People of blockchain: Stephan De Haes

Name and current occupation: De Haes Stephan , COO


Describe your current activity: As the COO/Co-founder at it is my responsibility to keep an overview of the general operation of the company. I take the lead in all social media, ICO-related subjects, and the Krypt.onomy community division.


When did you first hear about Bitcoin/blockchain and how? I read about it on different news channels. From there on out, I started to read more about it, and I got addicted to learning more about this innovative technology, that has the potential to change the world as we know it today.


What was the first crypto-related activity you did? Trading, research


What was the last non-blockchain related job/occupation you had? Military


What made you migrate to the blockchain professional environment? The potential of cryptocurrency to make the world a more fair place. Decentralization of various factors of society could make corruption and misuse of power slow down.


How do you see your role in blockchain and crypto? How do you think you can influence the industry? By educating the masses to push mainstream adoption forward. Let the world know about the possibilities of cryptocurrency and blockchain as a whole. Show them there is a better way than today’s economic structure.


How do you see the actual situation with ICOs? Do you believe they should be regulated? Regulation should happen, but only by working together between governments, developers, innovators, and ICO experts. I believe there is still need for some kind of protection for investors.


From your point of view, what are the main challenges of blockchain at the moment? Utility, real-world use cases, mainstream 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 believe Bitcoin will remain strong, but will not be used as a day-to-day currency. It’ll be like a gold standard. Too many new innovative projects are positively updating the concepts of Bitcoin, but BTC will always remain the foundation where everything started from, conceptual and development-wise. I believe we haven’t even seen the tip of the iceberg, of what blockchain will evolve to.



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