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Bobby Ong on why he started CoinGecko, building a team in Malaysia, eschewing venture capital and more

CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Bobby Ong, the co-founder of CoinGecko.

CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest independent cryptoasset data aggregator in the world.

Bobby is a contributing author in two digital currencies books – Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1.

He was included in the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 Asia list and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How Bobby got into crypto
  • Why he and his co-founder started CoinGecko
  • Where their team is located and the pros/cons of that jurisdiction
  • CoinGecko’s notable achievements
  • Benefits of using CoinGecko over similar platforms
  • Biggest challenge of building a coin analytics platform
  • Other projects and blockchain developments he is excited about
  • Predictions for 2021 and beyond
  • Bobby’s most controversial opinion related to crypto

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