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 Waves cryptocurrency platform, a very ambitious development whose second update was recently presented and which includes projects such as ViresFinance. But… how did it get there?
Sasha Ivanov was born in Ukraine and holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Moscow State University. He has been working as a software developer for an electronic payment company, as well as programming neural networks for companies that make 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.
It also created the world’s first blockchain-based fiat token, which it called CoinoUSD, and the first cryptocurrency market index, Coinoindex.com.
Thus, it becomes one of the main technological entrepreneurs specialized in the blockchain network. In 2016 Ivanov launched Waves Platform, a global public blockchain platform with a market capitalization of $1.7 billion at the end of 2017.
Waves Platform – whose name refers to Ivanov’s origins as a theoretical physicist and to the recently discovered gravitational waves, but which Einstein already pointed out more than a century ago – was financed with public funds of 30,000 bictoins, which represents about 18 million dollars, and became the second largest successfully funded project after Ethereum. Its goal is to democratize the use of the “blockchain” throughout the world, so that it is accessible to all types of users.
Waves Platform, also known as the “blockchain of the people” for its ease of use, is currently one of the largest technology communities in the world, with more than 300,000 active users in more than 25 countries. It has been associated with large, well-known international organizations and last February version 2.0 of the platform was presented precisely in Spain, in Tenerife.
Waves Platform 2.0 brings significant improvements in terms of accessibility, speed, and security. The presentation of the platform update brought together great personalities from the cryptocurrency sector, influencers… and members of the Waves user community. More than 40,000 dollars 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. Its name is called “Vostok” and it is intended to create the first usable blockchain solution for scalable digital infrastructure.
That is, Sasha Ivanov continues to work to expand the global accessibility of blockchain to all Internet users. That is why she highlights her didactic and accessible work in an environment still unknown to many Internet users but from which much can be made of it and which will be strategically essential in the development of what will be the “Internet of the future”.