Kayvon Pirestani

Director, Institutional Sales at Coinbase

Kayvon Pirestani is a Director within Coinbase’s Institutional division, which includes the Prime trading platform and Coinbase Custody. Based in Coinbase’s Tokyo office, Kayvon leads the company’s institutional business for the entire Asia region.

Before joining Coinbase, Kayvon ran the Japan OTC equity derivatives sales desk for Morgan Stanley where he marketed structured volatility and synthetic equity products to global institutional investors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kayvon was at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong where he put together some of Asia’s largest-ever equity options transactions.

Kayvon received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Kayvon has been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2013.

Favorite quote: “There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings.”― Yuval Noah Harari

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