Hello, also a MobileCoin engineer.
What got you into Blockchain / Cryptocurrency?
I thought blockchain was a cool theoretical idea that was proving to have value in various domains, but I didn’t see many long-term practical deployments. MobileCoin was a project that seemed to answer the question of how to make blockchain usable.
What’s your background in?
I was a technical director at an animation studio, with a domain specialty in procedural geometry - trees, fur, water, cityscapes. What made it really interesting was that we weren’t just building physics engines, we were building physics + magic engines. I also dabbled in finance and aerospace.
How did you hear about MobileCoin?
I was working at a hedge fund at the time, and Josh came to give a presentation about the cryptocurrency hedge fund he was running. MobileCoin was a twinkle in his eye, and he talked about building something using the “best hits of cryptocurrency” that would work on mobile devices.