There are two main challenges any virtual gamer faces- security, and high charges to convert currencies to tokens. These two reasons have pushed potential gamers and investors away. The challenges have also led to a decline in the multi-billion industry. These two threats made virtual gaming insecure and centralized opposed to being safe and decentralization.
Fortunately, Wax, (a company that offers one of the best cryptocurrency services to gamers) has been on the lead to making virtual gaming fun again. Besides, WAX is also unparalleled provider of game skins. Malcolm Casselle who is in charge (as the President) of this impressive company believes blockchain technology is the future of safe and more efficient virtual gaming. With WAX, gamers do not have to worry about high exchange rates when buying gaming tokens. Alternatively, one does not have to worry about whether their money is safe from hackers.
Malcolm Casselle has been a game changer in this industry for some time. He is one of the strongest believers of cryptocurrencies and their future to a more secure online space. To cement his belief on cryptocurrencies, he was among the first few people to accept this new form of payment as a legitimate way to trade. Apart from being strong-willed and disciplined, Malcolm Casselle has solid work ethics. These parameters make him remain grounded on his business principles. Besides, the language barrier is a non-issue to him since he can speak both Mandarin and Japanese.
Nevertheless, why is Malcolm Casselle such a futuristic thinker? First, he has been in the alternative payment industry for many years now. As the president of the fastest growing company (Worldwide Asset eXchange-WAX), he brings a lot of experience to the company. Some of the other companies that Malcolm Casselle has worked for include tronc and SeaChange Int’l. In all these companies, he worked under different capacities, and this gave him unmatched exposure.
The Computer Science graduate from two prestigious institutions (MIT and Stanford University) has never been shy to invest in companies with an alternative approach to business and online space. Some of these companies include companies that have blockchain technologies, Zynga and Facebook. According to him, this line of companies represents the future of trading.
Ideamensch sat down with Ted Bauman to talk about his current role at Banyan Hill publishing. They particularly wanted to know how he is able to make it work with his busy schedule. Ted Bauman is the editor for such publications as The Bauman Letter and Plan B Club. He is also the man responsible for Alpha Stock Alert. All of these publications are centered around asset protection, migration, and low-risk investment strategies for newbies. His articles are designed to help people take back their finances and earn some economic freedom. It is a very exciting series and people are interested to know how he does it.
One of the first things that Ted Bauman discusses in the interview is Ted Bauman’s ability to maintain a stricter work schedule. His motivation is centered around his own proclivities. He has noticed that many of his work items get done in the morning. This is one of the reasons why he decided to shift to a morning work schedule. The most important stuff gets done during this time and he completes projects from there based on their importance. This has been instrumental in his success so far. He explains that prioritizing is one of the things he would like to go back and tell his former self about. Bauman says that he may have been able to accomplish even more than he already has if he’d understood this internal process.
Ted Bauman also discusses some of the more important things when he talks about a rice cooker he recently purchased. He tells his interviewer that he purchased the rice cooker for about $100 but it is a very good cooker and it offers an authentic experience. Bauman loves to cook but he says that he did not realize how much this cooker change the experience. He had gone so long without it and it would’ve been so easy for him to simply go out and purchase one. He likens his experience to the one that his readers are getting through his articles. The information that is there will help them change their life and they will wonder how they ever got along without it.
Randal Nardone is one of the few professionals who has cemented his name and character in the finance industry. He is commonly identified as the Chief Executive Officer at Fortress Investment Group and also sits as a co-founder of the company since it started in 1998. He borrows the remarkable skills that got him to his current position from gaining educational experience from the University of Connecticut where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Arts and a Juris Doctor from Boston University’s School of Law.
Randal Nardone gained his working experience from working at a law firm, Thacher Proffitt & Wood where he rose to become a partner and a member of the executive committee. He then veered into the finance industry where he joined BlackRock Financial Management. Randal maintained the position as a principal up to 1997 left to join USB. At USB he held the managing director position. A year later, Nardone met his other co-founders Wesley Edens and Rob Kauffman, and together they founded Fortress Investment Group LLC in 1998. He has stood as Fortress Investment Group’s CEO since 2013.
Fortress Investment Group has experienced vast growth under the current leadership with Randal Nardone holding the Private Equity division in the company. Apart from being deeply involved with the Fortress Investment Group, Nardone worked for other affiliated firms including Fortress Credit Corporation where he sat as the principal and co-founder, Newcastle Investment Holdings, Springleaf Financial Holdings, and Fortress Investment Trust among others. He held significant executive positions during his times in the above-cited firms. It goes to show his skills, experience and dedication go along way into making Fortress Investment Group and the other affiliated companies the huge companies they are currently.
With the acquisition of Fortress Investment Group by Softbank Group, Randal Nardone retained his leadership roles. He is currently ranked at 557th in Forbes Billionaire list with a net worth of $1.8 Billion. A large part of his wealth is connected to his stake in Fortress Investment Group. Even with the acquisition, his influence, leadership, and skills will remain a significant component of Group.