Interview with Jor Law, Advisor of OneLedger
We had the pleasure of interviewing Jor Law to understand why he joined the Advisory Board for OneLedger; below is the summary of our discussion.
Hi Jor. Nice to meet you, thanks for agreeing to answer our questions. First, I am sure our readers would like to know more about you.
I majored in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley and then went for a law degree at Columbia University. After graduation, I worked for a couple of prominent law firms and co-founded my own firm. In the legal practice, I developed an expertise in alternative finance, including EB-5, venture capital, crowdfunding, and crypto-finance. At the same time, I co-founded Verify Investor, LLC, which operates VerifyInvestor.com, the dominant accredited investor verification service in the world.
These days, I spend most of my time as an advisor, lending my expertise and network to companies that are doing interesting things. My many years in law setting up businesses and helping them negotiate major transactions combined with my years as an entrepreneur dealing with thousands of companies and tens of thousands of investors gives me some insights to help companies achieve their goals.
You have a well-rounded background. We are curious, so where does your passion lie? What makes you get up every morning?
I am most passionate about securities regulations affecting tokens, the dichotomy between transparency of identity for regulatory purposes vs. the need for privacy and anonymity, and cross-ledger and cross-chain technology. The entrepreneur side of me likes building out the ecosystem for digitized economies from the ground up, and the investor side of me enjoys investing in on and off-chain blockchain related securities.
You clearly have a securities background that is very in demand, especially when it comes to the mechanics behind ICOs. What was your stepping stone to the Blockchain industry?
It almost seemed as if I woke up one day, and everything I was hearing was all about Blockchain. As you mentioned, I was a corporate/securities attorney, and suddenly everyone wanted advice on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. People started caring a lot about how to compliant with the crowdfunding securities’ regulations.
At VerifyInvestor.com, we started noticing that a rapidly growing number of our users were blockchain related projects or investors. The companies I advised in the traditional tech and non-tech space all started enquiring about blockchain. I was thrust into the space because I just couldn’t avoid it…and I am glad I didn’t. It has been an exciting journey so far.
With so many ICOs out there with doubtful business propositions, why did you decide to join OneLedger?
With many chains and ledgers being developed, it’s important to consider interchain or interledger operability. This is a problem that OneLedger tackles well not just from a technological perspective but also from a usability standpoint, and I’m very interested in the community that’s building up around it.
Thank you, Jor for your time and we wish you success in all your affairs.
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