Investor Connect – Justin Newton of Netki

Investor Connect – Justin Newton of Netki

September 13, 2018 by investor

Justin Newton of Netki

A little about Justin and Netki: Justin is an early Internet pioneer and technology startup veteran. His last four companies: AboveNet, NetZero/United Online, Demand Media and Blackline Systems have all exited with $1 Billion + IPOs. He was responsible for architecting each company’s platform for global scale and preparing their data systems for Sarbox compliance. He founded The Internet Service Provider’s Consortium (the first trade association for ISPs) and was their Public Policy Director. Justin is currently the founder and CEO of Netki. Netki’s products allow companies to make blockchain applications easy to use and able to meet regulatory/compliance requirements. Justin currently serves on the Industry/Law Enforcement Portal Working Group of the Blockchain Alliance and the State Legislative Working Group of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. He is also on the Board of Directors of Adra Match Software.

Hall and Justin kick off the interview by diving into Justin’s beginning before he was involved in the crypto space. Asked about his beginning, Justin says he and his partner spent 20 years working on the internet and internet startups taking several companies public. They joined the crypto space a little over four years ago when only Bitcoin had been launched. They discovered an open and permissionless to use system, that was replacing traditionally closed networks that led to a wave of innovation and value creation.

Justin’s thoughts on the evolving blockchain space is an embrace of more regulated markets. Security tokens are going to be a focus, bringing securities more online through blockchain based platforms. Giving companies access to good investments.

In this interview, you’ll also learn his thoughts on his investment thesis in this space as well as challenges, risks and where he sees immediate opportunities to pursue

We welcome Justin this October as a guest speaker at the Emerge ICO Summit.

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