By @SimonCocking interview with Bryan Pellegrino, OpenToken co-founder. mostly stuck in the blockchain these days. #crypto, and now advisor to RewardMob.


What is your background briefly?

My background is in CS, professional poker player (12 years), started and sold multiple companies, CEO of BuzzDraft (daily fantasy sports site, acquired 2014), worked in Machine learning/AI. Been in crypto since ~2013, advised or worked on token econ for many large ICOs.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

I think so!

Why did you get involved with RewardMob?

Love seeing local Vancouver companies working on cool stuff and have always been a massive fan of gaming (we were the first DFS site to negotiate e-sports contracts).

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

I think gamers having more control over their internal marketplace is interesting, but even more so the generalized interaction between advertisers, game developers, and consumers creating a system that’s both engaging and rewarding for all parties is even more exciting.

How can people find out more about the ICO and your work? , can find me personally most places under PrimordialAA

How can people contact you & learn more about you?

More about Bryan

I started playing online poker at age 15 before eventually moving to a professional career and becoming one of the top HU SNG players in the world.

I studied Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire and have founded and been part of many successful startups over the past 7 years before deciding to return my focus to the programming/technology side of things.

It was then that I started a machine learning project with the goal of becoming the most accurate prediction engine in baseball. We think we’re well on our way to achieving that goal and we back it up with the tens of thousands of our own dollars we put at risk every day.

I enjoy working on complex, data driven problems, usually the ones that others tell me are too difficult to solve. I’m always interested to hear about and work on new things.

I’m an avid competitor (all things from wrestling in college to card/board/video games), have an addiction to continuous learning, and spend my occasional downtime with my wife & son or skiing whenever I get the chance.

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