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In August, OST CEO Jason Goldberg wrote “OST Community Heroes: From ICO Purchasers to Alpha Development”, a blog post that followed up with original ICO purchasers developing on OST blockchain technology. OST KIT Alpha III yielded 92 successful proof-of-concept applications built by developers from more than 50 countries. In this episode, we follow up with community member Drew Thomas to share his experiences from the OST ICO to Alpha III and beyond.
What led you to OST?
I first heard about OST when I listened to CEO Jason Goldberg speak on This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis. It was perfect timing for me, as I was just learning about crypto and blockchain. I had been earning Bitcoin on 21.co (now called earn.com). The podcast started with Jason’s background and startup journey, then the discussion segued to Simple Token. I thought it was a great idea and that Jason was the right guy to lead the project. I was instantly hooked and interested. I really wanted to be involved in crypto and participate in an ICO, but I didn’t even know what that meant at the time. That’s what motivated me to learn everything from purchasing Ether to setting up a crypto wallet.
The Simple Token ICO was professional and legitimate. They ensured that everything was legally compliant, something that many other ICOs didn’t do. I could see that in the future this could cause legal issues for non-compliant companies. I thought developing a token economy sounded interesting, but I didn’t think about it too much. I followed OST’s updates as I was really interested in what the product was going to be like.
How did you develop your use case?
I had an existing platform that I built for myself to use for building e-commerce. My clients wanted e-commerce ...
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