Founder interview with CEO Jack Nikogosian from ARYZE on Altcoin Magazine
ARYZE — THE WAY TO PAY
Hello, Jack Nikogosian, thank you for taking the time to help us educate our community on your journey with ARYZE. Can you give us a brief introduction to you? What is your story, dating back as far as you wish?
My love for crypto goes way back. I don’t exactly remember how I got my first Bitcoin, but when the price started going up I really wanted to learn why it went up. Since then I have been part of a long list of ICO’s and have traded a lot of different coins. I have always been very interested in technology and that’s how I got involved in the business. When I was at Coinify I lived off Bitcoin for an entire month which got me the name, Bitcoin Jack.
What led you to start ARYZE, and why exactly this kind of project? When you first started ARYZE, how did you imagine its future?
ARYZE started because it’s expensive and slow to move money around in the world. Every day we see new technology and with crypto, there is so much innovation. But the masses don’t get the benefits of this new technology and that is what we want to change with ARYZE. We are bridging traditional value and digital currencies by creating digital cash. This will enable people to transfer the ownership of money worldwide instantly at next to zero costs instead of using the intermediary ridden network of money transfers that we see today.
When we started ARYZE I stated that free transactions are coming. I still believe that today and that’s what I imagine in the future where IoT devices will pay each other for performing services and can’t the fiat money we know of today.
ARYZE has won multiple Awards, can you tell us which awards ARYZE has won, and why you won?
I have been so lucky to get an InnoBooster grant from the Danish innovation foundation. ARYZE also won the award for Best Fintech at Venture Cup in January 2018 and Best Startup at Copenhagen Fintech Week. Furthermore, we were nominated for Best Newcomer at the Nordic Startup Awards as well as we have been nominated for a few other awards.
Who’re the most important team members, and which value do they bring to ARYZE?
The team of ARYZE is very strong and I have been very fortunate to have good people work so hard with our project. We are a tightly knitted family and we look out for each other. That combined with hard work and amazing skills have helped ARYZE to get to where we are today.
Can you give us a brief rundown of the tech behind the project, both original and adopted?
Unfortunately, I can’t comment on our technical solution as of yet, but our blockchain solution architect, coders and the rest of the team is working on our technical whitepaper that will be released in the new year. We have come a long way already and 2019 is shaping up to be fantastic for us.
What has been the biggest challenges for you and ARYZE since you started the project?
The biggest challenge has of course been the crypto market, as we were planning and preparing while the ICO market was doing amazing. We have been forced to grind even harder and have pivoted our efforts in term of funding. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And our amazing finance team have really proved their worth.
What has been your greatest achievement personally, and with the project? Try to separate the two.
Personally, the greatest achievement has been to put together this amazing team and to have such a strong team of advisors supporting us.
With ARYZE the best is yet to come, but we are looking strong. We have a great office in a very central part of Copenhagen, we have a really good relationship with Copenhagen Fintech Lab where ARYZE was born and we are still a member and of course the awards are nice to have.
What is your plans with the project for the next 2–3 years? Where will you be in terms of achievements, partnerships, products, user base, etc.?
We have really good talks and relationships with a lot of major players and ARYZE will grow immensely over the next two to three years. We will release our technical whitepaper and build our MVP in the first half of 2019 and from there the sky is the limit. That’s how I feel about it and if you are interested we can have a follow-up interview in six months where we can talk much more about the future plans.
If you had to give props to one other cryptocurrency project or company apart from your own, who would it be and why?
Denmark is doing amazing work on the crypto and blockchain scene. We are so lucky to have good relationships with almost all of them. Roman Beck and the team at European Blockchain Center have really put Denmark on the map and Thomas Krogh Jensen and the team at Copenhagen Fintech Lab are also doing amazing work. Companies like MakerDAO and Tradeshift are also really doing great.
Where can we connect with you or support your business? Thank you for your time — any final words?
- We seek to be open, honest, transparent and community-based. You are always welcome to engage with us and you can join us on multiple channels. Our Telegram is where you can get answers from the team next to instantly (https://t.me/ARYZE) and we also update Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram a lot. On Instagram, you can get behind the scenes through our stories. We also share a lot of articles on Medium as well as video interviews on YouTube. Finally, we have our Reddit where all the news about ARYZE are gathered, as well as our LinkedIn. So plenty of choices and chances to get involved with us!
Final word — thank you for interviewing me and displaying an interest in ARYZE.
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