Blockgeek’s Ameer Rosic: ‘Everyone Is Smart Enough to Lose or Make Money’ in Crypto

This interview has been edited and condensed.

Ameer Rosic, serial entrepreneur and founder of online blockchain hub Blockgeeks, goes into why he thinks investing in crypto should be open to the masses and what it will take to induce widespread blockchain adoption during an interview at this year’s BlockShow Europe 2018.

Molly Jane: First off, how did you get interested in the crypto and blockchain space?

Ameer Rosic: I’ve been a serial entrepreneur for my all life. I’ve been involved in the blockchain space way before any of this ICO craze, for the last four or five years. In the last two years, I’ve been focusing on building Blockgeeks. And what Blockgeeks does is [that] we train developers online. It’s an agnostic platform, we do C++ training, we do Cosmos, we do Rootstock, we do EOS, we do everything pretty much. We help you, as a developer, to get on board in the blockchain space.

MJ: Blockchain has become a bit of a buzzword recently. How do you think you can keep real blockchain adoption moving forward?

AR: I don’t think an individual can keep it real or stop what’s going to go.

There’s a Buddha saying, “It is how it should be.” There’s no right or wrong.

There’s two, there’s actually three, different worlds in here. You have the open-source ethos, the cypherpunks — the original ones, who care about cryptography, who care about actually creating something that’s truly decentralized. And then you have the Ethereum (ETH) crowd. Well, they’re still cypherpunks and they care about decentralization, but they’re quicker to break things, experiment. And then you have all the above. We have the ICOs, then you have the private chains. These are permissioned blockchains, whether it’s used for enterprise, for supply chain, etc. For us to say this is good or bad — I think it is how it is. I think the more people involved, it creates more entropy, more feedback-loop systems, and through this process we’ll figure out what works, what doesn’t work. Who knows where we’ll be in the next couple of years.

 

MJ: Do you think that some cryptocurrencies will now be classified as securities due to their ICOs in this current environment of developing crypto regulation?

AR: Yes, the SEC coming out with their statements… you know, there’s statements and there’s legislation — these are two different things. Since the last meeting, it was actually quite a positive note they left off on: it’s not that black and white whether they're going to be securities or non-securities.