Who is Brock Pierce?
Brock Pierce is a Cryptocurrency Twitter influencer. In 2013, Pierce joined brothers Bart and Bradford Stephens in founding venture capital firm Blockchain Capital (BCC) which was reported to have raised $85 million in two venture funds by October 2017. Described as its managing partner, Pierce announced a $50 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by BCC in February 2017. On its launch in June 2017, the currency was named EOS and marketed through a new vehicle called Block.one of which Pierce was variously described as co-founder, head, minority partner and advisor.
Block.one was said to be developing "end-to-end solutions to bring businesses onto the blockchain from strategic planning to product deployment" by means of its later to be released EOS.IO software created by Brendan Blumer and programmer Dan Larimer, Block.one's CEO and CTO, respectively. The ICO attracted $700 million and was by far the biggest in 2017. By March 2018, Pierce's role at Block.one had changed to chief strategy officer and he resigned from the company that month.
In a February 2018 issue of Forbes magazine Pierce was named in the "top 20 wealthiest people in crypto" with an estimated net worth between 700 million and 1.1 Billion