The Proust Questionnaire - an old-fashioned magazine format popular in the French writer's day - asks a series of personal, philosophical and prosaic questions that, in theory, show a side of a person not often seen. Here, Kristin Smith, the heart, soul and often face of industry lobby group The Blockchain Association, reveals something of her "true nature" and the crypto industry. Smith is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus Festival, taking place June 9-12 in Austin, TX.
Do you own bitcoin?
Do you own dogecoin?
What about SHIB?
Where are you from?
What quality do you value most in a man/woman/person?
Sense of humor
What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue?
Do you often remember your dreams?
Do you like lemons?
Is the crypto economy still thriving?
Is crypto an ugly duck?
Should Elon Musk be running Twitter?
Should countries be run as businesses?
Will there be more or less money in 100 years?
Is the U.S. dollar a Ponzi scheme?
Is everything [a Ponzi scheme]?
Who is your favorite politician? And why?
Tom Emmer [Republican, U.S. Congressman from Minnesota] because he was there from the beginning.
Is bitcoin forever?
Which living person do you admire the most?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Ću vi parolas esperanton?
Doing what you want or doing what you have to?
What you have to do
Would you choose a green thumb or an absolute guarantee that you won't get gangrene?
What is your best attribute?
What trait do you complain about most in yourself?
Do you use a hardware wallet?
Your biggest regret?
Graduating from high school
Favorite TV show?
"Sex and the City"
Any words of wisdom?
90% of the job is approaching people.
You can invite a historical figure to coffee. Who do you choose?
Jack Dorsey wanted a "blue sky" for Twitter; should the web be built on open protocols only?
Approximate size - depth and width - of the biggest hole you dug?
What is your biggest accomplishment?
The Blockchain Association
AI. Should it be pursued?
What is your current state of mind?
Would you want to live forever? Why or why not?
Yes - there is too much to do.
Do cars look like faces to you?
Dogs or cats?
Can dogs smile?
Who is your favorite singer?
Napkins: for or against them?
Do you have a library card?
How is the weather today?
On what occasion do you lie?
What do you dislike about your appearance?
Which living person do you despise the most?
Better not to say
Do you write a list before you go shopping?
If you could be catapulted somewhere safely, would you rather walk?
Do you own an item of clothing that could be considered indigo?
Bees see ultraviolet; do you see the same world (or most of it)?
Bagels from New York or San Francisco?
How many glasses of water do you drink per day?
Are birds real?
What drives you?
Would you drive a red convertible on a regular basis?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What words or phrases do you most often overuse?
Better not say
What is your strongest belief that would make you "cancel"?
What's the funniest/smartest tweet you've seen that you can recall off the top of your head?
Something from Frank
Single favorite meme?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
How would you like to die?
In my sleep
In three words or less: What is the biggest detriment to society right now?
Better not to say
In three words or less: what is currently the greatest hope for society?
A good crypto policy