In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Roszak worked in risk capital and as an entrepreneur (he additionally settled insider exchanging charges in 2006) before buying his first bitcoins in 2012. Today his regular employment is prime supporter and director of Bloq, a five-year-old blockchain innovation startup with clients like Citigroup and Find. Bloq consults on everything from payment processing for “stable coins” — or cryptocurrencies pegged to a standard currency’s value — to helping banks store digital means securely.
Roszak has long been a crypto evangelist and recently – led an action to give every member of Congress$ 50 worth of digital assets. Forbes gauges his total crypto assets as $1.2 billion, up from roughly $300 million a year ago. “This will be the Thundering ’20s for bitcoin,” he told Forbes.