|Category||Media; Data & Research|
|Alma mater||Bucknell University, BA double major in Economics and Sociology|
|Known for||Morgan Creek Digital and The Pomp Podcast|
Anthony Pompliano, an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist, is one of the biggest figures in crypto. Also referred to as “Pomp” in the crypto community, he is famous for hosting The Pomp Podcast and publishing “The Pomp Letter,” a daily crypto-related newsletter, to over 45,000 investors. Pomp is also a co-founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital, the crypto arm of major investment management firm Morgan Creek Capital.
Pompliano is one of the biggest crypto influencers on Twitter, holding an audience of nearly 460,000 subscribers. As a major industry advocate, Pompliano is known for his pro-Bitcoin stance, predicting itn to outperform gold in market capitalization in less than a decade and break $400,000 in the long term. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in economics and sociology. He also served as a sergeant in the United States Army between 2006 and 2012.
Over the course of 2020, Pompliano actively maintained his bullish stance on Bitcoin, reiterating his positive BTC predictions multiple times. In early 2020, Pomp again predicted that Bitcoin will have broken the $100,000 threshold by the end of 2021.
In March, Pompliano rebranded his Off The Chain podcast to The Pomp Podcast to more accurately represent its content. The podcast was included in Forbes’ “Top Crypto Podcasts Of 2020” list.
Pompliano’s crypto investment firm, Morgan Creek Digital, provided funding for a number of crypto initiatives in 2020, participating in two funding rounds for American crypto lending startup BlockFi. In August, the firm led BlockFi’s $50 million Series C round after participating in a $30 million Series B round in February. In 2020, Morgan Creek Digital also invested in crypto bank Avanti and blockchain securitization platform Cadence.
The company also provided notable support to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Fund. Morgan Creek Digital set up a Bitcoin address through The Giving Block to drive at least $750,000 worth of donations in crypto.
The question of how Pompliano’s $100,000 Bitcoin prediction will play out is probably one of the most exciting things about crypto in 2021 amid Bitcoin’s surge up to $42,000 in January.
Cointelegraph expects Pompliano to further expand his audience, with thousands of people willing to learn more about Bitcoin and crypto in 2021. Cointelegraph also anticipates that Morgan Creek Digital will support a number of promising crypto ventures with investments this year.