By @SimonCocking interview with Tian Xia who has been working in Wall Street for more than 10 years. He has used mathematical models and AI algorithms to help him in his latest venture as founder of SkyTao, an innovative idea that builds on the blockchain to provide a secure and easy way to share and save information.
What is your background briefly?
I had been working in Wall Street for more than 10 years. I am mainly responsible for using mathematical models and AI algorithms to build bond-related automatic trading system. My model processed thousands of bond price analysis and risk assessments per second and offers clients comprehensive investment advice on the bond portfolio. My automated trading algorithm replaced the company’s expensive labor (saving 80% labor) and received good customer feedbacks. After constant revision and improvement, my model has operated maturely and commercially for more than 5 years. I earned Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Columbia University in 2007.
I also ranked top 60 in China Mathematics Olympiad 1998 and got admission to the School of Mathematics in Peking University without normal National College Entrance Examination. I earned B.S. in Probability and Statistics from Peking University in 2002 and an MBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Shanghai in 2006.
Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?
I have all the 3 essential skills for blockchain: Math/IT/Finance. Those valuable backgrounds give me a huge advantage for my projects.
I also gained extensive experiences in the advisor industry and financial advisor industry by working for the biggest financial advisor firm in the USA. Those valuable experiences brought me many innovative thoughts and ideas on problems and issues of advisor/ financial advisor industry and its solutions. After giving the right incentives, both clients and advisors will work much better than what they did now. Clients need privacy feathers and advisors need more fairly incentives. I will exert my utmost skills to use Blockchain to improve the industry’s practice and standard.
1 min pitch for what you are doing now?
SkyTao is an innovative idea that builds on the blockchain to provide a secure and easy way to share and save information.
By using the block chain to keep track of who has access to which information in encrypted form, users and experts will be able to fully control the exchange and availability of information and knowledge sharing.
Information is power; knowledge is power. SkyTao aims to be the decentralized repository and network for our shared human knowledge base.
Why did you get involved with this ICO?
I was also a cryptocurrency investor since 2015 and managed a private Crypto-fund. I also invested in an astrology school and website (nodoor.com) as a major angel investor. Everybody needs privacy when asking some sensitive questions. Many of my partners of astrologist thought that their clients would ask more questions if their privacy would be respected.
Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?
SkyTao has a bright and limitless future. As knowledge and new ideas continue to flourish, experts and professionals will continue to be in demand all over the world to increase knowledge and provide timely advice and consultation. By bringing them together in one place SkyTao is forging a road to a future of unlimited potential for students and life long learners to turn dreams and ideas into tomorrow’s success stories. SkyTao has 5 powerful features: 1)Encrypted Knowledge Sharing 2)Getting Knowledge without Losing Privacy 3)Professional Knowledge sharing 4)Smart Contract 5)Fair Ranking System.
How can people find out more about the ICO?
Go to the website: SkyTao.io
I gained extensive experiences on financial advisor industry by working for the biggest financial advisor firm in USA. Those valuable experiences brought me many innovative thoughts and ideas on problems and issues of financial advisor industry and its solutions.
— Tian Xia (@skytaotian) January 25, 2018