We have arrived to Zug 2 days early as we had several meeting scheduled prior to the conference. We met Emi (General Manager, Shapeshift), she invited us to visit the CRYPTOVALLEY LABS. We talked about the regulatory framework, legal situation and the perception of crypto assets in general. Such a wonderful person we ran into by chance, we had a great time together! Thanks Emi!
On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in Zug, Switzerland for TechCrunch Sessions: Blockchain. The event featured speakers from all around the world from Binance, Coinbase, Consensys and of course some of the masterminds behind Ethereum including Vitalik Buterin himself. After a very busy 2 days we finally entered the conference, I have to say the organizers did a really good job, the smoothest entering process we have ever experienced.
I had the chance to talk briefly with Karl Floresch, such a cool guy despite his young age he is really smart to say the least. We sent this photo back home to Silur who couldn’t make it to Zug this time.
Disclaimer: Karl is NOT an advisor and not contributing to INLOCK in any way.
Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance explained that building an exchange, especially a successful one like Binance doesn’t happen overnight, he had been working with exchanges for 20 years before starting Binance.
Disclaimer: Changpeng Zhao is NOT an advisor and not contributing to INLOCK in any way.
Vitaik B.: “On the fiat to crypto side its very difficult to decentralize, because you are ultimately interfacing with the FIAT world, and the FIAT world is one that it only has basically centralized gateways. If there are valuable services that are being provided there, they will be very hard to decentralize.”
Disclaimer: Vitalik is NOT an advisor and not contributing to INLOCK in any way.
We met Pavle Batuta from Decenter who’s passion is to build games on blockchains, yay Cryptokitties :) Joke aside it’s interesting to think about that even games are able to contribute to mass adoption of the blockchain technologies.
On the second day, we went to the Token Engineering Meetup: it was interesting to see the similarities between their projects and the steps we took during engineering, fine tuning and testing our token model. I wonder how many people actually knows the extensive research, development and testing it takes to achieve a proper token model. How important it is to identify all the actors of the ecosystem, and design incentives so that these actors work well together not to satisfy eachother needs, but acting on their own interests. If you haven’t checked ours yet feel free to do so now.