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Building information asymmetries in Web 3, Brock Pierce

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Timing Innovation in Web 3, Brock Pierce Block One

April 2020

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Jamie Burke

CEO and Founder

Over his career he has cultivated a powerful ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and government agencies to help the Outlier’s portfolio scale effectively earning their trust from a frank and honest approach to the space....read more

Brock Pierce has been at the heart of almost every major innovation and event in Web 3 from being an early investor in and Chairman of The Bitcoin Foundation. 

 

Posted by Jamie Burke - April 2020

April 2020

Posted by

Jamie Burke

CEO and Founder

Over his career he has cultivated a powerful ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and government agencies to help the Outlier’s portfolio scale effectively earning their trust from a frank and honest approach to the space....read more

Brock has raised more funding for crypto startups than anyone else on the planet, pioneering the first Initial Coin Offering with Mastercoin in 2013 which triggered the lead up the $20bn 2017 ‘ICO Boom’. He co-founded Blockchain Capital the first blockchain VC and with them conducted the first STO (Security Token Offering) and with EOS conducted not just the largest ICO but largest crowdfunding event in history raising $4bn. As an investor, he was one of the largest backers of Ethereum ICO but also cofounded Tether the first asset-backed stablecoin. He talks candidly about how being an early founder in gaming and esports in the 90s and 00s gave him an edge in understanding the rising importance of digital currency & assets like NFTs as well as how we grow a powerful community of founders, once described as the ‘Crypto Illuminati’, to build information asymmetry to spot market opportunities.

Key themes:

  • The origins of digital assets in gaming
  • Market timing innovations
  • Utilising information asymmetry
  • Fundraising in Web 3
  • Growing new digital markets