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Bull Run 2025: How Much Will Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Bag Be Worth?

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By Matias Calderon
Translated Harsh Notariya
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In Brief

  • Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin's creator, reportedly holds 1.1 million BTC, which could be worth $110B if BTC hits $100,000.
  • Nakamoto's Bitcoin holdings have not been exchanged since inception, making him one of the longest-term coin holders.
  • If Bitcoin's value increases significantly, Satoshi Nakamoto's wealth could rival that of the world's richest individuals.
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According to many estimates, Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin (BTC), owns no less than 1.1 million BTC. What would the value be in 2025 if a crypto bull run occurs?

Community members anticipate the upcoming Bitcoin halving will kick-start a new Bitcoin bull run. However, can the halving make Satoshi Nakamoto one of the richest men in the world?

One of World’s Greatest Fortunes

In 2009, when Bitcoin was not popular, Satoshi Nakamoto, as the inventor of BTC, was already mining his first coins. Even though he soon stopped, he still had time to mine over a million coins. An Arkham report suggests that Satoshi Nakamoto holds 1.1 million BTC.

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Over time, Nakamoto’s exposure to Bitcoin hasn’t grown at all, but nor has it shrunk either. None of the coins have been exchanged since, making this holder one of the rare ones to have been attached to a coin for so long. As a direct result of this decision, no profit was made, but BTC has constantly appreciated. As a result, we imagine that Satoshi Nakamoto, one of the biggest BTC whales, will keep all of his coins at least until 2025, when the next bull run is expected.

This hypothesis allows us to easily evaluate the theoretical future power of his Bitcoin portfolio. While many estimates place 1.1 million BTC in Nakamoto’s pockets, this quantity gives us a valuation of around $30.8 billion.

Valuation of Portfolio if BTC Hits $100,000

Given the impossibility of saying with certainty what price the Bitcoin price will reach in 2025, we will use a symbolic price of $100,000. Indeed, although some price predictions point to BTC at $150,000, sometimes at $225,000 or even more, the crossing of the $100,000 mark seems to be the only thing that crypto experts focus on.

Quite naturally, for the price of Bitcoin to reach such a price, it should strongly push Satoshi Nakamoto’s holdings upwards. Based on a BTC price of $26,500, a move to $100,000 would then represent an impressive increase of 277.36%.

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So, the 1.1 million BTC held by the founding father of Bitcoin could be worth $110 billion, much more than MicroStrategy’s holdings of nearly 160,000 coins.

If Bitcoin started to fly even higher, the entire portfolio of the creator of the first crypto would amount to huge funds. As a reminder, Bernard Arnault, one of the richest men in the world, has a fortune of $211 billion to his credit. A fortune, however, much less liquid than wealth composed solely of BTC, like that of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Harsh Notariya
Harsh Notariya is a journalist at BeInCrypto, who writes about various topics, including decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), tokenization, crypto airdrops, decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins, and altcoins. Before joining BeInCrypto, he was a community consultant at Totality Corp, specializing in the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Additionally, Harsh was a blockchain content writer and researcher at Financial Funda, where he created educational reports on...
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