Alexander Eaton is the CEO of Bitcoin Beginner Box.
BCN: How are you?
Alexander Eaton: Good. Thanks for having me.
BCN: Let’s start at the beginning. Where did you grow up?
Alexander Eaton: I grew up in Texas. My father and mother got divorced when I was very young. My father and I didn’t spend much time together after that. However we have since reconnected and although we don’t have much in common, I am ok with him. Meanwhile, my mom is my rock. She worked at a newspaper when I was growing up and now she owns bed and breakfast that accepts bitcoin.
BCN: You were in the Iraq war in the earlier 2000s. What did you do?
Alexander Eaton: I was a medic. And before then, back in the states, I was in my own little world. I knew there was a war. But what I didn’t know was that we were sending hundreds and thousands of troops over there and fighting across the country and beyond.
We had locals who drove up to our base and worked there. They cooked our food and cleaned up after us. And when you grew close to them and asked them about our interference, they would tell you they didn’t like it. And you really don’t know what is right and wrong but we’re making it hard for them to thrive.
The majority of my work was as the EMS or ambulance service. The base at which I stayed was FOB Krab Kirkuk regional airforce base. It provided medical support for convoys that brought supplies to other bases across Iraq.
BCN: You were injured?
Alexander Eaton: Our transportation was highly reinforced with ballistic armor, so even if a roadside bomb was to go off there was a great chance the vehicle would absorb most of the damage. However head injuries from hitting your head on the ceiling or worse being to close to a blast could cause some major head issues. I was one of the lucky ones. The worst I had was a fall off one of our LMTVs or Light Medium Tactical Vehicle. It did hurt my spine.
BCN: Did you get a discharge?
Alexander Eaton: Yes, and when I got out, I got my bachelors in business. Then I started the Bitcoin Beginner Box with a partner. I’m focusing on bitcoin presently but we want to do other currencies.
BCN: Where are you staying now?
Alexander Eaton: I have a house and we want people to live here. We call it a bitcoin incubator. We push services including the Bitcoin Beginner Box. There are physical items to help you understand and buy bitcoin and we also provide them with a wallet.
BCN: When did you first hear about bitcoin?
Alexander Eaton: I heard about bitcoin because of Silk Road. It was illegal, but people were using bitcoin to get what they wanted. I was very intrigued that an alternative currency was being employed. I began to find out more and then we set up an office and a facebook page. We had meetings and pursed education regarding bitcoin. I want to help protect people against scams.
BCN: What’s in the Beginner Box?
Alexander Eaton: It contains a number of items totaling $175.00 USD worth of products and services to get to on the right path when using bitcoin.
Each box contains, the following items.
A Ledger HW.1 Hardware wallet.
A random CryptoArt limited edition art Paper wallet.
Our bitcoin education guide booklet.
“The Tale of the Bitcoin Kid” Digital Comic.
A copy of Satoshi’s White Paper.
One free invitation to our monthly beginner webinar.
Discount coupons to bitcoin companies and services.
A monthly newsletter with up to date information to continue your education.
Eventually, we will go to places like Kenya and translate the booklet. There is room for everyone and space for everyone. The biggest question for most people is understanding bitcoin. We’re not building a box, we’re building a company. People offer us money all the time to put their messages in our boxes, but we don’t.
We can really hop on this and help people trying to get activated in this space. There are thousands of people want to help.
BCN: What about government moves?
Alexander Eaton: Government is like a machine that is hard to turn off. I will tell you this: I’m going to be very upset if bitcoin becomes a government currency.
But we don’t need to have a third party, or anything like that, only good regulation. Humans are a fickle group and people do take advantage. Bitcoin virtually saved my life. After I got out, bitcoin was the answer.
You could give everyone some bitcoin and thus give them the potential for success. I have many ideas like that and as bitcoin rises, there will be more and more possibilities. We’re just at the beginning.
BCN: Thanks again.
Alexander Eaton: You’re welcome.