第一期成功邀请到了Skrumble Network联合创始人Eric Lifson，对话全程采用全英直播的形式，并伴有中文翻译。现场氛围热烈，可谓是分分钟刷屏的节奏。
Good evening, it’s very honorable today for me to catch up with Eric, co-founder of Skrumble Network (SKM), one of our main investment project. To show our honor, today we gonna to use English through all the interview with our colleague’s help about translations.
First, please let me introduce BlockVC. BlockVC is a leading blockchain investment and advisory firm. Our ecosystem investment strategy is guided by three themes: public blockchain, application protocols and financial services. We have world-class capabilities with a comprehensive range of services across geographies and investment opportunities cross through Singapore, US and China.
So, it’s very honorable to invite our friend for the talk today. Ming Talk will become our ID event online as a talkshow per month to make our project more touchable in China area, broadcast their names and increase brand efficiency. From now on, we gonna to invite lots of top leaders in blockchain area globally.
OK , Let’s welcome Eric.
译：晚上好，很荣幸能和Skrumble Network ( SKM ) 联合创始人对话。Skrumble Network (SKM) 是我们主要投资的项目之一，为表荣幸，我将在同事的协助翻译下使用英语和Eric进行访谈。
Hello everyone, my name is Eric and I am co-founder of Skrumble Network. Thank you guys so much for having me here, and you know we wanna really to thank BlockVC, without them we won’t be able to be where we at right now.
译：谢谢你们，大家好！我是Eric，Skrumble Network的联合创始人。非常感谢伙伴们提供的采访机会！同时也想对Block VC给予我们提供的极大支持和帮助表示感谢！
OK, so let’s start the talk show.
With recent massive data crises, the need for secure data that is owned by users has never been stronger. Facebook recently has had 86 million accounts compromised, over 70 million Telegram accounts have had data leaked, and WhatsApp was hacked in January.
So, for the start question, I have to to ask Eric, my brother, as we know the key word of SKM is about solving the Data Crisis , so how does it work by using Blockchain technology?
Ok, thank you Alan and Gloria! So let me answer that great question. As you know, blockchain is really quite the future of the world. According to the Deloitte, over 10% of the global GDP will be on blockchain by 2027. So blockchain is the new decentralized paradigm and is really taking over the world.
The problem is, if you look at current communication options, you look at different Apps that people are using, they are not built for the new decentralized world. In fact, they are all centralized. You don’t own your data.
In such a important time where billions of dollars at stake in this new decentralized world with cryptocurrency and secure data storage, there needs to be a better solution. We look at the over 5 trillion dollar communication market, really start to think about how could we make this better. So we started Skrumble Network. Skrumble Network is really the first truly decentralized communication ecosystem.
That’s full spectrum. What that means is that we have 3 core components to our project.The first component is our own communication centric blockchain. We believe that the next major phase of blockchain is not a one size that fits all situation, which means it should be vertical focused. Whether you are talking about communication or video games, whatever it should be really driven towards certain use case.
If I means send you some ETH. I’m gonna send you million bucks right now. It’s gonna take me 30 seconds to 1 minute to transfer. That’s ok. It’s not a big deal, you can wait. But if I wanna talk to you right now. We’d better connect within about 10 seconds.
So that kind of use cases are very important. So we also need to make sure it’s very secure and very easy to use. So that’s the first component which is the secure blockchain and all the authentication is done on the blockchain. And I am going to introduce some of the technical details in a minute.
The next component is our dapp, decentralized application. What that means? It’s kind of WeChat on the Blockchain. In that, you get all those communication tools you need and you are used to, and brought into decentralized world. So you will have full voice up to 50 people. Video, voice, chat, file sharing, messaging, we are adding in app cryptocurrency payments with multiple wallets. We are doing mini smart contracts. And guess what!
Skrumble Network is backed by a very strong company in Canada, called Skrumble. Skrumble owns 30 global pattens and one of those pattens for example is being licensed to Skrumble Foundation. Because the data is stored across the community and you actually own your own data.
And the third component of the project is actually a communication layer that links other project and other ecosystem and gives them community. So basically we bring communication that’s secure and simple to the blockchain world.
The way that we do it include 3 core components.
We have authentication and identification management on the blockchain. What that means? For example, how do you usually sign up for an App? Well, you have to give your phone number, your email address. For us what we do is that we use your public key and it work with bunch of different people. You want to have conversation with 3 friends, it creates a secret key that only you and them have access to. And there is no centralized server so you actually own your data. Then it goes into a true secure socket layer experiences.
With our own propitiatory P2P technology and then it has a rich media experiences voice, video, messaging, file sharing. We have all the data secure and sliced up over the community own nodes. Very secure. And guess what? It cant be blocked by firewalls. A bit of our timeline and roadmap, we have already launched our test version of our beta App, and wild-spread version will be available in late July.
So from there we are able to deliver our test-net. Our test-net will be available around September or October. And from there we will be able to get our Main-net ready around Q1 next year. And you gonna have all the true data secure. So it’s really gonna to be the revolution in communication.
译：非常感谢Alan 和 Gloria。让我来回答一下这个非常棒的问题。就像大家知道的，区块链是世界的未来，根据德勤的报告，在2027年，全球将有超过10%的GDP将在区块链上。所以区块链是未来去中心化的发展趋势。
在这个拥有加密货币和安全数据存储的新型去中心化世界中数十亿美元面临风险的重要时刻，（我们）需要更好的解决方案。我们观察了整个通讯市场，反复思考，如何才能把这一切做的更好。在这重要的时间，有上亿的资金在这个去中心化的世界在虚拟货币上，我们的数据必须得到有效的保护。所以我们创建了Skrumble Network这个项目。Skrumble Network是第一个真正意义上的去中心化的通讯生态系统。
Skrumble Network 的第一个重要组成是全球首个以通讯为中心的区块链。我们相信，区块链的下一个重点是一个垂直的区块链，无论是我们在讨论通讯或者是游戏，区块链应该是可以适应不同的用户需求。
Ok, I really agree with it. Actually men confused about data leaks, we use apps and actually this area leaks our details of ID with our secret main data or birth or even what type of people you like.
That’s right Alan. You know people are starting to be very smart and educated about this topic. We heard from many people that the days of just having your information stored or leaked or anything like this that is not acceptable anymore. Because they don’t know what happened to their data and people really want their data to be secure.
Yes, I agree. I think we need time to make it more open or fit the fast moved rusher of Blockchain.
The second question: as I heard that we are going to have our MVP version soon , is that right? So what are the key features of Skrumble, how Skrumble Network incorporating real time communication into its blockchain?
That’s a great question Alan. So basically Skrumble Network and Dapp, for example, will enable realtime communication with anyone around the world. It can’t be blocked and you can do anything you want, similar to WeChat. However, you will also be able to do for voice, video, messaging, file sharing and in-app cryptocurrency payments. So we can do exactly this kind of broadcast without any limits on the amount of people in the group. We can have 15,000 people in the group. You can have realtime voice, video and broadcast and ready to go. People can literally sent cryptocurrency “HONG BAO” with different cryptocurrencies, thats just one example.
We can name it as global Wechat. Because global Wechat means everyone is truly connected and it’s really designed for the new digital blockchain world.
译：简单来说，Skrumble Network（举例 Dapp）不仅仅可以实现全球内即时通讯，体验类似于微信。同时你还可以实现语音，视频和文件传输，同时还有加密货币支付钱包。我们还可以进行这样的采访，不受社群人数限制。比如说可以有5,000人在这个采访里，你可以在群里准备直播，直接发不同币种的红包等等。
Ok, great! As I could see we perform ready well after we listed in Gate.io and LBank Recently, with hundreds of increasing, we also got some news about the strategy alliance between SKM and WOLFCRYPTO in Australia, also with Decentral, Jaxx and Anthony Diiorio, right? Actually Skrumble already started up business since 2014 of communication services , and I think it’s running really well in real world .
The crowd sale sold out in 1 hour, in early birds with leekico. Then we listed on gate.io only 5 days later. We did 30 million USD in volume on 1 day. Gate was No 15 when listed and jump to No 12 just for 1 month. We went up 130% in one day.
So the 3rd question is about just give a short about the background of Skrumble and also the team , and how we going to match those strong resources into the Skrumble blockchain version in the future. That’s really good for the SKM to the月球.
Thats a great question Alan! Skrumble is a company as you said has been around since 2014. It is co-founded by myself and David. We have a very strong team over 40 different people. We have 27 developers and tech experts. We also have 30 global pattens. We are developing 14 new ones for the blockchain. We also have extensive blockchain expertise on the team. We really have the ability to really deliver this. A lot of projects raise money first and hopefully hire a team and figure it out later. We already have the team and we are executing now with fast pace. The other thing that make us different, we are already in market, we already have success, and we already have many clients in the fortune 500, such as Hitachi.
Yeah, that’s the great point that we do the investment. We get deep passion about the team, so great!
When people come to our office in Canada, they see all our technology and team, they really like the amount of expertise we have. They want to get involved. That's how you are able to get some of the top advisors in the world. Like Anthony DiIorio, who’s co-founder of Etheruem, Jeff Pulver who started Vonage, Jiunus Tu , the CTO of Aion, and professor of University of Toronto who is the head of Blockchain.
