The Journal cite recent research showing the concentration of Bitcoin ownership

  • The study showed that the top 10,000 bitcoin accounts hold 5 million bitcoins, an equivalent of approximately $232 billion.
  • With an estimated 114 million people globally holding the cryptocurrency, according to, that means that approximately 0.01% of bitcoin holders control 27% of the 19 million bitcoin in circulation.

The article compares it with the 1% holdings of fiat wealth:

  • By comparison, in the U.S., where wealth inequality is at its most extreme in decades, the top 1% of households hold about a third of all wealth, according to the Federal Reserve.

Here is the link for more info. (may be gated)

BTC update:

btc chart 21 December 2021