As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Inside Bitcoins, the DCC’s VP, Sarah Martin, had the opportunity to interview the thought leaders that will be speaking at the Inside Bitcoins Conference in Hong Kong on May 14-15, 2015. Today, we share an interview with Evan Mo, the founder of BTC123.com and BTCBBS.com and CEO of Digcoin.
Sarah: Tell us about how and why you got involved in Bitcoin and digital currencies.
Evan: There was one day I was surfing on Internet and I saw the bitcoin. The concept of decentralized money system and its finite supply attracted me instantly and deeply.
I googled it and read Satoshi’s paper and I liked the idea very much. Then I decided to mine to gain bitcoins and to do something for the people who liked bitcoin as me.
Sarah: What led you to found BTC123.com and BTCBBS.com?
Evan: There were few websites or the articles about bitcoin in Chinese. When I joined several QQ groups I found there are always newbies who were interested didn’t know how to start or where to get the information. As a result, I decided to establish a website directory to collect any information, articles and websites for the starters or who visited something about bitcoin often.
Sarah: You’re now the CEO of Digcoin. Tell us more about what led you to this new role and what makes Digcoin unique.
Evan: I started my bitcoin journey with mining. I knew the mining industry from the beginning. And mining is also the very fundamental work to keep bitcoin network running properly.
Besides, Digcoin is a comprehensive mining project with support of huobi.com which is the most famous bitcoin exchange in China.
Sarah: What are you most excited about in digital currencies and blockchain technology right now?
Evan: That I can send money instantly and conveniently to anyone from anywhere in the world.
Sarah: What do you see as the greatest challenge facing the industry?
Evan: That bitcoin won’t be accepted by major people or has no advantage in the daily life compared to the fiat money with internet-banking system.
Sarah: What’s on the horizon for you? What can we look forward to seeing next from Digcoin?
Evan: We will provide our customers with convenient service including the good place to mine with low electricity fee, powerful tools for the miners to hedge the risk of the price of bitcoin and whole system to mine and exchange the bitcoin.
Sarah: Thanks very much for your thoughts, Evan.