Max never held a traditional job prior to his roles as President and CEO of Lisk. Entrepreneurship appealed to him early on in life; by the time he was 14, Max already taught himself the basics of coding and launched many small web-based projects. When Max first read about blockchain technology at the end of 2012, he immediately realized its great potential. That was the moment he decided to place all of his focus on the technology. He immersed himself in various crypto communities and soaked up as much knowledge as he could. He believes that autonomy and complex technologies will be ever present in the future. Given that knowledge or understanding of any single system can fade with time, society will need to find a way to ensure these automated technologies will deliver non-manipulated results with safety and security. Blockchain technology is the answer to this conundrum. It allows for deterministic results that are cross-checked by an entire decentralized network. This is why Max decided to pursue blockchain – it is one of the technologies building the future. Outside of work, Max enjoys all things science fiction. He also hopes to be trilingual soon by studying Japanese. Max began studying electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany before leaving to pursue his true passion full-time.
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