译：朋友来到我们位于加拿大的办公室时，他们看到了我们的技术和团队，并且对我们所拥有的技术人员数量非常感兴趣，他们也想融入进来。这就是我们能够得到世界顶级顾问的方式。比如以太坊的联合创始人Anthony DiIorio，Vonage的创始人Jeff Pulver，Aion的CTO Jiunus Tu，以及多伦多大学的商学院教授DR. Elkamhi。
OK thats great , I have strong confidence about its future. Well, as you can see now we are having a live on WeChat cross almost 50 groups with 15,000 people online , which we call china-style. Actually I found that it also an type of consensus, how do you think about Skrumble Network to establish consensus technically ?
That’s a good question. For more details, please check out our white paper. Very simply, we use our own D-PBFT consensus algorithm. What that means? We are able to reach consensus in a very fast rate. It doesn't matter the amount of data, it’s more about the speed at which we reach it. The reason why we use this is because, as I mentioned to you before if I want to send you something on Ethereum, it’s ok to wait 1-2 mins. But like what we are doing right now on WeChat it suppose to connect very fast. So we have our own hyper solution. We have the ID management and secret key generation on the blockchain. All the communication is done in a hybrid way with the data stored across multiple community nodes. What we are doing right now to 50,000 people around world with full voice, video, messaging and the ability to send cryptocurrency “HONG BAO”, it cant be blocked by any country and truly it’s a communication revolution.
Ok, sounds exciting! Actually I and Eric and his wife got really good relationships and know each other for many years, its really honor to see the project running so fast and have it’s bright future. As I consider blockchain technology is most honors in the world , it must be the next generation of internet, and is likely to create trillion dollars of economic value globally over the next decades. In my opinion, the blockchain technology will be used in many industries including financial services, energy, supply chain, insurance, real estate, legal services and many others, its really lucky for us to jump in. I started to know about the blockchain since 2013 and it’s very encourage to jump in this new world and new industry. Just like Eric, me myself, the BlockVC, CoinMeet and also Skrumble and other lots of Dapps, we are trying to involve and put our energy into this blockchain industry. We wanna to make our power to relate to people and to make it a big and better future. So I believe that we all will have a free confidence and a remarkable future.
Ok, so the talk show is about 1 hour, we got the last question for Eric, your wish for the future of SKM and yourself, just talk about it.
Sure, the wish for Skrumble for the future is to actually change the world of communication. We went on a 15 city world tour as part of launching the Skrumble Network Project. We had a chance to speak around 30 events and meet a lot of amazing people. We went to several cities in China and talk to a lot of people. The chance is now. The time is now. As you said, there is so many new verticals and industries that going to be affected by the blockchain technology. However, every single one needs communication, no matter what industries you are in. Thats why the communication industries is 5 trillion dollars. Say for the financial industry, you can’t just say “hey, I am going to send you some ETH, and here you go, what’s your wallet address? ” . You have to talk. You have to negotiate. You have to discuss things and context is everything. Communication is global. It needs to be secure and it’s the true future of blockchain. That’s how we gonna change the world with Skrumble Network together.
Yes, I think all the involver in the blockchain area just like us, we all just make our own consensus to be more better, more open and more faster and more fit the digital society. And today so great for inviting Eric, the co-founder of Skrumble Network to the MingTalks. And next we are going to invite a lot of people like Eric, leading the global blockchain industry, and we are going to discuss how to make the future better, about the economy, about the industry details.
And we are trying to reach everyone to notice about the blockchain technology itself and to involve the energy into the blockchain technology to make it improved. One day, I believe that as a communication, we are going to make everyone to use, to fit, to handle the blockchain world.
It’s really been an amazing pleasure. Thank you so much for having Skrumble Network in your amazing chat with so many people and I wanna to say thank you to the best community in the world, the Skrumble Network Community. We really couldn’t be where at without them. We already have over 80,000 people across telegram, WeChat, and any other channels. In addition we also really like to thank BlockVC, who’s truly becoming one of top global leaders in the blockchain and true 专家, true experts.
译：非常感谢大家能有机会来在这里，同时也非常感谢能和这么多人一起讨论Skrumble Network。同时也非常感谢我们最棒的Skrumble Network社群。没有他们就没有现在的我们。现在我们在电报，微信和其他渠道中已经拥有超过80万名成员。同时也想感谢BlockVC，他们是这个领域内真正的顶级专家。
Ok, thank you Eric, thank you Skrumble, Next time we are going to invite another great partners in blockchain, so we finish today and we can also wait for the translator for it’s translation. And thank you for both translators.