As his name suggests, CryptoCobain, or simply Cobie is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who has deep knowledge of the industry. He is an investor, podcaster, and Twitter personality. He’s been crypto for a few years now and managed to survive tragedies such as the Mt. Gox hack and FT’s collapse. In 2023, CryptoCobain has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Cobie is a British guy whose real name is Jordan Fish. He earned a Computer Science degree from the University of Bristol in 2013. Before Fish became a popular voice in the cryptocurrency world, he worked at various tech companies.
From January 2013 to April 2015, Jordan was the Director of Technology at CYOA. After departing this role, he became Enki.com’s Head of Growth from 2015 to 2017.
Then, he spearheaded product growth at a digital bank in the UK called Monzo. He worked there from 2017 to 2020 as the Director of Product and made enough from trading to go full-time into crypto.
Becoming a Crypto Influencer
In 2014, Cobie and Luke Mitchell launched Maxcoin, a cryptocurrency based on the celebrity of Max Keiser. Max himself interviewed the pair on his show ‘the Keiser Report’ and the project got some big publicity. The price of Maxcoin was over $2 per coin back then but has since crashed by over 99%. The project is pretty much dead now and trades for less than 1 cent per token.
Investing in Bitcoin was Cobie’s first dive into the crypto space. When Ethereum came out, he had his doubts, but he eventually embraced the innovative qualities of the new blockchain.
Even before he left Monzo, he was already a cryptocurrency analyst, and a good one at that. In 2017 Coindesk listed him in their top five token traders list. But it was after he left his work at the bank that his online presence skyrocketed.
On Twitter, he likes to share memes and more in-depth opinions on crypto-related matters. This includes his opinions on the current and future crypto market as well as his personal crypto holdings, which he states are only 5% of his net worth. Now, his account has over 769,000 followers.
The UpOnly Podcast
Cobie, along with Brian “Ledger” Krogsgard, hosts the UpOnly podcast. On the podcast, they have talked to some of the biggest names in the space such as Vitalik Buterin, Mark Cuban, Michael Saylor, and Joseph Lubin. Their YouTube channel has over 58,000 subscribers and is still growing.
They are also active on the live-streaming platform Twitch under the name UpOnlyTV. Cobie and his audience sometimes “raid” random streamers, giving tens of thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency to them.
Cobie has a huge following online but prefers to keep his personal life private. One of his more controversial views is his take on Bitcoin versus Ethereum. In one discussion with the CEO of Three Arrows Capital, Su Zhu, and fellow analyst Hasu, he explains the threat of Ethereum to Bitcoin. He outlines how ETH has the power to stifle the development of BTC.
According to Cobie, if Ethereum’s market cap overtakes Bitcoin for an extended amount of time, it could endanger the current status of the leading virtual currency. That’s because long-term BTC holders will convert their assets to ETH.