Minn. native's Bitcoin brilliance propels him onto prestigious Forbes '30 under 30' list

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MOORHEAD, Minn.—Olaf Carlson-Wee is a 28-year-old, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency hedge fund founder and CEO. He's also the Head of Risk and Product Manager of Coinbase, one of the most well-known digital currency exchanges in the world. For all intents and purposes, Carlson-Wee is the Wolf of Crypto Street.

Carlson-Wee, a Moorhead, Minn. native, was recently named to Forbes' 2018 "30 under 30" list in the category of "finance." This marks the sixth time that Carlson-Wee has been featured in Forbes Magazine. To reiterate, he's only 28.

A Forbes article published Jan. 7, 2016 titled, "This Man Has Been Living On Bitcoin For 3 Years" profiled Carlson-Wee as a Bitcoin hoarder who treated the digital currency as his "default" currency of choice. In 2013, when Carlson-Wee began to live only off of Bitcoin, an individual Bitcoin was worth approximately $20 to $30. As of Dec. 19, one Bitcoin is equal to $17,916.19.

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