By @SimonCocking great interview with David Ben Kay

What is your background briefly?

I am a US (California) lawyer and spent 30 years in China as an IP and investment specialist working as a partner in an international law firm (Dentons) and later as General Counsel for Microsoft China. I then opened one of China’s first co-working spaces/incubators in the 798 Art District, working with start-up companies motivated to bring innovative changes to established ecosystems. I became interested in blockchain technologies in 2015 when asked to be an advisor to and later a board member for the Ethereum Foundation.
In 2017, I relocated to Chiang Mai, Thailand where I continue to advise blockchain-based companies.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

Over the past several years I’ve worked closely with over 50 start-up and early-stage companies. Based on my personal experience with these companies, I have developed criteria for assessing the probable success of a start-up. I look at the team.

Do they bring together the requisite skill-sets and experience to take the company from concept to actualization?

Does the team demonstrate that important balance between a clear and well-articulated vision and a humility and demonstrated ability to iterate, re-invent and, if necessary, pivot when the situation calls for it?

Is the technology truly innovative and potentially highly impactful?

Are the values of the company consistent and in alignment with my own?

Why did you get involved with this ICO?

I strongly believe that TV-TWO meet all of my criteria and I’m highly confident in its potential success. I’ve been super impressed with the team and found the whitepaper to reflect a great understanding of the current market and big issues (eg., the oligopolisitic structures) and develop solutions to those issues.

I also think it’s worth mentioning that I’m really impressed with the team’s decision to do their initial ICO in line with the Interactive Coin Offering ( ) in order to guarantee a fairer and more transparent token assignment process.  I think this is in keeping with the key principles and values of blockchain and addresses issues that have arisen in ICOs in the past.  I think this level of commitment to the underlying blockchain values reflects well on the team’s decision-making and are in alignment with my own values.

How can people find out more about 1. The ICO 2. you & your work?


The guys are always looking forward to questions on the product and interesting discussions, just join their telegram group.


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Let’s bring the Ethereum Blockchain to living rooms around the world, TV-TWO

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