Digital Currency Group

DCG owns and operates four key lines of business in trading, asset management, bitcoin related news and investments.
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Digital Currency Group

The story so far

Digital Currency Group was founded in 2015 by Barry Silbert. A pioneer in digital currency investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. Today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry. Digital Currency Group's mission is to accelerate the development of a better financial system by building and supporting blockchain and digital currency companies using their network, insights, and access to capital. DCG has been the most active investor in the digital currency industry, with investments in over 150 companies in 30 different countries. DCG owns and operate five businesses: CoinDesk (the industry's leading media, research, and events platform), Genesis (the industry's leading institutional lending and brokerage firm), Grayscale (the largest digital currency asset management firm), Foundry (a financing and advisory company focused on digital asset mining and staking and Luno (a leading global digital asset exchange and wallet.) OMERS Ventures invested in DCG in 2012.

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Consumer

Founded

2011

OMERS First Investment

2012

Exited

2020

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert is the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group. A pioneer in bitcoin investing, Barry established himself in 2012 as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. In 2015, he founded DCG and today, DCG is one of the industry’s most prolific investors, backing more than 120 companies in 30 countries around the world, including Coinbase, Ripple, BitPay, and Circle.

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