An employee assembles a calculation board at a Bitcoin mine in China’s Sichuan province. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have ridden a wave of speculation to reach a peak of US$829 billion in total value on January 7, only to shed more than US$600 billion in the past eight months, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Photo: EPA

Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs now among China’s richest, despite bear market

At least 13 cryptocurrency bigwigs, with businesses that range from bitcoin mining and virtual currency trading to venture capital funding, made their debut in the latest ranking of China’s wealthiest people

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An employee assembles a calculation board at a Bitcoin mine in China’s Sichuan province. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have ridden a wave of speculation to reach a peak of US$829 billion in total value on January 7, only to shed more than US$600 billion in the past eight months, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Photo: EPA
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