Today we are going to learn more about Dr. Rex Yeap
Current Occupation/Job/Work: Software Researcher, Angel Investor & Educator
Experience & Expertise
Now let’s talk about your experience and expertise
What is your field of expertise? And how many years of experience do you have in that field?
For Infocomm technology (started with games design & development) – past 3 decades; For angel investing – past 13 years; As an educator – since 1998.
Any relevant experience in that expertise in the non-blockchain area?
Angel investing – past 13 years; As an educator – since 1998.
What is your educational background? How did you achieve this level of expertise?
Computer Science + on-going self-learning from my industry peers and library
What is your experience as an Advisor/Mentor/Entrepreneur? What is your suggestion to the young generation to achieve your level of success?
Been mentoring early-stage companies for the past decades along with being involved as an entrepreneur for different businesses along the way; Youth who are into entrepreneurship needs to be open, compassionate, resilient, humble, positive and responsible.
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Let’s dig a bit deep.
When did you first heard about blockchain or cryptocurrency? What was your first impression of it?
Aug 2011 from Kurzweil; and in 2012 from Bruce Schneier
Which was the first cryptocurrency you bought after bitcoin? Why that one?
Which was the first blockchain or cryptocurrency company you have worked/founded? How was your experience there?
Founded Crowd Ventures; created and filed IP blockchain patent; 1st granted the patent in Jan 2018 and we will have over ten other IP blockchain patent variants globally by Jan 2019.
Any personal favourite blockchain company or cryptocurrency? Why?
I like ETH, mainly because of Ethereum – a novel blockchain-based distributed computing system that supports smart contract functionality
What advice would you give a person who is rekt and may likely leave the blockchain and crypto world due to losses?
Meditate over what you have learned during this journey – be positive, and this too shall pass.
Which country are you from? And how is blockchain & crypto doing in there from a legal point of view?
Singapore. Singapore embraced both innovation and at the same time takes measure to ensure that abuses to the system are minimised; for more information refer to the recent Nov 2018 publication “A Guide to Digital Token Offerings”, http://www.mas.gov.sg/Regulations-and-Financial-Stability/Regulations-Guidance-and-Licensing/Securities-Futures-and-Funds-Management/Guidelines/2018/A-Guide-to-Digital-Token-Offerings.aspx This is one area the SEC can learn from MAS.
What is the best achievement you had in the Crypto/Blockchain World?
Granted patent for the IP Blockchain invention and perhaps the BANSEA ICO Due diligence framework
Any quotes to live by?
Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you. — Madeline Bridge
Any message you want to share with the crypto community?
Be positive and continue to innovate.
If you think you are also one of the best in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Field or know someone who is, contact us and please let us know. And we will get that expert in here!