Get To Know The CoinCorner Team: Liam Wiltshire – Front End Developer
At CoinCorner, we’ve always been transparent about who we are and what we do.
In this feature, we want you to get to know each team member a little better… If Danny could have dinner with any one person, who would it be? If Liam could have one superpower, what would he choose? What is Phil’s favourite food?
Liam Wiltshire – CoinCorner Front End Developer
If you could have dinner with any one person (living or dead) who would it be? Elon Musk. He seems to share my belief on what the future holds (and needs) so I’d love to chat about that… and also beg him for a Tesla.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why? Definitely not a phone, I’d enjoy the peace and quiet. First thing: A surfboard (I’m a keen surfer). Second thing: A book. Third thing: A tent.
What is your favourite food? Cauliflower cheese.
Where would you like to travel to that you have never been? New Zealand – it definitely appeals to me more than the standard ‘backpacking through Australia’ thing. I love how wild and uninhabited New Zealand is… a real wilderness.
If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which one would you give up? Smell, although I would miss the smell of cut grass and petrol.
Why did you choose your profession? It was a gradual journey from graphics to basic code, to more systems and operations based disciplines. I believe what I do (especially in a startup company) is an exciting and fulfilling way to make a living.
What animal best represents you and why? I quite like the way otters go about their business.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Warp speed (what’s out there!)
What was your motivating factor to begin working with Bitcoin? One day Danny said, “Liam, we’re going into Bitcoin”
Has the path of bitcoin turned out the way you thought it would (so far)? Without blowing my own trumpet, yes it has. I believed from early on that mass adoption would be a tough nut to crack, so the slow growth we are seeing and bitcoin being adopted for use within banking systems is in line with my expectations.
Where do you see Bitcoin in 5 years from now? The same but better. I believe there will be a similar amount of crypto companies to there is now, but they will be more professional, more secure, more developed and offering a more compelling service for the users, in line with my prediction for a 8-12 year mass adoption timeline. In what form this will come, I am unsure about yet, whether it being back office efficiencies, the unbanked using wallets on their smartphones or a fully decentralised payments network!)