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. He 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 run to a $20bn 2017 ‘ICO Boom’. He co-founded Blockchain Capital the first blockchain VC, and with them conducted the first STO (Security Token Offering). As co-founder of EOS he 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 (Non-Fungible Tokens) as well as by growing a powerful network of founders, once described as the ‘Crypto Illuminati’, he built information asymmetry to spot and act on market opportunities.