Brock Pierce – Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Games, and Gambling
Brock Pierce is a 10x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He has raised more than $200 million on behalf of his companies and led more than 30 acquisitions. He is currently a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund and sits on the boards of IMI Exchange, Xfire, Playsino, ExpressCoin, GoCoin, FGL, Spicy Horse Games, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin China and the Mastercoin Foundation.
Pierce’s entrepreneurial activities are focused in the areas of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, games, gambling, ad tech and payments. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the worlds leading digital currency marketplace with sales exceeding US$1 billion annually, which raised over $100 Million from blue chip investors such as Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners, ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers with more than 15 million monthly users which was sold in January 2012 to Tencent, IGE, the company credited with pioneering the market for digital currency in online games, which generated $100 million in revenue in 2006 and was sold in early 2007. He is also the co-founder of Playsino, ExpressCoin (Bitcoin exchange), GoCoin (Bitcoin payment platform), Five Delta, Evertune, GamesTV, Digital Entertainment Network, KnCMiner.cn (Bitcoin Mining), and Robocoin China (Bitcoin ATM). Pierce also led the acquisition of Xfire from Viacom.
Pierce is an advisor to Casual Connect, GamesBeat, and Digital Media Wire, an active angel investor and member of BitAngels and an active supporter of non-profit and advocacy organizations and is a member of Clinton Global Initiative. He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford, USC, and UCLA.
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