Barry Silbert is one of the most influential and successful investors in the crypto space and the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), a conglomerate of five cryptocurrency-focused companies.
Silbert started his career as an investment banker, working on high-profile corporate bankruptcies such as Enron and WorldCom. He then launched Second Market, a stock trading platform that he sold to Nasdaq in 2015.
Silbert was an early adopter of Bitcoin, buying about $175,000 worth of the cryptocurrency in 2012. He went on to found DCG, a company that has invested in over 200 crypto startups in more than 35 countries.
Silbert is also an active participant in the online crypto community, frequently sharing his views and insights on social media. He is a vocal supporter of Bitcoin and other decentralized technologies. He is also involved in various initiatives to promote crypto adoption and education, such as the Bitcoin Investment Trust and the Crypto Council for Innovation.