Aibek Esengulov suffered the consequences of centralized financial systems -- so he decided to fix the problem.
In 2017, while developing messaging software, Aibek realized that he was never fully in control of his company's finances. Our corporate bank account got frozen. As I later found out, this was along with 30 thousand other bank accounts, Aibek said in the latest episode of the Follow the White Rabbit podcast. The account was not frozen because of anything the company did, but because of the bank's involvement in some external issue. Long story short, it was due to some geopolitical conflict, Aibek explained.