CryptoSlate recently sat down with Mahbod Moghadam, the former co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Everipedia, and former co-founder of Rap Genius (now known as simply Genius), which he started in 2009 with Tom Lehman.
Moghadam graduated from Yale University in 2004, magna cum laude, majoring in History and International Studies.
In our interview, Moghadam shared his crypto origin story and gave us some bold crypto predictions for 2020 and beyond.
How, when and who got you into crypto?
Mahbod Moghadam (MM): Balaji Srinivasan — the most important man in crypto — told me to buy Bitcoin when he came to the rap genius office to ask me to ask Nas to make a diss track about gawker on behalf of Peter Thiel so he would invest in us. I also met Brian Armstrong at YC Demo Day and I became an early Coinbase investor — I was very impressed by this mayne.
What projects and/or companies are you most excited about and why?
MM: Sorry to be obnoxious but Everipedia is the ONLY consumer dApp with traction, nothing else even looks hot. I think our attempt to build an IQ token ecosystem with other dapps like Prediqt is the most promising on the consumer side of things. In Defi, it seems like ethereum is crushing it so I am happy to be an early ethereum investor as well! I can’t name any legit companies though,