Sergej Heck’s journey to success isn’t your typical story. His background was familiar enough: He graduated from high school, undertook an apprenticeship, and became an engineer for a large automobile company. He made good money but felt unhappy with his career. He didn’t want to answer to a boss or be bound to any particular location or office.
Heck became a successful network marketer, where he learned sales and presentation skills. Then, he transferred to two unconventional fields: entrepreneurship and cryptocurrency.
In 2017, Heck founded blockchain-hero.com to educate people about investing, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. He was already an early investor in many different cryptocurrencies and had experience as a multi-entrepreneur. Soon after, Heck founded Coinkurier.de, a website that informed readers about cryptocurrency news and how the world was adapting to this new technology.
Three years later, Heck’s blogs are among Germany’s top cryptocurrency blogs, averaging 300,000 to 600,000 visitors a month.
Heck’s latest creation is PeakDeFi, which touts itself as a “one-stop solution for taking control of your decentralized finances.” Users can create a non-custody mobile Ethereum wallet in less than a minute and enter the revolutionary world of decentralized finance. Then, users can easily borrow, lend, send, purchase, and stake cryptocurrency.
PeakDeFi’s wallet offers a simple view of your assets. You can see your positions in various cryptocurrencies, how much they’re worth in different currencies, and how much your portfolio’s value changed in the last 24 hours. You can also easily find information about your tokens, create QR codes for receiving cryptocurrency, and change transaction speeds to reduce gas costs.
The app also allows users to participate in other blockchain protocols, such as lenders (Compound, Aave, Maker, etc.), decentralized exchanges, or derivatives (such as Synthetix).
Perhaps PeakDeFi’s most important feature is its security. Users who create blockchain-based wallets will be the only ones with access to their assets. The app stores private keys in a safety local secure vault in the device, giving it the same security as a hardware wallet. Of course, the app requires authentication to log in, meaning people still can’t access your wallet even if you lose your device.
After its launch, the innovative cryptocurrency app took off at great speed. It hit 1,250 downloads after just a week on the App Store, and received over 1,000 downloads after two more days on the Google Play store.
But this is just the beginning. Heck has ambitious plans for the future of his app. One upcoming feature is a decentralized exchange that will allow users to send and receive tokens.
“The app will be a one-stop solution for all DeFi and all crypto businesses,” says Heck. “Users will also have the possibility to earn passive income through Staking or other apps in the near future. The PeakDeFi app will also interact with other blockchains outside Ethereum.”