Thomas will be the first in an ongoing series of features with leading thought leaders and innovators from the cryptocurrency world. Thomas has a long and interesting track record in this area, as one of the first movers in this area, and he is someone well worth following on Twitter. In this interview he is sharp, entertaining, and on the money in many ways. We look forward to hearing more about his progress and look forward to sharing future updates with you too.
Thanks Thomas for chatting with us. What is your background briefly?
I have been a cutting-edge board member for a long time. I am deeply connected in Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Australia, New Zealand with almost 200,000 Twitter followers since March 2007 when I joined. I have also raised over $100m since 1980. I have focused
on AI BigData Bitcoin Blockchain Crypto Ethereum FinTech ICO SaaS SocialMedia Tokenomics … all very geeky and very Social too.
Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?
Yes. I’ve built a career for 37 years since 1980 by being at the cutting edge of patterns, shapes, trends and memes and this will continue to my dying day networking with the leaders worldwide. The edge is what keeps me alive and kicking, progressing and growing. The edge is where the knowledge lies and humans grow. The world now operates at warp speed no-one can keep up with and thus the edge is the last place of survival. The onslaught of technology will wipe out most (75%) current companies by 2027. I intend to be a survivor not a victim of the tech invasion. Tech is a species not just a machine.
— Thomas Power (@thomaspower) September 1, 2017
Could you give us a 1 minute pitch for what you are doing now?
I am a board member for 9 Spokes New Zealand, which recommends the best business applications for small businesses and integrates them into a smart dashboard, revealing key information on how their business is performing.
— 9 Spokes (@9Spokes) September 22, 2017
How have the last 12 months been for you / your company?
We have had solid progress, see more about the company here.
— 9 Spokes (@9Spokes) September 29, 2017
How do soon will we soon blockchain solutions being widely used? Are we beyond the hype period, into the valley of disillusion or about to reach a flowering of effective secure cryptocurrency innovations?
About 15 years after 2008 so in 2023. So no we are still in the hype phase and have another financial crash like 2007-2009 to pass through first 2020-2022 during which Blockchain will reveal its power and scale 2023 onwards. Most markets require 15 years to appear. Warren Buffett waits for assets to be 15 years old before investing. Blockchain is no different. Begun in 2008 I expect to see Blockchain at mainstream scale 2023 reaching full maturity circa 2030.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
reaching full maturity circa 2030.
What tips would you have for others starting out now in terms of creating a blockchain based solution?
Read a lot attend hundreds of conferences follow all the tweets avoid snap decisions do your homework consider your utility value in terms of ICO Tokens
Looking back is there anything you would have done differently?
Life is life we make choices some right some wrong it is what it is no regrets onward
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
I am very proud of a testimonial on Linkedin from a billionaire who at the time he wrote it was a bankrupt then introduced Mark Zuckerberg to Peter Thiel. The person in question was Sean Parker…
“Thomas is a networker extraordinaire. Before long he will be the center of the LinkedIn universe and all requests will pass through him January 13th 2004″
Testimonial from Sean Parker’s Linkedin profile
How can people find out more about what you do?