Melanie Plaza, Elix Co-founder
Melanie Plaza, co-founder of Elix, is a biologist turned computer programmer on a mission to improve blockchain technology’s accessibility. Elix is a decentralized lending and crowdfunding platform with a focus on usability for the non-technical. If you’re interested in learning more about the platform, be sure to check out our beginner’s guide here.
In the following interview, Coin Central’s Steven Buchko talks with Melanie about her introduction to cryptocurrency and some of the unique architectural decisions the Elix team has made. They also touch on blockchain technology’s biggest roadblocks to adoption as well as the best chicken tenders around the United States.
SB: Tell me the story of how you got to where you are today, working on Elix.
MP: I originally started out thinking that I was going to do biology research. I went to Bronx Science, a very sciencey school, and then ...
Elix Co-founder Melanie Plaza Talks Crowdfunding, Blockchain Usability, and Chicken Tenders