8Base CEO Albert Santalo Talks on Advancing Blockchain Software Speed and Security
Albert Santalo of 8Base Talks about Faster, More Secure Blockchain Software Development
Speaking to Bitsonline, the CEO and founder of 8base, Albert Santalo, explained about his company and how it helps developers incorporate blockchain-based capabilities into applications. According to him, “Software is at the heart of everything.”
In order to understand what 8base brings on the table, George Levy of Bitsonline met with the CEO at the company’s headquarters based in Miami, Florida. On why he started the company, Santalo explained:
“This is my third company that I’ve started in the technology space. For me it usually starts with an area where I see pain and I see an opportunity to do it better.”
Offering Tools for “Citizen Developers”
The 8base app builder is developed to offer an easy-to-use environment, allowing users with minimal technical skills to design and build robust application software. Speaking about the tool, Santalo said that:
“Probably the best way to think about it is, if you’re familiar with WIX or Squarespace, they sort of solved this problem for websites. They made it so that if you’re starting a business and you want to build a website, you can just go out there as the entrepreneur yourself and build it. We believe that business software can track the same way.”
8base is basically a cloud platform meant to enable fast development of software (particularly for businesses) that integrates with artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies. It focuses on making software development easy and accessible to both developers and non-developers, fostering “an exponential effect on innovation in the world.”
Notably, the platform is a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance known as Hyperledger and The Linux foundation, considering that it seeks to facilitate software development via any blockchain – whether private or public.
Leading the company, the founder, Albert Santalo, is a computer scientist, former Chairman and CEO of CareCloud, angle investor, and Internet enterprenuer.