How Xu Ke started?
She met a fair share of interesting, unconventional characters in both digital and physical card rooms. Some of them include cryptocurrency investors and an intrigued Xu soon started mining Bitcoin. As she dug deep into the currency, she started understanding and appreciating its philosophy of decentralization via blockchain.
When she returned to China in 2014, Poker and Bitcoin were still her two great love. She would invest into Bitcoin whenever she’d score big at the poker table. Xu claims she had over 50,000 units of the currency at a point and eventually cashed out 20,000 Bitcoins in 2014 at $240 per unit, which came out to around $4.8 million.
Though Xu realizes she might have sold her stock a little too soon, but she used the money received than quite nicely. In 2016, she founded Nome Lab, a Beijing-based start-up that specializes in making blockchain product and games. CryptoDogs has been amongst her most successful product.