Bitcoin and Crypto, NFT.com, Defining Success, Perseverance, and much more.
Jordan Fried is a blockchain evangelist and crypto-capitalist. He’s currently the Chairman and CEO of Immutable Holdings, “The Blockchain Holding Company.” Immutable Holdings is a collection of industry-leading businesses within the digital assets ecosystem. Our mission is to demystify and democratize digital assets by building products and services that increase awareness and adoption of digital assets for both retail and institutional users. We’re capitalizing on market opportunities made possible by the ongoing innovation and evolution of the digital asset ecosystem with our portfolio of businesses including: NFT.com, Immutable Asset Management, 1-800-Bitcoin, HBAR Labs, CBDC.com, and Immutable Advisory. Previously Jordan was part of the founding team behind Hedera Hashgraph (Hedera.com). He served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Hedera from inception in 2017 until the end of 2020, signing partnerships with Google, IBM, Boeing, and LG Electronics while also launching $HBAR into one of the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world. Jordan also co-founded and served as CEO of Buffered VPN, one of the most trusted personal VPN services online until it was acquired in the first quarter of 2017. In 2012 Jordan discovered Bitcoin and never turned back. Today he is an angel investor in companies like Buffer.com, Clearview.ai, Hive.org, and other early-stage startups. He has been featured in Wired Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Time.com, and Success.com. He frequently speaks at events around the world about entrepreneurship, blockchain, NFTs, decentralization, and the future of money. We discuss a variety of topics including Bitcoin and Crypto, NFT.com, Defining Success, Perseverance, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing being comfortable with uncomfortability. Jordan shares his Bitcoin origin story and we discuss how everything happens for a reason. We discuss some of the similarities of our backstories. Our next conversation focused on success. Jordan shares his advice about how to position yourself for success. We discuss how content compounds and why creating content is a great way to establish yourself as an authority within a niche. Our next conversation focused on how Jordan became on of the members of the founding team of Hedera. Jordan shares his experience of being full-time in crypto while experiencing his first crypto bear market and the whorl wind of emotions that spurred. Jordan discusses the mantra that helped him get through the bear market and how anyone can apply that mantra to help them get through difficult times in their own lives. We discuss the importance of going all in and how being fully committed is one of the keys to success. We discuss the possible crypto trends for 2023. Jordan shares what sectors and projects he’s most excited about and why. Our final discussion centered around defining success and what it means to be successful. Please enjoy my conversation with Jordan Fried.