Brendan Blumer (born August 8, 1986) is an American entrepreneur, executive, and investor. He is the CEO of Block.one, the tech company producing the EOS.IO distributed ledger software. He is based in Hong Kong.
Blumer was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When he was 15 years old, he developed a website to sell virtual assets in the multiplayer online gaming space. His website, known as Gamecliff (stylized as GaMeCliff), displayed different characters, weapons, and houses for MMORPG games including EverQuest and World of Warcraft.
In 2005, Blumer's Gamecliff was acquired by IGE and the company moved to its new headquarters in Hong Kong to head Gamecliff's operations. Blumer founded The Accounts Network in 2007, a company that sold in-game MMORPG avatars and reached $1 million in revenue figures.
In 2010, Blumer launched Okay.com, an enterprise data sharing platform for real estate brokers in Asia. The company later merged with the real estate company Asia Pacific Properties. His next business project, ii5, also focused on real estate. Founded in 2013, startup was dedicated to real estate listings in India.
In March 2017, Blumer formed Block.One, an open source software publishing company specializing in high performance blockchain technologies. In May 2017, Blumer announced EOS.IO. Critics have argued that Block.one's year long EOS initial coin offering (ICO) is unnecessarily aggressive in the amount of funds that it is seeking to raise for such a product.
In February 2018, he was recognized by Forbes as one of "The Richest People In Cryptocurrency".
On June 1, 2019, he announced Voice to the world in the Block.One Washington event, the B1 June. Voice is a decentralized social media developed by Block.One and it is currently preparing to launch its worldwide beta version, scheduled for August 15, 2020.
Jan 2017 – present time
Jan 2013 - Jan 2017
Hong Kong I Singapore I Mumbai
2009 — Jan 2013
The Accounts Network
2007 - 2009
2001 - 2005
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