Tomoaki Sato

Tomoaki Sato

Founder, Starbase

In 2013, Tomoaki started islamap as start up, after started the project, I was often asked by investors, "why don't you make it more wide range of target ? you need scalability." but he declined to broaden the target, because I think this problem can be connected to world peace. However, as investor says, the business became stuck. At the time, he heard Bitcoin, but he didn't research much yet. 

In 2014, he remembered Bitcoin as it can be considered as a "thing", because I met a friend who has trouble in using islamic finance in Japan.

However he was rapidly attracted to the Bitcoin/Blockchain technology itself, and the philosophy behind the tech, "Decentralization". 

But, sadly some people misunderstanding about a company's failure(Mt.Gox) as the protocol failure, and media reports wrongly. Also not much people knows about blockchain technology, so he started "Smart Contract Japan" meetup in Japan, and hosted at Ponq, Finolab, Bitbank, Sony, and Microsoft office, and did blockchain consulting works with some SIers and startups.

In late 2016, he quits the consulting company for my new challenge. He wants to support more directly individuals to be empowered by the decentralization technologies, because I believe "Utility Token", "Internet of Value" is not just one-time bubble, but the social infrastructure which can connect individuals directly to make innovative things happen. 


So now he's creating "Starbase", a token crowdfunding/recruting platform and we did ICO by ourselves to prove that.