6 questions to Mati Greenspan from quantum economics – Cointelegraph Magazine
We’re asking builders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry what they think of the industry … and we’re running some random zingers to keep them on their toes!
This week, our 6 questions are for Mati Greenspan, crypto analyst and founder and CEO of Quantum Economics, an investment analysis and advisory firm for the cryptocurrency space.
Mati is the former senior market analyst at eToro and a licensed fund manager in the European Union. He is the co-author of the eBook The Complete Guide to Fintech Trading and Investments and currently publicly advises for LunarCrush, Electroneum and Luno.
1 – Does it matter if we ever find out who Satoshi really is or was? Why or why not?
Even though our team is currently doing extensive research on this, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to say it for sure, and somehow hope no one ever gets it. There is a certain appeal to the mystery of where Bitcoin came from which I think keeps people engaged in the network.
2 – What do you think will be the biggest blockchain trend for the next 12 months?
It’s really hard to say that so far in advance in an industry that is changing so quickly. Personally, I can’t wait to see more utilities non-fungible tokens (NFT). Using them to unlock exclusive content, in the form of event tickets or as part of role-playing games, is extremely exciting.
3 – What problem do you think blockchain has a chance to solve but has not yet been attempted?
This is a funny question. I would say that free and fair elections are an issue that many countries face, and I haven’t seen enough effort in the blockchain space to address this issue. Maybe now that politicians who are friends of crypto are elected in the United States, we’re finally going to see it happen.
4 – When you tell people that you are in the blockchain industry, how do they react?
Most of the people I meet already know this, so it’s not much of a shock anymore. More and more people are learning about Bitcoin (BTC) and blockchain, so I guess it’s becoming more and more common to have a job in this industry. I’m always happy to see people quitting their square jobs to work for Bitcoin and do my best to facilitate that.
5 – Do you subscribe to the idea of Bitcoin as a means of payment, as a store of value, like both… or like neither?
Yes both. For me, so much. Most of my team at Quantum Economics prefer to be paid in Bitcoin. It’s much faster, easier, and cheaper to process internationally than any payment app or bank. The third installment in the trilogy that defines money is a unit of account, which is a little harder to get used to, but more and more we start to think in terms of Bitcoin.
6 – What would you like to see symbolized? When – if ever – would you expect this to happen?
The “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. I’ve been tweeting about this at the Louvre for a while. In my mind, it’s only a matter of time. It could happen any day, really.