Forbes has compiled its first top-20 ranked Crypto Rich List.
Ripple founder Chris Larsen, tops the list with Forbes estimating his net worth at close to $20bn (this estimate was made last month). XRP - the token of Ripple, has fallen heavily since then but Larsen still holds his place.
Also making the elite list are the Winklevoss twins Tyler and Cameron and Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin.
The Winklevoss twins, were one of the earliest to see the investment potential of Bitcoin. According to the New York Times, they invested $11m in Bitcoins when the currency was still in its infancy.
It's believed a large percentage of this money came from their $20m (cash) financial settlement from Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
There are now nearly 1,500 crypto-assets in existence, valued at an aggregate of $550bn, up 31 times since the beginning of 2017.
Forbes insists that while the prices of individual cryptocoins continue to prove volatile, blockchain-based currency is "here to stay".
“Our first-ever Crypto Rich list provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment, part of the transparency needed to pull crypto away from its provenance as an unknown currency,” said Randall Lane, chief content officer, Forbes Media.