Gabriel Dusil ▲ Video CV

▲ Hello, my name is Lucas “BhoPee” Dusil. I am 13 years old. I produced and edited my dad’s video CV. In this post I’d like to breakdown the production, process, and overall creativity behind this project.

 Happy  50th  Birthday  Daddy ♥

Video CV

Production

▲ My dad requested a 60 to 90-second video CV with smooth text animation to highlight his skill set. As you may see in the video below, I also found a fitting piano melody to suit the theme we were targetting.

Intro

▲ The video fades in the melody and begins with some dramatic text animations starting with GabrielDusil.com. I asked my dad to record his bio, so that we could use it in the background. I then created some cool transition effects between the clips. – if you want to know more about the effects visit my blog, where I talk about this more in-depth.

Body

▲ My first challenge here was to make this video look really cool, utilizing the music in the background. I wanted the beat of the music to be seamlessly synced with the scene transitions. Since I choose to use a song with a dramatic beat, it is important to use that as an advantage, so that the video is more captivating. Also, I wanted to ensure that the speaking volume is at the right level against the music backdrop when it needs to be the main focus.

▲ When the music “drops” and the dramatic part of the song begins,  it was very important to ensure that this part of the video is not distracted by other elements – At this point I wanted the audience to focus on the visual part, as we lead into the final scenes of the CV video.

Outro

▲ The ending was a challenge because we wanted to finish with impact. My dad and I discussed the best approach, and feel for the ending – both from an audio and visual perspective.

Software

▲ For this project, I used: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC. Also for some audio adjustments, I used Adobe Audacity CC.

Lucas Dusil

▲ I also go by my alias BhoPee  on various social media. I am a photography and cinematography enthusiast and enjoy video editing. Some of my hobbies include speedcubing,  gaming, and producing vlogs for my YouTube channel.

▲ If you would like to hire me for any video editing. Email me here: bhopee21@gmail.com

▲ Check out my social media sites here:

▲ My blog

Gabriel Dusil

Gabriel is a seasoned sales and marketing expert with over 25 years in senior positions at Motorola, VeriSign (acquired by Symantec in 2010 for 1.250 billion US$), and SecureWorks (acquired by Dell in 2011 for 612 million US$), and Cognitive Security (acquired by Cisco in 2013 for 25 million US$). He is a blockchain entrepreneur, with strengths in international business strategy. Gabriel has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Canada and expert knowledge in blockchain incubation, cloud computing, IT security, and video streaming, and Over the Top Content (OTT). Gabriel also runs his own company, Euro Tech Startups s.r.o., and manages a professional blog at https://dusil.com.


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Adel ▲ Opinion ▲ 12 ▲ Crypto Trading for Everyone

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By: Gabriel Dusil, co-Founder & General Manager, Adel Ecosystem Ltd.
John McLeod, Founder, JEA Associates Ltd.

For centuries, the exchanges of London, New York, Frankfurt and Tokyo have dominated the buying and selling of equities, commodities and other asset classes. Although technology has improved over the years and people can engage with these markets from the comfort of their own home, the core premise of a centralised exchange has remained the same. The dawn of Blockchain has the potential to radically disrupt the way traditional exchanges operate and the way in which clearing services carry out their functions. The ‘Distributed Ownership’ nature of blockchain could be transformative through the effective use of distributed ledgers.

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Given cryptocurrencies didn’t even exist a decade ago (unlike their traditional fiat exchanges which have operated for more than 200 years), existing exchanges are less evolved and unable to execute in heavy trading conditions, compared to more established equities. Brownouts and service blackouts are a reflection of the immaturity in crypto markets. Many exchanges experience service disruptions because they haven’t create an ideal load balancing architecture or high availability contingencies.

Despite these initial discrepancies, the design of Decentralised Cryptocurrency Exchanges (DCX) could provide insight into the future of equity trading and how people engage with markets and claim ownership of their assets. As it stands today, centralised exchanges are governed by laws and regulations in the countries where they are registered. Participants have to abide by a set of rules that may forsake the control of their assets, use of private data, or even risk devastating security breaches. It’s no coincidence that crypto liberalists avoid centralised platforms when building blockchain infrastructures.

Decentralised platforms, on the other hand, are still at the starting gate, in terms of development maturity. Regardless, they have the foundations to be adaptable and scale well, due to their inherent distributed architecture. Instead of having the oversight of national governments and regulatory bodies, they are governed by communities, and can adapt to exceed the resilience of the most advanced centralised platforms. By definition, this technology isn’t hardened from an IT or security perspective, compared to mainstream exchanges. For example, Nasdaq can process one million transactions per second (tps), where most crypto exchanges struggle to process up to 100,000 tps- however DCXs offer a viable alternative that enables tradable assets without the vulnerabilities of centralized control.

