Take a look at the investor roster of major companies in the crypto space and you’ll notice a certain firm that frequently appears: Digital Currency Group (DCG). Founded by Barry Silbert in 2015, DCG was originally made up of two bitcoin businesses, Genesis Global Trading, a cryptocurrency OTC trading firm, and Grayscale Investments, a cryptocurrency asset management firm combined with a few of Silbert’s personal seed investments.
Since then, the DCG has made investments in multiple verticals in the crypto space. From exchanges to blockchain protocols to media companies, DCG has spread its influence into every crevice of the market. The end goal? As Silbert tells Reuters, in a 2017 profile, he “aspires to build DCG into a publicly traded conglomerate like Berkshire Hathaway Inc, run by legendary investor Warren Buffett.” The goal looks increasingly likely with each passing day as the firm continues to make investments in blockchain and crypto companies, some of which are deeply influential in shaping the crypto landscape.