Before transforming his cryptocurrency side-hustle into a full-time hustle, Ian used to work at IBM– the second largest organisation on the planet, where he helped drive revenue in the millions every year. Ian has been perceived as one of IBM’s best workers by being a member of the IBM Hundred Percent Club, because of accomplishing over 100% of his million dollar sales quota.
Ian Balina is the founder of Peer Hustle, a mobile on-demand freelancer marketplace for the sharing economy regularly called the “Uber for Freelancers,” that at present has more than 5,000 freelancers around the globe.
Ian Balina is a powerful Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. He has shown up in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Street, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine for his work in analytics, cryptocurrencies and entrepreneurship.
A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought an information-driven, “Moneyball” approach to deal with investing in cryptocurrencies token deals (ICOs) called “Token Metrics”. Ian Balina drives a global cryptocurrency investor syndicate that puts resources into promising blockchain startup’s token deals. Ian is an organizer, and General Partner at 100X Advisors and presently advises Phantasma Protocol, Nucleus Vision, and Pareto Networks.
Balina left the corporate world to become a crypto-influencer. He had been significantly successful in investing in crypto as a side hobby. Balina ended up getting popular for posting his Blockfolio on his Instagram.
On April fifteenth, 2018 while Balina was completing a live stream reviewing ICOs, a watcher educated him that his wallet addresses was hacked out of $2 million worth of crypto. Balina proceeded with his review; however the live feed went down 14 minutes after the fact. He would continue with the review a couple of hours after the fact, however, it was noticed that he was logged-out of his Google Sheets profile. Balina later went on Twitter and wrote in his Telegram group that he had been hacked and requested help to discover the perpetrators.