There are those who argue that introducing middle-men into the crypto supply-chain would help to facilitate widespread adoption. But crypto liberalists prefer to eliminate their function , even if they serve to increase ease-of-use, stability, reliability and other features that may not be easily accessible in their absence. Exchange services, for example, can be viewed as a classic middle-man service, directly in conflict with this core ideology. These intermediary services inevitably become the catalyst to global adoption where cryptocurrency trading needs to reach mass-market potential. Furthermore, decentralized exchanges can be accessible to anyone in the world. Challenges however, remain in the areas of market volatility, regulatory compliance, and security best practices before this can take place.

There are also legal issues, as investors suffer when an exchange is shut down due to non-compliance. The issue here is the single point of failure when centralized services store large sums of wealth, and sensitive information. Until relevant legal structures and safeguards are created, mainstream consumers will hesitate to trust the Blockchain as a repository for their money. Then there is looming threat of protecting personal wealth from hackers, phishing attacks, malware, and zero-day attacks, adding further Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD).

In many ways the discussion regarding regulatory oversight and protective legal controls cuts to the core of the Blockchain debate. Crypto libertarians dream of a world free from big brother, and are willing to accept the risks that come with that. Will there be a balanced equilibrium of regulations that protect consumers in the wild-west of virtual currencies? Will governments allow their central banks be sidelined as virtual currencies grow from infancy to maturity?

The relationship between free markets and collective responsibility has been one of the driving economic and political forces in history. The advent of Blockchain technology has contributed yet another dimension. The impact of decentralised services on existing financial systems and regulatory oversight remains to be seen. In the meantime, stakeholders have never had a greater opportunity to take ownership of their financial future, even if that path remains volatile.

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▲ Blockchain Will Transform Retail Lending

▲ The Next Evolution in Crypto Trading

▲ Paving the Way for Crypto Financial Instruments

About the Authors

Gabriel Dusil, co-Founder & General Manager, Adel

John McLeod, Public Relations, Adel

  • John has spent nearly a decade working for a number of leading public relations firms in London, focusing primarily on PR management in the financial services sector. John’s expertise includes blockchain technology and the evolution of cryptocurrencies in financial services. That’s why he recently founded his own consulting firm, JEA Associates Ltd., which is specifically positioned to communicate the value proposition of this burgeoning technology. John has spent the past year successfully executing campaigns for a digital currency consultancy, decentralized financial solutions, and online payments platforms.
  • LinkedInhttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/john-mcleod-a323799

Adel ▲ Conference ▲ Will Pandemic Protocols Establish a Utopian Economy? ▲ Helsinki

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“It was a pleasure to speak at Smile Expo’s Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference in Helsinki. Having attended several of their events in 2018, we found the quality of speakers improving with each conference. Great job, team! We were honored to speak to the Finnish delegates on Adel’s future vision of the crypto sphere and promoting blockchain to mainstream use. Check out our Smile Expo presentations at https://www.adelphoi.io/videos/conferences.”

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ Blockchain services undermine traditional forms of governance because it’s decentralised and its users are typically anonymous. This assumes impunity from government and central banks. In crypto the collective consensus of coders, miners, and anonymous actors are micro components of a growing ecosystem. To date this crypto sphere has been relatively left untouched by the authorities of the “real-world”. This raises real questions about how crypto’s services should be managed. Techno-Libertarians envision utopian self-regulation, with codified rules that evolve with the technology. Crypto-anarchists envision a free-rule zone for blockchain businesses and unconstrained virtual currency commerce. Anyone who denies these programmatic rules essentially forfeit their right to participate in this space.

Adel’s co-founder explores the creation of the Borderless Citizen™, fueled by blockchain innovation and the underlying cryptoversification evolution of the Virtual State™.

