If you want to learn something, follow the professionals. In the world of cryptocurrency, it is necessary to be on the wave and constantly learn new things. So you have more chances not to burn out on another investment. To do this, you need to know the experts in the market and what path they have taken.
In this article, we will focus specifically on investors, not miners or blockchain creators. We find out who made their capital on successful investments, and who knows, maybe one day your name will get into such an article.
The Winklevoss twins are investors in several cryptocurrency and blockchain-related businesses. You are familiar with them if you watched the movie "The Social Network". Yes, yes, they were the ones who sued Zuckerberg for 650 million dollars because he "borrowed" their idea and created Facebook.
In the crypto world, they are known for being the first to become billionaires by investing in Bitcoin. The brothers also have a large amount of Ethereum, but do not disclose the exact amount of their holdings.
Fred Ehrsam became one of the founders of the cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase, but left the company in 2017, remaining only on the board of directors. He currently runs Paradigm, a company that invests in cryptocurrency companies and new tokens. Before getting involved in cryptocurrencies, he worked as a currency trader at Goldman Sachs, one of the world's largest investment banks. At the moment, his fortune is estimated at 2 billion dollars.
He is also a very interesting personality. His path, like many others, began with venture capital investments. He started investing in cryptocurrency since 2012, starting with Bitcoin. Then he caught bigger fish and started investing in crypto exchanges (Kraken, Coinbase) and other businesses. By 2022, he is considered a crypto-billionaire.
Fun fact: Matthew swears that Bill Clinton got his first bitcoin from him.
Guess where Draper started? That's right, from venture capital. He is one of the most famous investors in Silicon Valley, as he has successfully invested in technology companies (Tesla, Skype). The situation that made him famous (and rich) in the crypto world: he bought 29,656 bitcoins that were seized by US marshals from the Silk Road dark web market. They cost him only $632 each.
Barry Silbert is the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), a conglomerate of five companies working in different areas of cryptocurrency. Speaking directly about investments, Grayscale is a digital asset management company that controls $28 billion worth of Bitcoin, Ether, and other crypto.
Most of them had the same path: working with venture capital and other investments, and then investing in cryptocurrency. The most famous players of the market regularly write interesting things on their Twitter pages, so we recommend that you check this social network.