Brian Armstrong

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Brian Armstrong
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Occupation Co-Founder & CEO
Employer Coinbase
Location San Francisco, CA
Twitter @Coinbase
Personal Twitter @brian_armstrong
LinkedIn Profile

Brian Armstrong has been the CEO of Coinbase since its founding. Coinbase provides retail cryptocurrency brokerage services as well as an exchange for professional traders of cryptocurrency.


Along with Fred Ehrsam,[1] Brian Armstrong founded Coinbase in 2012. Before starting Coinbase, he founded and worked for as a software engineer. [2]

Coinbase, which provides one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, was reported to have achieved a valuation of $1.6 billion during its $100 million capital raise in August 2017.[3]


Brian Armstrong attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he recieved a Bachelors Degree in 2005 and a Masters Degree in 2006.[4]