#12 Barry Silbert


Name: Barry Silbert

Position: Co-founder of Blockchain Capital

Twitter: https://twitter.com/barrysilbert

Age: 41

Citizenship: US

 

Develops: 

Digital Currency Group, Founder & CEO

Grayscale Investments, Founder & CEO

Second Market, Inc., Founder & former Chairman

 

 

Famous for: 

Known as a founder of The Digital Currency Group, Silbert is a serial crypto investor and a well-known proponent of the rival Ethereum chain, Ethereum Classic. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of trading illiquid assets and has appeared in many leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, and many others. In 2013, he started as an angel investor in Bitcoin companies, and he currently is one of the most influential figures and newsmakers in the crypto world industries.

 

Facts: 

  1. Frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of trading illiquid assets.
  2. Crypto Net Worth: $ 400 - 500 million.
  3. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Barry was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey, focusing on financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing transactions.
  4. Is an active seed investor in the digital currency industry with over 50 investments in 15 countries.
  5. MBA with honors from Emory University, USA.
  6. Barry was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and was selected to Fortune's 40 Under 40 list.

Quote:

  • Bitcoin has the potential to radically transform our concepts of money, store of value, and the means by which assets are exchanged the world over.