Ten years ago, Sandra Law worked in finance in London when a currency trading friend told her about Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies were released just a few years ago and are still far from a global phenomenon.
“Bitcoin was really known only in the ridiculous tech world, and eventually London currency traders learned about it around 2010,” Ro says. She is the CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, a Swiss non-profit organization that has invested in cryptocurrencies, built significant fortunes and is now promoting the technology behind cryptocurrencies.
Against the backdrop of global banking markets such as Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, Ro quickly realized the revolutionary potential of blockchain. “What intrigued me was whether technology could mediate financial markets. What on earth did you think?” She recalls. “Bitcoin was trading for hundreds of dollars at the time, so what if it worked? And what do you guess? Did it!”