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Meet MELD — James Bowater

MELD Advisory Board

Welcome to Meet MELD

This is a series to provide some insight and understanding to the faces behind the MELD team. We have a vast range of engineers, designers, economists, advisors, and researchers from all parts of the world including Norway, Sweden, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, and with more partnerships, new team members, and advisors joining the MELD team, this list just keeps on expanding and getting better!

Continue reading to find out about James’ role with MELD…

James Bowater has been an integral part of MELD since its inception and we are thrilled he’s a part of the MELD Advisory Board!

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Outside of his advisory role at MELD, James is the Founder & Editor-at-large of Crypto AM, the Founder of London Blockchain Forum, the Global Ambassador for World Mobile, Advisor to Boson Protocol, Advisor to Cudos, Advisor to Fintech Legal Labs, Advisor and Global Ambassador for BEQUANT and an Advisor to Sheesha.Finance.

James has been a key factor in facilitating some key meetings for us, such as Amit Pradhan and his introduction of MELD to the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. We have been able to get in contact with top publications and have been introduced to many big players in the industry.

Before the ISPO started, Ken, James, and some of the other team members at MELD were invited to a Crypto Conference that took place in Zug. There were many well-known names from the crypto industry here and James was a major factor in breaking the ice with some of these people and getting the MELD team face-to-face with some of these big players.

This is just one of the instances James has been able to help us, first-hand, at facilitating and building new relationships within the industry. He has also been an active contributor to our MELD communities on Telegram and Twitter as well!

James has shown tremendous support towards the MELD protocol since its inception and has helped published various press releases on the MELD protocol including a Founders Series article at CryptoAM where he interviewed Hai and Ken directly.

We are very excited to have James a part of the MELD Advisory board as he has a plethora of contacts coming from a variety of different sectors including banking, technologies, IoT, FinTech, Law and legal services, crypto, and many others. We are really looking forward to the progression of this relationship for the future MELD.

Great to have you aboard James!

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We think it’s essential for everyone to gain control of their financial lives and have equal access to financial instruments used by professionals, not just centralized institutions, governments, or the 1%. We want to provide financial freedom and control to the masses, including the unbanked.

We have a long-term goal to enable the $15 trillion that is currently locked out of the global economy, including 2 billion individuals worldwide that are either underbanked or have no access to banking services whatsoever, access to these tools. These are the people that are paying the highest fees, getting the worst customer service, and they are the ones that are having the most problems.

Our vision is to create an ecosystem that empowers individuals to regain financial control by providing them with the tools and services they need to manage their money on their terms. Whether that be creating a collateralized debt position (CDP) with cryptocurrency, earning an interest return for lending fiat to borrowers, or even participating in reward incentive programs, we strive to provide our users with the functions they need to manage their own financial lives.

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MELD is a decentralized and trustless network built on the Cardano Blockchain using smart contracts and governed by the MELD token. This provides a fast, safe and transparent set of tools for all participants to lend and borrow in.

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