The Good Life

The Crypto King

John Caruso is only 28, but he has made hundreds of millions of dollars trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
By Michael Kaplan | From Nick Jonas, September/October 2019
The Crypto King
Photos/Stephen Denton
Success for Zima Digital Assets has allowed its leaders (left to right) CEO Zach Salter, Caruso and chairman Michael Giordano to indulge in exotic cars.
John Caruso is slightly disappointed. After 13 hours of playing blackjack for $5,000 to $10,000 per hand at Aria Las Vegas, he is ahead by  $140,000. “Not the $800,000 I was hoping for,” he says. “But I can’t complain.” Exiting the casino, he and his crew pile into limos for the two-mile-drive to Signature LAS, a private section of McCarran International Airport. Then it’s a short flight to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Caruso’s company is headquartered. They step aboard an Embraer Legacy 500, a $20 million jet that seats 12 and can exceed speeds of 500 miles per hour. As always, a pair of bodyguards accompany Caruso, a fair-skinned and slender 28-year-old. Skylar …
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