Get To Know The CoinCorner Team: Phil Collins – Co-Founder
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?
Phil Collins – CoinCorner Co-Founder
If you could have dinner with any one person (living or dead) who would it be? This changes daily. Today I’ll go with ‘Khufu’ – he can tell me how they really built the Great Pyramid.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why? Sounds like bliss! Can I take my girlfriend and dog and have an endless source of fresh drinking water please? I’m sure nature will provide the rest. If my girlfriend and dog aren’t allowed, then I’ll take a satellite phone (with GPS tracking), a source of fresh drinking water and fruit that would last until my rescue party arrives.
What is your favourite food? Full English Breakfast.
Where would you like to travel to that you have never been? Giza, Egypt.
If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which one would you give up? Taste.
Why did you choose your profession? Not sure chief dogsbody is a profession and I didn’t exactly choose it. Jobs need to be done and somebody has to do them.
What animal best represents you and why? A dog because I’m loyal.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Healing.
What was your motivating factor to begin working with Bitcoin? To make a big pile of cash, quickly… it never happened. What continues to motivate me on a daily basis working in a start up on a shoe string budget, is the awesome team around me that are more like family than colleagues and the knowledge that I am making a real contribution to the evolution of a technology that can benefit many. I’m a lucky guy.
Has the path of bitcoin turned out the way you thought it would (so far)? No, it’s been very long and winding, but as a bonus, bitcoin has turned out to be so much more than just a currency. There’s never a dull day in bitcoin.
Where do you see Bitcoin in 5 years from now? I think it will be everywhere, though you just may not see it.