Exclusive interview with Solana founder: don't try to chase the market, focus on what you like to do

Defi Baize Research Institute 2021-11-23 06:18:39 阅读数:595

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Generalization :
  • The freedom to do whatever I want is more important than any measure of success . 
  • Sam Bankman-Fried (FTX founder SBF) It's fast , That's why I think we cooperate very well .
  • The lack and uncertainty of encryption regulation makes it really difficult for American start-ups to do , This is an urgent problem .


Through founder Anatole · The promotion of Yake liberal arts ,Solana Is changing the encryption industry and DeFi The world of . As the fastest blockchain in the world ,Solana Is vigorously promoting the development of encrypted ecosystem . 

This summer is called “ Solana summer ”, There is a good reason . Once regarded as a loser Solana Rise rapidly , Its location has been determined in the encrypted world . In addition to rising prices , Many innovative encryption projects are based on Solana Block chain ; Crypto derivatives exchange FTX Launched Solana NFT market , Allow users to trade 、 Casting 、 Auction and verification are based on Solana Of NFT, And is booming . 

Solana Pay great attention to speed , Its founder 、 So does Anatole, a former engineer at Qualcomm, a multinational company . Now listen to him “ Pursue dreams ” The story of . 

 The United States

As the son of the first generation of immigrants from the Soviet Union , Anatole's story is a story of perseverance 、 A trip to the United States from immigration to inventors . Although it is difficult for him to explain the details of the encryption industry to his parents , But he knew they were proud of his achievements .“ It's hard for me to explain to them what I'm doing , Because they really don't know . They hardly know how computers work , And what a decentralized computer is ,” He said enthusiastically . 

As a trained Engineer , He has a degree in computer science from the University of Illinois , Anatole has been right through “ Simple mathematics ” Interested in solving complex problems . However , What is simple to him seems not simple to most people . Many people are still trying to understand DeFi ( Decentralized Finance ) The role and true meaning of . 

Solana Our future is bright , But Anatole defined his personal success as “ Do whatever I want to do . This is more important than any measure of success . I can choose to surf for the rest of my life , Waste time , Or continue to build a company and fulfill your dream . From any industry , You work hard , Then you can build a happy 、 Productive 、 Full of passion 、 Interesting and exciting life ,” He explained that the .

Experience review

Anatole grew up in the former Soviet Union , That is where Ukraine is today , He dreamed of America .“ I have an idea of being a businessman , You can walk around , Make things happen . I think it's exciting . As an adult , I'm an engineer , I like to get into the details of problems and solve them ,” He said .

Review Anatole's beginning and the origin of his enthusiasm for entrepreneurship , He started a start-up company with his friends in College .“ This is .com Before and after collapse , We're building, and now it looks a bit like Google Voice Things that are ,” He said . Once the Internet bubble burst , Many companies that flourished during the Internet boom disappeared out of thin air . However , The experience of structural collapse is no stranger to Anatole . He had seen it in the Soviet Union .“ I do remember 91 At that time in , Obviously , Everything has been done ,” He said . Growing up in today's Ukraine 80 The s and the experience of the United States “ It's a little different ”, But he still thinks , The Soviet union 80 The period of the s “ Probably the best time in the country ”,“ Because there is enough political freedom , People are not so afraid ”, And the society and economy remain stable to a certain extent .“ I still remember that my brother had to join the army during the Afghan war , I'm just afraid of him ,” He revealed that . 

create Solana

Anatole enters the encryption industry and DeFi The reason for this is simple , Traditional finance requires a lot of paperwork . He realized , Use the right software and the right protocol , The whole process can be more efficient . He believes that blockchain is a transformative opportunity , It can expose people to cryptography .

The world of decentralized finance is a hot topic , But Anatole realized that people are often confused , Don't understand “ De centralization ”. What are these agreements ?  

“ Agreement is just a mathematical definition of something , That is, how the system works . The reason for their existence is that the logical rules and cryptography of the management protocol can provide guarantees that cannot be provided in other ways . therefore , This is it. DeFi The source of ideas that will devour Finance . Why? ? Because we trust someone in a regulated bank to supervise our handling of our funds . It's very inefficient and slow ,” He said , And insist on using the agreement , Things can “ A thousand times ”. With simple cryptography and a protocol of thousands of lines of code , Consumers can get the same guarantee . That's what he built Solana Why .

Solana Resist censorship , But Anatole understood what censorship meant in his world .“ People will say ' What is censorship ?' The protocol defines the rules of the encryption industry , So that it can be passed on to everyone around the world who wants to see them . That's all it does , It will ensure that all users can use . This is a very simple thing ,” Anatole explained .Solana The network will remain open , Let decentralized applications run freely , Trading will never stop . 

Solana Growing up in a market crash

Anatole is 2020 year 3 month 12 It was launched four days after the stock market crash Solana, Bitcoin and standard & Poor's 500 The index fell 70%.3 month 16 Japan ,Solana The official launch of .“ It was an interesting time , Because it's lower than everyone's expectations ,” He said .

