- Ethan Fast has spilled all in a recent interview with CryptoSlate.
- Fast shares how he got into the crypto space and what encouraged him to kick start the Nash platform.
Ethan Fast, the CTO and co-founder of the Nash platform, has spilled all in a recent interview with CryptoSlate.
The self-custody DEX has been gaining some significant movement and attention over the past few months so it’s sure to be an interesting take.
In the interview, Fast shares how he got into the crypto space and what encouraged him to kick start the Nash platform. He also spoke on the challenges of building a good quality user experience and where he sees the blockchain space going over the next few years.
If you want to read the full interview click here, but we’re going to look through the highlights.
The interviewer asked Fast on why he decided to co-start Nash. He responded, saying:
“During the final years of my PhD I began working with a group of amazingly talented people who more or less bootstrapped the NEO blockchain open-source community. We all worked really well together and shared an excitement about the future of digital assets, so the idea of starting a company felt like a logical next step.”
“In terms of “why Nash?” specifically, the most compact form of our mission is “distributing finance for everyone” and that still does a good job of summing up why we are working on this company. Cryptocurrencies are unique among other assets in the level of control and empowerment they give the people who own them. We want to make these assets and their properties accessible to everyone. Another motto we have is “trust yourselves”, which perhaps gets even more quickly to the point: we want to give people the power to do that! We all love working with the tech, but these are the bigger things we also care about.”
The CTO went onto comment on some of Nash’s most notable achievements or milestones.
“It’s always possible to break things down in different ways, but I’d say our first milestone was the public sale of our Nash Exchange security token (NEX) in 2018. This was an extremely big deal for us and, really, the whole ecosystem, as no one had ever publicly sold and issued a token that also had legal standing as a European security. Getting this done took more than a year of communication and back-and-forth with regulators at the FMA in Lichtenstein. The reason we went through so much pain was to provide investors with legal protections and explicitly pay dividends from the services we are building, which is only possible with a proper security. In the end, more than 15,000 people invested and we raised around twenty million in the public sale.”
“Our second major milestone was the release of our exchange in early September of this year. We are the first exchange to demonstrate non-custodial, cross-chain trading of assets and tokens that live on different blockchains (for example, Ethereum and NEO) with performance on par with centralized exchanges.”
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