Hello, and welcome to my small corner of the internet. Or home page. Permanently under construction.
My name is Ioan Bizău (read Yi-wan Bee-zau), but most people call me Ionuț (read Yoh-noots).
I’ve been a programmer most of my life. Since 2009 I’ve been working only for startups: App Annie, Triposo and F2Pool. My current interests in this field are mostly around Bitcoin.
In the last few years I’ve gotten more into music.
I can be everywhere, but I like to be in one place at the time.
I like to take things slowly. Not “visiting” a country, but rather moving there for a while. I prefer to travel by train and bicycle but I also like driving and riding motorbikes very much.
I like building physical things. As much as I liked programming as I grew up, I realized that technology is just a means to an end. We should be building tools that help us live a better life in the physical world and help us build better communities. Technology for the sake of it is a waste of time.
I speak 6 languages.
What I am doing now
See my “now” page.
- Casa de Cultură - Contemporary art space and rural retreat in the Banat Highlands, Romania. I bought an old farm house and turned it into an art space and rural B&B. I’m responsible with everything, from the concept and branding, to having managed the construction workers during the 6 years renovation process.
- Bitcoin Musings - The place where I collect quotes that make me think about Bitcoin.
- Kanji Explorer - A tool to navigate kanji (Japanese characters) based on their components. I made it in 2012. It was offline for many years, as my website went through many changes. Moved to its own domain in 2020.
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