Co-Founder & CEOCalaxy
Member Since July 2021
Solo Ceesay, is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Calaxy, an open social marketplace for creators, by creators, that aims to reimagine the entertainment industry and the fundamental ways with which we all interact digitally. He secured a prestigious American education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, had an impressive championship college football career, and worked in competitive positions in trading and banking, and was the first of his family to foray into Wall Street. Solo applied his Wall Street experience as a securitization expert when he served as an advisor for Spencer Dinwiddie when he became the first NBA player to tokenize and securitize his contract. He endeavored to create solutions for these demonstrated needs and trends by combining cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and social media into secure, monetizable data and revenue streams. He believes that creators from all walks of life need a platform to showcase and be paid for their art, while interacting with fans and followers in new ways. Betting on his vision, network, relentless work ethic and earned experience, Solo left Wall Street to develop his dream for a secure ecosystem built for creators by creators that revolutionizes content creation/sharing and the fan experience of each: Calaxy.
Despite influencers being a cornerstone stakeholder within the social media ecosystem, time and time again we’ve seen these creators struggle.
What we need right now is a healthy middle ground that demonstrates the synergy between the principles of both centralization and Web3 and that works for the masses.
Web3 offers powerful possibilities.
The path to a decentralized world is a long one.
Decentralized identity is an emerging ideology that suggests identity should be an asset only held by the individual it represents.
Calaxy is the open social marketplace for creators, by creators. Built and backed by a team of visionaries, and spearheaded by co-founders NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie and ex-financier Solo Ceesay, Calaxy is an entirely new approach to the world of content creators, putting today’s fan right at the center of the action. Calaxy is reimagining the way people use social media: empowering more meaningful and fulfilling fan experiences. The app gives creators the ultimate toolkit to interact with their fans in one place and rewards fans for their engagement. Utilizing the Hedera network, a blockchain alternative that harnesses the power of the hashgraph consensus algorithm, Calaxy’s open social marketplace creates a fair exchange of value, enabling creators to monetize relationships with their community through Creator Tokens, which fans can utilize for a suite of personalized experiences.