Barry Silbert is the Founder & CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), which builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies through its insights, network, and access to capital. Starting in 2012, Barry became one of the first and most active investors in the bitcoin space, providing seed funding for Coinbase, Ripple, BitPay, and a number of other companies who have gone on to define the industry. Today, DCG is comprised of Grayscale Investments, Genesis Trading, CoinDesk, and a portfolio of over 70 investments in 20 countries. Prior to DCG, Barry founded SecondMarket, which was acquired by Nasdaq in 2015. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Barry was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey and graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Barry has received several honors including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain’s, and being selected to Fortune’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list.