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Meet The Women of The Blockchain: Peko Wan, Founder of Pundi X

Think in other people’s shoes. When crafting a message, I always think about what my audience cares about, especially when receiving…


Think in other people’s shoes. When crafting a message, I always think about what my audience cares about, especially when receiving complaints. When you think in their shoes, you will craft the messages that can open up a positive conversation.


I had the pleasure to interview Peko Wan the founder of Pundi X.Peko has been in the technology industry for more than 15 years. She has helped technology companies, from hardware to software, build up awareness in local and global markets.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

My career has been always relevant to technology. I like to learn about the new technology and how it will change people’s life. I chose communications as my career because I believe the technology can be communicated in a way that people can understand easily so that they will be interested in knowing more about it.

Can you tell me about the most interesting projects you are working on now

Working for Pundi X, a blockchain startup, is quite interesting and challenging.

The interesting part is that we are making the cryptocurrency easy for people to adopt as a first mover in the market. People are excited about our project and we get enthusiastic supporters to help and grow the project. The challenging part is that our brand is new which most of people are not familiar with, the pace is very fast as the industry is constantly changing and evolving.


None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

There are many people I want to thank no matter the people who gives me the stage and resources to realize my proposal and the people who follow my order to execute the plan.

I would like to particularly thank my mom, who always remind me people are the most important factor of doing businesses and make sure I can get alone with people well.

What are the 5 things that most excite you about blockchain and crypto? Why?

Financial inclusion: the unbank population will have a chance to access financial service

Automation: with AI and blockchain, automation can be facilitated and move things faster, especially for supply chain management.

Medical records on the blockchain which will help people get relevant assistance faster.

Crypto can make currency transactions become transparent and efficient.

It is just the beginning! There are more room to grow and to shape the industry.

What are the 5 things worry you about blockchain and crypto? Why?

Scammers make people stay away from the projects

Rumors create fear and uncertainty

Government ban without any reason which haul the innovation or development of blockchain technology

Pump and dump. It will mislead the market to invest based on the rumors not based on the performance of the company itself

Technical terms and jargons, which make people difficult to understand the technology.


What 3 things would you advise to someone who wanted to emulate your career? Can you share an example for each idea?

Act fast. No matter if it is the crisis management or an opportunity to create a stage for the brand, timing is important. If you don’t act fast, you will lose the timing to control or create the scene.

Work hard. Constantly thinking how to create value of my job. I’m not a smartest person but working hard can always make it up.

Think in other people’s shoes. When crafting a message, I always think about what my audience cares about, especially when receiving complaints. When you think in their shoes, you will craft the messages that can open up a positive conversation.


Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why?

Yes there is. I would like to have a private breakfast or lunch with Elon Musk. 10 years ago, I’ve done a consulting project about electric car. It verified my assumption that electric car could take off. However, he took a long time to make it happen. I want to know how he was able to cope with difficulties of his businesses and spot new opportunities. Of course, I will seek his advice about how to make our business a successful one.

Originally published at medium.com

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