Presentation

▲ Here is the video of our presentation:

More Conferences

Check out our other Adel Ecosystem conferences:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference ▲ Prague

▲ Living the Blockchain Revolution ▲ Warsaw

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ Stockholm

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ London

▲ A Community Incubator for Blockchain Innovation ▲ e.conomia

▲ MultiStakeholder Governance for the Crypto Generation ▲ Gdansk

Adel ▲ Conference ▲ MultiStakeholder Governance for the Crypto Generation ▲ Gdansk

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This was a great crypto event in the northern coast of Poland. The conference was held in the factory where the original German U-Boats were manufactured, during the second world war.  Adwell Media did a great job on the production of this event, and we were excited to get onto the evening news that week.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Adel on the Evening News ▲ TVP3 Poland

Adel has been featured on the Polish evening news! Polish channel TVP3 covered the blockchain conference in Gdansk as well as bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies. Although the broadcast is in Polish, their footage shows our presentation and logo shown multiple times, in the background:

Click here to watch the evening news coverage of Blockyard, featuring Adel

Abstract

▲ Adel’s co-founder explores the creation of virtual communities fueling by blockchain innovation. The presentation explores the evolution of the Virtual State™ and the Borderless Citizen™.

Thanks to the Internet, and blockchain technology, the world is waking up to a political, economic, social and technological renaissance. The next two decades will be a fundamental shift in human interaction, sharing, and freedom. All aspects of vertical and horizontal markets will be affected, including Finance & Banking, Healthcare, eGovernment, Communications, Information Technology (IT) and the Internet of things (IoT). Adel’s General Manager will analyze this paradigm shift in social behavior and present a vision for the future.

Presentation

▲ Here is the video of our presentation:

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

18.Apr.13 – Gdansk · Multi-Stakeholder Governance for the Crypto Generation (Gabriel Dusil, v6.9).pptx

More Conferences

Check out our other Adel Ecosystem conferences:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference ▲ Prague

▲ Living the Blockchain Revolution ▲ Warsaw

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ Stockholm

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ London

▲ A Community Incubator for Blockchain Innovation ▲ e.conomia

Adel ▲ Opinion ▲ 11 ▲ The Next Evolution in Crypto Trading

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By: Gabriel Dusil, co-Founder & General Manager, Adel Ecosystem Ltd.
Jessica Zartler, Director of Marketing & Communications, Adel Ecosystem Ltd.

In the revolution of emerging blockchain technologies, shifting from legacy models and habits to embrace this paradigm shift, occurs in iterations. Arguably, the most significant aspect of blockchain is decentralization, which allows for programmable trust, distributed ownership, and removes the necessity for third-party arbitration.

Money is flooding into cryptocurrency, seen by a market cap increase from 18 billion US$ to more than 600 billion US$ just in 2017. That is a 240 fold increase. With 99 percent of transactions still residing in centralized exchanges (Coinmarketcap.com), the shift to fully decentralized platforms is just on the horizon. Several major catalysts are contributing to the move to decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, also known as DEXs.

DEXs are superior in security and provide instant account creation. However, in their current state of development, they lack liquidity and their user experience and user interface (UX/UI) are still immature compared to their centralized counterparts. Generally speaking, the more liquid the market, the less volatility and price manipulation, making DEXs vulnerable at this stage. At the moment, investors are still walking a thin tightrope between friction and fluidity, causing growing pains before mass market adoption.

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To understand the importance of this shift and what it means, we should understand how centralization affects the investment ecosystem, and explore the development steps needed for DEXs to reach their full potential. Centralized exchanges are platforms that allow investors and traders to buy, sell and exchange cryptocurrency against fiat or other crypto assets. Traders deposit funds and the exchange issues an IOU that is freely tradeable on their platform. When a trader wants to withdraw funds, the IOUs are converted back to currency and returned to the trader.

Centralized exchanges are an on-ramp for people with fiat currency (i.e. dollars, euros, yen or otherwise) to purchase cryptocurrency. While these exchanges allow movement from fiat to crypto, they are a prime target for hackers, and have been taken for billions of dollars. Exchanges which follow regulatory guidelines have lengthy registration processes which further hinders investment speed. They also have service lags (brownouts or blackouts), and may be susceptible to government shutdowns.

DEXs shift investments from a centralized third party, to peer-to-peer transactions, through proxy tokens or assets or a multi-signature escrow system, among other solutions being developed. This allows investors to remain sole custodians of their funds rather than relinquish their private keys (the passwords used to secure their accounts) to centralized exchanges. DEX benefits include instantaneous account creation, elevated privacy, and decentralized server resilience, ensuring that the infrastructure cannot be shutdown.

