If you’re a holder of digital assets, you’re probably familiar with the level of security that is involved in the ownership and transactions of these funds. Unlike traditional money that’s only as safe as the bank is secure, crypto assets are secured through a range of options with varying levels of security. The world of digital assets, despite being new, has already seen its fair share of scams and hacks that target customers.
Over the past decade, there have been 126 huge breaches, totaling $3.1 billion of crypto wallets and exchanges.
But Basel Ismail, a veteran digital asset investor, and blockchain technology expert has learned the twist and turns of the crypto world and is now a sought-after teacher and consultant. He has extensive experience across Web3, crypto and NFT market analysis, digital asset investment and management, as well as all things blockchain. Basel is the blockchain lead course creator and instructor at Springboard among other leadership roles.
From Leading Global Companies to Founding Two of His Own
Basel Ismail is an entrepreneur, data scientist, and financial engineer. He is currently the CEO of Blockcircle, a blockchain data and intelligence provider that produces actionable on-chain metrics and tools for digital asset investors. Basel is also the founder and CEO of Biltmore Digital, a digital asset investment management and consulting company.
He’s not a newcomer in the finance sector. His career includes executive roles at multinational companies such as Yahoo!, Scotiabank, Goldman Sachs, and American Express.
In addition, he has a proven track record in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, and their application in blockchain technology.
Basel’s Outstanding Roots
Basel is the son of Palestinian refugees. While he is a well-traveled man, having lived on multiple continents, Basel is particularly grateful for what he calls, “Canada’s open immigration policies.” He began his career in Toronto, Canada, and most recently lived in New York City, United States to pursue a challenging technology leadership role at a top-tier investment management bank, and now currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and two boys.
Other than that, Basel has quite an impressive academic background that has played a central role in his career. He has an MBA from Cornell University, an MS in Information Security and Risk Management from Norwich University, and a BComm in Computer Network Engineering from Ryerson University.
Blending Passion With Opportunity to Help Society
Basel created Blockcircle with Alex Hunter, whom he describes as “an undervalued gem finder, seasoned quant trader, and an investment professional who has been a market leader for many years.” He considers him to be an indispensable partner and the truest Blockcircle community advocate.
When they founded the company, the intent was to identify market highs and lows and quantitatively analyze sentimental trends before a downturn or upturn and communicate the results to their members, so that they can make informed decisions when dealing with their digital assets. Today, Blockcircle has evolved into a full-fledged blockchain data analytics platform where subscribed members can access every tool they need without looking for additional professional help.
The Blockcircle team also utilizes its own proprietary data intelligence product that offers on-chain and off-chain analysis, sentiment, technical, and fundamental analysis. According to Basel, “this covers the full spectrum of digital asset valuations and helps all members, individual and corporate investors alike, to apply more statistical rigor into their investments.”
“Our goal was to build out Blockcircle to be a tight, close-knit community and I believe we have accomplished that,” Basel says.
Helping You Safeguard Your Digital Assets
Blockcircle’s business model encompasses all members as a part of one family. “We are constantly striving to help one another, with all aspects of the digital asset investment journey. We avoid fraudulent schemes and scams together, and we always protect each other’s interests to ensure we don’t fall for phishing attacks or bait and switch attacks,” Basel emphasizes.
Blockcircle also has a detailed cryptocurrency market analysis on Discord, weekly video analysis publicly available via the YouTube channel, and exclusive Premium content for market participants.
“We publish daily updates including a look at where the market is trending based upon on-chain indicators, technical analysis, and sentiment analysis which helps filter out the noise, you can buy access to the premium list here to learn how we are navigating the digital asset market, Basel explains.
At Blockcircle, you can find their actual portfolio so that you can track all trades in real-time. Access day trades, scalping trades, swing trades, and long-term trades. Check out their website to see how you can utilize the best-in-market algorithmic trading and screening bots to get a market edge.