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➡️ About The Guest
Over the course of three decades, Anthony Di Iorio has launched more than 10 companies and invested tens of millions of dollars in numerous industries, including blockchain. Anthony immediately recognized the paradigm shift from the Age of Computing to the Age of Information and, more recently, to the Age of Value.
In late 2013 Anthony funded & co-founded Ethereum, the decentralized smart contract platform that at its peak hit $150 billion in market cap. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of Decentral Inc., a Toronto-based innovation hub & software development company focused on decentralized technologies. Decentral is the maker of Jaxx Liberty, A digital asset platform that has empowered millions of people with the tools they need to control their digital lives.
Well-versed in cryptocurrency, blockchain, finance, and business, he has advised a number of companies, and as the inaugural Chief Digital Officer for the TMX Group, the parent company of The Toronto Stock Exchange, he explored ways to make exchanges operate faster and cheaper through blockchain technology.
In 2018, Anthony further distinguished himself as the winner of the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, as the winner of the FinTech Leader of the Year Award, and made Toronto Life’s list of the 50 Most Influential people in 2018.
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➡️ Talking Points
00:00 - Intro
03:35 - Anthony Di Iorio's origin story.
14:38 - The problems they were trying to solve when they started Etherium.
19:41 - Is it too early or too late in the crypto game?
21:09 - Crypto in regards to financial gain vs. underlying tech.
23:57 - What future is Anthony Di Iorio focused on?
36:36 - What are the steps that we should take to move in the right direction?
42:30 - What does Anthony Di Iorio want to be remembered for and where do people connect with him?
45:25 - What was the biggest challenge in Anthony Di Iorio’s life and how did he overcome it
47:41 - Who was Anthony Di Iorio’s mentor?
48:43 - A book or a podcast recommended by Anthony Di Iorio.
50:48 - What would Anthony Di Iorio tell his 20-year-old self?
51:11 - What does success mean to Anthony Di Iorio?
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