If DEXs are the next evolution, why only a one percent market adoption? To begin with, the DEX concept is brand new. As centralized exchanges proceed through their own market maturity lifecycle, decentralized services are only at the starting gate. Because DEXs are blockchain driven, account control resides solely in the hands of the trader. If they lose their private key, or make a mistake when entering a buy or sell order, then there is no recourse – liability resides exclusively with the account holder, and there can be no finger-pointing. In addition:

  • Margin lending and other more advanced trading options are not yet available on DEXs.
  • There is a chicken-egg effect at play, resulting in low liquidity. Since transactions happen on the blockchain itself, there may be issues of scaling pressure if the connected blockchains have not been architected well.
  • Miners can see the blockchain transactions before they are cleared, resulting in front-running risk and market manipulation.
  • Fiat to crypto trading in DEXs will require the cooperation of banks which introduces a new centralized point of failure.

The list of challenges for DEX developers is long, however, they are making quick progress. Developing user-friendly interfaces (UX/UI) continues. Issues like liquidity, scalability and front-running are being solved with new technology models such as relayers, off-chain transactions, hardware-wallets, as well as using a hybrid of centralized and decentralized exchanges to pool liquidity.

Although development is happening at lightning speed, trading performance highlights o a huge gap in the market. While NASDAQ processes one million transactions per second, centralized crypto exchanges average just ten thousand per second. If development is any indicator of velocity, crypto exchanges estimate a ten-fold improvement in the next 12 months.

Progress continues and the momentum is starting to shift in the direction of DEXs, the next evolution of cryptocurrency investment. Those who can iterate the quickest, will unleash full speed liquidity and capitalize on the decentralized nature of blockchains.

More Articles

Check out other articles:

▲ Blockchain Will Transform Retail Lending

▲ The Next Evolution in Crypto Trading

▲ Crypto Trading for Everyone

About the Authors

Gabriel Dusil, co-Founder & General Manager, Adel

Jessica Zartler, Crypto Marketing

  • Jessica is an award-winning multimedia journalist, content strategy expert and digital marketing consultant with more than ten years of experience. Her work has appeared on several platforms including Forbes, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Fast Company and Entrepreneur. Fascinated by the burgeoning blockchain space, she loves to contribute to educational communication about the potential of this new technology for revolution, and the incentivization of fair, inclusive, and environmentally conscious business practices.
  • LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicazartler/

Adel ▲ Conference ▲ A Community Incubator for Blockchain Innovation ▲ e.conomia

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Networking and building partnerships is key to the success of Adel and our community. Continuing with our speaking lineup, we were one of only five startups to speak at Fintech (r)evolution, an innovator conference hosted by the Media House of Economia and sponsored by Czech National Bank. This opportunity was thanks to our partnership with Deloitte.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ Networking and building partnerships is key to the success of Adel and the community. Continuing its speaking lineup, Adel is one of only five startups to speak at Fintech (r)evolution, an innovator conference hosted by the Media House of e.conomia and sponsored by Czech National Bank. Adel’s Co-Founder Gabriel Dusil was chosen out of 140 startups reviewed by Deloitte, a pitch at the Fintech (R)evolution Conference. Each startup had only six minutes to pitch their company and four minutes to answer questions from hundreds of senior executives from Central European’s finance and banking sector.

Presentation

▲ Here is the video of our presentation:

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

17.Oct.25 – Prague · Adel, Community Incubator for Blockchain Innovation (e.conomia, v2.0).pptx

More Conferences

Check out our other Adel Ecosystem conferences:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference ▲ Prague

▲ Living the Blockchain Revolution ▲ Warsaw

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ Stockholm

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ London

Adel ▲ Opinion ▲ 10 ▲ Blockchain Will Transform Retail Lending

Blockchain Will Transform Retail Lending

By: Gabriel Dusil, co-Founder & General Manager, Adel Ecosystem Ltd.
John McLeod, Founder, JEA Associates Ltd.

One of the great surprises of the Blockchain revolution is that banks continue to occupy a near monopolistic position within financial services, despite their obvious and much-publicized inadequacies. In the UK alone, five high street banks account for 80 percent of SME businesses, and control over 80 percent of domestic bank accounts. Even with the advances made with the digitalization across communications, media and computing industries, their hold remains as tight as ever.

Traditionally this stranglehold has been attributed to high barriers-to-entry, not least regulation and capital ratios for potential lenders. However, in an era where anyone with a car can become a taxi driver and anyone with a spare room can become a guest house, it’s realistic for people with spare cash to become a lender. Since the Renaissance, banking has been carried out on an institution-to-consumer basis or an institution-to-institution basis. Legal and accounting frameworks governing banks have, by and large, remained the same for half a millennia. In fairness, there have been some useful inventions pushing the financial agenda forward – such as online banking, ATMs and credit/debit cards – however, the benefactors of these financial systems reside overwhelmingly in the developed world. With over two billion unbanked in the world, the need for a more equitable and inclusive approach has never been greater.

