I am Shamir Karkal
I co-founded Simple Bank, back when digital banking wasn’t a thing in 2009. It got acquired by BBVA in 2017 for $117 million and I went on to serve as head of API at BBVA.
My quest as an entrepreneur has always been to disrupt traditional finance, and allow money and financial instruments to work better for the people, and not just the banks. I understood the potential of blockchain and bitcoin from an early stage during my time at Simple, but now it has the infrastructure to truly disrupt finance. And therefore I created Sila, a developer API toolkit to enable the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow to bring fintech apps to market in a matter of weeks.
I will be answering your questions live on June 11th at 12:00 PM PST. Very excited that we are doing this here on Hacker Noon’s Community. I heard it’s pretty great.
Feel free to add this to your calendar or ask a question below. Talk soon!