Skype Co-Founder Keeps His Money in Crypto

Skype Co-Founder Keeps His Money in Crypto

By Abhimanyu Krishnan | News | 17 Nov 2020


Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, in an interview with Fortune published on Nov. 13, said that he stores most of his wealth in cryptocurrencies.

  • Tallinn, now an investor in the European startup scene, told Fortune that most of his personal wealth was in cryptocurrency
  • He has been making several donations entirely in cryptocurrency towards companies working on solving issues that might arise from AI 
  • His investments include the now Alphabet-owned DeepMind, OpenAI, and Faculty AI 
  • Tallinn donated 350 ETH to Faculty in 2018, worth $434,000 at the time, and in Mar. 2020, donated 50 BTC, worth roughly $316,000; the company continues to hold onto these assets
  • Several prominent businessmen have put a stake in crypto in 2020, including billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller

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