Brian Armstrong is a software engineer, consultant, risk manager and crypto entrepreneur. Armstrong’s Bitcoin career started in 2012, when he became a co-founder and CEO of Coinbase. Coinbase is now one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency trading platforms valued at over the $1 billion. While mostly known for running Coinbase, he is also a co-founder for the GiveCrypto foundation. Armstrong has been at the center of comments in late 2020 from media outlets and stirred employees following his public statements encouraging an 'apolitical' stance in working culture at Coinbase.