Time and Forbes listed Fred Ehrsam in 2013 and 2014, respectively, among the 30 Millennials changing the world. He set out to do that by co-founding Coinbase – the digital asset broker that paved the way for the cryptocurrency explosion. After graduating from Duke University with honors and a B.S. in computer science and economics, Ehrsam worked as a portfolio analyst at BlackRock and a forex trader at Goldman Sachs. He left Wall Street to co-found Coinbase in 2012. Ehrsam withdrew from day-to-day operations in January 2017 but continues to be involved with the company as a board director. He also serves as adviser at Polychain Capital. Through Coinbase, Ehrsam has helped turn Bitcoin into the most popular alternative currency in the world: the Bitcoin market is worth more than $50 billion. Meanwhile, Coinbase, has raised $117 million from multiple high-profile investors and its user base exceeds 13 million.