Meet the Team | Michael Esber | Chief Technology Officer

Meet Michael Esber (Mick), our super star Chief Technology Officer, who is driving the smarts behind the blockchain technology infrastructure that creates the foundations of BLOCKLOAN.

Mick is a Blockchain evangelist, a contributing member of ISACA and IEEE. He is an expert technology leader with over 20 years’ experience working with start-ups and fast-moving organisations, with a career spanning from Fintech, Gaming, Health to Defence. Pretty impressive.

“For me Blockchain represents the opportunity to remove the need for third parties and allows for trust and traceability like never before in human history. Web 3.0 represents the latest generation of the internet, in which Blockchain is a key component.”

 

Following is a little about Mick;

  • Adelaide born
  • I have over 12 years experience with Fintech and Gaming companies
  • Places I have lived and worked, Adelaide, Katherine, Canberra, Sydney, Port Vila, Gibraltar, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Brisbane.
  • Interests: AFL, Gaelic Football, Poker, Automation & Spanish Food

 

mick esber CTO

Tell us about some of the most exciting projects you have worked on? 

I worked on many memorable projects over the years, though the most personal to me was when I created a tech wearable, I learnt a lot.  I learnt a lot about startups, hardware, embedded software, sensors, IoT , dealing with Data and mainly how much hard work it all was.

 

Why have you joined the Lodex and BLOCKLOAN team?

I believe Lodex is an innovative concept where your credit rating includes your Social Score. Lodex represents to me the beginning of the sea-change to the Banking sector and the emergence of Banking-as-a-Service and the Loan market place. I believe this is where BLOCKLOAN comes into its own, leveraging Blockchain technology and Cryptos. I am very excited to be on the team, to deliver an open and easy banking market place for everyone.

 

Why are you a Blockchain evangelist?  

For me Blockchain represents the opportunity to remove the need for third parties and allows for trust and traceability like never before in human history. Web 3.0 represents the latest generation of the internet which Blockchain is a key component of.  Web 1.0 is the Internet + Web sites,  Web 2.0 is the Internet + Websites + Social + Data, Web 3.0 is  the Internet + Websites + Social + Data + Blockchain + ML/AI. Web 3.0 opportunities are immense and we are only now just starting the journey of understanding what is possible. We live in very exciting times.

 

Where do you see BLOCKLOAN in 2 years?

The premier Loan Protocol and go-to banking marketplace.

 

3 words that describe what you will bring to the team?

Innovation, Delivery and Hustle.

 

Can you share something you enjoy doing? 

3D printing with my kids.

 

Thanks for sharing Mick. We’re happy to have you as part of the family!

 

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