Name and current occupation: Quentin Herbrecht, Marketing Ico Advisor
Describe your current activity: Independent Ico advisor – Currently creating a new crypto media.
Short bio: Just graduated from a double master and an MBA in international business & negotiation, Quentin started his ICO consulting career during these studies and advise today about ten projects on a daily basis. He has been qualified as the number one ICO advisor in France and among the top 100 International advisor by ICObench. His field of specialization is mainly focused on marketing strategy including among others, social media exposure, PR, investor relations and growth hacking.
When did you first hear about Bitcoin/blockchain and how? The first time I heard about Bitcoin was in 2012, when friends were talking about their “investment”, but it was especially to pay for video games if I remember well. I probably told them something like , “you nerds” without paying any attention to the subject at first.
What was the first crypto-related activity you did? After investing what I had, I couldn’t just sit back and wait to reinvest again with fresh money. So I tried to find solutions to get involved in this ecosystem and came across airdrops. So I participated in one airdrop, just to see. A few days later I was credited with $1,000 in tokens for completing a google form, retweeting one or two posts with a profile holding a large community of 7 followers. So I saw in the airdrops a huge opportunity, I participated in more than 1000 airdrops afterwards for a gain of about $200 today and an unusable mailbox. A great waste of time. Then I gradually became interested in Bounties and in particular in the translation of whitepaper EN-FR while regularly investing in the market, before really focusing on the ICO advisor business.
What was the last non-blockchain related job/occupation you had? I was an international buyer at The Coca-Cola Company, a great experience with amazing people, but crypto fever had already caught me. It becomes complicated to be implicated at 200% when you are passionate about something else, knowing that you could make it your job, so I took the plunge.
What made you migrate to the blockchain professional environment? After I finished my studies, I had two choices. To start a career as an international buyer in a transnational firm knowing that I was not passionate. Or enter the world of crypto-currencies, for which I have a strong appeal. I therefore decided to use my skills acquired during my studies and traditional experiences to benefit my passion, new technologies and crypto-currencies.
How do you see your role in blockchain and crypto? How do you think you can influence the industry? I will not pretend to be able to disrupt the world of crypto-currencies, as I am not in the field of pure creation of technology. However, I make a point to select the projects in which I participate with the greatest care. Obviously by avoiding the many scams present on this market but especially about the quality of the project and their vision. I believe that it is all the more interesting and beneficial to work with inspiring people. That is why I think I can give visibility to truly revolutionary and relevant projects. It is well known that it’s not because a project has the best idea, or even the best product, that it will succeed better than the others. I am fully convinced that a quality project coupled with a personalized and relevant marketing campaign create the successful companies of tomorrow.
How do you see the actual situation with ICOs? Do you believe they should be regulated? We can already observe a trend towards regularization with the emergence of STOs and the SEC’s interest in ICOs. To speak locally, in my country in France, laws are being created on this subject to legally authorize ICOs that have proven their viability to the competent authorities. But we must be careful to not recreate a “Bitlicense” like New York, on a large scale. I fundamentally believe that it is important to do something in that sense to clean up the market.
From your point of view, what are the main challenges of blockchain at the moment? 2 words. Utility, so Adoption.
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? I basically think that the blockchain & bitcoin still has time ahead, we are only at the beginning of the market. However, new technologies are quickly emerging and some of them are just as efficient, if not more so. And I would be lying if I said that I consider blockchain technology as irreplaceable. King Bitcoin will hardly be dethroned, but many Blockchain projects have enormous potential and superior technology. I am thinking in particular of IMMO, which will be able to compete with the king in a near future. But above all, there will be complementary technologies as we can already observe, which will solidify and diversify the market, such as Golden Currency or Raido Financial project.
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