Hi - I'm Toni Lane Casserly, executive, advisor and "hottest woman in cryptocurrency".

in #introduceyourself8 years ago

Hey everyone and great to meet you :)

My name is Toni Lane Casserly, or as my friends call me, TLC.

This post will be a bit informal, because I'd like to think of steem as a community of friends. Be prepared for me to be less of the atypical executive and more of that cool chick who played video games under her desk in high school while reading batman comics and making better grades than the kids who studied ;)


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That's my face.


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That's me with Richard Branson.


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That's me being featured in a magazine alongside the CEO of Credit Suisse, the founder of Burning Man, the Vice Minister of Finance in Panama, and a bunch of other amazing people.
(read the full magazine here: https://issuu.com/st.gallensymposium/docs/st_gallen_symposium_magazine_46)

I'm a pretty lucky lady, y'all.

My first piece was intended to be "Bitcoin Is A Network Of Peace for the Islamic State", but I wanted to take the time out to introduce myself and update you guys on a few of the contributions I've made to the industry already.

I was the second employee at ChangeTip (thanks, Nick!)

The first ever CEO and co-founder of CoinTelegraph (because if bitcoin is going to be called sketchy, we might as well go all in on that joke)

A consultant for Tether and Mycelium (amazing teams, so fortunate to contribute)

And an advisor / partner / board member at 10+ companies, including:


I'm also a free-market philanthropist, so after using bitcoin to do disaster relief funding during the ebola crisis, I created Kids Compassion. We give kids who lost their families to ebola the opportunity to have a home, an education, and financial freedom / economic opportunity when they graduate from our program.

Check out the project here: https://www.kidscompassioncharity.com
If you want to hear the story behind it, check out this slide deck: http://www.slideshare.net/tonilanec/blockchain-for-human-rights-and-activism?qid=de4ca008-6e13-445c-acd6-9dff427d32ce&v=&b=&from_search=3

Currently, I'm helping a few massive people learn more about the blockchain and working on a few secret projects that I can't talk about yet :)

If you know anyone that needs a little (or a lot!) of TLC (Toni Lane Casserly, my full name), feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or through the contact page on my website www.tonilane.com.

Great to meet y'all <3
I can't wait to get to know this community better!

All the love,
TLC

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TLC, could you verify your identity in some way. A social media post or a verification pic?

Edit. Don't upvote this without verification. Someone tried this last night with Stefan Molyneux.

Edit. She verified it on Facebook. www.facebook.com/tonilanecasserly

Welcome to Steemit. Gotta be sure.

Sure! Look at my Facebook wall, www.facebook.com/tonilanecasserly

Thanks for verifying! :)

Of course :) Thank YOU for being such an awesome watchdog to protect my identity!
Cheers!

I edited my post. Welcome @tlc.

Thank you! Ditto 🌟

can you make the thing with the photo and the date? that would be cool.

What's that?

nice verification

lol, you guys are funny. Yes, it's me. Thank you for being so stern on checking for real identity <3 I need you as my personal watchdogs!

We get a lot of fake accounts trying to cash in on others notoriety. Thanks for your understanding and welcome to Steemit! :)

Always! Thanks for ushering me in!

I don't think that's going to happen. Just a hunch. ;)

I bet the opposite but I'm not sure. Let's see.
We could have an exciting prediction market just for this ;)

As social-media savvy as she is, she would know to tweet a verification or post it somewhere official. Her Twitter feed has been dead a good while. She would have also likely been brought here by someone else prominent and they too would be providing verification, that didn't happen. I hope I'm wrong, but so far nothing is pointing towards this account being real.

Edit : Yeah I was wrong lulz.

:)

Yeah, I never use twitter because I think it's a total distraction. The only way I interact with twitter is generally to show speaking engagements and to disrupt the general flow of the bite-sized thought feed to try and get people to go deep.

Cheers :)

This case intrigues me a bit:
https://steemit.com/@tesschristine

I wonder what "Working on better introduction" means. It's a bit hard to make a next move after the initial post failed but who knows - it seems this person does not give up easily.

My 'Steemit Mentor' was telling us that these good looking 'chicks' will make a ton on their initial #introduceyourself and I see why. If only - but I will survive...

You seriously did not self proclaim yourself to be the hottest woman in cryptocurrency. Any how, enjoy an upvote from me.

