Interview with Ladopoulos Athanasios, CIO, LAPO Blockchain, who will be speaking at May 31st/ Monaco Blockchain Masterclass/ 200+ Investors/Funds/Blockchain Projects learning about ‘Getting VC Ready’ and Blockchain as an Investment Opportunity.

How was the last year, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

Last year was an exciting time for Lapo.io and the Blockchain/Crypto Assets world in general. Although the price of many cryptocurrencies declined in line with the overall Crypto Market, incremental value has been added into ecosystem through innovation in technology and business models. LAPO.io for example completed its digital wallet, built its blockchain, completed part of its eplatform and its utility coin LAX.

What are your plans for the future?

LAPO is creating cutting-edge digital financial solutions for cryptocurrencies. Amongst them we will be bringing out a global debit card, real-time payment mechanism, wallet-to-wallet exchange and most importantly LAPO’s newest innovation, its stable coin. LAPOX (code name of the stable coin) will not simply reduce volatility, but will capture it and convert it into a real asset, thus creating incremental value for LAPOX.

What will you be talking about at the Monaco Blockchain Masterclass?

The future of money under the spectrum of Central Banks Digital money vs a Universal Cryptocurrency and how investors would be able to spot it. The great opportunity that lies ahead to create a smoother macroeconomic environment, the positive impact can have in nations and their citizens as well as how to spot and profit from the world’s first universal currency.

What inspired you to attend it?

Aspiring to build a Universal Currency is a monumental task with global consequences, intellectually challenging but potentially very rewarding for all its stakeholders. Events like the  Monaco Blockchain Masterclass event represents fundamental blocks that have to be in place for its universal adoption and a loudspeaker to share the message with the world and especially with investors and entrepreneurs.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

To get a good idea of what’s happening today in order to form an opinion for the future you need to access and filter tones of information. Below, I have listed just three sources I believe you can gain access to decent information;

  1. MIT’s Chain Letter – the widely lauded MIT Technology Review, Mike Orcutt’s MIT Chain Letter is a bi-weekly newsletter that takes on blockchain and decentralization.
  2. ConsenSys Media – the blog has the inside scoop on most exciting blockchain startups, but it’s also one of the only sources you’ll find personally written op-eds by leaders of the blockchain movement.
  3. And a great source of some solid reading can be found in 16z/Andreessen Horowitz. https://a16z.com/2018/02/10/crypto-readings-resources/

How can people find out more about what you are working on?

Please vitit; www.Lapo.io download information and register with us for future updates – especially for LAPO’s stable coin.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

The search of the Holly Grail in cryptocurrencies will be found, most likely, in the ranks of stable coins. One that has all the characteristics of fiat money, plus; it provides light fast execution with minimal transaction cost, protects its purchasing power from inflation and black swan events, and possibly increases its value over time by rewarding its stakeholders (retail users, investors/traders, enterprises, governments etc).


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