Brian Armstrong Details

Brian Armstrong is the chief executive of Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States.

Armstrong attended Rice University in 2001 where he received his master’s degree in computer science.  In 2003, Armstrong founded and in 2011, he began a software engineer at AirBnB.

Armstrong co-founded Coinbase, which is based in San Francisco, in 2012. Coinbase raised $300 million in October 2018 in a financing round led by Tiger Global that valued the company at $8 billion.

Current Projects

Coinbase, CEO & Co-Founder


San Francisco, CA U.S.


Rice University, Master's Degree, Computer Science, 2005-2006 Rice University, Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Economics, 2001-2005

Previous Projects

AirBnB, Software Engineer, 2011-2012, CEO & Founder, 2003-2012 Deloitte & Touche, Consultant, 2005 IBM, Interm Team Lead, 2003



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