Cofounder & CEO, Yours
Ryan X. Charles is the co-founder and CEO of Yours, which is solving the content-monetization problem with peer-to-peer micropayments. Yours is like Medium, but with a pay wall. Creators and curators get paid directly by consumers instead of publishers who use their content to sell subscriptions and third-party ads. One intended result is better content on the internet. Formerly, Charles was an engineer at BitPay, an engineer at BitGo, and was the cryptocurrency engineer at reddit. He’s been in the crypto space since 2011.
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