If you’ve been following the latest headlines in the cryptocurrency world this week then you most certainly would have read about the recent crowdfunding campaign for WAVES platform. After successfully raising over $16 million, WAVES is now ranked as the sixth highest funded crowdfunding campaign of all time, followed closely behind Etherium.
CEO and WAVES founder Sasha Ivanov is currently at the forefront of a complete market and financial industry disruption. He plans to release WAVES as a full-scale platform for decentralized crowdfunding, community management and encrypted messaging all packaged neatly into a lightweight Google Chrome plugin, and available at the click of a button.
With this new platform being completely coded from scratch, Ivanov has a huge task ahead, however with his in depth understanding of the industry combined with his close connections to the cryptocurrency community, it seems as though this project will surely come together in the not too distant future.
Luckily for me, I was able to have Sasha on the show and ask him a ton of in depth and personal questions about how he plans to manage this incredible $16 million project. This is a must listen episode and an extremely rare opportunity to gain a valuable insight into into the mind of a multi-million dollar entrepreneur who is literally going to change the way the world does business!
In this episode you’ll discover:
0:52 – Sasha’s journey into the world of cryptocurrency and the steps he took to get where he is today.
3:40 – How Sasha managed to raise 16 million dollars in the WAVES platform ICO.
4:50 – The reason why Sasha was so successful and what separated him from the hundreds of other cryptocurrencies out there today.
8:04 – What to expect from WAVES and how the $16 million in funding will be spent.
9:53 – The type of crowdfunding would work well with the wave platform – the process of setting a crowdfunding campaign
13:50 – The lessons learned from working in NXT and how he applied them to building Waves
16:37 – How Sasha plans to integrate WAVES with other cryptocurrencies in the future.
18:57 – The successful habits and daily routine of a $16 million project manager.
19:33 – The Path to Freedom
- Where Sasha sees the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs today.
- The single most important characteristic of success.
- The legacy question: Sasha’s ultimate set of instructions for succeeding in life and in business.
“Waves may enable any traditional finance organization to act as a gateway by issuing its own token to represent a national currency”.
“We’re providing a kind of alternative to Kickstarter where people from all over the world can raise money for their projects and where investors can exit their investments – because you can’t do that at Kickstarter“.
Important notes from this episode:
- Coinomat – Coinomat allows you to convert between various cryptocurrencies and national currencies without the hassle of opening an account at an cryptocurrency exchange.
- NXT – an advanced blockchain platform which builds on and improves the basic functionality of pioneering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
- DAO – is a cryptographic technology that relies on multiparty secure computation – the same technology used by Bitcoin – to ensure no attacker can subvert it.
- Forbes article: How DAO raised over $133 million.
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