In many industries, Dutch individuals and companies play the leading role. Dutch people also occupy important places in the crypto market. Some you will know, but other Dutch Bitcoin bosses do their best to go through life as anonymously as possible. We list the 5 biggest Dutch Bitcoin bosses for you.
Wladimir van der Laan: Bitcoin boss in the footsteps of Satoshi Nakamoto
We’ll start right off with an unknown great. Satoshi Nakamoto, of course, was Bitcoin’s first lead developer. As he was preparing to fade into anonymity he appointed Gavin Andresen as his successor. In 2014 Andresen handed over his job as lead Bitcoin developer to Dutchman Wladimir van der Laan. Although his position is very important we know extremely little about him as he is very attached to his privacy.
We do know that this Amsterdammer with master and doctorate in GPU computing and graphics started out as a programmer in the 1980s. He developed projects in programming languages such as MSX Basic, Pascal, C language and C++ language. This last skill helped him to take the leading role in Bitcoin that he has today. Incidentally, he announced on his personal blog in 2021 that he wanted to wind down his involvement in Bitcoin, but so far he has not resigned his position.
PlanB: Bitcoin boss with shaky throne
Another Dutchman who regularly upsets the Bitcoin world is the Dutch analyst PlanB. He too likes to be anonymous. However, as the developer of the well-known Stock2Flow model, he regularly causes a stir.
When he succeeded in proposing the Bitcoin price correctly on several occasions with his model in 2021, he was practically worshipped as a saint in the crypto community. This changed overnight when the currency began to decline after the November price record and the prediction that the price would reach $100,000 by the end of 2021 was not met. From saint, PlanB suddenly became the object of online ridicule and hate. This led to frustration for the developer. However, after a brief hiatus, he is back in full force with his own website and on social media. In the tweet below, he shows how the Bitcoin price reacts to the next halving according to the S2F model.
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2024 halving (dark blue) will be up and to the right #s2f pic.twitter.com/H50DkLS30e
– PlanB (@100trillionUSD) September 5, 2022
If we go by his prediction then a price of $500,000.00 cannot be ruled out, but given the current price we are somewhat skeptical.
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A self-made Bitcoin boss: Didi Taihuttu, father of the Bitcoin family
In 2017, the Moluccan-Dutch Taihuttu family became world news when they converted all their assets into Bitcoin and decided to travel the world. In the years before, father Didi had been mining Bitcoin and Dogecoin, but when he went on a world tour with his family after burnout and cryptocurrencies rose, they devised the plan to sell everything and keep traveling.
Meanwhile, the Bitcoin family has settled down in Portugal. Here they have their own Bitcoin bar and run their own BTC influencer channels. Of course, they were also hit by the price drops of Bitcoin and other crypto, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are still farming well. So well that they have now hidden their assets.
Jan Ludovicus van der Velde: this Dutch crypto boss is a mystery
Crypto exchange Bitfinex and crypto stable coin Tether (USDT) are part of a group of companies run by a Dutchman, Jan Ludovicus van der Velde. This crypto boss also prefers to shroud himself in mystery. Because both companies are regularly the subject of investigation by U.S. regulators and have even been fined, many people want an interview with the Dutchman, who is as anonymous as possible.
The Financieel Dagblad even launched a scavenger hunt to find this Dutch influencer without a voice, but ended up at a dead end in Hong Kong. Little can be found of the man on social media either. There is a Linked-In profile that is supposed to be his, but this cannot be verified. Because of his anonymity, some media even doubt that he even exists. If we assume that he does (since his name appears in several official documents on US procedures) we can conclude that this Dutchman is perhaps the most influential invisible crypto boss of the moment.
Ruud Feltkamp: Dutch crypto boss with robot
We conclude our list of Dutch Bitcoin and crypto bosses with Ruud Feltkamp. The former actor, who became best known for his role of Noud Alberts in Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden announced in 2018 that he was quitting his role and focusing full time together with brother Pim on their start-up Cryptohopper.
At the time, the company was still described as “a little company that helps crypto enthusiasts trade,” but Cryptohopper has since grown into an international company that offers online trading bots to crypto investors. These bots allow investors to perform automated buying and selling transactions based on criteria they have entered, or to mimic the actions of successful traders. There are now more than 300,000 Cryptohopper bots active. This makes the inference that the switch has led to good times appropriate.
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