How to get 500 PAYING customers in 2 weeks and get every VC to invest in your startup

April 13, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

After two weeks, our brand new startup has 500 paying customers.

How did we do it?

What did we learn?

What did we irrevocably do wrong? 

Are we a mystical unicorn or an average Joe?

And what can you do to massively accelerate your results?

Interviews

Biometrids – building trust on the blockchain with facial recognition

February 23, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

Trust is one of the most important aspects of an ecosystem like blockchain. As the movement and platform gains momentum and mainstream coverage, more and more people jump in without knowing what they’re doing. Scammers and fraudsters arrive in droves to take advantage, and the whole system gets a reputation based on their actions.

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Flatlay helps brands go direct-to-consumer with products and content

February 23, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

As the founder of Inbound – a content and digital marketing strategy group in New Zealand – I’m profoundly interested in how blockchain will impact the way users and brands create and consume content. As social media moves into its sophomore years, we’re seeing brands interact and use content in new and interesting ways – how is blockchain going to push content even further?

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Skara – the multi-player blockchain game taking tournament eSports to the next level

February 23, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

I remember the first time I discovered people actually made money from playing computer games. I was a spotty teenager complaining to the guy behind the counter at the local gamestore. My parents kept trying to limit my gaming time, and I was having none of it.

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Buy products in the real world with a crypto debit card from MoxyOne

February 23, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

One of the key problems at the moment with holding cryptocurrencies is that it can be difficult to spend them. You may have several different currencies, but unless a shop actively accepts and has the infrastructure to deal with crypto, there are limited ways to spend them.

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Bitrace – using cryptocurrency to build a Formula 1 track

February 23, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

Over the course of these interviews, I’ve seen some truly remarkable products catering to some very specific niche markets. I’ve had the honour of talking to truly ambitious people who see potential in the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain that I couldn’t even conceive of. And yet, still I’m constantly surprised by companies like Bitrace.

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Combine reward cards into one simple platform with RuCoin

February 21, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of reward cards and bonus programs crowding my wallet. Reward points for the movies, for my favourite coffee shop, from the bookstore, the pharmacy, the grocery store, my insurance company, this butchery that sells amazing German sausages … the list goes on …

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Secure decentralised e-commerce through BCShop.io interview

February 21, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

Anyone buying goods or services from overseas has probably run up across Paypal or other e-commerce gateways. It’s pretty convenient, but there’s a huge issue around conversion costs and fees - they eat into the slim margins for retailers and often end up passed on to consumers. Added to that, there’s a real security risk, and Paypal accounts have been hacked before.

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Take back control over your Social Experience - Sapien interview

February 18, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

How often do you get frustrated with social media? If it’s not the constant ads or the violation of having your data sold on and used to sell you stuff, it’s the constant feeding of news articles that are blatantly untrue but use money or sensationalism to get clicks.

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Blocklancer interview - changing the freelancing industry for good

February 18, 2018 By Steven Male Leave a Comment

I’ve done a lot of freelance work in my time, and now I regularly employ freelancers to do everything from manage ads and content to proofreading these interviews (Hi Steff). I know firsthand the struggles freelancers go through between trying to hustle for work and trying to get paid for the work you’ve already finished. Chasing unpaid invoices and writing off payments that don’t come through are unfortunately all-too-common problems.

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