blog If you follow the crypto-currency scene (think Bitcoin and its many imitators), you might have noticed that the co-founder of one of the more outlandish currencies, Dogecoin, is an Australian. Jackson Palmer is a product marketing manager at Adobe, is based in Sydney, and is one of the key figures in the development of the good Doge. And, if you read this excellent online interview with Palmer produced by new Australian tech media outlet Techly (we recommend you click here for the full article), you’ll find that he’s also a man of many interesting opinions. He’s not a huge fan of venture capital:
“I’ve been approached by VCs lately who want to cash in on this Dogecoin thing and they’re offering me what in reality is ridiculous amounts of money. And I’m sitting there quietly with them saying ‘I want to throw X amount of dollars at this’ and I’m like, ‘take a step back, it’s a dog on a coin’. Has the world gone mad?”
But he is a fan of government regulation of crypto-currencies, as well as community-focused Internet micropayments, keeping things real online, and not taking the entire thing too seriously. It’s an interesting interview with someone who has suddenly shot to prominence in Australia’s Internet sphere, and we recommend you check it out. Also, watch this excellent video to fully understand Dogecoin’s history.
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