Rand Hindi: My name is Rand. I have been in tech since I was a kid, started coding when I was 10 years old. I created my first startup when I was 14, before studying machine learning and doing a PhD when I was 21. Snips specifically has been created to build AI technologies that guarantee privacy by design. The voice assistance and speech recognition technology that we built never actually require you to send your personal data to the internet.
The first in our series of crypto-related interviews was given by Isabella Dell, CTO and cofounder at IOV SAS. IOV is empowering people and organizations by developing next generation blockchain tools that enable them to securely manage values and digital assets at any time, from anywhere.
1. Why ICO and not IPO?
The framework that an ICO provides is ideal when creating a disruptive technology that is aimed to make a difference around the world. IOV’s technology is not linked to the equity of the company or to future revenues. It makes it much easier to create your solution without needing to compromise your ideals for a traditional investor. [Read more…] about Blockchain Interview: Isabella Dell, CTO/Cofounder of IOV SAS; Blockchain is a product of the information revolution
OCC: Can you tell us a bit about BitWage?
JC: I’ve created a company in the crypto-space, back in 2013. The idea back then was to have a service that allows companies to pay their employees in crypto (Bitcoin more specifically). Back then, Bitcoin was the only thing being taken seriously. Blockchain existed, but only as a backbone to Bitcoin, and private/permissioned blockchains didn’t exist. Ethereum had not really become a concept either (there was no Ethereum whitepaper published). Over time, things morphed into two different solutions. One that allows people to leverage crypto via international transactions and reduce the time for international transactions. The other is a way for people to receive a portion of their wage in crypto from any employer in the US, EU, and UK. [Read more…] about Blockchain Interview: Jonathan Chester – President of BitWage; Bitcoin is the number one store value that’s ever existed in the world
Quid.li is a protocol designed to enable equity transfers over a decentralized network; this serves as gateway for companies and talent to connect through fast and flexible equity-as-compensation. With tokenization of ownership equity, companies can increase liquidity to distribute in exchange for labor at any level or duration in a click. With an array of applications built on top of Quidli to add more features and control distribution, stakeholders can simply focus on their jobs with potential future rewards securely in hand. Quidli creates incentives for people to take risks so they can contribute to the projects that truly inspire them.
OCC: Would you agree with e-Commerce Giant Alibaba’s Jack Ma that said “Blockchain Is Not a Bubble, Bitcoin Is”? [Read more…] about Blockchain Interview: Justin Ahn, Co-founder of Quid.li
Dataeum is a blockchain-based platform which uses crowdsourcing to enable the collection of 100% of all global physical data (such as stores, gas stations, traffic signs) anywhere in the world, with 100% accuracy. It does this by using a distributed workforce of “collectors” who are incentivized in XDT Tokens to submit physical data
1. Would you agree with e-Commerce Giant Alibaba’s Jack Ma that said: “Blockchain Is Not a Bubble, Bitcoin Is”? Given your experience in business and finance, can you give us three reasons to back up the claim? [Read more…] about Blockchain Interview: Charly Pham, CEO at Dataeum; Investing in ICOs still represents an opportunity for participants.