I am often asked about the why behind Ntropy. The truth is that it takes time to figure out your real why and what makes you tick. There is the why which is the initial story you tell yourself and subsequently others. At Ntropy this has always been about unlocking the potential of what machines can do via “the data network”. It was also driven by our personal goals, creatively overcoming and circumventing limitations of systems.
As time has gone and we have learned about ourselves, we have come closer to the raw why behind this mission. We are here to be a trigger, a catalyst for outsized outcomes. This is as true of the product that we are building, as of the team that we have assembled and are growing . Here is what it means.
We are going to make sure every single person on this team has the means and the freedom, including economic freedom, to realize their wildest ambitions.
There is so much that will be built by them, the Ntropians, both inside and outside of Ntropy.
Last week we held our first get-together, at a British manor house in Oxfordshire, more resembling a castle than a house, despite how it was called. A week together: eating, sleeping, walking, cooking, working, living.
The Omicron, international borders, languages, vaccine passports, visas did not stop us from being in the same room for the first time, and the synergy was awesome.
Meeting everyone in person at the airport felt surreal. Shorter, taller, more talkative, less open: Zoom had it all wrong. The diversity of the group was a lot more noticeable and fun in person.
Some quick Ntropian facts:
We have three core principles that every Ntropian can recite in the middle of the night if you wake them up.
Was super cool to see this culture unfold in real life. I came back home humbled and excited, like never before.
After a paintball shootout , clearing out the local farm shop, making the biggest pizza order the village had ever seen, losing my dog in the manor for about the 7th time and the cosy nights around the fire discussing the new and experimental stuff we are building, we watched live crossing 1M daily transactions and cheered to Ntropy core, the people at that wooden old manor house table (+Ramy + Misak + Bagrat on Zoom).
There is an internal metric I do not share, but keep track of religiously: it’s the counterfactual effect of our product and the technology we are working on.
The counterfactual power of this team is going to be big. The things that would not have existed if we did not come together.
Yet, we did, and we are growing and hiring. Check out open roles here.