Nick Chong · 7 days ago · 2 min read · Insights via Grayscale Investments
Blumer was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When he was 15 years old, he developed a website to sell virtual assets in the multiplayer online gaming space. His website, known as Gamecliff (stylized as GaMeCliff), displayed different characters, weapons, and houses for MMORPG games including EverQuest and World of Warcraft.
In 2005, Blumer’s Gamecliff was acquired by IGE. The company moved to its new headquarters to Hong Kong to head Gamecliff’s operations.
In 2007, Blumer founded The Accounts Network, a company that sold in-game MMORPG avatars.
In 2010, Blumer launched Okay.com, an enterprise data sharing platform for real estate brokers in Asia. The company later merged with the real estate company Asia Pacific Properties.
He founded ii5 in 2013, a startup dedicated to real-estate listings in India.
In 2016, Brendan Blumer met software programmer Dan Larimer. In March 2017, Blumer and Larimer together formed Block.one, an open source software publishing company specializing in high-performance blockchain technologies.
In May 2017, Blumer and Larimer announced their first project, EOS. Critics have argued that Block.one’s year-long EOS initial coin offering (ICO) is unnecessarily aggressive in the number of funds that it is seeking to raise for such a product.
In February 2018, he was recognized by Forbes as one of “The Richest People In Cryptocurrency.”