Bullish on Digital Assets: Meet Hacker Noon’s Contributor Ben Knaus by@benhodlin

Bullish on Digital Assets: Meet Hacker Noon’s Contributor Ben Knaus

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Ben Knaus

Chief Growth Officer @ Sch0lar.io Merging Ed-Tech and Blockchain via Avalanche 🔺 Member of Forbes Technology Council

So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Ben. I was initially a protractor when it came to Bitcoin. However, a friend kept asking me to look into it. I started doing due diligence, and months later, I was emersed in the digital asset space. A few years later, I’m writing about digital assets/use cases/ and adoption.

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

It was: why Bitcoin will breach 250k. I don’t know a timeline, but there are so many bullish drivers pushing adoption that we will capture the monetary value of Gold. The market may be down now, but adoption rises every day. Faster than cell phones and the internet in the comparative 12 years since inception.

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

I usually write about the digital asset space. However, I have some tech-related articles coming as well. The next article will be about Yield farming.

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

This is sad, but I usually will write the first draft on my notes on my iPhone. I like to get all my thoughts down and then narrow in and edit. This is why my editing takes forever, but if I stop to edit, I find I can’t focus in succession with my original idea for the content. Not ideal, but it is what it is.

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

Honestly, if any of my high school teachers heard I had written anything in life, they might fall over dead. I can say the same for myself up until a few years back. But I’ve put so much work into this space and have conviction in where we’re heading. I think it’s important to share opinions and basic high-level stats as there is so much misinformation in our space.

The biggest challenge I have is time; I’ll only write about something I care about. However, I have about ten articles planned but just not enough time in the day.

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

I want to help accelerate use cases of digital assets that solve real-world problems by: Making a process easier or more accessible to everyone, without a central point of failure.

I’m currently involved with a project that’s doing exactly that - cutting out middlemen of a cumbersome industry while providing transparency on the back end.

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

If anything, it would be watching YouTube, I can start watching digital asset-related content, and suddenly I’m watching “Harry Mack Freestyle videos”, or “Jay Shetty life introspections”.

Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?

My girlfriend and I love to travel, so there’s always something coming up on our calendar in that respect.

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

I’ve got a mix of the digital asset takes that are my own, as well as a few interviews with some interesting people in the digital asset/tech space.

Thanks for taking time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?

Thanks to Hackernoon for the amazing platform. For people new to the crypto space, don’t be too deterministic on market moves. It sets you up for internal struggle no matter what the short-term does. Just take solace that over time the markets have gone up.


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