Back in 2008, I had it all, first as a statistical arbitrage trader with Goldman Sachs and then as a senior trader at two of Asia’s top hedge funds, managing upwards of $1.5 billion. I traded equities, foreign exchange, equity derivatives and convertible bonds.

I even started my own fund, which raised $20 million in assets in its first year. Related: 4 Pros and Cons of Investing in a New Cryptocurrencies Attracting clients came easily, and so did the money.

It helped me acquire and rent 22 single-family homes in the southeastern United States, which generated 9 percent in revenue annually. In short, the finance industry was good to me.

Fast-forward a few years, to 2016. The second I learned about blockchain and cryptocurrency, I walked away from my earlier career.

Eventually, I became the CEO of a crypto-intelligence platform, CoinFi, and we’ve just completed a $15 million ICO. I work grueling hours for no pay and use my spare time to convince everyone around me that cryptocurrency and the blockchain, together, constitute a legitimate industry that has the same potential as the internet did in the early ’90s. Read more from…

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