Richard serves as Chief Executive Officer at 4K. Richard has spent the last decade building, growing, investing and advising companies in the media, finance and crypto industries. He began his career in digital marketing, building out a portfolio of websites that, at its height, generated roughly 10 million monthly unique page views, without having to invest in paid advertising. Richard was on the original cypherpunks mailing list where he discovered Bitcoin. He was an early investor in Ethereum, Cosmos, Polkadot, Chainlink, Filecoin, Avalanche, 0x, Oasis, Flow and numerous others. In 2017 he launched his own blockchain investment firm, AlphaBlock Investments, which has a cumulative return of more than 30x (58+% IRR) as of 2021. In 2018, he helped launch Certus.One, a top ranked enterprise blockchain infrastructure company with more than $500 million in delegated token-based assets. Richard graduated with a B.S. in Finance from the University of California, Riverside.