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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Brian Armstrong

Nominated in Innovator of the Year

About Brian Armstrong

Co-founder and CEO of Coinbase Brian Armstrong is creating an Open Financial System for the world. A leader in the cryptocurrency exchange with a mobile wallet that was the most downloaded iPhone app in 2017, the new billionaire is bolstering his innovations to an internet generation. Brian upped his global philanthropy game in 2018 via “12 Days of Coinbase” providing donations to Venezuelan families and bitcoin to Syrian refugees, becoming the first crypto billionaire to sign on to “The Giving Pledge” in December 2018, committing to donate his wealth to charitable causes.

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