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Get To Know The CoinCorner Team: Joel – Summer Legal Intern

The CoinCorner team is growing rapidly, and 3 new employees have joined the team since we last did ‘Meet the Staff’. We’ve already heard from Rachael and myself, so now only Joel and Molly remain.

Who is Rachael’s dream dinner date? What would Joel bring to a deserted island? Why did Molly choose to go into bitcoin? This feature will help you learn a little more about the CoinCorner staff, next up is Joel…

Joel MtS (2)

If you could have dinner with one person (living or dead) who would it be?

Barack Obama.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you have and why?

Fishing equipment, hunting equipment and building tools! If its a deserted island I can’t see myself getting rescued any time soon so may as well get comfortable.

What is your favourite food?

Special fried rice.

Where would you like to travel to that you have never been?

Petra, Jordan.

If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which one would you give up?

Sense of smell! I know food wouldn’t taste as nice, but at least healthy food would go down easier.

Why did you choose your profession?

I’m about to start my 3rd year of my Law degree – I originally chose Law because I came to realise that the law is very black and white, often failing to take things like social and economic historical factors into account when making rulings. I had a desire to learn to use the law to identify why people fall foul of the law and stem the root causes.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Time travel, there are so many fascinating periods of history that I would love to see.

What was your motivating factor to begin working with Bitcoin?

Studying Law can get very boring and repetitive. However, the regulation of Bitcoin is a constantly evolving, nascent and modern area of the law. I believe that Bitcoin and its associated technologies and underlying ideology has the potential to touch and improve many aspects of modern life. It is really interesting and exciting.

Has the path of Bitcoin turned out the way you thought it would (so far)?

No! I expected Bitcoin to experience a much slower but constant rate of growth and hit maturity where price fluctuation would reduce… maybe in the next few years.

Where do you see Bitcoin 5 years from now?

As I explain in my Views on the News article, I expect Bitcoin to undergo a lot of regulation in the next five years. I think it will decline as a medium for retail purposes and see steady growth in price with intermittent sharp spikes.


Get To Know, Joel, Miscellaneous

1 Comment

  • Bill Angove

    How bitcoin comes or will come to be regulated is an interesting aspect of things. Love fried rice too.

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