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Sami Abdul

1) What do you want us to call you?
Call me Sami

2) Where are you from in the world?
From Karachi, Pakistan.

3) What is one interesting fact about you?
I dropped out of university in my final year of graduation to build Xord.

4) Outside of crypto, what is your biggest hobby?
I love hardcore mountaineering. Pakistan has 5 of the top 14 highest mountains in the world (28,000 feet/8,000 m). Someday, I want to climb at least 1 of those.

5) Outside of XIO/ETH/BTC, what is your favorite crypto project?
I only follow one other project called Blockstack. They are building the infrastructure for a truly decentralized internet.

6) What is your favorite movie?

7) What is your favorite book/podcast?
Favourite book is Deep Work by Cal Newport ( Not sure if this counts as podcast but I really love this debate series between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris ( Peterson defends the role of religion in our lives, and Sam Harris wants to build a new moral system in our society based on secularism. These two have a real talent for fundamental thinking.

8) When did you buy your first crypto?

9) What is something you’re passionate about?
I am passionate about building a culture that inspires and encourages innovation. I want to build a company that inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs in Pakistan to take the risk and start a company. This is why I started Xord. This is why I love working at XIO.