The Proust Questionnaire – an old-style magazine format popular in the French novelist's day – asks a series of personal, philosophical and prosaic questions that, in theory, present a side of a person not often seen. Here, Ayesha Kiani, chief operating officer of digital investment firm LedgerPrime, answers whether crypto will last, if she has any regrets and if the U.S. dollar is a Ponzi scheme.
Kiani is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival.
Do you own bitcoin?
Do you own dogecoin?
What about SHIB?
Where are you from?
What is the quality you most like in a man/woman/person?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Do you often remember your dreams?
Do you like lemons?
Is crypto still blossoming?
Is crypto an ugly duck?
Should Elon Musk run Twitter?
Should countries be run as companies?
In 100 years, will there be more or fewer monies?
Is the U.S. dollar a Ponzi scheme?
Who is your favorite politician? Why?
Obama – he's the real politician IYKYK [if you know, you know]
Is Bitcoin forever?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A nap with no one bothering
Do what you want or do what you must?
Would you choose a green thumb or the absolute guarantee you will never get gangrene?
What is your best characteristic?
What characteristic do you most deplore in yourself?
Do you use a hardware wallet?
Need to buy that Hermes Birkin
Your worst regret?
Not taking enough pics of my second child
Favorite TV show? (What you're watching now?)
Any words of wisdom?
You can have one historical figure over for coffee, who do you choose?
Jack Dorsey wanted a “Blue Sky” for Twitter; should the web only be built on open protocols?
Approximate size – depth and width – of the largest hole you’ve dug?
What is your greatest achievement?
AI. To be pursued?
Your current state of mind?
Need a nap
Would you choose to live forever? Why or why not?
That would be nice
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?
To protect myself
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Which living person do you most despise?
Do you write a list before grocery shopping?
If you could be safely catapulted somewhere, would you prefer to walk?
Do you own an article of clothing that could be called indigo?
New York or San Francisco bagels?
How many glasses of water do you drink per day?
Are birds real?
What drives you?
Would you ever drive a red convertible regularly?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What’s your strongest-held belief that would get you "canceled"?
I am not that popular
What’s the funniest/smartest tweet you’ve seen that can recall off the top of your head?
Single favorite meme?
If you could be granted one superpower, what would it be?
How would you like to die?
In three words or fewer, what is currently the largest detriment to society?
In three words or fewer, what is currently the greatest hope for society?
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