CEO and Founder
Alan Silbert is founder and CEO of BitPremier, the leading Bitcoin luxury marketplace, and a vice president at GE Capital. He has more than 17 years of experience in commercial finance and has been involved in Bitcoin since early 2013. Previously, he was a vice president at Merrill Lynch Capital and held various positions at Heller Financial, Access National Bank, and HealthCare Financial Partners. He holds a B.S. degree in finance from Towson University, and currently resides in Maryland with his wife and two children.
BitPremier, founded in 2013, is the leading Bitcoin luxury marketplace. As the prime luxury destination for the Bitcoin community, BitPremier has established a growing marketplace of over 300 unique items and experiences from around the world in the following categories: Real Estate, Luxury Travel, Autos & Motorcycles, Aircraft, Yachts & Watercraft, Fine Art & Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry & Watches, Handbags & Other Accessories, and Other Luxury Items & Unique Experiences. BitPremier broke the record in Feb. 2014 for the most expensive item sold for bitcoins to-date – a USD $600k luxury villa in Bali. Our site has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and by CNBC, Reuters, Forbes, and Business Insider, among others.
BitPremier is backed by the NYC-based Bitcoin Opportunity Corp. Other investments of the fund include Coinsetter, BitPay, Coinbase, Gliph, Gyft, Ripple Labs, Vaurum, Kraken, BitPagos, BlockScore, Circle Internet Financial, and the Boost Bitcoin Fund among others.