Anthony Di Iorio is a co-founder of the world’s 2nd largest cryptocurrency and biggest altcoin, Ethereum (ETH), and he recently gained everyone’s attention when he said that he would be investing in not just Cardano (ADA) but also Polkadot (DOT).
Di Iorio had managed to become a part of Ethereum’s development team following his meeting with fellow co-founder Vitalik Buterin all the way back in 2012 at a Bitcoin (BTC) conference. After working at Ethereum, Di Iorio had left the team in order to begin Decentral, which is a blockchain company based in Toronto, Canada.
‘Both Polkadot & Cardano have potential,’ says De Iorio
It had been during a recent interview conducted by Anthony Pompliano that Di Iorio had made his intentions known to the public. When inquired about what projects the Ethereum co-founder is interested in, Di Iorio had elaborated on his current cryptocurrency portfolio and claimed that both Cardano, as well as Polkadot had gained his attention following some recent success which had ultimately led him to believe that these two projects have massive potential.
Anthony went on to say that he is currently invested in a variety of different projects. However, his main focus remains on those projects which he believes are the cream of the crop. As such, he stated that he is a huge fan of Cardano and Polkadot. For Cardano specifically, both he and Cardano founder and leader Charles Hoskinson had worked on Ethereum together, so there is that shared history present. Anthony admitted that although both he and Charles may have adopted varying approaches when it comes to carrying out different tasks and implementing ideas, he has nevertheless been impressed with what Charles has managed to accomplish since leaving Ethereum behind.
Regarding Polkadot, Anthony claims that he also likes what Gavin Wood, the current CEO of Polkadot, has been doing. Much like Hoskinson, Gavin Wood had also co-founded Ethereum back towards the end of 2013 alongside Charles, Vitalik, and Di Iorio himself.
Keeping things simple
Di Iorio had stated that as far as his cryptocurrency holdings are concerned, he would prefer to keep it simple and thus focus on investing in bigger projects.
‘I have holdings in Bitcoin, Polkadot, Cardano, and of course Ethereum, as well as Cosmos. I do not like to diversify my portfolio too much or spend an abundance of time on DeFi investments because I do not have the energy for it. I’ve therefore made things simpler and more manageable for myself over the years’, Di Iorio stated.