In Japan, pastly I started islamap, which is application for muslims in muslim-minority countries. It shows halal restaurants and mosques information in Japan, because some muslim friends in trouble.
After started the project, the business has been stucked as the investor says about it, "why don't you make it more wide range of target ? you need scalability." but I decline to broaden the target, because I think this problem can be connected to world peace.
However as the investor says, the business has stucked.
In the way, I met Bitcoin and I thought it can be used for islamic finance, because at the time it's also difficult for muslim people in muslim minority countries to use such a financial system. However I was rapidly attracted to the technology itself, and the philosophy behind the tech, "Decentralization".
Sadly some people misunderstanding about a company's failure(Mt.Gox) as the protocol failure, and media reports wrongly. Also not much people knows about blockchain technology, so I started "Smart Contract Japan" meetup in Japan, and hosted at Ponq, Finolab, Bitbank, Sony, and Microsoft office, and did blockchain consulting works with some SIers and startups.
Now, I quit the consulting company for my new challenge, and I'm creating "Starbase", a token based crowdfunding/recruting platform by using the power of "Internet of Value", blockchain.
About me, I tried to enter Tokyo University from the best high school in Japan, but I failed. However, I appreciate the failure, because I reconsidered my life again at that time.