Who is Sasha Ivanov, the Ukrainian who is revolutionizing traditional finance?

Sasha Waves

Sasha Ivanov is a Ukrainian entrepreneur who has become one of the top leaders in the blockchain sector in recent years.

He is currently the founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency platform Waves, a very ambitious development of which its second update was recently presented and which includes projects such as ViresFinance. But… how did he get there?

Sasha Ivanov was born in Ukraine and holds a degree in Physics from Moscow State University. He was working as a software developer for an electronic payments company, as well as programming neural networks for companies making predictions in financial markets.

That experience was invaluable for his entry into the cryptocurrency arena. It was in 2013 that he became interested in the Bitcoin universe, and in that year he founded his first cryptocurrency exchange, which he called coinmat.com. This service has now evolved and serves as a gateway for users to the Waves platform.

He also created the world’s first blockchain technology-based fiat token, which he called CoinoUSD, and the first cryptocurrency market index, Coinoindex.com.

He thus becomes one of the leading technology entrepreneurs specializing in the blockchain network. Ivanov launched in 2016 Waves Platform, a global public blockchain platform whose market capitalization was $1.7 billion at the end of 2017.

Waves Platform – whose name refers to Ivanov’s background as a theoretical physicist and to the recently discovered but already noted by Einstein more than a century ago gravitational waves – was crowdfunded to the tune of 30,000 bictoins, which is about $18 million, and became the second largest successfully funded project after Ethereum. Its goal is to democratize the use of the “blockchain” among everyone, to make it accessible to all types of users.

Waves Platform, also known as the “people’s blockchain” for its ease of use, is currently one of the largest technology communities in the world, with over 300,000 active users in more than 25 countries. It has partnered with large and well-known international organizations and last February the 2.0 version of the platform was presented precisely in Spain, in Tenerife.

Waves Platform 2.0 represents considerable improvements in terms of accessibility, speed and security. The presentation of the platform update was attended by leading figures from the cryptocurrency sector, influencers… and members of the Waves user community. More than $40,000 in prizes were distributed during the three days of the event and a live broadcast was made through the @WavesProtocol account.

But Ivanov never stands still and has recently started a new project. It is called “Vostok” and is intended to create the first usable blockchain solution for scalable digital infrastructure.

In other words, Sasha Ivanov continues to work to expand the global accessibility of blockchain to all Internet users. That is why he highlights his didactic and accessible work in an environment that is still unknown to many Internet users but which can be used to great advantage and which will be strategically indispensable in the development of what will be the “Internet of the future”.

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