Brian Armstrong

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Brian Armstrong
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer Coinbase
Location San Francisco
Twitter @coinbase
Personal Twitter @brian_armstrong
LinkedIn Profile

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.[1][2]

Armstrong personally owns more Ether than he does Bitcoin.


Before founding Coinbase, Armstrong was a software engineer with He was also the founder and CEO of

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.[3]


  1. 40 Under 40. Fortune.
  2. Coinbase taps Twitter for much-needed customer service expertise. Financial Times.
  3. Brian Armstrong. Angel List.
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