By @SimonCocking interview with Joshua J. Bouw INTJ. @CoinBlack co-founder.  director.  advisor.  enthusiast since 2013. Receiver of the first  

What is your background briefly?

I came from a community that was seeking a better implementation of Austrian economics on the blockchain. Naturally, Proof of Stake was interesting to me, so I set out with others to bring the first fully Proof of Stake coin to life in early 2014. That was Blackcoin. Since then, I’ve been engrossed in my endless desire to explore new blockchain technologies.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

Yes of course. I try to research enough about everything that’s going on to make sure others can use me to quickly amplify their efforts – as well as presenting alternative methods that may offer better avenues of exploration. I’ve always worked hard to stay a step ahead of the curve.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

I am one of the co-founders of Blackcoin. I’m also a director for Runic Era Capital. One of the first firms that got involved in trading digital assets back in 2015. There’s also a secret green energy project which I’ve been working on for the past year and a half – I hope that will be revealed soon.

Why did you get involved with this Nuggets?

It was one of the first projects that really stood out. I only invest in an ICO if I see myself using it, beyond the hype. I could see myself using Nuggets every day of my life. So I knew I had to jump in and help bring this fantastic project to fruition. After talking with the team, I felt like part of the family. I could see myself working really well with them.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

There are a lot of faux-blockchain ICO projects out there. As in, they raise money with an ICO cookie cutter token, but they are not utilising the blockchain itself.

Plus the fact that this team is probably one of the only teams actually putting ID on the blockchain – something I envisioned two years ago when Bittrex started doing KYC. For example, if an exchange is hacked, the real damage would be in the identifications being compromised. That can ruin someone’s life – which is arguably far worse than a loss of funds. That was when I knew that this would be a powerful idea. In my mind, Nuggets is the embodiment of that original idea. I really don’t believe other projects have touched it as close as Nuggets has.

How can people find out more about the ICO and your work?

You can find more about Nuggets at For more information about my work, I’ve been meaning to get a personalised website up for a long time now. LinkedIn and Twitter are probably the best for now. Expect blogs!

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