Anthony is the CEO and Founder of Decentral – a Toronto-based innovation hub focused on disruptive and decentralized technologies.
In early 2016, they created Jaxx – one of the top multi-cryptocurrency wallets on the market.
Anthony is also one of the founding members of Ethereum and the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada.
In this episode, we discuss:
– Anthony’s epic journey to Cryptocurrency. From real estate, to the family patio door business, to geothermal drilling, and finally, to a serendipitous discovery of Bitcoin that eventually led to millions
– How he became one of the original 5 founders of Ethereum
– And of course, since he invented one of the most popular cryptocurrency wallets in the space, we discuss the inevitable consequences of the current ICO bubble
[00:30] – Who is Anthony Di Iorio? What is Decentral? What is Jaxx?
[02:38] – Anthony’s journey to Bitcoin
[05:20] – His foray into Geothermal Drilling
[07:38] – Coming across Peter Schiff and his prediction of the 2008 global financial crisis
[08:35] – Finally stumbling on Bitcoin
[10:00] – How Anthony Di Iorio started the first Toronto Bitcoin Meetup in 2012
[11:43] – Starting up the ‘Satoshi Circle’ gambling site
[13:16] – Anthony creates the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada
[14:45] – How he went to sell Satoshi Circle for millions
[16:03] – Why the digital wallet for cryptocurrency is like the browser for the Internet and how Anthony Di Iorio created his first crypto wallet in 2013
[17:49] – Vitalik Buterin creates Ethereum and Anthony becomes one of the 5 Founders – Vitalik Buterin, Anthony Di Iorio, Mihai Alisie, Charles Hoskinson, and Amir Chetri
[20:01] – Setting up the world’s second Bitcoin ATM in 2014
[21:38] – Why Anthony left the Ethereum Foundation in 2014
[22:45] – How Anthony and his team launched Jaxx in early 2016
[25:54] – His thoughts on the ICO bubble
[28:12] – How Jaxx is quickly becoming the official wallet for an increasing number of ICOs
[30:01] – Anthony’s advice to people taking part in ICOs
[32:00] – His prediction on Bitcoin and Ethereum in 10 years
[33:00] – His take on the Blockchain/Cryptocurrency ‘killer app’
[34:07] – How to get in touch with Anthony and Decentral
[34:52] – Conclusion
– Decentral website
– Jaxx website
– Anthony’s Twitter: @diiorioanthony