Crypto Investor, Fund Manager, Project Advisor, Television Presenter, and Blockchain Evangelist. In every aspect of my (professional) life, I am all in on the Blockchain.
In the same way the Internet revolutionized the world we currently live in, I truly see Blockchain as having the ability to change the world for the better. In its purest form, the Blockchain provides the transparency that many governments, institutions, financial systems and companies are currently lacking. The Blockchain is the great equalizer of our time, a powerful combination of technology and ideology, a global system that transgresses borders, social classes, asset classes and systems of control, putting power in the hands of those who have previously had no access and no control.
In this spirit, I have been on a mission to create awareness and adoption of Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrency since I bought my first Bitcoin in 2014. After being broke in 2001, I built the largest sales and marketing agency in Africa, selling it to French multinational Publicis in 2015 for an amount that would allow any man to live comfortably. However, as the great man Mohammed Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” I am incredibly grateful to be in a position to help spread the word about Blockchain, to assist and mentor companies building on the Blockchain and, in the process, play my part in putting in place the building blocks for mass awareness and adoption of this revolutionary technology.
The Blockchain is a complex, technical and ironically non-transparent space, which is one of the reasons why, in 2017, I created and personally funded the world’s first televised Cryptocurrency investment show, Crypto Trader, in an effort to provide transparency, information and clarity to a wider audience on this new and exciting industry. Aired on CNBC Africa weekly, the show is funded by myself, along with our sponsors ETORO and ELEMENT Group.
The show was started as an in-studio show but as I travelled from conference to conference and visited Blockchain hubs around the world in an investor/advisor capacity, I felt that the community should be exposed to the amazing projects, developments and adventures that I was exposed to – and so we took the show on the road.
Though hosted by me, the show is produced with my assistance by a team at CNBC Africa headed up by Robert Haynes. I also have limited editorial input on the end product of the show.
On the issue of transparency, it is important to state I receive no payments for hosting the show, nor do I receive payments from any sponsorships of the show. On the show, I never give my personal views or opinions, but rather interview the guests to get their personal views and insights.
I run one Twitter and one Instagram account both with the handle @cryptomanran. These are private accounts and not linked to CNBC Africa or Crypto Trader in any way, shape or form. I use these accounts to post news and opinions, and to occasionally post trades or positions that I take. Any tweets and posts should not be construed as investment advice.
To be fully transparent in all my dealings as a media personality and crypto investor. I pledge to keep the disclosures full and live and the holdings fully transparent. On this website, I will post all my media appearances, as well as disclose, in real time, all my advisory positions and any significant Crypto holdings that I hold in a personal capacity. As a fund manager for Onchain Capital fund, our positions are already published quarterly via the Onchain website, however as they become available, they will also be added to this website. My challenge to other media personalities, journalists and influencers in the Blockchain industry, is to follow my lead and to create similar platforms to disclose their holdings.
As a public figure and evangelist in this space, I realize I have a responsibility to adhere to a higher set of standards and ethics than the average influencer and investor. As such, these are my commitments: