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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]].  
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Todd McDonald was one of the three founding partners of R3. In 2015 R3 CEV organized a consortium of major financial institutions to establish standards of the use of distributed ledger technology in finance.<ref>{{cite web|url=
 
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== Background ==
 
 
 
Along with Fred Ehrsam,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://fortune.com/2017/01/21/bitcoin-ethereum-coinbase-cofounder-fred-ehrsam-exit-interview/|name=Why Coinbase's Cofounder Is Moving On|org=Fortune|date=April 29, 2018}}</ref> Brian Armstrong founded [[Coinbase]] in 2012. Before starting Coinbase, he founded universitytutor.com and worked for Airbnb.com as a software engineer. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-coinbase-bitcoin-20150127-story.html|name=Coinbase launches what it calls 'first regulated bitcoin exchange'|org=Los Angeles Times|date=April 23, 2018}}</ref>
 
  
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.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://fortune.com/40-under-40/brian-armstrong-10/|name=Brian Armstrong, 34|org=Fortune|date=April 23, 2018}}</ref>
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Before founding R3, McDonald had worked in foreign currency trading at State Street Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddvmcdonald/|name=Todd McDonald|org=LinkedIn|date=July 10, 2018}}</ref>  
  
 
== Education ==
 
== Education ==
  
Brian Armstrong attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he recieved a Bachelors Degree in 2005 and a Masters Degree in 2006.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.linkedin.com/in/barmstrong|name=Brian Armstrong|org=LinkedIn|date=April 28, 2018}}</ref>  
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McDonald attended Colgate University where he earned a Bachelors degree in economics and political science in 1996.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddvmcdonald/|name=Todd McDonald|org=LinkedIn|date=July 10, 2018}}</ref>  
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 14:26, 30 May 2019

Todd V. McDonald
[[Image:Todd McDonald.jpg]]
Occupation Co-Founder, Head of Parnerships
Employer R3
Location New York City
Twitter @R3
Personal Twitter @mcdtv
LinkedIn Profile
Website r3.com

Todd McDonald was one of the three founding partners of R3. In 2015 R3 CEV organized a consortium of major financial institutions to establish standards of the use of distributed ledger technology in finance.[1]

Before founding R3, McDonald had worked in foreign currency trading at State Street Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.[2]

Education

McDonald attended Colgate University where he earned a Bachelors degree in economics and political science in 1996.[3]

References