This story is not about Covid-19 per se. Rather, a few months prior to the world’s Pause Button getting pushed, I reached out via Linked-In to a person I had been tracking for a few years, a person that appeared to know all things about Crypto. This is a story about the confluence of his energies with my own, at the right time, at the right place, doing the right thing, for all the right reasons.
In January of 1995, I co-founded SecureX (formerly Snowmass Technologies or “SnowTech”) as an Internet software development lab, located in the top 3 floors of the iconic tower of the “Tower Restaurant and Bar,” slopeside in Snowmass Village, Colorado. My landlord was none other than the late John Denver, owner of the building and the bar and restaurant.
The Internet was in its infancy, labeled as the “www”, but not yet solidly claiming the term “Internet”. That would come soon enough. Armed with our own, private “T1” Internet pipe brought into our offices via AT&T, our mission was to bring broadband connectivity and the related, useful web-based tools, to the businesses of the Snowmass Ski Resort. We would immerse in the technology, hook up a lot of buildings, create a lot of those online tools, and ensure that our neighbor resort businesses would not miss out on this new era of connectivity and opportunity. My talent in all this, as it would turn out, was to prepare for the future, albeit a long term vision to be certain.
The 5 years that followed our illustrious entry into the Internet world would see us develop products for 30+ different vertical markets and attain one or more paying business clients in each of these. Several of the business opportunities were brought to us by Wall Street firms, aware that we could rapidly live prototype their business model du jour, using our library of SecureX utilities we had developed and amassed over time. With each foray into a new vertical, I would reserve the SecureBlank version URL for the future marketing of that vertical, primarily because our perceived partner in this Internet experiment was a large telecom that had built just one vertical, their retail shopping cart, which they called SecureBuy. Eventually we had collected so many SecureBlank URLs, that we of course needed to call ourselves SecureX. Eventually our telecom partner would decide that they didn’t want to build technology, just host connectivity. So there we were, all dressed up with no place to go.
In 2000 as the Internet bubble was bursting, we decided we didn’t like the centralized, virtual database model that we had built. A few other companies had done the same thing, Amazon to name just one, and were beginning to make money off of mining their customers’ data. This was not what we had intended for our business model. Frustrated with the way the Internet had been hijacked, we opted to disband. Putting my altruistic agenda (and the associated SecureX business assets) on mothballs was a tough decision, but I just knew that a decentralized method of doing the same thing would one day surface.
And it did. Our little group of SecureX technologists had disbursed far and wide, guns for hire, helping such companies like Microsoft and others. I myself, focused on building tech things for city governments. But all along, I’ve been keeping an eye on this emerging technology called Blockchain, the decentralized key to the centralized world we had built. In my humble opinion, and in spite of the success of BitCoin, solutions for the inherent roadblocks to a thriving Blockchain world, have only occurred since early 2017. I have been quietly waiting for mass adoption of this emerging technology, so that I might resurface the SecureX assets, amass a cadre of high-caliber collaborators, and do this thing right.
I connected with Sean Brizendine in early February 2020. I had need of knowledge regarding how to create a fuel coin, a necessary component to retooling and training the SecureX assets towards Benevolent Technical Intelligence. I’m hell bent on thwarting the Malevolent use of the Internet, using my tools, techniques and talents to do so. The “right” Blockchain would facilitate a truth-sayer underpinning for such an effort. I found a shared compassion in Sean. His credo is of the same trajectory. His background parallels mine, albeit in the cryptocurrency space, where a culture of advantage-taking dweebs permeates. He has a vision of how to successfully navigate any earlier pitfalls of the Blockchain and related crypto space, coming out on top with a groundbreaking, altruistic creation to change the world. And I really mean that.
And then the Pause Button got pushed, and we went to work.
The rest will be historic, with hopefully some fun laced throughout.
Our new SecureX offerings, vs how we the people were once mined, monitored and surveilled just a few months back, will be comparable to the difference of being holed up in house arrest vs a refreshing walk in the park. These technologies will beneficially assist in whatever scenarios end up being our new ways of life.
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