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Umar Salim

1) What do you want us to call you?

2) Where are you from in the world?
London, UK

3) What is one interesting fact about you?

I ran the world’s first free youtube styled web hosting company during my early teenage years which served as a good introduction and foundation to web hosting, programming, and security for projects I have worked on since.

4) Outside of crypto, what is your biggest hobby?

I like to work on my own projects within technology during my free time and these range from computer gaming, hardware design and software engineering.

A year or two ago I was focused on creating Internet of Things (IoT) devices which ranged from hardware design (PCBs) to low-level software engineering.


5) Outside of XIO/ETH/BTC, what is your favourite crypto project?

I do not actively follow any other projects but I like Polkadot and what they are trying to achieve.


6) What is your favourite movie?

I don’t really have a favourite film but something that jumped to mind was Short Circuit.


7) What is your favourite book/podcast?

I really enjoyed Permanent Record by Edward Snowden as well as The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer


8) Share a link to a song you like! 


9) When did you buy your first crypto?

I remember mining Bitcoin years ago before it had value but unfortunately did not anticipate it would become the king it is today.

I bought my first crypto during the end of 2016.


10) What is something you’re passionate about?

I like to learn about how the world works. This ranges from the most mundane everyday things to very complicated engineering concepts.