Who owns the largest Bitcoin wallet
Who owns the biggest Bitcoin wallet on the blockchain? Bitcoin richest wallet holds more than 144,000 Bitcoins. If you have been following the news on closure of Silk Road online drug marketplace, the answer would be pretty obvious. When the FBI shut down Silk Road in October, it seized Bitcoins belonging to the accused owner, Dread Pirate Roberts and inadvertently became the wealthiest Bitcoin operator in the world.
There are currently 12 million Bitcoins in circulation and the FBI now controls more than 144,000 Bitcoins, which resides in the largest Bitcoin address and worth around $131 million at the point of writing this article. This means that the bureau holds more Bitcoin than even the Winklevoss twins. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss said in July last year that they have taken control of roughly one percent of all Bitcoins.
However, this would only make the FBI to be the second largest Bitcoin holder. It is believed that the currency’s inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto have mined 1 million Bitcoins in the technology’s earliest days. His stash is spread across a large number of Bitcoin addresses.
Since most Bitcoin addresses haven’t been publicly identified, unlike the FBI’s, there is no telling who owns the top 10 biggest wallets. Below are the top 10 clickable Bitcoin address which shows the balance and also the transaction history.
Top Ten Bitcoin Address