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Our Values

  • We believe in the preservation and restoration of our planet, animals, and ecosystems.

  • We believe a world-class education is a basic human right.

  • We believe financial sovereignty and freedom are of tantamount importance.

  • We believe in equality for very human on this earth and fight against injustice.

Why Brock is Running for President

The Brock Pierce Foundation

About The Foundation

Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He's been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO). Block.one was created in 2017 and has sold over $4B tokens in the EOS crowdsale making it the largest ever. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 and is the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies. Pierce led the firm through the first ICO of a venture fund, which created the first security token. Blockchain Capital has made more than 100 investments in the sector across its four funds. The firm was named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook. Tether is the first stable coin and asset-backed token. Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1B and investors such as Goldman Sachs, which was sold in 2016 for more than $100M. Pierce founded ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers, which was acquired by Tencent in 2012. He founded IGE, the pioneer of digital currency in online games, achieving revenues exceeding $100 million in 2006 and sold in 2007. Pierce is also a co-founder of D10e, GoCoin, Blade Payments, Five Delta (sold NASDAQ: SRAX), Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Evertune, GamesTV, and D.E.N. He also advises for companies like Airswap, Bancor, BitGo, BitGuild, BlockV, Bloq, DNA, Element Group, Metronome, Shyft, tZERO, and ODX. Personal experience has led Pierce to become an advocate for due process and rule of law, with a focus on an efficient, fair, and coherent judicial system as the cornerstone to liberal democracy. His philanthropy in this area focuses on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Center for Individual Rights, and the Brennan Center for Human Rights. Pierce is a frequent lecturer at Singularity University and has spoken at the Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford University, USC, and UCLA. He has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Wired, and Rolling Stone.

About Brock Pierce

Biography

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    Chairman

  • Brock Pierce (born November 14, 1980) is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising, and investing in disruptive businesses. He is also running for President of the United States in the 2020 presidential election as an independent candidate, with promises to embrace technology, and further, implement it into the government’s infrastructure.  He’s been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5 billion for companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS AllianceBlock.oneBlockchain CapitalTether, and Mastercoin -the first Initial Coin Offering in history. 

    Early Life

    Pierce was born in Minnesota and appeared in commercials as a toddler.  His first major role was playing a young Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks (1992). Pierce reprised the role in D2: The Mighty Ducks. He starred as Luke Davenport in First Kid (1996). Pierce had small roles in Little Big League (1994), Ripper Man (1995), Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995), Three Wishes (1995), and Earth Minus Zero (1996).
    Young Brock Pierce

    Business

    Digital Entertainment Network

    In 1999, Pierce was an executive vice-president of the Digital Entertainment Network, a company that created four-to-six minute streaming-video series, having raised $88m dollars from blue chip investors. As an 18-year-old, Pierce was making $250,000 a year and held one percent of the company’s shares, a board member describing him as “the guy who could tell us what Gen-Yers were likely to think”.  Pierce resigned from DEN in October 1999.

    IMI Exchange

    Pierce founded IMI Exchange (originally Internet Gaming Entertainment) in 2001 and resigned from his CEO position on June 26, 2007, but remained an adviser and vice-chairman of the board of the company. Under Pierce’s leadership, IMI Exchange nurtured DAX, the largest virtual goods exchanges in South Korea and the US/Europe market with sites, like ItemMania and Player Auctions, respectively. IMI Exchange raised over $100 million from investors like Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners.
    Pierce worked at ZAM, a network of websites oriented around massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG), like World of WarcraftStar Wars: The Old RepublicRiftEverQuest, etc. The ZAM.com network included gaming websites like ZAM.com, Wowhead, Thottbot, Torhead, and D3DB.

    Internet Gaming Entertainment

    In 2001, Pierce founded Internet Gaming Entertainment (IGE), a company that pioneered the MMORPG currency-selling services industry that link virtual economies with the real one. In 2004, CNN Money reported that IGE brought in more than $1 million USD each month.
    Between 2004 and 2005, IGE spent more than $25 million buying out seven smaller competitors, including four auction platforms and a number of fan and content sites. In 2005, Pierce estimated that IGE accounted for about fifty percent of this online market in the U.S., which has about $500 million in annual volume. 

