Name and current occupation: Roman Yefremenko, CEO of IGT Company
Describe your current activity: I`m one of the founders and creators of the project, I actively participated in the process of many processes in the IGT Сompany. Now my activities and my responsibilities are strategic development of the company, technical development, as well as promotion of our company in the global market.
Short bio: I, Efremenko Roman Yurievich, was born on April 24, 1991 in the Kiev region, in the city of Kiev. In 1998 I went to the gymnasium No. 48 in Kiev, which I graduated in 2008. In 2008 I enrolled at NTUU “Kiev Polytechnic Institute”, at the Faculty of Aviation and Space Systems, at the Department of Automation of Experimental Research. I graduated in 2013 as an electronics engineer. In 2009 my work biography began. As a second-year student, I started work at the NPP Sat Saturn plant as a junior research assistant and laboratory assistant in galvano physics and vacuum technology. I worked from 2009 to 2011. From 2012 to 2014, I held the post of deputy director for financial services in the company Piro Trade From 2014 to 2016 I worked in the company “Finam” as the head of the sales department. Since 2016 and now I am a private investor and I am engaged in entrepreneurial activity, launch project IGT Company.
When did you first hear about Bitcoin/blockchain and how? First time in 2016 from the media.
What was the first crypto-related activity you did? The first activity was related to investments in the crypto currency. After the first investments and the growing popularity of the Crypto-currency, I was engaged in trading devices for mining. In the process, the idea of creating a trading platform was born, and we began to implement it.
What was the last non-blockchain related job/occupation you had? I was a private investor, invested in shares of various companies and traded in financial markets.
What made you migrate to the blockchain professional environment? The interest in the new technology, the prospects for implementation and the opportunity for development, has motivated me to improve in this direction.
How do you see your role in blockchain and crypto? How do you think you can influence the industry? I am one of the creators of the IGT-Crypto project. We have created a working product www.igt-crypto.net That is already fully functioning and is able to handle all financial transactions.The functionality of the exchange has been tested and automated. It is already ableto perform the full range of tasks that are embedded in it at the program level. We are proud of our project – IGT-CRYPTO. At the moment, the client services department has already been created. Today, the customer service is available in 2 international languages, but we are working on launching the 5 most internationally relevant languages. Our goal is to expand the customer support by removing language boundaries. We employ competent staff with many years of experience in this field. Our specialists will be able to provide comprehensive information related to working on our platform. Will help resolve any issues related to registration and authorization, the rules of work on IGT-CRYPTO, commission policy, obtaining information on accounts and charges, working with a multi-currency wallet and servicing a payment card.
How do you see the actual situation with ICOs? Do you believe they should be regulated? At the moment, a lot of IСO`s projects have appeared,some are scam projects, some are really projects that need to be developed and invest in them. The society has debunked the basic principles of ISO selection and evaluation, which is very important. In this I see a trend in the development of this direction.I believe that regulation is necessary. And I see this process through two planes: obtaining a license or joining to the self-regulating organization(SRO). I see the approach with a self-regulating organization as the most prospective, since it will allow many projects to develop and the issue of ISO will be more accessible than obtaining a license. But at the same time, there will be profound norms and assessment of the community joining the SRO, which will create a primary audit buffer for projects.
From your point of view, what are the main challenges of blockchain at the moment? There are so many tasks that need to be solved and listing them will be quite difficult. But the main thing is the introduction of blockchain technology into more processes of human life.
How do you see the future of blockchain? How will it evolve? Where do you think we will be in ten years’ time? Do you see crypto as some kind of universal payment system? Do you think that bitcoin will still be king, etc? The growth of automation of human life processes blockchain technology will more and more be introduced. The blockchain technology is accepted to any field of activity and is very convenient for accounting and calculations, I believe that it can be entrusted to many operations. After 10 years, we will see that this technology will take its place among the leaders of the technologies used and its technical progress and characterizations is even difficult to imagine. The role of cryptography in crypto currency is the issue of encryption and decryption of transmitted messages, cryptography is not a new phenomenon, it is laid on it the question of the security of these payments, but in order to become a truly payment instrument, you need to take care of making the world a crypto currency as a tool. I think that there will be a technological breakthrough and at some point there will be a reassessment of the market, old technologies will leave new ones to appear. When this happens, I can not say, I know exactly what will happen.
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