Partner site Chain-Finance chatted with George Samman (Twitter: @sammantic) about banking with the blockchain. George is the former CMO of Fuzo which is using blockchain to bring financial inclusion to the developing world. He is also Committee Chair of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) for blockchain and financial services. George also co-founded BTC.sx, now magnr, a bitcoin trading platform. He is also a former Wall Street senior portfolio manager and market strategist as well as a technical analyst. George holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation. George writes an excellent blog at http://sammantics.com/
Can you give us a history of how you came to discover blockchain technology and where you are today?
I came into the space in 2013 when I was the co-founder of btc.sx (now magnr) an online trading platform and bank, I left that role to explore technologies more dedicated to the blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. I have worked and consulted for a few companies in the space and I am an advisor for a few others as well. I also write my blog at sammantics.com and do some freelance writing. I also open to exploring new opportunities.