Continuing the quick interviews section, today we interview 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 let me ask a question right away, I’ve prepared for the interview and gathered information about you, tell me why there is so little information about you on the internet?
Brandon: Hi Katie, I can see that your work is not into ceremonies, I feel the same way.
The fact is that I used to work in the police force, namely the head of the department for combating cybercrime, these were isolated cases, the internet was not a mass phenomenon and we tried to find them all and I know for sure that it is enough now to find out everything about a person, just open a profile on his social networks, and you already know: what he loves, where he lives, with whom he communicates, etc. and many people do not understand that they are telling everything about themselves. In my private life I am not a very public person and do not operate Instagram and whatever else there is, of course, also affects the sphere of our business.
Reporter: Brandon caught you, how did you get into this area?
Brandon: It just happened by accident. The fact is, after the police, I also worked in a private company, in fact, I did the same thing and I got quite a bit. Salary, end of the 90s, IT boom and so on, I saved most of it, later also sold the house of a deceased relative and thought about where to invest my capital. One of my friends, whom I hadn’t seen since my student days, happened to catch my eye, we started talking, he knew what I was doing and decided to clarify how safe it is from a technical point of view, and he told me about it Branch, then everything was still in its infancy. He said he knew everything, he needed an investor, I haven’t thought for a long time, the whole internet has developed before my eyes and I understand how much it can all grow.
Reporter: This is not the first time I have heard the phrase “it happened by chance” from many business people, is it really just luck? Or are there other success factors?
Brandon: The universe gives opportunities to everyone every day, even whoever is reading this interview at the moment of reading will have an opportunity to apply this information. The fact is that many people do not take advantage of the opportunities that life offers them, they can be gripped by the lack of it.
Reporter: I absolutely agree with you. I’ve always been surprised, but who are these people who send money to these models on the sites? After all, they will never see them, why do they donate and send huge sums of money to models that they only see on 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 any kind of eroticism, as many think, but about psychological contact, communication, many only see the office and the four walls of their apartment. Many burn out, many are fed up with their wives but they don’t want to cheat – webcam sites solve all of these problems, it’s like another reality where men walk away from problems. Just as many people spend a lot of money on games on the computer and buy virtual things in them, they simply walk away from this reality there.
Reporter: I understand you, in fact, as I understand it, you are also a fan of cryptocurrencies, tell me what prospects do you see? Maybe you can share which coins you bought or projects that you personally believe in?
Brandon: Yes that’s right. I believe bitcoin is the future. Cryptocurrencies are the fastest growing technology invented by mankind in all of history. The number of Bitcoin users is growing faster than the number of Internet users. I also think some of the projects behind the technology will stay as well – like Ethereum, Cardano, and possibly a number of other projects. This is similar to the internet business boom I saw in the 90s. I’m very inspired by Michael Saylor and his work at MicroStrategy. I personally invest in 15 projects, they are all in the top 100 CoinMarketCap. But that’s not for everyone, there are long-term risks, if you haven’t invested in cryptocurrency yet, I advise you to buy BTC and ETH so that you definitely won’t burn out and be in the game, I’m addressing readers.
Reporter: As far as I know, your company is now offering investors the opportunity to simply invest in flirting using cryptocurrencies, right?
Brandon: As you can see, we are already taking advantage of this opportunity. Due to the size of our business, we cannot sell stocks and thanks to cryptocurrencies we attract investment and grow very quickly and our investors make good profits. That is the WIN-WIN concept. Flirt Invest now accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Binance Coin and we recently started accepting USDT Stablecoin.
We’ll be adding a few more in the near future.
Reporter: What about investor safety? Is there still a risk?
Brandon: We have an officially registered company with a registered capital of £ 1 million, the site is registered with this company, all payments are officially made through a payment merchant, too, which is safer. If you mean the sphere then there is multiple growth every year and because of Covid19 the industry only started to grow faster. All of these men were at home and needed to be entertained.
Reporter: What are your company’s next plans? And maybe tell me, since you are investing in Bitcoin, what is your personal forecast for the price by the end of 2021?
Brandon: We have plans to keep growing, we are constantly opening studios, there is a lot of work and now we will grow even faster thanks to the investments that have been attracted. As for the price of Bitcoin, I’m of course totally optimistic. I think that’s at least $ 100,000 by the end of the year, maybe by the beginning of the next.
Reporter: Thanks very much! Thanks for your time
Brandon: Please thank.