Interview with Roger Ransome working on the prototype designs for the CurveBlock Platform

What is your background briefly?

I worked in Corporate IT for 19 years within the Finance and Insurance industry. I started on a Help Desk and worked my way up, opting to specialise in Security, Infrastructure and Systems Design. In 2004 I bought my first investment property, and since then have renovated my own home – the DIY is a nice change from computers sometimes. Four years ago I started my own business, which is going well and has taught me a lot of useful experiences from a very different perspective, and given me an entrepreneurial taste, and I like it. The challenges, the learning, the successes, and more challenges.

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

One of the things that initially attracted me to IT and technology generally is that with careful design and consideration pretty much anything is possible, and so much can be done to boost efficiency, through automation, speed, 24×7 operations, distributed workloads, and so on. To me this is what computers are all about, making things better for people. Blockchain is the evolution of that, it introduces efficiency, reduces middle-man costs, and provides a level of transparency to all involved.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

At the moment I’m working on the prototype designs for the CurveBlock Platform. I’m not coding the final release myself as I don’t consider myself to be a programmer, although I can do a fair bit. One of my roles will be putting together the A-team for that. We feel it is important to nail the design and functional elements before handing it over to the coding pros. As this is going to be the first-of-its-kind platform we want to get it right and capitalise on our head start.

Why did you get involved with this ICO?

Gary (CurveBlock CEO) and I met through a crypto chat group. We got to know each other, and when he explained the concept of CurveBlock the light bulb went on, brightly. CurveBlock combines two of my areas of interest, technology and property, and our skills and experiences complement each other very well, as our strengths and weaknesses are polar opposites. It helps that we live just 20 minutes apart, which made the pre-startup meetings easier too.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

Opening up property development to the masses, building quality tangible bricks-and-mortar assets, with a cash flow model that is designed to be recession proof…what’s not to love? As a Yorkshireman I am Mr Sceptical but based on everything i’ve seen so far, this ought to be a winner. For me, the most powerful aspect is the scale potential of it. When the CurveBlock Platform launches to Joe Public and they can join us on the path to a share of the profits, that’s very exciting to me. We can help so many people with this, and donate to charity along the way, fantastic.

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

1. Visit the website and join the mailing list. We email monthly so we don’t overwhelm your inbox.

2. Feel free to contact me via the CurveBlock Team Page on the CurveBlock website. I am also reachable on Twitter @RogerRansome

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

How can people help? We would love to hear more feedback on what we’re doing right, what we’re not explaining properly, where you first heard of CurveBlock,  and anything else you want to share.

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