- TitleCofounder and president
As cryptocurrency enjoys a resurgence in 2020, Diogo Mónica is a name you hear frequently. After earning a computer science Ph.D. in his native Portugal, Mónica became an early employee of Square, where he helped design the fintech giant’s security system. He drew on that expertise to launch a startup called Anchorage that specializes in safeguarding Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies with a slick app-based interface. Well-liked in the often fractious world of cryptocurrency, Mónica is poised for a bright 2021 thanks to new federal rules that allow banks to hold assets like Bitcoin—rules that could bring a surge of business to Anchorage.