The use of blockchain technology, particularly smart contracts, has the potential to disrupt the entire retail banking sector, creating a decentralized peer-to-peer network that enables people to borrow and lend in a more streamlined manner. Programmatically settling pre-agreed terms and conditions between two parties was not possible just a few years ago. This is still contingent on account holders willing to take on the same risks as banks, evaluate an creditworthiness, pre-arrange written contracts with customized terms and conditions, and at what rate. When these parameters are met then money can be automatically paid, without the need for a human intermediary. This is the basis of smart contracts.

The benefits of blockchain for retail lending encouraged greater competition. Financial monopolies are finally challenged by virtual currencies, and billions of people in developing markets can have access to loans that were previously too expensive or inaccessible.

The current centralized financial industry has enormous disparities in global lending interest rates. Today, the inflation-adjusted interest rate in different countries varies based on available liquidity. In high liquidity markets such as Europe, interest rates are between 0.5 to 5 percent. In lower liquidity markets such as Russia, they are at 12 to 15 percent, 12 percent in India, and as high as 32 percent in Brazil. These dramatic differences demonstrate a clear inequality. Interest rates for microloans in developing countries are between 30 to 40 percent on average, making borrowing impractical. Interest rates for decentralized lending on the blockchain is a streamlined solution to this disparity. Consumers from developing countries can have access to the same lending services as people from highly liquid markets.

These benefits go beyond just fairness and inclusivity. Blockchain radically improves on the problems associated with legacy systems, transaction latency and transparency. It still takes three working days to approve loans, or transfer money between cross-border accounts. In blockchain this transaction is carried out in minutes, using just an internet connected smartphone.

For the first time in history blockchain service providers (BSP) have the potential to create a fairer and more inclusive lending environment. Dated infrastructures, fragmented governance and economic borders are often cited as why financial lending fails on a global scale. A recent report by McKinsey cited that Blockchain technology and inclusion in the digital economy could boost GDP of all emerging economies by six percent. That translates to $3.7 trillion by 2025. The role of retail banks, in both developed and developing markets, in promoting sustainable and fair services has been questioned. Accessibility, fair terms, and transparency have denied large chunks of the world’s population to banking services that developed countries have enjoyed for decades. Smart contract technology provides the solution to disrupting this elitist source of finance. The potential gains and benefits to global economics and society are on the horizon. The question remains: Will people take advantage of it?

More Articles

Check out other articles:

▲ The Next Evolution in Crypto Trading

▲ Paving the Way for Crypto Financial Instruments

▲ Crypto Trading for Everyone

About the Authors

Gabriel Dusil, co-Founder & General Manager, Adel

John McLeod, Public Relations, Adel

  • John has spent nearly a decade working for a number of leading public relations firms in London, focusing primarily on PR management in the financial services sector. John’s expertise includes blockchain technology and the evolution of cryptocurrencies in financial services. That’s why he recently founded his own consulting firm, JEA Associates Ltd., which is specifically positioned to communicate the value proposition of this burgeoning technology. John has spent the past year successfully executing campaigns for a digital currency consultancy, decentralized financial solutions, and online payments platforms.
  • LinkedInhttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/john-mcleod-a323799

Adel ▲ Conference ▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ London

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At this London event, Adel spoke about blockchain innovation in front of an audience of 200 a major European conference dedicated to ICO investments. Smile Expo’s event focused on ICOs and drew a diverse crowd of investors, government officials, banking and fintech executives and hundreds of journalists.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ At this ICO Conference, Adel’s co-founder explores the foundations of a community-based ecosystem, to fuel blockchain innovation. This presentation focus on the challenges of building a streamlined environment for creativity, and an efficient execution of successful projects that will use blockchain technology. Idea Incubation is discussed from the perspective of blockchain opportunities in Fintech, Healthcare, eGovernment, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet of things (IoT). Topics include Adel’s Idea Incubation, I2, Project Planning, P2, and Enterprise Execution, E2 process. Successful projects will be incubated through a well architected Wiki process that combines of People Process and Technology.

Presentation

▲ Here is the video of our presentation:

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

17.Oct.11 – London · ICO Summit (Smile Expo).pptx

More Conferences

Check out our other Adel Ecosystem conferences:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference ▲ Prague

▲ Living the Blockchain Revolution ▲ Warsaw

▲ Startup Incubation with Blockchain Communities ▲ Stockholm