Continuing the section of quick interviews, today we are interviewing Brandon West, a crypto enthusiast, philanthropist, co-owner of Flirt Studio, the largest network of webcam studios in Europe, and founder of the Flirt Invest platform.
Reporter: Good afternoon, Brandon, nice to meet you. If you will let me ask you a question right away, I certainly prepared for the interview and collected information about you, tell me why there is so little information about you on the Internet?
Brandon: Hello, Katie, I see that you do not stand on ceremony in your work, I am the same.
Well, the fact is that I used to work in the police, namely, I was the head of the department for combating cybercrime, then these were isolated cases, the Internet was not a mass phenomenon, and we tried to find everyone, and I know perfectly well that now to find out everything about a person, it is enough just to open a profile on his social networks, and you already know: what he is fond of, where he lives, with whom he communicates, etc. and many people do not understand that they are telling everything about themselves. In my personal life, I am not a very public person and I do not run Instagram and whatever else is there, plus the sphere of our business, of course, also influences.
Reporter: Brandon got you, how did you get into this space?
Brandon: It just happened by accident. The fact is that after the police, I also worked in a private company, in fact, I did the same thing, and I got quite a lot. salary, it was in the late 90s, boom in IT and all that, I saved most of it, later I also sold the house of a deceased relative and began to think about where to invest my capital. One of my acquaintances whom I had not seen since my student days accidentally caught my eye, we got into a conversation, he knew what I was doing and decided to clarify how safe it was from a technical point of view, and he told me about this industry, then it was all just in its infancy. He said that he knew how to do everything, he needed an investor, I didn’t even think for a long time, the whole Internet developed before my eyes and I understood how much all this could grow.
Reporter: This is not the first time I hear from many businessmen the phrase“ it happened by chance ”, is it really just luck? Or are there any other success factors?
Brandon: The universe gives everyone opportunities every day, even the one who reads this interview at the moment of reading will have some opportunity to apply this information, the fact is that many people do not take advantage of the opportunities that life gives them, they may lack grasp.
Reporter: I absolutely agree with you. I was always surprised, but who are these people who send money to these models on the sites? After all, they will never even see them, why do they donate and send huge sums to models that they just see on the screen? With girls, everything is clear, it’s easy money for them, but what motivates men to send them money?
Brandon: It’s not even about some kind of eroticism, as many people think, but psychological contact, communication, many people see nothing but the office and 4 walls of their apartment. Many burn out, many are tired of their wife, but they do not want to cheat – webcam sites solve all these problems, it’s like some other reality where men go from problems. Just as many people spend a lot of money on games on the computer and buy virtual things in them, there they just go away from this reality.
Reporter: I understood you, in fact, as I understand it, you are also a fan of cryptocurrencies, tell me what prospects do you see? Perhaps you can share what coins you bought, or projects that you personally believe in?
Brandon: Yes, that’s right. I believe that bitcoin is the future. Cryptocurrencies are the fastest growing technology invented by mankind in the entire history. The number of Bitcoin users is growing faster than the number of Internet users. I also think that some of the projects behind the technology will also remain – such as Ethereum, Cardano and possibly a number of other projects. This is similar to the boom in internet companies that I saw in the 90s. I am very inspired by Michael Saylor and what he does at MicroStrategy. I personally invest in 15 projects, they are all in the top 100 CoinMarketCap. But this is not for everyone, there are risks in the long term, if you haven’t invested in cryptocurrency yet, I advise you to buy BTC and ETH, so you will definitely not burn out and will be in the game, I am addressing to readers.
Reporter: As far as I understand, your company is now giving investors the opportunity to just invest in Flirt using cryptocurrencies, right?
Brandon: Right, you see, we are already taking advantage of this opportunity. Due to the scope of our company, we cannot sell shares, and thanks to cryptocurrencies, we attract investments and grow very quickly, and our investors get good earnings. This is the WIN-WIN concept. Flirt Invest now accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Binance Coin and recently we have started accepting USDT stablecoin.
We will add a few more in the near future.
Reporter: What about investor safety? Is there any risk anyway?
Brandon: We have an officially registered company with a registered capital of 1 million pounds, the site is registered to this company, all payments go through a payment merchant also officially, where it is safer. If you mean the sphere, then there is a multiple growth every year, and because of Covid19, the industry began to grow only stronger. All these men were at home and needed to be entertained.
Reporter: What plans does your company have next? And maybe, since you are investing in bitcoin, tell me, what is your personal forecast for the price by the end of 2021?
Brandon: We have plans to grow further, we constantly open studios, there is a lot of work, and now, thanks to the attracted investments, we will start to grow even faster. As for the price of bitcoin, of course, I am completely bullish. I think this is at least $ 100,000 by the end of the year, perhaps by the beginning of the next.
Reporter: Thank you! Thank you for your time
Brandon: Please, thank you.