Mr. Barry Silbert is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, and Investment Committee Member at Digital Currency Group. He serves as Board Member at Ethereum Classic. A global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain and/or bitcoin companies all over the world. DCG is the parent company of Grayscale Investments (the largest digital currency asset manager with ~$2 billion in AUM), Genesis Trading (the largest regulated crypto trading and lending firm), and CoinDesk (the preeminent media and events company in the space). A pioneer in bitcoin investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. Prior to leading DCG, Barry was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket, a venture-backed technology company that was acquired by Nasdaq. Barry has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by both Ernst & Young and Crain's and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 under 40" list. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Barry worked as an investment banker in New York. He graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.