

Business | Trending Desk | March 4, 2020, 5:28 pm
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 The Winklevoss Twins: Some may remember Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the identical twins from the movie Social Network. The duo attended Harvard at the same time Mark Zuckerburg did and claimed that he had stolen their idea of Facebook. They received $65 million payouts from Facebook, from which they bought bitcoin (around 1pc of the world's supply) in 2013, becoming billionaires in following years. (Image: AP)
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The Winklevoss Twins: Some may remember Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the identical twins from the movie Social Network. The duo attended Harvard at the same time Mark Zuckerburg did and claimed that he had stolen their idea of Facebook. They received $65 million payouts from Facebook, from which they bought bitcoin (around 1pc of the world's supply) in 2013, becoming billionaires in following years. (Image: AP)

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 Barry Silbert: Silbert is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Currency Group. Owing to his investments in Bitcoin-related companies, he is hailed as ‘The King of Crypto’. The subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, Grayscale Investments is also headed by Silbert. Grayscale is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager. (Image: AP)
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Barry Silbert: Silbert is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Currency Group. Owing to his investments in Bitcoin-related companies, he is hailed as ‘The King of Crypto’. The subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, Grayscale Investments is also headed by Silbert. Grayscale is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager. (Image: AP)

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 Blythe Masters: Masters is an Industry Partner at Motive Partners, private equity and venture capital firm. She was the former CEO of Digital Asset, provider of the world's leading smart contract language DAML. She has also handled the role of Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co.<br />(Image: AP)
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Blythe Masters: Masters is an Industry Partner at Motive Partners, private equity and venture capital firm. She was the former CEO of Digital Asset, provider of the world's leading smart contract language DAML. She has also handled the role of Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
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 Dan Morehead: The world’s first investment company that solely focuses on cryptocurrencies, Pantera Capital was founded by Morehead. He is also the chairman of Bitstamp and has decades of experience in micro trading and advisory services pertaining to investment. (Image: Dan Morehead)
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Dan Morehead: The world’s first investment company that solely focuses on cryptocurrencies, Pantera Capital was founded by Morehead. He is also the chairman of Bitstamp and has decades of experience in micro trading and advisory services pertaining to investment. (Image: Dan Morehead)

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 Michael Novogratz: An ex-hedge fund manager, Michael Novogratz was listed as a billionaire in 2007 and 2008. Formerly associated with Fortress Investment Group, Novogratz has now made his mark as a cryptocurrency guru. (Image: AP)
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Michael Novogratz: An ex-hedge fund manager, Michael Novogratz was listed as a billionaire in 2007 and 2008. Formerly associated with Fortress Investment Group, Novogratz has now made his mark as a cryptocurrency guru. (Image: AP)

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