Ethereum fallout – how the second biggest cryptocurrency in the world nearly didn’t happen, with Anthony Di Iorio, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Decentral
How many of us are kicking ourselves for not investing $100 in Bitcoin in 2010 – it would be worth almost $48 million today. Anthony Di Iorio, one of the co-founders of Ethereum, the massive open-source blockchain, which is home to Ether, the second biggest cryptocurrency in the world after Bitcoin, is not kicking himself.
Anthony was an early investor in Bitcoin putting in $8,000 back in 2012. With the proceeds of his first sale of Bitcoin, Anthony was able to initially fund Ethereum with the few million dollars he made.
Anthony stepped away from Ethereum in 2015, and is currently the founder and CEO of the blockchain company Decentral – a software development company he founded that focuses on blockchain tech.
Anthony’s story is wild – not your average entrepreneur tale. He needs round the clock bodyguards and for a man who’s spent his working life seeking freedom, that doesn’t sit well.
“I always search for freedom, to be empowered, where I can be in control of my life utilising technology to do that. A big turning point for me [was] when I’m surrounded by security guards and thinking, is this really the life that I want? And the answer is no. The more I search for freedom, the less freedom I actually get.”