We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!
This week, our 6 Questions go to Reeve Collins, co-founder of BLOCKv — a platform for creating, minting and distributing next-generation programmable NFTs.
I have always found myself at the forefront of new trends and technology developments. I started in 1997 at the first-ever online advertising agency when the internet was in its infancy. As the “dot-com boom” matured, I created one of the first ad networks in 2000 before shifting into the online branded entertainment space in 2007. By 2013, I was diving headfirst into the world of Bitcoin, and this exploration led me to invent the first-ever stablecoin, Tether, in 2014 and the first-ever NFT platform, BLOCKv, in an effort to bring crypto utility to the mainstream. Now, I’m dedicating my time and energy to BLOCKv’s ecosystem of companies and developing programmable NFTs and cutting-edge metaverses for leading global brands.
1 — Looking at the top 100 projects in crypto by market cap, which ones stand out to you, and for what reason?
Of course, Bitcoin. While I’m not quite a Bitcoin maximalist, it’s the invention and concept that started this whole movement. I believe Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionize our financial system and free the world from the monopoly that governments have over the control of money.
After that, I have to say Tether. As my first venture in the space, I’m still blown away at how it has become the foundation and model of the entire ecosystem. Besides those, I’m following the L1s, DeFi and NFT protocols closely since each project introduces new and novel approaches to solve the numerous challenges blockchains face in order to achieve the decentralized future we are all striving for.
2 — What are the top five Crypto Twitter feeds you can’t do without, and why?
Documenting Bitcoin (@DocumentingBTC), Andreas Antonopoulos (@aantonop), Dan Held…