    Titan Gaming/Playsino

    In 2010, Titan Gaming recruited Pierce to sit on its board along with EA Executive Keith McCurdy. Pierce joined additional Southern California angel investors, including MP3.com’s Michael Robertson, SOA Software’s Eric Pulier, and William Quigley and Jim Armstrong of Clearstone Ventures.  Also that year, Titan Gaming purchased the rising online gaming network Xfire from Viacom.  In October 2011, after Xfire received over $4 million in fresh funding from Intel Capital, Titan Gaming and Xfire cut ties and went their own ways. Titan Gaming and Xfire now operate independently.
     
    In late April 2012, Titan Gaming announced that it would be rebranded as Playsino to embark in a complete makeover, with Pierce as the new CEO and $1.5 million of new funding.

    Blockchain

     

    Pierce is best known for his work pioneering the digital currency industry. He has raised over $5 billion for companies he founded in the space including EOS AllianceBlock.oneBlockchain CapitalTether, and Mastercoin. Pierce was both an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale. He also advises for companies like AirSwapBancorBitGo, BitGuild, BlockV, Bloq, DNAElement Group, Metronome, Shyft, tZERO, and ODX. 
    Pierce was also one of the founders of Block.one which has sold over $4 billion tokens in the EOS crowdsale making it the largest ever. He co-founded Blockchain Capital in 2013 and is the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in blockchain technology companies. Pierce led the firm through the first ICO of a venture fund, which created the first security token. Blockchain Capital has made more than 100 investments in the sector across its four funds.
    The firm was named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook. In 2014, Brock founded Tether, the first stablecoin and asset backed token. Pierce has spoken about the power of blockchain technology and decentralization at events across the world. He is a frequent lecturer at Singularity University and has spoken at the Milken Global Conference, Mobile World CongressWired, INK, Stanford UniversityUSC, and UCLA

    Reviving Mt. Gox

    After the fall of Mt. Gox, Pierce purchased stakes in the exchange becoming its sole proprietor for 2 BTC in 2014, paying 1 BTC for an 88% stake from Mark Karpelès and 1 BTC for a 12% stake from co-founder Jed McCaleb. In February 2019, Pierce revealed his plan to revive Mt. Gox through the Gox Rising Project. Using a legal process called a Civil Rehabilitation Plan, Pierce wants “creditors” (people who had deposits on Mt. Gox that were lost at the time of its demise) to be paid in an equitable way.

    Puerto Rico

    After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, Brock Pierce and other crypto enthusiasts decided to move to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island and create a safe haven for cryptocurrency.  Puerto Rico also offers a tax haven for crypto millionaires and billionaires through Act 20 and Act 22.

    Presidential Run

    On July 5, 2020, Pierce announced he would be running for president of the United States via Twitter, stating “I, Brock Pierce, am running for president of the United States of America.”  In a separate tweet, he announced he would be running as an Independent politician. In addition to the tweets, he posted a video to his YouTube channel, titled “Brock Pierce for President 2020 Announcement”. He aims to improve American lives by using readily available technology and implementing it into the government’s dated infrastructure. While discussing his reasoning behind his run in his announcement video, he states,
    “Technology should be embraced, not feared. It is here to enhance our institutions, and improve our lives. If our government was using 21st century technology, all of those stimulus and unemployment checks would’ve been received by the people in need much sooner. Technology is a solution that we should be proactively using.
    On July 7, 2020, he formally registered with the Federal Election Commission
    On July 10, 2020, Brock Pierce expressed his views, in a heartful message, sharing why he is running for president. 

    Philanthropy

    Personal experience has lead Pierce to become an advocate for due process and rule of law, with a focus on an efficient, fair, and coherent judicial system as the cornerstone to liberal democracy. His philanthropy in this area focuses on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Center for Individual Rights, and the Brennan Center for Human Rights. 

    Personal Life

    Brock Pierce is married to Crystal Rose Pierce. Their marriage is upheld in an online smart contract that can be dissolved, changed or renewed annually. In March 2019, they had their first child Aurora Rose Pierce

     

Helping Protect Families & Loved Ones from COVID-19

  • Brock Pierce Foundation

    On behalf of all those suffering from COVID-19, The Brock Pierce Foundation made a charitable donation of 44.5 bitcoin, worth over $400,000 USD in today's value. This donation was to secure necessary personal protective equipment to help fight coronavirus in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

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