Marie-Antoinette Tichler is the Founder and CEO of C2Legacy, a blockchain based digital asset estate management company. The service is available to cryptocurrency holders, token incentivized companies, and estate planning industries. She is leading the charge to preserve legacy and conserve the cryptocurrency eco-system.
Mrs. Tichler is a military veteran who believes that honor, tradition, and legacy are the cornerstones of life. This drives the purpose of C2Legacy being easy to use, private and secure. She believes heirs should be mourning in peace, not buried in paperwork, attorney fees, and red tape. C2Legacy wants cryptocurrency holders to focus on building their crypto portfolio while remaining assured their legacy will be passed to their loved ones.
This reigning Mrs. DeKalb County International 2017 is a Georgia native, children’s book author, and women’s empowerment activist. She contributes her success to her ability to create community, wild creativity, being flexible, building camaraderie and doing her best each day.
How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this business?
My son decided that he would be accepting Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments for his business services, inspired me to start C2Legacy. My son, who lives internationally and is an entrepreneur with an online business accepting cryptocurrency reminded me of his father, who also worked and lived overseas.
Shortly after my son’s father moved back to the US he was murdered at age 34 while picking up dinner after work. I managed his dad’s estate and instead of being able to mourn his dad’s death, we were bogged down with courts, attorneys, paperwork, and red tape.
And worst of all of his dad’s digital and online information went with him, it was lost forever. So, my son deciding to accept cryptocurrency and after researching the options of how to protect him, I decided to create a secure, private and easy to use solution. C2Legacy can not only protect my son but all other cryptocurrency holders.
How do you make money?
C2Legacy will host a US only SAFT ICO to raise our initial capital. C2Legacy’s blockchain based Digital Asset Estate Management platform includes tiered paid services. Our platform provides options for personal accounts, business accounts and an open-source option for do-it-yourself technical types or developers.
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
We’re wanting to be profitable in 3 years or less. That’s the hope of all entrepreneurs, right? C2Legacy has a good shot at accomplishing our goal because we’re a blockchain based company. The blockchain gives us the ability to create our own currency and well as raise money through ICO’s. Being able to raise upfront funds, and also with C2Legacy’s platform service fees, we are very optimistic about the ability to be profitable within 3 years.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Blockchain technology, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency is an industry in infancy. Depending on who you speak with either the “future is bright” or the “sky is falling.” When I decided to create a blockchain based company that will allow you to transfer your digital assets when you die and help prevent cryptocurrency from being lost forever, I faced criticisms.
The criticisms consisted of my coding language being outdated, who is going to trust you, and I didn’t have blockchain or token experience. To proactively handle this potential negative outlook, I was sure to build C2Legacy’s team core development with talented people who have blockchain, cryptocurrency and business knowledge and experience.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
Three months into mapping out C2Legacy’s Digital Asset Estate Management platform, we had to make a huge pivot, which cost four to six weeks of work that had to be discarded.
This is where my years of active duty Air Force military service came in handy. I was trained to maintain focus. However, having to reconcile the bad news and make a successful pivot was tough. The first concern and immediate issue were the moral of the team becoming deflated. The second was being able to stay focused on positive insights versus delving into negatives and endless “what ifs”. And lastly, was resetting the plan and swiftly getting back to work. Working those issues out got us back on track.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
Every day I wake up and try to be the best me I can be, that is my key to success. I believe that we all possess unique talents. When we’re able to maximize our gifts and minimize our gafts our talent can gleam.
One of my unique talents is that I enjoy being persistent. Some see persistence as “hound, pester or bug,” and it makes them uncomfortable. My understanding of persistence is to try, try and try again if I really believe I’m making a difference.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
My most satisfying moment in business may seem cheesy. When I was developing mobile apps for business, I felt like a super small fish in a giant pond. I would apply for government and city contracts even though I had a small operation, my home office, and two off-site employees. After 7 months and numerous applications, I was so satisfied when I was finally awarded a contract.
What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
Legacies shape the next generation and cryptocurrency is the digital money of the next generation. Cryptocurrency has already created new millionaires or “cryptoillionaires,” who NOW have digital wealth and digital assets to pass to loved ones. I’m most excited about being in the business of digital asset estate planning helping to pass cryptocurrency legacy.
What business books have inspired you?
My top three inspiring business books are The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers, by Lois P. Frankel and Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg.
What is a recent purchase you have made that’s helped with your business?
My most recent purchase was mining rig parts for building a mining rig to mine Ethereum. The Rig’s name is Lucy, she is built and making money.