Who are you?
My name is Ivie (pronounced “eevee”). I was born in the Netherlands, where I have spent my childhood, teenage years, and where I studied for my Bachelor’s Degree. I consider myself a lucky kid because my mother has shown me all the beautiful natural areas in the south of the Netherlands, and my father brought me on many trips all over the world.
After finishing high school, I went to South Korea to volunteer and when I returned, I began studying at University College Maastricht. Soon after starting this degree, I noticed that I was not happy. I needed a study program that was more practice-oriented; therefore, I decided to switch to International Business. This was a good choice because I really enjoyed learning about business and languages, and I had the chance to spend a semester in Colombia and another in Mexico. Also, I was able to have a side job as a sports instructor, which was a lot of fun!
Last September, I moved to Luxembourg and started my Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I really like the city, and I feel that it gives me plenty of opportunities to start a career or launch my own business.
What were you doing before Tokeny and what inspired you to join the team?
Two years ago, I coincidentally discovered an online course on bitcoin and cryptocurrency. I did not know anything about blockchain, so I decided to start it. Almost immediately, I realized that I was very interested in the topic and I continued learning. Step by step, my enthusiasm for web3 grew and when I started to plan my internship, I set the goal to land a position at a blockchain startup. I am very grateful that Tokeny offered me to work with them.
How would you describe working at Tokeny?
Interactive, high-paced, innovative, and nicely challenging. I am truly having an amazing time. As an intern, I am given many responsibilities and the Tokeny team is actively working on making my learning journey as valuable as possible. Also, even though we are working remotely, I feel like there is a very friendly atmosphere in the team. In Dutch, I would describe it as very “gezellig”.
What is your ultimate dream?
To live somewhere surrounded by loads of nature and animals.
What advice would you give to future Tokeny employees?
Accept the fact that you will feel thrown into the deep in the beginning. If you are open to learning, you will quickly catch up with the work style and the terminology. From then on, the fun can start!
What gets you excited about Tokeny’s future?
Personally, I am particularly looking forward to the point when ONCHAINID will become the identity standard for web3 activities, and I therefore never have to worry about losing my digital assets anymore.