The Kings Of The Cryptocurrency World

By Josh Wardini,

There are thousands of people out there who have strong leadership skills. The so-called thought leaders are individuals who have an authority in a specialized field, and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. This term is used to characterize leaders of service clubs, officers of veterans’ organizations, civic organizations, women’s clubs, lodges, and even people who are engaged in the cryptocurrency world.

Cryptocurrency can be defined as a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets. The first ever decentralized cryptocurrency was Bitcoin which was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, and since then many other cryptocurrencies have been created.

Let’s take a look at few of the people dealing with cryptocurrencies and who are considered to be the Crypto Kings.

According to, probably the most successful person dealing with cryptocurrency is Chris Larsen. He is the co-founder of Ripple, the company which created the payment protocol and exchange network with the same name. He owns 17% of his company, which controls 61B of the 100B XRP in supply. The Stanford University graduate has a crypto net worth of between 7.5 and 8 billion dollars.

The youngest person on the Crypto Kings list is Charles Hoskinson who is the co-founder of Ethereum IOHK. The 30 year old American graduated at the University of Colorado Boulder, and has a crypto net worth of $500M-600M.

After he left Ethereum in June 2014, he was approached by his former colleague Jeremy Wood to form a new project called IOHK, an engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains for corporations, government entities, and academic institutions.

Take a look at the following infographic to find out more about the other so-called cryptokings, how they gained their fame, and how much they are worth.