Christian Deciga is a founder of Everipedia, the first decentralized encyclopedia with a built-in prediction market (PredIQt) built on the EOS.io blockchain. He is credited with playing a key role in bringing in millions of page views to the site during its early days via social media optimization. In February 2018, Everipedia secured 30 million in venture capital funding from Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Fund.
Everipedia can be viewed as an extension of Wikipedia, but it varies in a few notable ways. It is the more open alternative to Wikipedia that Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, requested be built in his “Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund” blog in July of 2008. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at California State University, San Bernardino in October 2015, Deciga met Sam Kazemian and Mahbod Moghadam during a tech talk at Cal Poly Pomona. Christian was so influenced by Everipedia, that he withdrew from his college studies and joined the entrepreneurs in December 2015.
Deciga created great value for the company by bringing in millions of page views to the site through viral social media campaigns. Many of Deciga’s Everipedia entries were being cited in news publication and blogging sites, such as the New York Times. In late 2017, the Everipedia team was even contacted by the co-founder of YouTube, Jawed Karim, who was interested in investing.
The company reached another milestone when Dr. Larry Sanger, who is the co-founder of Wikipedia, joined the team of Everipedia as a Chief Information Officer. After this breakthrough moment, the company’s reputation seemed to have boosted and their analytics were now registering amazing exponential growth in the number of daily visitors on Everipedia. In February 2018, the company secured a venture funding round from Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Fund amounting to 30 million dollars.
Today, Everipedia is seeing continued international growth in places such as Nigeria, Venezuela, and Korea, and China. In late June 2020, Everipedia made news in the blockchain space when Binance (the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange) announced that they listed the IQ token with no listing fee. The Everipedia team also announced plans to venture in DeFi (decentralized finance) around the same time as the Binance listing.
The Everipedia team wants to provide the world with knowledge in the form of decentralized apps or dApps. The latest dApp released on the IQ network is an easy to use prediction market called PredIQt. Thiel fellow William Legate serves as PredIQt CEO, Legate joined Everipedia in early 2019. PredIQt allows users to purchase and trade shares in the outcomes of future events. Users can earn money by correctly predicting whether or not any given event actually happens.
The success story of Christian Deciga is truly inspiring. At the age of 16, Deciga worked a full time job as a cashier at a McDonald’s in Garland, Texas to help support his family when his mother was out of work (sharing a similar story as CZ, the founder of Binance.) He recognized his true potential, even at a young age. His brevity and willpower are commendable, and so are his skills, intelligence, and wisdom, so early in life, which became a reason for his success. Outside of his work at Everipedia, Deciga is also an electronic musician, and angel investor. In early June 2020, Deciga became an angel investor in Bru., a beer company founded by Connor Blakley, a notable figure among Generation Z. Deciga is currently being mentored on music production by established EDM artist Juyen Sebulba, whom Deciga graduated with in the same class (North Garland High School, 2010).
Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm
In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...
5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021
Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...
Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President
We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...
John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future
John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...
Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis
It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...
Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...
Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women
The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....
How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business
There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...
How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24
Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...
Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion
Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...
Executive Voice3 days ago
Top 10 Entrepreneurs Disrupting Their Industries in 2021
Podcasts5 days ago
14 Inspirational Podcasts That Will Change Your Mindset for the Better
Community5 days ago
Introducing You To The Entertainment Industry’s Best Kept Secret, Zenix Universe
Podcasts2 weeks ago
Top 11 Disruptive Podcasts To Listen To In 2021
Social Media1 week ago
Chicago to LA: Tiktok Star Bethany Simpson on Her Future Post-grad
Executive Voice1 week ago
Exclusive Interview with KellyAnne, Executive Producer of Models Talk on KA Fashion TV
Executive Voice6 days ago
How Mario Lopez Disrupted Hollywood And Became A Household Name
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
Lanora Wyatt’s Transformative Journey Through Health and Fitness