Forbes Released First Crypto Billionaires List

Creators of Ripple, Ethereum, ConsenSys and other crypto-related companies joined the list
07 February 2018   1611

Forbes magazine for the first time made a rating of the richest businessmen who earned a capital on crypto-currencies.

The first place in the ranking was taken by the co-founder Ripple Chris Larsen. His capital Forbes estimated at 7.5-8 billion dollars.

On the second line, co-founder Ethereum and ConsenSys, Joseph Lyubin, was placed with a capital of 1-5 billion dollars. Creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin, according to estimates of Forbes, earned 400-500 million dollars.

Third place went to Changpeng Zhao, who founded the Binance currency exchange, with a fortune of 1.1-2 billion dollars, according to Forbes.

Fourth in the ranking are the twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of the ConnectU social network, who were among the first to invest in bitcoins. Winklevoss, who was suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of plagiarism, earned from $ 900 million to $ 1.1 billion.

In December, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph announced Winklevoss as the first crypto-currency billionaires.

Poloniex to Suspend Operations for Few Hours

Representatives of the exchange say users' funds will be completely safe during maintenance
21 February 2019   55

The cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced maintenance, which will begin on February 22 at 22 UTC. The trading platform will be unavailable for several hours.

Representatives of the exchange claim that the users' funds will be completely safe. Technical work associated with the modernization and transition "to the best data centers, which will increase the reliability of the platform and increase uptime."

Also in Poloniex noted that the trade orders of users will not be canceled.

Recall, recently Poloniex has added to the listing of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Grin.