Paris Blockchain Week Summit 📈🤖 Interview with Alex MASHINSKY, Founder of Celsius Network
Presentation of Celsius Network (from https://www.linkedin.com/company/celsiusnetwork/about/ ) :
« Celsius addresses the financial needs of today’s consumers worldwide through a democratized interest income and lending platform accessible via a mobile app. Built on the belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn interest by transferring their coins to their Celsius Wallet and borrow USD against their crypto collateral at interest rates as low as 5% APR.
Get the app: https://celsiusnetwork.app.link/LinkedIn «
Presentation of Celsius Network (from https://celsius.network/our-celsius-network-team-including-our-ceo-alex-mashinsky/ ) :
« Celsius Network Is Different Than All Other Lenders
The other guys try to charge as much as possible and use the dollar based interest income to pay themselves and their rich shareholders and investors. Celsius takes interest income and gives most of it back to our community. We take dollars and convert them into BTC, ETH and other coins so we can distribute them to all our members every week. »
Presentation of Alex MASHINSKY (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Mashinsky ) :
« Alex Mashinsky is an entrepreneur who has founded several notable technology firms in the United States. He founded Arbinet in 1996 as a commodity exchange for telecommunication companies to trade unused long-distance minutes. Mashinsky’s other company, VoiceSmart, was one of the first firms to offer telecommunications switches to handle ordinary voice as well as Voice over IP call routing.
Mashinsky later founded GroundLink in 2004 as a service to book on-demand limousine and car services from a computer or smartphone. He was also the founder of Q-Wireless, which later became part of Transit Wireless. From 2014 to 2015, Mashinsky served as CEO of Novatel. He currently serves as CEO of the Celsius Network which is an Ethereum-based lending platform operated by use of blockchain technologies. »
Presentation of Alex MASHINSKY (from https://celsius.network/our-celsius-network-team-including-our-ceo-alex-mashinsky/ ) :
« Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) with a foundational patent dating back to 1994 and is now working on MOIP (Money Over Internet Protocol) technology. Over 35 patents have been issued to Alex, relating to exchanges, VOIP protocols, messaging and communication. As a serial entrepreneur and founder of seven New York City-based startups, Alex has raised more than $1 billion and exited over $3 billion. Alex founded two of New York City’s top 10 venture-backed exits since 2000: one of his first companies, Arbinet, IPO’d in 2004 with a market capitalization of over $750 million; and another venture, Transit Wireless, was valued at $1.2 billion at the time of exit.
Alex has received numerous awards for innovation, including being nominated twice by E&Y as entrepreneur of the year in 2002 & 2011; Crain’s 2010 Top Entrepreneur; the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal; and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom 99).
As one of the pioneers of web-based exchanges, Alex authored patents that cover aspects of the Smart Grid, ad exchanges, Twitter, Skype, App Store, Netflix streaming concept and many other popular web companies. Additionally, Arbinet’s fundraising story was featured as a case study in 2001 by Harvard Business School. »