5 Bitcoin Billionaires Headline Hurun Rich List: How They Made Their Crypto Fortunes

The Hurun Global Rich List was released this week, featuring five cryptocurrency billionaires.  Hurun also names blockchain the “fastest-growing new industry” in the world, despite an epic bear market wiping out crypto market value in 2018. The five blockchain billionaires include individuals from Ripple, Coinbase, Binance, and Bitmain. Let’s see how they amassed their fortunes. 1. Micree Zhan Ketuan (Bitmain) – $ 2.7 Billion Micree Zhan Ketuan is the co-founder of cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain. He holds a 36.58 percent stake in the company compared to his co-founder Wu Jihan’s 20.5 percent. Zhan Ketuan is credited for running the technical aspects

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Why Nasdaq’s Real-Time Crypto Data Portal Might Soon List Ripple

Ripple (XRP) is on a winning streak right now. Yesterday, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency jumped 12% higher after Coinbase confirmed it would list XRP on its Coinbase Pro platform. Now there’s an XRP index in the works, and there’s a good chance it will be listed on the Nasdaq, the world’s second-biggest stock exchange. Bitcoin and Ethereum Indexes Now Live on Nasdaq On February 25, Nasdaq launched the long-awaited bitcoin and ethereum indexes on its platform. The indexes, powered by Brave New Coin, aim to provide a stable, accurate spot price for the cryptocurrencies. The listing on Nasdaq is a

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This Magazine Ranked Ethereum the 2nd-Best Blockchain Protocol. Bitcoin Didn’t Make the List

The latest issue of Rising Blockchain magazine lists the top 10 blockchain protocols, in their opinion. The list doesn’t include Bitcoin. The 10 chains/protocols listed are those the editors believe “bring the change to the world in 2019 faster than other protocols.” At the top of the list is the Graphene Protocol, on which EOS, Steem, and Bitshares are built. BitShares and STEEM Rank Above Ethereum? The ratings don’t include much in the way of colorful explanations. Speaking of EOS, the magazine mentions that EOS has a transaction reversal mechanism via the “Arbitration Court” concept. BitShares is listed before Steem,

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I’m trying to put together a list of what’s coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Bitcoin

  • Neutrino mainnet – June 2019
  • Testnet release of Schnorr signature – Jun 2019
  • Mainnet release of Schnorr signature – Dec 2019
  • Bitcoin node count reaches 12,500 – Dec 2019
  • Bitcoin node count reaches 15,000 – Dec 2019

Financial

  • CBOE-backed VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF – February 27, 2019.
  • Bakkt trading – June 2019
  • Winklevoss ETF – June 2019
  • Fidelity starts selling Bitcoin – June 2019
  • Bitmain declares bankruptcy – June 2019

Lightning:

  • LN Channel splicing – June 2019
  • LN Sphinx-send – June 2019
  • LN eltoo and Channel Factories – June 2019
  • Atomic Multi-Path Payments (AMP) main net – June 2019
  • LN node count reaches 10,000 – Aug 2019
  • LN: Watchtowers – June 2019
  • LND channel fund backups – June 2019
  • LN on Electrum – June 2019
  • Mainnet release of Lightning Labs desktop – June 2019
  • Mainnet release of Lightning Labs mobile – June 2019
  • 2-3 Major exchanges integrate LN – June 2020
  • Coinbase integrates LN – June 2021

ASIC Miners:

Will update this section when I hear new developments

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