Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He’s been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO).
Block.one was created in 2017 and has sold over $4B tokens in the EOS crowdsale making it the largest ever. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 and is the first sector- focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies. Pierce led the firm through the first ICO of a venture fund, which created the first security token. Blockchain Capital has made more than 100 investments in the sector across its four funds. The firm was named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook. Tether is the first stable coin and asset backed token.
Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1B and investors such as Goldman Sachs, which was sold in 2016 for more than $100M. Pierce founded ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers, which was acquired by Tencent in 2012. He founded IGE, the pioneer of digital currency in online games, achieving r evenues exceeding $100 million in 2006 and sold in 2007. Pierce is also a co-founder of D10e, GoCoin, Blade Payments, Five Delta (sold NASDAQ: SRAX), Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Evertune, GamesTV, and D.E.N. He also advises for companies like Airswap, Bancor, BitGo, BitGuild, BlockV, Bloq, DNA, Element Group, Metronome, Shyft, tZERO, & ODX.
Personal experience has lead Pierce to become an advocate for due process and rule of law, with a focus on an efficient, fair, and coherent judicial system as the cornerstone to liberal democracy. His philanthropy in this area focuses on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Center for Individual Rights, and the Brennan Center for Human Rights.
Pierce is frequent lecturer at Singularity University and has spoken at the Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford University, USC, and UCLA.
He has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Wired, and Rolling Stone.
- Rolling Stone: Brock Pierce, The Hippie King of Cryptocurrency
- CNBC: Blockchain won’t kill banks
- Forbes: The Richest People In Cryptocurrency
- The New York Times: Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico
- Wired: A Drive Through Laurel Canyon with Brock Pierce
- Bloomberg: Can Crypto, Cannabis, and Nicolas Cage Boost Puerto Rico’s Economy?
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Conscious Capitalism: Redefining Success in the Age of Digital Currency
As the global economy changes and old financial systems are disrupted, there is a unique opportunity to recreate the way an entire global industry works. As the leaders of this movement, we have the power to create a new world of exceptional impact.
Brock Pierce, the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and a pioneer in the digital currency industry, will discuss how entrepreneurial and philanthropic goals can work in tandem in the age of digital currency, to create wealth while changing the world.