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Marina Antonova has seven years of experience in business development and partner management in IT and mobile marketing industries. She enjoys exploring cities by bike and playing the piano.
Tell us about yourself!
I grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I started my career working as an English schoolteacher. I then began working in software sales, which brought me to Berlin. I started working with server virtualization and moved to the mobile marketing industry. I’m really enjoying exploring new technologies and understanding the market’s needs. I enjoy breaking down sophisticated technology to deliver the main idea to the consumer. Explaining things to kids at school was a very good foundation for my career.
What piqued your interest in blockchain technology?
I got into blockchain about 18 months ago, and it led me to think and understand what stands behind this scary word crypto. I developed an interest when I realized that it’s a technology that in a nutshell is what Web 2.0 to is missing. When I was in the mobile marketing industry, I could not get rid of the feeling that the industry is unbalanced and heavily dominated by the larger players on the field. Transparency and immutability were always required by the advertising companies. Finally there was a technology that was built on those pillars. I just couldn’t say no to blockchain
What does your role as business development manager at OST entail?
I spent some time working on the product side of Know Your Customer for OST. We have a really good team of developers that I think are capable of accomplishing anything, to be honest. One of their creations was a platform allowing automated KYC checks for token sales. We used it for our own ICO in 2017 and then productized it. It’s now available for ...
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