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Qi Yu was previously a developer at Bambu, a fintech startup, and has four years of experience in trading in managing investment portfolio across FOREX, equities and digital currencies. It was during his years working as a trader that he saw the potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. He realized that there’s a lack of a local exchange platform, despite the growing popularity, and he decided to build it.
Singapore is the world’s third largest Initial Coin Offering market (ICO – the cryptocurrency world’s equivalent of an IPO), after the US and Switzerland. However, it’s still considered relatively new to young people in Singapore (and not only), who doubt its’ durability and legitimacy due to the lack of understanding surrounding the subject.
Qi Yu’s mission is to help millenials, like himself, understand the cryptocurrency complexity and improve its accessibility for the masses.
From our interview you’ll learn more about the books he recommends to those who want to dig into the subject of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and other authors that influenced his journey./
The Principles, by Ray Dalio. This book talks about the basics of thought development when tackling certain problems/issues, which has helped me immensely through my journey in founding Tokenize Xchange.
Yes, Rich Dad Poor Dad book helped me open my mind about finance and got me interested in escaping from this rat race. I can still clearly recall this particular quote, “You’re only poor if you give up”, which since been a constant source of motivation for me.
Again, Rich Dad Poor Dad inspired me to focus, though specifically on these two areas, excelling in building businesses and also in investing into financial asset.
I read when I am travelling in any form of transport. I will try to complete a book within 100 hours at most via e-book.
Nope. I general read by heart, you could say it’s a more casual experience.
I will try to Google the book summary and if it interests me I will read it.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Technologies. Would like to explore in depth on the technology.
People are still unable to understand the underlying technology and not without reason. It is extremely hard to explain cryptocurrency and blockchain quickly as one would need quite a bit of foundational knowledge beforehand.
I am very blessed so far. Being supported by early investors and good partners. The only unfortunate thing is the person who gave me the idea was unable to walk out of his comfort zone. My early teammates all chose other priorities over this venture, so I had to take this entrepreneurial journey alone until I found my first group of employees who eventually become the best partners I could ask for.
I think the wish to serve the ecosystem as I reaped an average of five times the returns from investing cryptocurrency made my life happier. Furthermore, constantly diving into the challenge of educating the public on cryptocurrency and blockchain excites me each morning. I meet with a lot of new people every day and my life can’t be more interesting than that. Blockchain and cryptocurrency has bridged people together.
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