E134: William Mougayar, Author of The Business Blockchain – Interview

November 8, 2017


This interview is with a blockchain legend, William Mougayar. In this interview we talk about what attracted him to the blockchain initially, why he’s so excited about the blockchain and a number of current issues with the blockchain like the explosion of initial coin offerings.

William has been a huge advocate for the blockchain for many years. He’s author of the book, The Business Blockchain, and an advisor to many companies built on the blockchain including Ethereum.

He has a must read blog at startupmanagement.org for any blockchain/bitcoin enthusiast or business professional.

William recently launched WMX, the William Mougayar High Growth Cryptoassets Index, which is a fund that includes a basket of 15 cryptocurrencies.

William also runs the hugely popular Token Summit, the first conference on the token-based economy. The next ones are scheduled in San Francisco December 4th 2017 and New York City May 17th 2018.

And because William isn’t busy enough, he recently started Token Awareness, which per William’s blog post is a global initiative to promote responsible token generation events and token-based models for entrepreneurs, startups, and industry practitioners.

Here are some other things we talk about:

-What sparked your interest in bitcoin/blockchain originally?
-Tell us about your new cryptocurrency index fund, WMX. Why did you start it?
-What are you thoughts on the recent ICOs? How do you evaluate an ICO?
-What interested you in Ethereum in its early days? What did you see in it?
-What are your thoughts on compliance, the regulatory outlook?
-What does the blockchain space need to continue to expand?
-What do you like to do in your free time?