Who Owns All the Bitcoins [Infographic]

In 2013 there was $241 trillion in wealth being distributed around the world, compared to just half of that in 2000. More over, Bitcoin contributed $9.762 billion to that amount. Do you still think that Bitcoin is not ‘real money’?

Everyone knows that the global wealth is unevenly distributed. The top 1% has control over almost 50% of the global economy. But how does bitcoin wealth distribution compare to the global distribution of fiat and fixed assets? This interesting infographic – created by our friends from WhoIsHostingThis  explains all.

The richest cream in this virtual crop is held by Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, who is estimated to have mined about a million Bitcoins in the currency’s early days. Runners up include the Winklevoss brothers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which seized 174,000 Bitcoins when it shut down the first iteration of the Silk Road, an ‘anonymous market’ website .

According to Rennhack, the size of the bitcoin universe has expanded over the past year, but the total number of people on the planet who hold at least one bitcoin is actually pretty small — around 250.000 people. Do you have at least one bitcoin your wallet – tell us in the comment section below.

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