Believing that decentralising is key to the future, Wan Wei is an inspiring leader in a world where women are underrepresented. At a young age of 16, she started her first paying job and continued with her studies in economics and public relations from premier European, Japanese and Singapore universities. Upon graduating, she then went on to spearhead IKIGUIDE. IKIGUIDE’s founder Wan Wei on finding spirituality in cryptocurrency
IKIGUIDE is Singapore’s mainstream blockchain and cryptocurrency portal that aims to connect and empower the blockchain community through different projects, such as their incoming collaborations and partnerships with Japanese companies for 2019.
Read on to find out more about this #GirlBoss’s journey into cryptocurrency.
Q. What is “empowerment” to you?
Empowerment is freedom.
Q. Tell me something that’s true, that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I believe in a parallel universe!
Q. Given what you know today, if we took a time machine back to the beginning, what would you have done differently?
Nothing. I’m grateful for all my past successes and failures. My personal belief is that every moment is a brand new opportunity for change, if only we are aware that life is made up of moments. That’s why being present in each moment is so important! Every moment is a brand-new opportunity for change.
Q. There are ups and downs in life, can you tell us an exciting story?
A lot of people don’t associate the cryptocurrency space with “spirituality” since it is safe to assume that many people are involved in the cryptocurrency space for real reasons. I do not, until this year.
Sometime around August 2018, the co-founder of XinFin Blockchain Company (His name is Ritesh) completely inspired me over dinner one day, when he spoke about spirituality and having a “cool mind.”
As we all know, the cryptocurrency industry can be dramatic sometimes as many strong egos are involved. It is not uncommon to hear of lawsuits and telegram dramas over whitepaper promises not being fulfilled, scam projects, and some in the space gossiping about what is seen as “weak” blockchain use cases.
So over dinner, Ritesh spoke about how he makes it a point to mediate every year in India, and how being spiritual is essential to being wealthy, not just in the material sense.
After that dinner, something magical happened– I started meeting more and more spiritual people in the blockchain space, and we had many meaningful conversations about awareness, energy-flow and most importantly, having a relaxed mind.
Well, the universe certainly works in strange ways…
Q. If you’ve committed a crime, what would it be, how would you have done it and get away with it?
I would love to commit the crime of seduction. I’ll like to seduce my boyfriend completely! I’m not very good with it.
“How being spiritual is important to being wealthy, not just in the material sense.”
Q. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
My team and I found out that an engineer we know is a sugar daddy. He’s around his mid-30s and somewhat socially awkward.
I thought it was funny because he wrote on the app that his net worth is over a million dollars and when I read that I just started laughing, thinking:
“On a side-note, it’s not lousy dating engineers these days ?! If they have a net worth of over a million dollars in their mid-30s. I wonder why he is not dating any ladies accurately though. If only he had spoken with me, I would have given him some tips.”
Q. What would you do if you were the sole survivor on a (possibly) deserted island?
Drink water to stay hydrated.
Q. If you woke up and had 1,000 unread emails and could only answer 100 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?
Usually, I wake up and already have 1000+ unread emails. I’ll answer work-related ones first.
Q. If you could have a machine that produced 100 dollars every day for your entire life, how much would you be willing to pay for it?
Depending on the currency.
Q. How lucky are you and why?
Pretty lucky, I think! I’m not sure why—perhaps I tend to be strategic in my way of living?
Q. Shameless plug?
Stay tuned to IKIGUIDE: We’re going to bring you the best reports (in English) of Japanese blockchain projects in 2019!