Lamar Wilson has made exciting steps in cryptocurrency so far. His passion for Bitcoin education and business development led him to create 212ths, in addition to Love Will LLC, which creates apps for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency market.
Most recently, he created the Pheeva Hot Bitcoin wallet, which has seen considerable praise from the Bitcoin community.
Lamar is keen to spread the word about Bitcoin constantly and we caught up with him to find out how his projects are developing.
CT: What inspired you to move into developing crypto-currency tools like the Pheeva wallet?
LW: Freedom is the leading reason behind my desire to create the Pheeva wallet. Bitcoin or digital currency in general encompasses a freedom with my money that we currently do not have with the dollar or any currency in particular. Accessibility would be another reason. For third world countries, being able to complete transactions swiftly and securely is a game changer for many families across the world.
CT: Someone tweeted about Pheeva that "finally there is a working iOS Bitcoin wallet with accurate QR scanner". What would you say really sets Pheeva apart from the rest in such a rapidly-growing market?
LW: Pheeva is a sexy wallet. And by sexy I mean that not only does it look good but the ease of use is sexy to our patrons/ members. I designed the wallet to stand out amongst the rest with bold colors and a simple interface. Our hot wallet was constructed with the idea that it would be so simple your grandma could use it.
CT: 212ths is a very personalized development service, we notice. Will you be building cryptocurrency related apps for businesses there in future, too?
LW: At 212ths we develop applications for small businesses, whatever they need we can handle. Our experience dealing with small businesses has helped us to achieve an inside knowledge of how many of them operate. This understanding allows us to think about how Bitcoin can help lower friction for small businesses and consumers alike. For now we will allow Love Will to develop cryptocurrency applications and let 212ths do what it does best. By the way, 212ths accepts Bitcoin for all of its services.
CT: How do you feel the general consensus on Bitcoin is among consumers you meet right now?
LW: We meet people all over the place in their perception of Bitcoin. We meet the enthusiasts, we meet the skeptics, we meet the ones that are on the fence. Bitcoin is still relatively new and therefore there is the unknown. We see the excitement or the willingness to learn more than anything and that drives us even more to find other ways to make Bitcoin mainstream.
CT: How do you feel is the most effective way to educate the public at large about crypto-currency and present it as something easily usable
LW: Education is extremely important. We have to make Bitcoin less exclusive and one of the ways to do that is to create and develop ways that the average consumer uses it in their daily life.
At the grocery store, online, bookstores, retailers and such. We need to get CEOs to realize that Bitcoin or cryptocurrency is going somewhere and it's more beneficial to incorporate this currency into their company than to shy away from it.
That's why Love Will is constantly creating ways to bring Bitcoin to the masses. Our company is developing partnerships that will make it so inherently useful that consumers will wonder how they ever did without Bitcoin, just like the Internet.