Chief Executive OFficer & Founder, Digital Currency Group
Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), a global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain and bitcoin companies all over the world.
A pioneer in bitcoin investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest, most active investors in the industry.
Barry founded DCG in 2015 and today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry, backing over 140 companies across 30 countries, including Coinbase, Ripple, and Circle. DCG also invests directly in digital currencies and other digital assets. Additionally, DCG is the parent company of Grayscale Investments (the largest digital currency asset manager with ~$1 billion in AUM), Genesis Trading (the largest regulated crypto trading and lending firm), and CoinDesk (the preeminent blockchain media and events company).
Prior to leading DCG, Barry founded SecondMarket, a technology company that was acquired by Nasdaq. Barry has received numerous accolades for his leadership including Entrepreneur of the Year by both EY and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune’s “40 under 40” list.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Barry worked as an investment banker. He graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.