Barry Silbert is the Founder of Digital Currency Group, a company empowering the establishment of digital money upheaval by investing and developing organisations in the Bitcoin space.
What’s more, Barry additionally made the Bitcoin Investment Trust, a private, open-ended trust that invests exclusively in bitcoin and derives its value solely from the price of bitcoin. It empowers investors to gain exposure to the value development of bitcoin without the difficulties of purchasing, storing, and safekeeping bitcoins.
Barry is likewise a standout amongst the most prolific angel investors in the bitcoin space by means of his investment vehicle, Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., with interests in more than 20 bitcoin-related organizations, including BitGo, BitPay, BitPagos, BitPesa, Chain, Circle, Coinbase, Gyft, Kraken, Ripple Labs, TradeBlock, Unocoin and Xapo.
Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of SecondMarket, a stage that empowers privately owned businesses and investment funds to more effectively raise capital and give liquidity to their partners by disentangling complex transaction workflows, streamlining investor on-boarding and confirming that investors are accredited.
SecondMarket has gotten various awards as of late including being named by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and has obtained honours from Forbes, Fast Company, Deloitte and different associations. Barry has gained a few individual honours including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young and Crain’s and being chosen to Fortune’s renowned “40 Under 40” list.
SecondMarket is backed by an esteemed group of investors, including FirstMark Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Li Ka-shing Foundation, Temasek Holdings, NEA and Silicon Valley Bank.
Preceding founding SecondMarket in 2004, Barry was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey and graduated with distinction from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.