CoinDesk Confidential: Ambre Soubiran

Kaiko's CEO takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire ahead of Consensus 2022.

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Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:17 p.m. UTC
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Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:17 p.m. UTC
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Ambre Soubiran is the chief executive of one of crypto's most essential data startups, Kaiko. A mathematician by training, Soubrian left an analyst job at HSBC for the crypto industry, predicting that blockchain would reinvent banking. The Chicago native, living in Paris, is the latest to take CoinDesk Confidential, a survey not like many others. Like the Proust Questionnaire it is modeled after, our survey asks a series of brief, offbeat and sometimes intimate questions aimed at getting to the heart of someone's psychology. Soubrian is a speaker at the Consensus festival in Austin, Texas.

Do you own bitcoin?


Where are you from?


Greatest fear?


Greatest joy?


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?

Why not

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?


Is Bitcoin forever?

Nothing is forever

What is your idea of perfect happiness?


Ću vi parolas esperanton?


Do what you want or do what you must?


What is your best characteristic?


What characteristic do you most deplore in yourself?


Do you use a hardware wallet?


Greatest extravagance?

A Bodyfriend massage chair for home

Your worst regret?


Favorite TV show? (What you're watching now?)


What is your greatest achievement?

My daughter(s)

AI. To be pursued?


Your current state of mind?


Would you choose to live forever? Why or why not?


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?

Never (you never get caught if you never lie)

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I'm OK

Which living person do you most despise?


Do you write a list before grocery shopping?

Yes – I do lists all the time for everything

If you could be safely catapulted somewhere, would you prefer to walk?

No, happy to be safely catapulted

Do you own an article of clothing that could be called indigo?


Bees see ultraviolet; do you see the same world (or most of it)?

No clue

New York or San Francisco bagels?


How many glasses of water do you drink per day?

The required number

Are birds real?


What drives you?

Happiness, family, friends

Would you ever drive a red convertible regularly?

Not excited

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My family

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What’s your strongest-held belief that would get you "canceled"?

Not sure what that means

What’s the funniest/smartest tweet you’ve seen that can recall off the top of your head?

Perhaps soy milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish

Single favorite meme?

Sorry for the long post here's a potato meme

If you could be granted one superpower, what would it be?


How would you like to die?

Old and happy, in my sleep

In three words or fewer, what is currently the largest detriment to society?

Manipulation overconsumption lies

In three words or fewer, what is currently the greatest hope for society?

Love truth care


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