Temple Melville: We Want To Help the Tens of Thousands of People in Scotland Who Are Desperately Trying To Survive

Temple Melville

Temple Melville of The Scotcoin Project CIC.

Where in Scotland are you located?


Tell us about yourself?

Temple Melville studied Economics at University, but had always had a deep interest in mathematics and cryptography.

The period he was at University coincided with the Student riots in Paris, and indeed the University (London School of Economics) was mostly closed for the period he was there.

He has always maintained that he was awarded his degree simply because no one had a picture of him at any of the innumerable demonstrations. He has enjoyed an active and varied business life, coming very early to digital currencies and Blockchain.

He remains one of only two CPD qualified instructors on Blockchain. His involvement with Scotcoin began almost at its very inception and he has worked to increase Scotcoin’s use and reach over the years.

He has written an E-Book as a result of the requirement for more and better understanding of Blockchain and digital currencies particularly throughout Scotland, but more generally throughout the world. He is a BSc (Hon) Econ, an FRSA and an FRES

What lessons has being an entrepreneur taught you?

Planning is the key to success, though luck and connections play a large part

If you could go back in time to when you first started your business, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

If your gut tells you to do it, just do it!

A lot of entrepreneurs find it difficult to balance their work and personal lives. How have you found that?

I’ve actually found it easier since lockdown as using Zoom has cut down my travel considerably. I enjoy walking and try to do 5 miles per day, which is my thinking time!

What is the inspiration behind your business?

We need to do two things with our lives. Firstly we need to give back to those less fortunate than ourselves and secondly we need to heal the world

What do you think is your magic sauce? What sets you apart from the competitors?

No other crypto has charity embedded in its DNA

How have you found sales so far? Do you have any lessons you could pass on to other founders in the same market as you just starting out?

We don’t measure our success in terms of sales but how much help we can provide for charities and other deserving causes. We have helped a large number of Charities both in Scotland the rest of the UK. We made a large donation to Ukrainian relief

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far in your business, and how did you overcome it?

Getting people and businesses to accept that crypto very definitely has a complementary place in the financial world. It’s a work in progress but education and demonstrartion are overwhelmingly positive in getting people to understand the advantages

What do you consider are the main strengths of operating your business in Scotland?

Switzerland has a crypto called WIR that adds several percent to Swiss GDP. Scotland has a similar community makeup and social conscience

What if any are weaknesses of operating your business within Scotland?

Personally I don’t think there are any

What influence does being part of the UK have on your business?

We have a unique asset in the English language!

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years with your business?

We want to help the tens of thousands of people in Scotland who are desperately trying to survive

How has Brexit impacted your business (if at all)?

Not at all – if anything it has led to a better understanding of crypto

And finally, if people want to get involved and learn more about your business, how should they do that?

Send to [email protected]. By signing up at and setting up an @scot address, let me know what that is and I will send you a free copy of my book

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