Although the market crash, the worst thing happened , But from Anatole's point of view ,“ This seems to be the best time to do business . Because this collapse can't happen again , So you have a chance to start at the bottom . In terms of opportunities ,DeFi It's just beginning to heat up . I really feel this opportunity is great .” 

And SBF Wonderful cooperation

Anatole is working with FTX Encryption billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried(SBF) cooperation . How cooperation comes about ? 

“ We have FTX Co investors ,” Anatole said .“ I just started with SBF Talk to him and show him ' well , see ,Solana It is the next generation blockchain , It's very cheap , Very fast , De centralization . It expands in all directions . This is the early adoption stage of the blockchain industry , We can actually make 10 Million people are exposed to cryptography ,” He added . 

 The United States

picture : Anatole and SBF Chat at dinner

although SBF It's not an engineer , But they have similar ideas .“ SBF To be able to FTX The exchange adopts Solana The timeline of the underlying public chain is changed from a few months to a few days , Act quickly , That's why I think we cooperate very well .”

When many people in American businesses come home from work, they are exhausted , When poor physical and mental health is becoming a side effect of the epidemic , So what is Anatole's approach to stress and burnout ? 

“ When you can really accomplish something , You will gain energy . If you are in the early morning 4 Stay up too late at o'clock , You will obviously feel tired . But this is different from burnout . You worked really hard for weeks , Then I rested for three days , Finally you go back to work . But because I've done something , This is what keeps me going ,” Anatole said . 

The change of US attitude towards the encryption industry

Anatole currently lives in San Francisco , And no plans to leave .“ What has changed in the past decade , The company has almost become the product itself . Risk averse investors only invest in growth companies that have established successful businesses . at that time , Few investors invest in crypto assets ”, He said .

But the US position on encrypted assets is changing , Not only through cultural change , And through politics .

The newly elected mayor of New York, Eric · Adams ( Eric Adams ) He vowed to pay his salary in bitcoin for the next three years , This shows that New York City is open to innovation .

What's interesting about the encryption industry is , It is led by several key players who are constantly cooperating with each other .“ This is not a zero sum game ,” Anatole knew .“ The market is growing so fast , So that your competitors will succeed faster ,” He explained that the ,“ Every success is driving the development of the market .”

 The United States

Anatole and crypto investors share a common view , They all want regulators to step in .

“ The lack of encryption regulations has led people with dreams to leave this place . Lack of regulation and uncertainty make it difficult for American start-ups to do . This is a huge problem ,” Anatole said .“ So these people just moved overseas , Just because the regulatory environment in the United States is so uncertain . For companies in the seed stage , Compliance is the most pressing issue .” 

MasterCard recently introduced bitcoin into their payment network . Does Anatoly see it as a bigger step in the encryption industry , Or just trying to catch up with the trend without losing customers ?

“ This is definitely a good thing . Because there is a lot of compliance internally , That is, the operation mode of handling the storage of the private key of the encrypted wallet . This requires a lot of good engineering 、 Personnel and compliance . I hope these people are closer to regulators , And be able to explain to them in a way that they understand that this is just a bunch of technology without fear .” He said . 

Canadian politicians 、 Famous venture capitalists Kevin O'Leary Recently said , Encrypted assets will become standard & Poor's 500 Index number 12 Plates . Anatole agreed :“100% Yes . All financial industries account for GDP Of 20%. If DeFi Can replace 1% [ Work related to keeping the financial system running ], There will be a lot of work that doesn't need to be done . let me put it another way , You can now work four days a week and have the same standard of living .”

about Solana The development of ecology

Solana The beauty of is that it is NFT Artists provide tools to expand around the world , Without having to go through expensive gallery exhibitions . There are so many budding artists who want to join , There is no simple step-by-step guide to how to start . Anatole gave the answer . 

“Solana It's energy-saving , It's green . It doesn't cost anything . All tools are free . So you can even search Google for how to start Solana NFT project ? It's open source software , You can create... For free NFT Art and build communities .”

from DeFi and Web3 Dapp To games and NFT, There are more than 350 A project is based on Solana On , So what is Anatole's management style ?

“ Development and management style of full fire ,” He joked . 

When it comes to the human footprints he wants to leave as a legacy , Anatole hopes “ Try to avoid suffering in other parts of the world .” As husband and father , Anatole wanted to teach his children “ Find the goals and dreams that drive them . Because it will bring them a full job , Can accomplish a great thing .

anatoly · Yako liberal arts has definitely found its own goal in life , And there are valuable experiences that others can learn .

“ I really enjoy developing and exploring problems in operating systems , This hobby is exactly what drives success . If I'm passionate about painting or surfing , Maybe it won't succeed materially , But I will live the same full life .” He paused for a moment .“ Don't try to chase the market , And to really find what you're good at . Look for something that keeps you awake at night . That's the most important thing .

With Solana The gradual expansion of Ecology , Anatole will continue to write DeFi A new chapter in , His dream continues .

Interview source | thepavlovictoday, compile | Baize Research Institute  

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