Brian Armstrong is the CEO of Coinbase, the world's biggest exchange for trading digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. He is responsible for introducing much of America and the world to cryptocurrency.
Armstrong personally owns more Ether than he does Bitcoin.
Before founding Coinbase, Armstrong was a software engineer with Airbnb.com. He was also the founder and CEO of UniversityTutor.com.
He began his career at Deloitte & Touche after a stint as an intern team leader at IBM.
Armstrong holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Rice University, and a master's degree from Rice in computer science.
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