Our next guest of honor in LibertyBits Blockchain Hall of Fame is Martin Kuvandzhiev. Martin is one of those who trusted us and joined our initiative while it was still in its very initial state. Special thanks to you, Martin! He hardly needs an introduction but for those of you who haven’t met him yet: chief product development advisor and core developer at Bitcoin Gold to begin with. Currently, he works as iOS Lead Developer in Phyre, a promising Bulgarian startup. Many of you might have had the chance to experience him at some of his numerous conference sessions and lectures on topics from “How to be a team player” to “Advanced iOS Development”. At the end of 2016, he won the “John Atanasoff” award and at the beginning of 2017 the BAIT award for multiple projects in IoT.
Martin has also participated in a plenty of exciting projects varying from TAO-Wellness, a US-based company, awarded with “Best in fitness” for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to Valkyrie (space glove) and Adept (wellness app and device). Valkyrie was selected for the best project and Adept has been awarded as a category winner in Nasa Space Apps Challenge Competitions.
Last but not least: Martin is VERY into Cryptocurrencies. In his spare time, he contributes to the fork of Bitcoin – Bitcoin Gold as chief product development advisor and Core developer and also is an operator of several crypto mining machines.
Hello, Martin! Please introduce your self to our audience!
My name is Martin Kuvandzhiev. I’m a Co-Founder and Operation Lead for Bitcoin Gold.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE SPEAKERS’ LIST OF LIBERTYBITS CONFERENCE?
LibertyBits is an interesting conference providing nice topics for the speakers that have the potential to bring a lot of knowledge to the visitors.
WHAT IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF “LIBERTY” (FREEDOM) AND WHAT ARE THE MOST UNDERESTIMATED THREATS TO OUR MODERN SOCIETY?
Liberty is the right not to be controlled. Distributed ledger technologies are the modern way of liberty. The network exists because of all the peers, this is making it uncontrolled by a central entity.
WHAT IS THE FASCINATING (MOST INSPIRING) THING ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN FOR YOU?
It is the fact that there is no trust there. Everything is mathematics, programming. The code is the law and there are no lawyers to misinterpret it.
WHAT COULD BE THE BIGGEST BENEFIT FROM THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FOR US AS A SOCIETY?
Everyone can become a participant in this network. Everyone can join to be the “validator” of the transactions, so there is no fraught and manipulation.
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE?
To bring many interesting and innovative people at one place.
Respect, Martin! LibertyBits is awaiting you most eagerly on 24th April 2018 at Sofia Tech Park!