2% of Bitcoin Addresses Control 80% of Wealth: Research
Over the past years, many bodies have published data on massive wealth concentration in an otherwise decentralized Bitcoin network. Some of these reports have identified that less than five percent of all bitcoins addresses hold about 95 percent of all bitcoins. Research in 2017 by How Much showed that 1 percent of those addresses had control over half of the bitcoin market.
Joining the ranks of those studies is TruStory, a platform for users to research and validate people’s claims online. The startup’s Founder and CEO Preethi Kasireddy on Tuesday shared new statistics about bitcoin’s so-called wealth disparity problems. She noted that now 2 percent of addresses control 80 percent of the cryptocurrency’s supply.
Bitcoin wealth distribution: 2% of addresses control 80% of the wealth.
— Preethi Kasireddy (@iam_preethi)
Penned by Saurabh Deshpande, an analyst at TruStory, the report derived its conclusion by using the Lorenz Curve, a graph that determines wealth inequality.