‘It might seem like a big jump, but the difference isn’t really that great,’ says 48-year-old Boesing in an interview. ‘I am a pioneer in spirit, and all my life I have made my income getting out there to the rest of the world, in places and countries no one else thought profitable, trying to sell a product. The product might be different each time; the whole world, however, is still my little playground,’
Is there a link between the two careers of music distribution and cryptocurrency trading? Yes, says Boesing: “not least because transparency and good Danish common sense are both factors for ensuring future international success. They’re also both fast-moving industries, where the advantages of seizing an opportunity can be immense.”
Bitcoin and NXT
‘I would characterise myself as a realistic optimist. I tend to say yes, when others decline. I also believe in the good in people, but once let down, I do have a tendency not to forgive that easily. I don’t see myself as naive, as I stay away from any projects I don’t have a gut instinct about.’ This is how Ronny Boesing describes himself, and it’s why he decided to start a Bitcoin exchange earlier this year. Not content to focus on Bitcoin alone – the most widely-used form of digital money – he researched other cryptocurrencies, selecting NXT and a handful of others to trade on his new platform. Boesing plans to add further cryptocurrencies to CCEDK later in the year.
Whilst Bitcoin enables money transfers alone, NXT is a so-called second-generation cryptocurrency that offers a much wider range of capabilities. Rather than being digital money, it can be thought of as the infrastructure for a digital economy. Although NXT can be sent and traded just like Bitcoins, the platform also offers a range of innovative features – not least a digital goods store, which can be used to buy and sell music, videos, ebooks and other media. Because it is decentralised, it is effectively owned and run by everyone, meaning there is no corporation to take a large commission fee and artists receive 100 percent of their profits.
The venture came about at the beginning of 2014, when he was approached by an international investment group – one of whom was a good friend from back in the nineties, and an old distributor of music. The group had long had its eyes on Denmark due to the liberal and open regulatory framework there, and already knowing Boesing as a trustworthy, tolerant and flexible entrepreneur the choice was easy. Boesing took up the challenge with a will, and on March 20th, 2014 the company Crypto Coins Exchange Denmark ApS (CCEDK ApS) was created. Boesing became the founder of the very first crypto currency exchange of it is kind in Denmark. The exchange itself went live on May 26th 2014, starting with Bitcoin and adding NXT soon afterwards with the help of its developers and marketers.
‘These are exciting times, and it’s great to be working with such a strong and vibrant community,’ he says. ‘The NXT community is extremely active and has many talented people working in it. When you’re launching an initiative like CCEDK, it’s important to know that you have partners who will back you and grow with you as you move forwards. We’re all looking forward to a very bright future.’
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