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Max Kordek

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Max Kordek is a globally recognized serial entrepreneur who has been involved in the blockchain industry since 2012. He founded the Onchain Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on solution-oriented blockchain research and product development. The foundation launched Lisk, which raised over 14,000 BTC in an ICO to democratize blockchain accessibility, and is currently working on a stealth product to adapt Web3 to the mainstream. He is also a co-founder of Lightcurve, one of the largest and longest running blockchain studios in Berlin. Since entering the blockchain industry, he has spoken at all the top blockchain conferences and appeared in the world's most prestigious media. In 2024, he will embark on a new journey to educate and enlighten the next generation of Web3 founders by publishing videos on entrepreneurship and cryptocurrency on his social media channels.
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