As Strike CEO Jack Mallers trends online amid his recent comments on the digital currency Bitcoin, some are curious to know more about him, including his age and career so far.
On Wednesday (November 16), Mallers, who is the chief executive of Bitcoin investment company Zap Solutions and payment app Strike, appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch as he shared his thoughts on the world of cryptocurrency and, in particular, the value of Bitcoin.
Following his appearance, some are curious to know more about the up-and-coming crypto figure. Let’s get to know Jack a bit better…
Get to know the Strike CEO
Mallers is a rising name in the cryptocurrency scene, having become known in the Bitcoin investment industry in recent years.
The Chicago native has been a part of the world of crypto for almost a decade, having first come across Bitcoin back in 2013.
Instead, Mallers went on to learn more about web development and software engineering as part of a local course, during which he developed several apps.
The app’s purpose later switched into the world of crypto as a Bitcoin investment and payment service two years later in 2019, as per Bitcoin Magazine.
At the start of 2020, through Zap, Mallers announced the release of the instant Bitcoin payment application, Strike.
How old is Jack Mallers?
When he was aged 26, Mallers was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 finance list last year amid his successes with Zap Solutions.
The honor came around eight years after Mallers was introduced to the world of crypto when he was just 18 years old.
Reflecting on the title on Twitter, Mallers described making the list as “surreal” as he added he was “incredibly honored and thankful.”
Mallers followed his family’s footsteps into finance
Mallers is not the only one in his family to have worked in finance as his father and grandfather also made their mark in Chicago.
Mallers’ grandfather was on the Chicago Board of Trade, and during his time serving in the 60s, he was the youngest on the board.
His father also founded one of Chicago’s largest futures brokerages. In a past tweet on Twitter, Mallers also revealed both his grandfather and father were long-time members of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
He explained: “My cheat code is that I had the world’s best dad, he’s my best friend, and he’s the one that got Bitcoin, believe it or not.”