In 2016 I decided, I had to leave the big corporation I was working for to avoid a deep frustration and get "back to the future", where what you do actually counts, makes sense and allows you to combine your values with your actions.
Having done many things not digital for years, I had decided, I wanted to check the subjects "AI", "ChatBot" and "Blockchain" to decide, if any of these would be something for me and my new future.
During my blockchain research, I stumbled over Chris Coney's show on YouTube and became a daily viewer, quickly.
And with the help of Chris I understood many things much quicker and actually got a very broad view on the crypto sphere, very quickly. Much broader than many other people. Not only bitcoin, but other currencies. Not only currencies, but other blockchain use cases and real life concepts for products and services.
I then signed up as a patron soon. Because I think, it is important, that we support each other directly if we want out of the ad & data theft cycle we are in. So – if you are still reading this, think about donating an amount you can afford or signing up as a patron.
As a patron I also got access to the courses at Cryptoversity and I watched the Bitcoin videos from Chris, which really helped me to deepen and strengthen my understanding of the technology itself, but also about the social impact this revolution could bring. This way Chris opened the world, I now call the CryptoCraze to me – with all its positive and negative aspects.
But most of all, I have come to rely on the Telegram patron group, that is a tremendous source of information and knowledge - and I of course still try to catch my dose of the Cryptoverse when I can.
But what is it really worth? I think diving into Chris’ services and products helped me get the basics, quicker and sometimes deeper insights even if “unintentionally” through our conversations, but really – that’s how true education works in my view.
I recently did an intro kind of presentation for blockchain interested people in my hometown and I got very positive responses and some queries to do presentations for C-level circles at a convention (only paying travel, though), for students at a university and was asked to draft use cases for corporations – best of all for me, I was also asked to join a Blockchain startup in a mixture of marketing, operation and strategy role as the founder thought, I understood the technology and social aspects very well 😉
Of course a startup is not a success until it has found its investors and as in my home country ICOs seem to involve a very blurry legal situation, we are looking at normal investment roads to run down.
Just one year ago, I was in this corporate hell - and today I have many of opportunities - the greatest working in/for a technology I have come to love for its potential and the spirit that it sometimes ignites in people. It is like the 90ies and the internet – we were a bunch of crazy people then, nobody believed it would ever be a reliable technology. Today – well. The internet is the backbone of information and communication. The blockchain may open us the Internet of values or a truly decentralized future.
And the start of all of this, involved Chris Coney and his offerings - the Cryptoverse, Cryptoversity and the Patron group.
And I am sure, Chris will help create opportunities for others as well!