@cryptocurrency1 no, of course I would never self title. I was affectionately titled by a publication and am totally humbled by the statement (look at the photo). I was a total ugly duckling, so when I read that... It was news to me!

This case intrigues me a bit: https://steemit.com/@tesschristine

It's the same routine of posting some semi-internet-famous person's info (too much usually) yet not providing any form of verification, like a simple tweet that takes less than 30 seconds. She's also very social-media literate so not doing it right off the bat throws up flags.

The promise to do it at some point (after the intro payout of course) and then not following through after 3 days pretty much answers any questions I have. It's the same routine used by the Heroin Addict intro post and several others and I would assume it's the same person/team.

But I'm skeptical by default, it's a requirement of running an online business I think. ;)

Love that you're such an awesome watchdog :) The exact kind of person I like to surround myself with.

My 'Steemit Mentor' was telling us that these good looking 'chicks' will make a ton on their initial #introduceyourself and I see why. If only - but I will survive...

@wymetto I appreciate the compliment, but I don't value myself, or any woman or man for that matter, because of their beauty alone. Stick around and you'll see I have a lot more substance to bring to the table :)

Well you were right on this one. :)

Hey! Yep. Check my Facebook page www.facebook.com/tonilanecasserly :) Cheers.

I'm gonna assume it's the real TLC and give you an upvote.

But please verify your authenticity by sending a confirmation via twitter or other social media. We've had quite a few imposters here.

EDIT: removed my upvote.

Verified on my Facebook wall! www.facebook.com/tonilanecasserly

I love your name :) We should working something out together - no serious great u are on board at steem!

Will turn it into a downvote if there is no confirmation.

Never learns what?

We've already given out many thousands to the cause of encouraging identity theft and every time we award an 'introduceyourself' post without verification we donate again.

Is this the correct response?

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😇😇✌🏻

Hey look, I'm really happy for you and I'ma let you finish but @royaltiffany is the hottest woman in cryptocurrency right now.

Everyone is beautiful! No one, in my book, is more beautiful from another person because the true value of beauty is something you can't see :) And we all have that light inside!

May I give some charity advice?

When raising Bitcoins for charity, keep 1/10 to 2/10 of the fund in place for future distribution for when the price hits levels like 5k-10k USD. Don't spend them all at once at any-market-levels. Of course be transparent about it.

@alexgr that's a great point! I never do that with donations as I have donors to be accountable towards, but I do take this strategy when investing my personal funds into philanthropic endeavors :)

Obviously if the donor expects that the full fund will immediately be spent, that's another issue - and it must be spent. In the context of a "donation fund" instead of a simple donation, where the donor knows up front, I guess he wouldn't mind if that means that the donation can actually be doubled or tripled. To ensure that the spending will occur, you may put a time-limit in place ("if the price doesn't reach the desired targets, the amount will be spent in 3 years time at market prices"). If that's too complicated for donors, or they might think it sounds sketchy, you can avoid it altogether :D

I'd love to have you help with this if you're interested, @alexgr!

Nice to see someone active in spreading the word about Block chain and crypto currencies aboard! Welcome!

Always! The faster we can create substantive change for industry, the faster we can evolve this world... one step to world peace at a time.

No Offense , but I have seen much hotter ladies in the crypto field. And guess what else ? they don't even brag about it.

@eyass, it's just a nickname given to me by the press. Everyone is beautiful. Beauty is inside. For me in particular, it was a huge gift to receive a compliment like this because I was bullied and called ugly for years. I don't think I'm particularly anything. Just myself trying to make this industry as successful as possible. :)

:) I am just being a grumpy bear ... nevermind me

Hot and Smart ! Thats the way to go Lady !! I bet you provoked a few other hot women out there . Lets see who is hotter :) Have fun on Steemit

Oh gosh no, everyone is beautiful. I believe in peace and harmony, not one to spend my energy on that kind of debate.

Welcome to Steemit, you certainly seem to have made a grand entrance.

Thank you @markrmorrisjr! I'll bring my ball gown next time 😅

I love the "oh, Facebook, well, pssshhhtt, that settles, couldn't mock one of those up in an oh, an hour. LOL

Excellent post!

dawwwww thank you! Keep being you, reach for the highest!

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