What is your background briefly?
Hello! My name is Dzmitry Murzo, I’m from Minsk, Belarus. After graduating from high school, I went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics at Belarus State Economic University. Belarus is “a bridge” between the west and the east and therefore logistics specialists are always in demand here.
But at the beginning of my studies I took a great interest in cryptocurrencies. Actually, the first time I heard about Bitcoin was in 2010. A friend of mine described it as a program that uses the power of your PC and pays Bitcoins for this. Well, that was a bit vague, but anyway, so-called mining or buying Bitcoins was almost impossible for a 13-year-old boy.
Cryptocurrencies have become a more accessible tool for the majority of people only in 2015, although not popular enough. I have bought my first Bitcoins in the end of 2015 with the money I saved on my first car. I was pretty sure that Bitcoin has a huge potential for future growth (we studied the fundamentals of financial management at that time, but I have grossly violated the rules of it and put all my money in one asset).
The first time I heard about ICOs was at the beginning of 2016. In particular, I was interested in Ethereum, which has already reached the top 5 in total capitalization on the market. I knew that Ether appeared very lucrative for its first investors, so I also got the idea of investing in ICO.
Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?
At that time, the range of ICO projects was far smaller than now, but still one of them caught my attention. It was Waves project – a Russian competitor to Ethereum. You know, when I read its whitepaper I was so amazed by the idea of this project that there was no doubt that I will spend my $1000 in Bitcoins on it. Many ICO projects have appeared since then, and it was difficult to find a worthy one. When I was choosing the project for investment, I relied on my past experience and a worked out methodology of evaluating strengths and weaknesses of an ICO. Also, I had a clear idea of what characteristics should a project possess to look attractive for investors.
Give us a one minute pitch for what you are doing now.
Currently, I advise and consult ICO projects on various questions related to their economic model, token metrics, marketing, and other spheres. Within the framework of Presale.Market project we are developing a platform on which different ICO teams will be able to place all the necessary information about their projects, provide the opportunity to invest in them at the early stage and obtain the evaluation of independent experts (dexperts) as well. I believe this platform will replace existing centralized rating platforms, which have a number of shortcomings, but I will mention them later.
Why did you get involved with this ICO?
As an early supporter of blockchain technology, I fully understand the need for creating platforms similar to Presale.Market for the proper growth and development of an ICO sphere.
Such well-known in the blockchain industry people like Simon Cocking, Paul Scott and others have joined this project at its early stage. Many of them are active experts on leading rating platforms and advisors of famous ICO projects. I believe that with such a team of professional developers and experts we will be able to change the conception of rating platforms and build a really useful, opened to the public and transparent service for ICO listing. Moreover, I do like Fraser’s idea of creating a group chat in Telegram, because it allows every member of Presale.Market to be aware of the latest news and to express their opinion on any issue related to the project and its strategy as well. This is an excellent example of how teamwork should be organized.
Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?
As I previously mentioned, many popular platforms have a number of shortcomings. The value of an expert on these platforms is quite often determined not by his actual experience, but rather by the time of registration on the platform (the earlier he was registered as an expert, the higher his professional status is). Our team believes that anyone can assess ICO projects; the gap between a director of a large venture fund and a motivated crypto enthusiast must be reduced. This is the nature of decentralization – everyone has the same chances. Besides, I do support the idea of transparent early investments. I feel like everyone must see the size of the invested funds and the given discount at an early stage. This is the burning issue concerning the projects that do not publish the information about their investments and the discount for investment funds or simply large investors can reach 100% or more. Naturally, people who have invested in the project during the public sale are at a disadvantage.
How can people find out more about:
You can learn all about our ICO here.
You & your work?
Please, visit my LinkedIn page.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to note that the ICO market is flooded now. Each ICO team wants to create a blockchain-based product without even thinking whether this technology is needed here. The engrossing “hype” around ICOs ended in early 2018, so I believe that today if you want to launch a successful ICO project you need to ask yourself a question “does the product we want to create need a distributed registry technology?”
How can people contact you & learn more about you?
You can contact me via:
Email: [email protected]
Telegram ID: @rippar