I think Huckleberry Finn is a cool all-American story. The character’s fantastic. His story of sort of being born on the wrong side of the train tracks and having a rough upbringing, being rough around the edges, but being authentic and pure at heart and finding success in his life – I think that’s a really great story.

But the non-fiction book that’s inspired me most is A Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. He’s most famous for The Wealth of Nations, which is sort of the first and probably most influential economics book. It describes free trade and why wealth creation happens and why it’s great for society. That’s the book that gets all the glory.

But before that he released A Theory of Moral Sentiments, which really provided the building blocks for – and actually was more important than – The Wealth of Nations, because it looks at human behavior and human psychology, what it means to be a good person in society and to love others and to be loved by others.

He looks at these core human factors, and understanding that really helped him get to the next level, which was The Wealth of Nations. And what’s money without heart?

That basis led him to depict free trade as something that was amazing for human flourishing and success. That’s how both Huck Finn and Moral Sentiments contribute to the world.

And that’s what we’re doing at Coin Cloud. We are enabling, at a bigger level, human flourishing through free trade.

I think trade over the Internet through mobile devices where you can literally, instantly, economically interact with somebody who’s got a smartphone in rural India, who doesn’t have a bank branch within 1,000 miles of their village – that’s amazing. That’s enabling human flourishing to another level than existed prior.

So, Coin Cloud is here to help build the tools of finance for the 21st century that accelerate human flourishing.