Dean “Sakis” Karakitsos is the perfect illustration of an entrepreneur and cryptocurrency mastermind.
Born in Athens, Dean turned his passion for deep technology into several successful enterprises.
He possesses over two decades of expertise in designing and launching unconventional and Cryptocurrency industry-changing products, innovating Blockchain technology, and assisting companies to solve blockchain data problems.
Dean is the founder and current CEO of Bitquery, a blockchain data and analytics company based in New York City.
He is also the founder and the driving force behind Bloqchain Science, one of the leading authorities on Blockchain technology.
Greek City Times is proud to have connected with this visionary innovator, whose remarkable concepts have changed the world of Cryptocurrency and business management forever.
Despina Karpathiou sat down virtually with Dean to talk about Cryptocurrencies, Artificial Intelligence and his expert opinion for the future of world currencies in this exclusive interview.
Thank you for giving your time, today Dean! Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?
I am a tech entrepreneur, I formed my first company in the late ’90s in Athens, Greece.
Origin was my first company and it was the biggest market data vendor in Greece, broadcasting real-time market data to banks, investors, and financial institutions.
I am the inventor of the vertical ticker where you can see even today on every trading terminal. After the market crash in 2000, I formed fleamarket.gr with a friend which was the first electronic auction site in Greece and I also moved to the telecom industry by creating a competitive VoIP (Voice over IP) carrier with our proprietary technology.
Since the Greek market was so small I decided to move to New York in 2005 to expand my company.
I had a successful exit in 2015 and after that, I was fully focused on blockchain technology and my new venture Bitquery.io which is a blockchain data, analytics company and that is my journey from Voice over IP to Money over IP.
What first sparked your interest in Cryptocurrency and Blockchains?
Well, I am an engineer, People trust engineers. Blockchain is an engineering breakthrough.
On a blockchain, engineers are running the monetary system perfectly designed backed by mathematics. The first engineered monetary system in our history and the best anti-corrupt system in the world. That’s what sparked my interest.
What is a blockchain and what is its main purpose?
This is a great question and I am usually answering this question depending on who’s asking.
On a higher level, I would answer like: Blockchain is a stack of technologies that creates an accounting system for an automated world with no intermediaries.
A technical answer to the same question, what is blockchain, would be: Blockchain is a public digital decentralized infrastructure that you can build systems of trust based on mathematics. You can build any system like a…