Kalan.

ENTREPRENEUR, BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATOR, DIGITAL MARKETER, REALTOR, FUN GUY.

We are at an extraordinary crossroad in time.  One that will arguably be much larger than the disruptive change that we realized with WWW. This coming change will shuffle governments and redistribute power and wealth while providing transparency, immutability, and accountability from the businesses we choose to do business with – all the while keeping our personal information private.

Currencies are being devalued all over the word, low and negative interest rates prevail, a trade war between the US and China ensues, Brexit. People are slowly waking up to the idea that Bitcoin just may in fact be an asset class worth investing in. And the other cryptocurrencies? Well, some of them will serve specific purposes too. Let’s face it, blockchain is here to stay and investing opportunities isn’t going to just be for the 1% anymore.

And then came 2020. We are now in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and are witnessing an unprecedented amount of Government printing of money. The erosion of industries had already started, the old way of ‘doing business’ was  not working and now with COVID, run away inflation, and an over-valued stock market, we will see a faster rate of industry collapse and a faster rate of adoption. Institutional investors and corporations needing to protect their wealth and are now looking at alternative hedges like bitcoin. Governments are experimenting with centralized digital currencies, ATS’s are providing better options for a soon to be tokenized world. 2020 has put blockchain technology front and centre.

Whether it be investing in blockchain technologies or investing in real estate, I have a passion for helping people make smart decisions with their money and enjoy explaining the intricacies of technology and formatting it into real world relatable concepts that the average person can understand and actionable steps on.

Throughout time, fortunes have been made by investing in disruptive businesses and today is no different (but perhaps more important than ever before). Companies that embrace transparency, privacy and that are moving toward a decentralized business model using blockchain technology will flourish. They understand the freedom and power that it brings and in doing so will become the dominant businesses of tomorrow. With extensive research and understanding how consumers will be transacting in a decentralized world we can ride on the shoulders of these unicorns and be a part of something incredible.

Audaces fortuna iuvat’ – Latin proverb meaning Fortune favours the bold.

You Company:  makes a great product or service, is authentic, and are committed to your values.

Me: Marketer. Scratch that. I am more of a brand evangelist, product specialist, creative consultant that is passionate about making your product speak its’ truth so that it will appeal to your investor and retail customer. Purpose driven to ensure that your customers becomes raving fans.

Early Investor: PAX Labs, Palentir, tZERO, Cypherium, Ravencoin, REITIUM and others.
Big Fan Of: Cosmos, AAVE, Polymath, OmiseGo, Oceans Protocol, Cardano, Nexo, ChainLink, Polkadot, and others.
Big Believer: Decentralized Finance, Security Tokens, Real Estate and AI on the blockchain.

Work Skills.

RESEARCH AND EXECUTION.

01. ALL THINGS BLOCKCHAIN.

I wish I could say I got into bitcoin before 2014, or even 2016 for that matter. I remember hearing about a recent price surge to $500 so I vowed to look into it further. At the time I found it was too cumbersome as the onramps for fiat were practically non-existent and I wasn’t prepared to wire money to an unknown person based on a promise of getting BTC in return. Then the infamous Mt.Gox and Silk Road happened which reinforced my decision to stay away. It wasn’t until early 2017 that I went ALL IN. #hindsight

Since early 2017 my involvement in the crypto space has been:

  • One of 12 in a informal research group who evaluated ICOs for personal investment opportunities.
  • Gave presentations to small groups about the future impact of blockchain technology and crypto currencies.
  • Gave tutorials to small groups to assist in purchasing their first crypto currency and explaining methods of safe storage.
  • Currently writing an ebook on blockchain technology and crypto currencies.
  • Attended Blockchain Impact Investment Summit 2018 (Vancouver) Futurist Conference 2018 and 2019 (Toronto)
02. DIGITAL MARKETING & LEAD GENERATION – VancouverRealEstate.com

Responsible for the design and development of real estate lead generating portal VancouverRealEstate.com.

  • Design and manage all communication with buyers (registrants)
  • Implement sales funnels and communication strategies to engage registrants and to force top of mind for the VRE brand
  • Work closely with the development team to prioritize new features
  • Set-up and managed Google Adword and Facebook ad campaigns including tracking and implementing improvements based on traffic and conversion numbers
  • Implement SEO and SEM strategies and guidelines for contracted remote writers
03. BRANDING. TREND SPOTTING. MARKETING.

I have amassed over 600 domain names in various niches and have employed various monetizing techniques over the years to maximize their earning potential. Today, I receive between 3-5 sales inquiries each week and continue to educate end users about the value of a good domain name. I have sold domain names from as low as $500 and high as six figures – enough to make the Top 100 list from recognized domain sales gathered by DNJ. (opens new window)

In addition to buying, selling, and developing I have also consulted on domain valuations for companies that have acquired domain names via mergers and acquisitions.

Fun Stuff.

WORK SMART. PLAY LOTS. AND ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET.

Work life balance they say. Then I guess I need to share with you some things that I find fun…like the Trans Alps – a 7 day stage race across some unforgivingly steep cols and crazy descents in Europe, kiteboarding in Spain, cyclo-cross races, traveling, and of course just hanging with the family and watching my two sons tackle new challenges.

PRETTY GOOD AT BIKES 85%
EXCITEMENT LEVEL ON EDUCATING PEOPLE ABOUT DECENTRALIZED TECHNOLOGIES 94%

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

Being a fun guy, I am into a coffee, a good craft beer or an early morning ride. Get in touch.

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