Why crypto projects need you

Ondřej Raška, Miton

Ondřej Raška

18. 10. 2021

About 99% of what’s said about cryptocurrencies involves speculation. I’m not that interested in up-to-date crypto prices or the latest dog coin. I’d rather there be more talk about the potential of cryptocurrencies to help make the world a better place. That’s also one of the reasons why I recently did an interview (in Czech) after having taken a longer break.

Miton crypto circus team

In the interview I talk about my fascination with crypto projects and how they fit into Miton’s overall strategy. So far we’ve invested tens of millions of dollars in this area and we’re ready to invest more. We’re planning on creating a separate identity for Miton Crypto, just as we did, for example, with Miton Psychonauts.

In Czechcrunch I also talk about how I see bitcoin: a revolutionary technology and a key asset that means the same in this space as regular currency. To me, investments in bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are a way of securing resources for what I really want to do: building projects that have the potential to make the world a better place.

I see crypto as the new internet: an internet of value and global cooperation. What’s more, crypto is in the same place now as where the Internet was in the 1990s – an ecosystem in which everything is still being created and where no one knows what the future holds. If I stay with the Internet analogy, in crypto we’re at the stage before Netscape was launched. We don’t yet know what the search engine will look like or what the new Google, Amazon or Facebook will be. I find that pretty exciting. The only thing I’m sure of is that the technology is here to stay.

Outside of mainstream interest, dozens of interesting projects are cropping each day, creating value in various areas. At the moment they include tens of thousands of smart people around the world, but their numbers are growing fast. In Czechia we’re doing well at keeping the pace, and we have the potential of becoming a leader in this space. While I don’t know what the future of crypto holds, I know that if someone is a fast learner and likes new technologies, they should get on board.

The crypto ecosystem is very open; it’s part of its DNA. It doesn’t care about where you live, the colour of your skin, your gender, or how you look. The only thing that matters is what you know. You don’t even need to be techno-savvy, because the world of crypto needs all kinds of skills. And don’t worry if you don’t know much about bitcoin or its principles – you’ll figure it out along the way.

When people ask me how to get into crypto, I send them to specific DAOs on Discord. You can look at this or this tweet. Or try it directly with us.

Miton krypto cirkus tým

 And who are ‘we’? Stay tuned…


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