Ari Paul, CIO & co-founder of BlockTower Capital, is a well-known investor in the cryptocurrency space. With this interview, he kicks off the inaugural edition of '10 Questions in Crypto', where I ask the most influential names in blockchain and cryptocurrency to unpack their ideas about the space using the 10Qs in Crypto Questionnaire. (Answers have been condensed and edited for brevity and clarity.)
Over the last five years, Edward Snowden and I have carried on an almost daily conversation, most of it unrelated to his legal troubles. Sometimes we meet in person in Moscow over vodka (me) and milkshakes (him). But our friendship has mostly taken place on secure messaging platforms, a channel that was comfortable and intuitive for him but took some getting used to for me. I learned to type with two thumbs as we discussed politics, law, and literature; family, friends, and foster dogs. Our sensibilities are similar but our worldviews quite different: I sometimes accuse him of technological solutionism; he accuses me of timid incrementalism.
In order to understand what sets a project apart from all the others in the DLT space, one must always start from what motivated the creators to come up with such a project in the first place. In the case of IOTA it was the realization that certain problems will prevent the blockchain from fulfilling many of the use-cases which existed (and to an extent still do) only in theory. IOTA is arguably one of the major pioneering projects that took the concept of a DLT and implementing it with a different underlying data structure to solve many of the problems with Blockchain: fees, scaling, and centralization brought about by the need for validators or miners.
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and I first spoke in person in 2016 on the the day Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.We were attending the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal where we recently met again two years later, this time on the day of the midterms. “That really sucked the air out of the room,” he said, reminiscing about the dramatic change in mood at the conference after the results came in.
General Manager of Neo Global Development told in his interview to LetKnow.News about the differences between NEO and other cryptocurrencies, “smart economics” and their plans for Ukraine.
The EIT Climate-KIC community comprises a rich diversity of expertise, skills and perspectives across our alumni, start-ups, innovation partners, advisors and associates, all of whom contribute to our innovation capacity.
Huobi Group has delved deep into the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Not only is Huobi one of the largest exchanges by trading volume but it also has a whole ecosystem of blockchain products and services including a venture capital arm and incubator.
Stablecoin is a cryptocurrency whose value is pegged one-to-one to a stable asset or fiat currency, like the US dollar, and is thus insulated against price fluctuations. A US dollar-pegged stablecoin is always worth US$1 and redeemable at US$1.
With over 10 million users globally, eToro has become a somewhat of a household name. It is also no secret that the company has been a big supporter of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a few years now. Its logo is often seen alongside numerous cryptocurrencies almost everywhere in the UK and elsewhere.
Kucoin Exchange is one of the best bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges to lookout for. With over 170 projects listed on the exchange and over 350 trading pairs within their first year, the CEO Michael Gan, will be telling us in this interview, what the future holds for Kucoin Exchange.
While blockchain’s technology is revolutionary, the real innovation in the sector has been driven by entrepreneurs and individuals. From Vitalik Buterin to the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto, these disruptors have pushed progress forward and, at least in the former’s case, have a finger on the industry’s pulse. With so many new voices emerging, the sector is constantly evolving and changing the landscape.
Last week, at the Consensus: Singapore 2018 conference, CryptoGlobe got the chance to interview one of the most successful and recognizable figures in the crypto space, Changpeng Zhao (although he prefers his nickname "CZ"), the co-founder and CEO of Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange.
Famous American cryptotrader trader and analyst Tone Vays, who has worked in the top investment bank US Bear Stearns and vice-president in JP Morgan Chase, left Wall Street in 2013 and engaged into crypto trading. LetKnow.News managed to get an exclusive interview from the expert, in which Tone Vays predicted the course of bitcoin by the end of 2018, and also spoke about his attitude to stablecoins and the regulation of crypto industry.
We were able to sit down with Ethereum and ConsenSys Founder Joseph Lubin last week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF and talk to him about some of the projects that ConsenSys is working on.
Crypto Realty Group is harnessing the innovative advantages of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to give you an international access to Luxury Real Estate Opportunities. With the Crypto Realty Group, you can pay for Luxury Real Estate properties with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Piper Moretti, the CEO of The Crypto Realty Group will give us more details on how this works in this interview.
Despite blockchain’s massive potential, there have been few real use cases that have shown true staying power. One of these success stories is the capacity of blockchain to democratize and decentralize content storage and content creation.
Clay Braswell is the CEO of Commit Good and a social entrepreneur working in the charitable space for over 15 years. His goal is to utilize technology to solve human needs, which we will see in his latest project; Commit Good. In this interview, Clay will be telling us more about Commit Good, his mission and the opportunities for everyone.
John McAfee, the crypto solider, has consistently been one of the most prominent names in the cryptocurrency community since as far back as 2013. He has created controversy nearly every time he enters the mainstream media to speak on his issues, and he continues to stir up drama within the community even today. McAfee’s latest venture has been the Bitfi wallet, which has been touted by his company to be the most secure wallet in the history of the blockchain.
Bitcoin ETF? Coingape was the first one to point to the potential of a possible Bitcoin ETF approval. It has given rise to speculations resulting in the current ongoing bull run. In an effort to bring more clarity on the bitcoin ETF debate we today have with us Mati Greenspan who is a senior analyst at eToro.