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We featured TonyStark in our September monthly live stream. Tony is a new member to the Horizen community, but that didn’t stop him from asking engaging questions on our Telegram channel that spark activity within the community.
What drew you to blockchain technology?
Hello there! First things first, let me introduce myself to the community! My real name is Antonio, that’s why I like the Tony Stark nickname.
I’m an engineer, a nerdy guy with a background in IT and information security. So you might guess why I prefer to stay (almost) anonymous. I’m a libertarian and a follower of the Austrian School of Economics, these were the main drivers of my adventure in the cryptoverse!
Now on to your question, I really was looking after a way to boost my finances through Bitcoin, I wasn’t looking into the technology at first. I can’t say precisely when the first time I heard about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies was, but surely it was years before my initial involvement.
By January 2018, shortly after the BTC ATH, during the media frenzy about it, my wife and my mother-in-law told me “we want to invest in this Bitcoin thing” (seriously!!!). So, I set out to study it! As a nerd, I wouldn’t get involved into anything before a serious study, especially something involving money!
I was fascinated! If I had studied the crypto phenomenon before understanding the libertarian philosophy and the Austrian School principles, I probably would consider Bitcoin a mere nerd toy. Thankfully, it crossed my life after I was well equipped to understand it and give it the proper value and consideration it deserves.
Why did you choose Horizen?
I started studying cryptocurrencies by March 2018, when we were already in the ...
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