Bitcoin Ladder

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The Bitcoin Ladder ranks the top 20 in the Bitcoin world for a number of categories, always using objective, measurable and public data as a yardstick.

Top websites

Ranks Bitcoin-accepting websites by the amount of traffic they receive. (Last updated Jan. 2013)


R Site Alexa Global Ranking
1 Wordpress 22
2 Pirate Bay[1] 74
3 Reddit 134
4 Internet Archive 225
5 4chan 938
6 EZTV 983
7 Lumfile 3,166
8 Filecloud 4,807
9 Torrent Leech 4,813
10 Lew Rockwell 7,573
11 OKPay 9,935
12 Slysoft 10,759
13 LAIMC 10,980
14 Wrap Bootstrap 11,161
15 Tor Project 11,961
16 What.CD 15,662
17 Erowid 16,127
18 Wikileaks 19,980
19 Mt Gox 31,843
20 GoldMoney 36,457
  1. At the time of writing this (23-04-2013), piratebay ranked 74th according to Alexa

Top companies

Ranks top Bitcoin-centered businesses by sales and profit. (Last updated Jan. 2013)

There are hundreds of Bitcoin companies, you can see a much longer list here in the Trade page.


R Company Sales/mth $ Profit/yr BTC Profit/yr Industry link
1 MtGox $ 14M $ 3.2M 200k Exchange -
2 Silk Road $ 2M $ 2.4 160k Marketplace -
3 BIPS $ 222k $ 0 $ 0 Payments -
4 BitPay $ 325k $ 1M 62k Payments -
5 BitInstant $ 1M $ 400k 31k Exchange -
6 SatoshiDice $ 7.6M $ 500k 33k Gambling -
7 Butterfly Labs $ 2M -  ? Hardware -
8 MPEx $ 350k $ 200k 14k Financial -
9 BitZino - - 10k Gambling -
10 Avalon $ 400k - 8k Hardware -
11 Blockchain - - 5k Exchange -
12 Bitstamp $ 1.3M $ 72k 5k Exchange -
13 BitcoinStore - - 4k Retail -
14 Coinabul $ 1.5M - 4k Bullion -
15 Bitcoin.de $ 1M - 1k Exchange -
16 Bets of Bitcoin - - 1k Gambling -
17 FNIB - - 1k Financial -
18 Bitmit $ 25k - 1k Marketplace -
19 SealswithClubs - - 1k Gambling -
20 Bitbet $ 33k - 1k Gambling -
21 Dragon's Tale - - 3k Gambling -

Top addresses

The richest Bitcoin addresses. Updated Oct 31st, 2013.

Rank Address Balance (BTC)
1 1FfmbHfnpaZjKFvyi1okTjJJusN455paPH 144336.40473652
2 1933phfhK3ZgFQNLGSDXvqCn32k2buXY8a 111114.60065824
3 1AXmu2pGHuS67v1BrmRo1MAapFbbJo9QUw 80696.68734475
4 1FeexV6bAHb8ybZjqQMjJrcCrHGW9sb6uF 79957.04461604
5 1HQ3Go3ggs8pFnXuHVHRytPCq5fGG8Hbhx 69471.08643164
6 1CbR8da9YPZqXJJKm9ze1GYf67eKAUfXwP 65999.93100002
7 14o7zMMUJkG6De24r3JkJ6USgChq7iWF86 61000.00000000
8 14E4jGTvz1Jfbv4bzkDtieTzYA66x9J7GF 58973.82872374
9 17UUsmejDsjJEtbRcotd289ADp7ZdanH5k 54382.84862936
10 1GLEtzJ1H2zoGrUA4RMbRJam5UJSdrk6T2 53880.04310002
11 16cou7Ht6WjTzuFyDBnht9hmvXytg6XdVT 53000.04310004
12 1P3S1grZYmcqYDuaEDVDYobJ5Fx85E9fE9 50000.04210013
13 15c2N528gELxafSDZyKgJeVBYujtpH8cx4 47157.00929844
14 1QAHVyRzkmD4j1pU5W89htZ3c6D6E7iWDs 46029.56820002
15 1MuYkciQTfRsU94ReAe5MiAfUpCrbLBcFR 44864.20534945
16 1DWosvn7iEv6TUfCUXsmLqNVBZi9usEkex 43632.34600002
17 14j6jLececs66ZQ8ew6vTFNiEn2NupacWJ 40000.31337102
18 1cXNTyXj4xPGopfYZNY5xfSM1EPJJvBZV 40000.04215103
19 12HddUDLhRP2F8JjpKYeKaDxxt5wUvx5nq 40000.04110103
20 16Ls6azc76ixc9Ny7AB5ZPPq6oiEL9XwXy 40000.04110013

As histogram:

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References

Source: Bitcoin address top100

Discussion: Bitcointalk: Bitcoin address top100

Top exchanges

Ranks Bitcoin currency exchanges by Bitcoin volume. (Last updated March 2013)

R Exchange BTC vol/mth link
1 MtGox 1750k -
2 bitstamp 143k -
3 Bitcoin-24 132k -
4 btce 88k -
5 btcn 87k -
6 btcde 70k -
7 bitfloor 42k -
8 virvox 35k -
9 virtex 34k -
10 bceuro 29k -
11 localbitcoins 15k -
12 Coinmate 1k http://coinmate.io/

Top countries

Ranks countries by the number of monthly Google searches for Bitcoin. (Last updated Jan 2013)

R Country vol/mth
- World 673.000
1 USA 246.000
2 Germany 49.500
3 UK 49.500
4 Canada 33.100
5 Australia 22.200
6 Russia 18.100
7 Netherlands 14.800
8 Italy 14.800
9 Brazil 12.100
10 Spain 12.100
11 Sweden 12.100
12 Finland 9.900
13 Austria 6.600
14 Argentina 4.400
15 India 4.100
16 Ireland 3.600
17 New Zealand 3.600
18 South Africa 1.900
19 Turkey 1.900
20 Venezuela 1.900

Top clients

Ranks Bitcoin clients by nº of downloads/wallets. (April 2013)

R Client downloads type source
1 Bitcoin-Qt 1.300.000 full http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/
2 Blockchain 212.000 web https://blockchain.info/charts/my-wallet-n-users
3 Bitcoin Wallet for Android 75.000 mobile https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet&hl=en
4 Bitcoin by MtGox Mobile 50.000 mobile https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mtgoxlive.trader
5 MultiBit - light
6 Electrum - light
7 Easywallet.org - web
8 BitcoinX - -
9 Coinbase 115.000 -
10 BIPS POS 290 mobile https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bips.pos
11 BIPS Market 117 mobile https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bips.market
12 Freecoin - -
13 GoBit Project Closed -
14 BitcoinApp - -
15 Instawallet x web
16 Paytunia 4.000 mobile
17 Coinbase - -
18 BitPay 3.000 -
19 Bitdollar 0 -
20 QBitcoin 0 -
21 StrongCoin - -

Top Scams, thefts, hacks and heists

Ranks the top ten known robberies and scams in Bitcoin history.

R Incident BTC lost link
1 Bitcoin Savings and Trust 200k -
2 MyBitcoin Theft 79k -
3 Linode Hacks 46k -
4 July 2012 Bitcoinica Theft 40k -
5 May 2012 Bitcoinica Hack 18k -
6 Allinvain Theft 25k -
7 Bitfloor Theft 24k -
8 Tony Silk Road Scam 20k -
9 Bitomat.pl Loss 17k -
10 Bitcoin7 Hack 11k -

Source: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=83794.0

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