“I Am Fascinated By The Idea Of An Application That Can Finance Itself And Live As Long As People Need It”

A Conversation With Gleb Nikitin, Co-founder, #MetaHash


I enjoy the little things. I am happy to see my colleagues build homes, get married, have children or be inspired to start their own companies. I am happy that I can positively affect the lives of people around me. During one particular instance, I was on YouTube and saw a child in Latin America playing the music game I developed, bringing joy to himself and his parents. I have always been comfortable with doing what I could, but I have high hopes that #MetaHash will allow me to achieve even more.

I had the pleasure to interview Gleb Nikitin, Co-founder, #MetaHash

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory?”

For a long time, we have been passionate about building decentralized apps, but hail from a background in digital advertising. At AdSniper, we had partnerships with international agencies and were working with some of the world’s largest brands by serving their AdTech and data science needs. In the last few years, we had received many requests asking if we could adapt blockchain to make AdTech more transparent, but the technology stack to develop decentralized apps that could work in real-time was not there, and the data chain synchronization possibilities were also extremely limited. We thought the best we could do for the industry was to concentrate on the problems in the industry: highload server applications, network synchronization and big data processing with machine learning. The idea of #MetaHash appeared because we wanted to provide the market and developers with the right tools.

Can you tell me about the most interesting projects you are working on now?

Even though the market sees #MetaHash as a fast blockchain for financial transactions, I think #MetaApps is the cloud for real-time decentralized apps and using #TraceChain protocol for DataSync between them has much more exciting possibilities than just the appearance of the fast financial chain.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

I have been an entrepreneur since I was 16, and I have always benefited from surrounding myself with extremely intelligent people. Speaking with them, getting advice and support has been extremely helpful. I cannot highlight one single person, as so many people have helped make #MetaHash a reality, through direct and indirect involvement.

I can share one piece of advice I have been given: if things are not moving at the pace you want — you are working too little, or wrong. The wrong part is very important, because if you are working hard and still see no progress, it’s really time to stop and think about what you are doing wrong and how to change it.

What are the 5 things that most excite you about blockchain and crypto? Why?

  1. I am fascinated by the idea of an application that can finance itself and live as long as people need it.
  2. Web applications are now a very important part of our lives. It would lead to serious problems if they don’t find a way to function without any owners.
  3. It is very important that people, who are actually using an application, know that it can’t be changed without their acceptance and they play a big role in important decisions.
  4. The change from centralized censorship to community wisdom censorship.
  5. The ability to have direct control over the tokens you own, without any middleman.

What are the 5 things that worry you about blockchain and crypto? Why?

  1. The speculative part of it has good and bad sides. Though I think the concept of crowdsales is a way to bring up awesome projects, I am afraid that the expectations of “getting rich fast” schemes will slower the adoption of technology.
  2. The market is very short-term focused and not eager to make an effort to grow something big and useful.
  3. Hype orientation keeps important projects in the dark.
  4. The ‘utility token’ trend. It is very important for security tokens to share the profit, between all token holders to get legal and move away from pure speculative project life.
  5. Regulator actions and blockade from the current banking system. The industry is so young, and has so much regulatory attention harming it.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? Can you share a story?

I enjoy the little things. I am happy to see my colleagues build homes, get married, have children or be inspired to start their own companies. I am happy that I can positively affect the lives of people around me. During one particular instance, I was on YouTube and saw a child in Latin America playing the music game I developed, bringing joy to himself and his parents. I have always been comfortable with doing what I could, but I have high hopes that #MetaHash will allow me to achieve even more.

What 3 things would you advise to someone who wanted to emulate your career? Can you share an example for each idea?

  1. Find a job that leaves enough free time to build something that would bring in enough passive income to cover your basic needs. I started as a freelancer in web design and programming when I was 16.
  2. Develop a company that would bring in enough profit, build a great team and reinvest in something that truly inspires you.
  3. Start something you are really passionate about, even if it looks too hard. If the goal is big and you are passionate about it, people will feel the passion and start helping you.

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US, whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why?

I know that BlackRock and Goldman Sachs are analyzing cryptocurrencies market now. It would be very interesting for me to hear about the market from their perspective. Blockchains will evolve and integrate with the real world, extending the understanding of possible strategies can lead to choosing the right way.

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