An entrepreneur and venture capitalist in disruptive technology businesses, Brock Pierce co-founded Block.one in 2017 amd serves as its Head of Strategy. Block.one provides solutions, from strategic planning to product deployment, to bring blockchain to businesses. The company is behind the EOS project to create a new smart contract platform for building decentralized applications, based on the ethereum blockchain. It is raising funds for the project through the distribution of EOS tokens.
Before Block.one, Pierce was a co-founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, which was set up in 2013. The firm’s portfolio includes compamies such as Blockstream, GoCoin, Kraken and Xapo.
In 2014, Pierce was elected as Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit organisation promoting the acceptance and adoption of bitcoin. He advises a number of companies, including Bancor, a protocol for the creation of intrinsically tradable tokens.
Pierce has also invested in the online gaming industry. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, a digital currency marketplace for games, as well as other gaming companies such as ZAM, IGE and Tether.
Pierce is a former child actor who appeared in Disney’s The Mighty Ducks films.