When I was pictured here circa 15 years ago with my talented dear friend Ruth Sergel I was on set for my short film, Harlem Sistas Double Dutch, and immersed in the world of shiny new “minidv” digital cameras. Our small crew captured beautiful and vibrant actors bringing forth the most important element on set: Story. Sometimes the story evolves from the storyteller. My journey is one from performer (in my much, much younger years) to producer to director to author to all of the above who now incorporates the world of fintech as part of my visionary plot.
I’m sure I came to this pretty naturally. I’m a filmmaker who likes to be pretty hands on with the equipment and I’ve always had to raise money to finance my dreams. Finance + technology.
When cryptocurrency was introduced as a peer-to-peer phenomenon democratizing the economy, I took note. We participate in an exchange of goods and services and place a value on it where all could benefit? Non-government issued currency in the digital form could fuel tech products and innovation? As a result, many more of us have a chance to be crypto millionaires? (Read about the millionaires I’ve met by clicking here)
We’re witnessing a revolution and remember what Gil Scott-Heron said: “The Revolution will not be televised.” In this new frontier those who are the gatekeepers will not stand in the way of the forcefield that is global communities—en masse—bonding together over open-sourced code, living our best lives. Yes, as Scott-Heron summed up, “The Revolution will be no rerun, Brothers. The Revolution will be…Live.” Let’s get livin’!