The ascent of a high tech entrepreneur : Nick Ayton… Nick Ayton and the bitcoin generation: I wanted people to understand the potential of this technology and why I go from country to country evangelizing about Bitcoin and the blockchain, its use, its liberating power and encouraging people to get involved. Whether people like it or not, if you were an adult on 3rd Jan 2009 when the first 50 BTC was mined and a few were sent from Satoshi’s wallet to Hal Finney (thought by some to be Satoshi anyway) you became part of the Bitcoin Generation. Like turning 18 in the sixties, this is your ticket to the best show in the world. When the people of the western world find out they have been sold a lie, when the unbanked find out they can build new commerce and create a life for themselves, when accountability through transparency will call out governments that lie and distort the facts, where the truth about climate change is revealed, they cannot hold back renewable energy or allow organisations to tamper with our food chain. The chain’s come off.
An internationally reputable technology thought leader, Nick works with executives to help them overcome the complex nature of new technologies that include Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, QuantumAI, Nano Materials, VR and Blockchain, as opportunities and threats for business operating model improvement, customers and the top line growth. Nick Ayton has worked more than 4 decades in tech fields, trasforming businesses and deploying the latest tech for competitive advantage. He has the knack of making the complex feel familiar and gets to the issue quickly. He gets you thinking and helps you take action, to have the right plans in place for what is to come. Nick Ayton has worked in technology for 35 years with a background in Computer Science, Product Development, Sales and Restructuring. He was involved in 8 tech starts and used to be a corporate citizen holding senior roles in some of the largest IT Services, BPO and Tech companies over a career spanning more than 30 years.
“Nick is one of the few people that can explain the complex so I can immediately grasp its importance.” Helping to create essential pitch decks and supporting collateral investors expect to receive. Nick is number 21 on the Rise Top100 Blockchain people and Global Fintech 100 influencers of 2017. He is an author, speaker and educator and well known Blockchain evangelist. Nick has a background in computer science, has had 8 tech start ups and held a range of corporate roles in the technology services sector including running a €6.6billion P&L with 66,000 staff working for Siemens, CapGemini, CSC amongst others. Explore a few more details on Nick Ayton.
A luxury car dealership in Japan now accepts Bitcoin as a payment method through renowned cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer. According to the company, customers can easily pay for their next prospective vehicle in a matter of minutes — which certainly beats conventional means of buying vehicles, like obtaining finance through a bank. While a Lamborghini may be the goal, people have been able to purchase a wide variety of vehicles, from affordable hatchbacks to luxury sports cars, with cryptocurrency for some time now. While this dealership is driving forward a new payment model, it’s not the first time people have been able to buy cars with crypto. In December last year, a Manchester car owner listed a gold-colored Rolls Royce on Autotrader, which could only be purchased with Bitcoin. BlockShow Asia 2017 also provided the stage for BitCar to promote their platform, which allows people to buy and sell exotic cars like Lambos using cryptocurrency.
NickAyton on crypto app tokes : Blockchain is trying to scale. Ethereum, the version of Blockchain that has the most current potential, is showing signs of scaling. A break out, with some entrepreneurs already achieving great things; but let’s not forget this is early days as new version of Blockchain, with new consensus models, new algorithms and languages, with new encryption and protocols are coming out every few months…and this is accelerating the rate of change and the Blockchains destructive potential. It doesn’t look good for boards who prefer to ignore it, or pay lip service to Blockchain. Apart from this strategy being seen as corporate suicide it is unfair to stakeholders, especially shareholders, and it is time management joined the Blockchain party or be held accountable when things go wrong, and they will.