William Mougayar is an early blockchain thought leader, entrepreneur, best-selling author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016, translated in 10 languages), and investor in several blockchain projects and companies. He was a special Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation in 2014 and is currently a Board Member at Swiss-based Blockchain Valley Ventures. William is the producer of The Token Summit, and manages WMX, an Iconomi cryptocurrency index. He is presently the Executive Chairman of the Kin Foundation. He previously held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard, Cognizant and Aberdeen Group, and founded 3 startups. Some of William's early investments include Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties, NBA Top Shot and Flow), Blockstack, Ethereum, Filecoin, Kin, OpenBazaar and Roll.
In this conversation we talk about William’s background and intro to crypto, his experience advising Vitalik and the team during the early days of Ethereum, his introduction to Kin and how he differentiates Kin, his long term vision focused on the developer and creator economy, his views on moving towards a DAO model and the hype around meme coins and exchanges.Official Merch Store