Hi Bri! Thanks for having us. First and foremost, I am a filmmaker. I studied at USC. For over a decade I was a network television editor (The Real World, RuPaul’s Drag Race…). So, I sat in this unique spot between the creatives and the distribution machine. There’s an obvious tension there which is very frustrating.
FWIW, I’m originally from San Jose, CA which is the heart of Silicon Valley. I’ve always been an artist with a strong geek bone! So, when I heard about bitcoin and blockchain technology I realized there was a possibility to completely change how media is distributed by circumventing the industry gatekeepers and going directly from creators to consumers. I quit my job, rolled the dice, and that’s the genesis of PopChest.