Belotti. Technology, Bitcoin and Blockchain consultant
- August 2018
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Man continues to interview some of the most switched
on people around town. As we continue to learn the
Bitcoin and Blockchain business we had the pleasure
to meet and speak with an Australian based expert
in these exciting sectors, Adriana Belotti.
would you say you are best known and respected for?
doing lots of things at once, but always finding time
to help others. For helping develop the blockchain
community in Sydney.
did you get a break into the technology sector?
dont think I ever got a break. Im
always learning and I enjoy meeting new people to
discuss technology. I work hard, but as little as
possible. Efficiency over quantity.
and when did you become an Australian based authority
on Blockchain, and how would you rate your level of
expertise on the sector?
first learned about bitcoin in 2013, I have been studying
and attending meetups ever since. In 2015, I joined
the board of the Bitcoin Association of Australia,
and served as their vice-president for a full year.
I organise blockchain community events monthly.
have a broad understanding of how blockchain technology
works without deep technical knowledge.
you believe that many people get confused in the first
instance between Blockchain, and Bitcoin, the crypto
current gaining popularity (expect in China)?
at first, it is hard to understand the difference,
but once you dig a little deeper, it becomes easier.
It is like that with any new thing we learn.
you working on any projects that combine both Blockchain
and Bitcoin, or would there be any important reasons
to keep both totally separate from each others?
cant separate bitcoin and blockchain. It would
be the same as trying to separate cars from the roads.
transactions are recorded on the bitcoin blockchain.
Ether transactions are recorded on the ethereum blockchain,
and so on. Blockchain is simply put, a public ledger
that records transactions. These transactions cant
be reversed or erased. The ledger is public and all
bitcoin transactions can be seen at all times, by
business sectors do you think Blockchain will have
the most impact on?
you think its fair that some news media may be somewhat
skeptically of Blockchain and / or Bitcoin?
is often a consequence of lack of understanding. I
think the media would benefit from learning more about
crypto, before bashing it. Im not saying everyone
should like it or promote it, thats a personal
do you most like about MeetUp.com, and are there any
real changes you would make to their business model
is an interesting tool and has changed the way people
connect. I would improve the quality of the services
they provide to paid users, by releasing meetup management
tools that meets the needs of organisers.
is your next MeetUp in Sydney for those interested
in learning more about Blockchain?
Professionals are held on the 3rd week of the month,
on Wednesdays. This month its on Thursday, 19th
October and were having a full afternoon of
talks, a startup showcase, as well as the regular
evening meeting. Info can be found here
the biggest challenges you have overcome?
my life and moving from Rio to Sydney. That was new
and exciting, but also very stressful.
my job at a tech company to start my own business
has also been challenging. However, having the freedom
to pursue projects Im really passionate about,
and where I can make a greater impact, is really rewarding.
is your main focus on Veredictum, and how bit is the
challenge of stopping movie and television show piracy?
work with Veredictum was to promote their ICO, which
didnt succeed in raising the minimum target.
The main lesson was we got the timing wrong. We needed
a few more months to get the buy in from the studios,
before opening the sale. Veredictums leadership
team is now looking at talking to wholesale investors
and doing another funding round next year. Their project
can make a real impact on the creative industry, I
truly hope they get to build it.
advice would you give to Netflix, Stan and the like
to help further protect their intellectual property?
rid of geoblocking and let people pay less to watch
only what they want. Cryptocurrencies provide the
means to make micro-payments a reality. If more people
could pay 0.50 cents per episode or movie to watch
it anywhere, anytime; there would be less piracy.
Do you prefer Microsoft, Google or Apple, or would
you be a fan of all of them?
dont have a preference. Different vendors for
is accountability in business and business systems
so important, be it to sellers, buyers or introducers?
accountability leads to better quality, in all aspects
you be willing to appear on a business based reality
television show such as Ten's Shark Tank?
I dont like reality TV.
excellent to each other.
What do you do to relax?
read, spend time with friends.