Jim Blasko, CEO of Aspire Technology talks to E-Crypto News on Critical Issues
Aspire Technology is a new generation platform in the crypto space. The platform allows just about anybody to create digital tokens for any purpose.
They recently obtained an inflow of $2.4 million from investors. This new funding round has put them on the map for the next series of achievements. E-Crypto News caught up with Jim Blasko, CEO and lead developer of Aspire Technology. Here is what he had to; say.
Jim Blasko, CEO and lead developer of Aspire Technology
- Congratulations on your funding round! Now that it’s over, what are we to expect next for Aspire?
We are very proud to announce that Bitcoin.com exchange, HitBTC and Changelly will be the first exchanges to take on trading pairs for GASP and ASP, the native cryptos of the Aspire platform starting September 30. This will put Aspire in the hands of millions of new users.
2. What have been your challenges in getting Aspire to this point?
Getting to this point! Finally the hardest part is over which was getting the software (Aspire’s open source platform) ready. It took longer than expected But in the end, it’s ready and well worth the wait. I really think from here we can improve the software as we grow with users.
3. Do you think that token creation should be easy? Please give us reasons for your answer.
As we move into the second decade of cryptocurrency, there is still no easy solution for non-technical or technical users to create and customize a digital asset quickly and put it on a highly secure blockchain.
Once consumers see how easy and inexpensive it is to create a digital asset with Aspire, everyone who has a social media presence, personal blog or small business will realize they want to have one.
“Follow me on Twitter” will soon be replaced by ‘let me send you some tokens’ as loyalty programs, digital collectibles, fan clubs and 100 other use cases evolve using the low cost, trackability, international transaction capabilities and permanence of digital assets becomes mainstream.
4. What incentives do members of the cryptospace gain from crossing over to Aspire?
The Aspire Gas blockchain solves the problem of excessive fees and slow throughput on most major blockchains. Aspire is also the first to resist both mining exploits and 51 percent attacks that are common to proof-of-work blockchains so users can know their assets are safe. We believe Aspire is poised to be a leading creator of digital assets globally.
5. In terms of security, how secure is the Aspire platform?
The Aspire platform improves upon the legacy Counterparty open-source code, but grafts in automated checkpoints to prevent 51 percent attacks that have caused many other blockchains to be attacked and lose funds. Aspire is also not subject to miner attacks since Aspire is pre-mined.
6. In terms of cryptocurrency adoption, what do you think are the greatest problems hindering everyone from getting on the cryptocurrency train?
I want to blame banks and the media, but ultimately I think that it simply wasn’t easy enough. There has been too much confusion and lack of security and that’s been the biggest issue. Now that we’re making things more secure and easy, we’re going to see quicker adoption.
7. Will tokenization be the new cool? Please give us reasons for your answer.
Absolutely. We’re seeing the rise of NFTs in major industries like sports and gaming as well as collectibles. The benefit of low cost, trackability, international transaction capabilities and permanence of digital assets is inevitable.
8. How receptive have people been to the Aspire platform?
The reviews have been great. Users even pointed out ways to improve Aspire, which we are actively doing. I really have to say thanks to everyone because people are starting to figure out what Aspire offers and they have been promoting it like crazy everywhere. I’m thrilled that Aspire is finally in the hands of the users and developers who can use it best.
9. In terms of interoperability with other ledgers and blockchains, what plans do you have to ensure seamless operations on Aspire?
We are very much into smart contract deployment features but it’s going to take a little time first. We are going with a two year plan to implement virtual machine functionality.
At that point you’ll be able to deploy smart contracts very easily (including ones already used on Ethereum) also this will make DeFi tools fully available to all.
10 If you had three chances to start over within the cryptospace, what will you do differently?
I wouldn’t change anything. Seriously I’m happy with the way the cards have played out. The past ten years have provided us with all the data we needed to create an effective asset solution platform. Aspire wouldn’t be as great as it is without everything that’s happened in the crypto space.