In conversation with marvellous Raki Brown – Founder createlinx.com
Welcome to BULL.Io. and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed please tell us a little bit about yourself and your company?
My name is Raki Brown, company is createlinx.com. At the moment we are creating the social network for the tech industry and we’re going to have our own cryptocurrency for that, which will be peer-to-peer so it’ll allow people that doing AI for example to sell some of their algorithms or you know rent them, robotics that people be able to sell you know their stuff but it’s also for collaboration and to be honest it’s more to do with collaboration what I’m really looking for is to help all these different tech industries, entrepreneurs academics and so on to really collaborate properly and to give them the tools to make this kind of streamlined and easy for them another thing that we’re doing is I’m helping a company called tower power creating their own ICO and so they’re doing a mining rig, massive one which should be really really efficient and so on and so forth but that’s still you know probably six months down the line.
Have you seen the future of blockchain moving forward?
I think basically what blockchain kind of represents to me is it’s kind of intelligent value transfer so it’s not you know because what we’ve had with money for a long long time and assets and stuff like that it’s basically done money that doesn’t really care with what it’s being used for and doesn’t have any kind of intelligence so I think for me the way I view was really revolutionary about blockchain is that you have intelligent money intelligent contract intelligent exchanges and value exchanges between people and companies. And that’s a huge revolution I mean one one of the things that we’ll be working on is finding ways of directing a currency towards a positive end goal rather than just being well you know I want to buy this this is, what you know supply and demand kind of thing you can, you can slightly reward you know people demanding good things or people demanding bad things or healthy things versus unhealthy and I think I think we’re just on the cusp of realizing that’s not just smart money it’s intelligent money it’s kind of want to be used for good things you know if your program for that obviously.
What’s the biggest challenge facing the Blockchain at the moment and what’s the biggest challenge facing your company?
I mean I don’t think we’re really kind of like got to the stage of facing challenges, you can sign up for createlinx already but this is kind of like very very early stages, we’ve got probably June, when it’s going to be like first first iteration. The challenges facing blockchain is probably is probably AI and it’s probably quantum computing, it’s basically the challenges is the unknown you know technologies are being developed it’s just there’s just no real way you can kind like prepare for that, you know and I think worst case scenario we could ever told armageddon of the internet you know where quantum computing and AI kind of you know become advanced around at the same time and no website in the internet is encrypted to kind of defend itself against it. It can operate so quickly can destroy you know there you can you know make internet wasteland where you just cant access it, that’s worst case scenario so it’s definitely challenges, the problem is we don’t really know exactly what the nature of those challenges are.
Do you think, Blockchain could change the world?
Oh, Definitely, Absolutely.
How did you first get involved in blockchain?
Well I was interested in it like in 2012 and I didn’t know too much about it but I was actually involved in trying to create a local currency for Glastonbury town where I was living at the time and and so because of that I got kind of interested in local currencies and currencies that weren’t just issued by the government or central banks and that’s how I came across a bitcoin and and then I forgot about it for a while and then suddenly you know going to again and then a couple years ago you know traded a lot made some money lost some money and but then about a year and a half ago I really got into the potential positive impact they could have on the future and also the dangers that were kind of headed towards with technology if it’s not you know technology without ethics is you know, it’s just a dangerous place to be headed you know like for example robotics it’s great you know you can you can do all sorts of things with it but if it’s not kind of tied in with the universal basic that’s maybe power the currency itself as you can’t necessarily trust governments to kind of do the right thing you know you might end up with robots doing everything a few corporations owning them and everybody else being dirt poor and not able to feed themselves you know we don’t really want, that so I think blockchain might be one of the only ways to kind of like have an impact and kind of decentralized the power of technology you know, I don’t really know another way that we can effectively do that.
Who do you think Satoshi Nakamoto is and hypothetically what they look like?
I think it’s Nicolas Cage you know, I think he’s kind of hiding some you know mathematical genius behind his acting.
So how did you first get interested in technology in general, when you were younger?
When I was ten years old I wanted to make a robot and but I didn’t have any technical skills so I just got like pots and pans from the kitchen like Springs and walkie-talkies to make it talk, I think I’ve been more interested in science and physics and stuff and kind of later on become more and more interested in technology.
Tell us about is ISTOs?
So ISTOs I had this idea about a year ago to do ISTOs on a social network for like entrepreneurs which is basically exactly the same as an STO which has now been spoken about and yeah because I kind of see that as a future for a lot of companies even like small companies for like crowdfunding, it seems that the focus that people are putting up is on STOs at the moment is just big corporate companies that can you know feel really safe doing what they do, whereas I was more interested in like you know if your local bike shop wanted to raise some extra money and people believed in that project kind of more of a localized kind of friendly thing but I mean I guess it’s the same technology you know it’s probably headed our way but I hope ICO stick around because even though it’s kind of been chaos and it’s been a lot of scams and you know people you know doing a lot a lot of stupid stuff I think that’s still a space for it you know you kind of need something which isn’t absolutely controlled and get strangled by government and gets strangled by big corporations and stuff like that you need something that’s a little bit wild and free.