Transformation

“Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” Michael Hyatt

When I started the Carpathian-Basin project it was at a moment I was looking for something more although I am quite successful in professional life and have a happy and adorable family.

Portaholic company logo

I previously tried to set up a company called Portaholic with my two Stepsons after visiting one of them during a Erasmus program in Portugal where we took up the ambition to bring the joy of tasting Port to the Hungarian people. This project came to a stand still just before summer 2018 as the regulation surrounding Alcoholic beverages into Hungary (or any EU country) required too much paperwork and investment before being able to set up a decent company. But this joined exercise infected me with the entrepreneurial virus.

Carpathian-Basin Est. 2018.

Inspired by all travels and life experiences I decided it would be nice to capture these in real life apparel and market it for the wider public to be able to buy it and therefore I looked for a suitable name which referred to my whereabouts and had any relation with traveling or geography. That is how I came up with Carpathian Basin as Hungary, my new home is located in the Carpathian Basin. I started to design and create shirts but on the way decided it is too personal just to sell it and it is better suited for personal usage or for sharing with friends on certain occasions. The upcoming weekend with my former Student room mates is one of these occasions where a custom made T-shirt has a great value.

Lierneux, the destination of 10SC weekend

In the meantime, while designing shirts, the cooperation with my step sons had a new boost and we founded a new company, called Oh!Live. This would be similar style as the previously founded Portaholic, but with healthy products which would be easier to import, organic olive oil. Another quality item, which is difficult to find in Hungary. The launch of our website will happen in the next couple of days.

The logo of Oh!Live

While exploring all the area’s of enterpreneurship, I also became a huge enthousiast of the world of crypto-currency and Tron in particular. This had led me to change from my the focus on apparel to a focus on all things close to me from like traveling, Oh!Live, cryptocurrency, apparel and what ever will come next.

The Crypto Cycle (1)

Finding Tron

About 10 years ago when Bitcoin was still very young, I first encountered it while scanning the net. I decided to buy some, but due to the difficult process to acquire some at that time I decided not to do so and in the process I lost interest in Bitcoin. And invested in a little brewery in Schotland instead. Big Mistake!

Than 5 years ago I was sitting in a taxi, where the taxi driver asked me if I knew Bitcoin, I acknowledged and he told me that his son was
Satoshi Nakamoto but nobody knew. He told me his son spend 10.000 Btc on pizza’s and still made a fortune and moved to the US. I guess he merged some stories around Bitcoin and made them his own.

Bitcoin was back in my vision field again, but anytime there was news that the prices dropped, I used this to justify to myself that I made a good decision not to buy even though I would already have been a millionaire if I invested my originally planned 250 Euro. And anyway Brewdog was doing well so my investment was not a waste.

Another four years later, around a year ago, my stepson was talking about Cryptocurrencies explaining how Bitcoin went to the moon and came back for a relaunch. He was explaining Cardano as one of the big potentials for the future and at the same time Brewdog was exploring going to cashless bars and it was rumored that they would use Nano for that. Now being fed by two independent sources, my interests in Crypto were reignited and I invested a little money in Nano using a two step process via Coinbase and Binance

Progression of investment, value and profit of my crypto stack

Beginning of May I added some Cardano to my portfolio as things were looking very bright. And then all dropped further again. I left the investments for some months in their wallets and only looked back end of July. That is when my addiction really started. I started to crave for more knowledge. Checked on a daily base Reddit and different variations of Cryptonews. That is when I discover Ripple and Tron. When Tron launched the Tron Virtual Machine, I entered Telegram.

In Telegram I had to navigate myself through all the moon boys and rocket people (but as time progressed they vanished one by one as the rocket to the moon was not coming). But I did find one rocketman I liked, the one which is shown everyday by Cityuptake when they pay out the daily rewards.

But Cityuptake is a story for another day…. The day that I will talk about my journey through the Tron micro-climate