Ivan On Tech Net Worth + Wiki + More

Ivan on Tech.
Courtesy of Ivan Liljeqvist’s Instagram profile.


Who Is Ivan On Tech?

Ivan on Tech is a YouTube channel centered around tutorials for blockchain and cryptocurrency development. The channel was created by Ivan Liljeqvist – a Swedish software developer, data scientist, speaker, and educator.

Liljeqvist has also founded the Ivan on Tech Academy – an online course platform aimed to help students get started with development in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space.


Ivan On Tech Bio And Background

Ivan on Tech is from Stockholm, Sweden, according to Forbes. At the age of 9,  Liljeqvist was gifted an HTML book, which he would attempt to use as a guide for video game development.

My mom gave me this book, and on the cover of the book it said, ‘Here’s how you can make websites,’ as if this book will teach you how to make websites. I was a bit disappointed when I finished it, because I could only do some simple things in HTML.

Forbes writes that on the advice of some people he asked, Liljeqvist learned JavaScript in order to make games such as RuneScape, “an old favorite of his.”

Liljeqvist spent his early days at school and swimming. He dedicated his nights to programming, with particular emphasis on C++. Liljeqvist’s knowledge of C++ carried over to Bitcoin (programmed in C, of which C++ is an extension).

Liljeqvist told Forbes that swimming taught him discipline.

In swimming, they put you with people that are basically as good as you are. It’s like a few milliseconds between you and the competition.

Liljeqvist has published several video games, but none of them were successful.

Liljeqvist learned about Bitcoin from a friend. At the time, the cryptocurrency was in a bull market, having gone from $30 to $1,000, according to Forbes.

Everyone was freaking out about Bitcoin, like in 2017, when we went to $20,000. Whenever Bitcoin goes to new all time highs, a lot of new people join the market. In 2017, we saw thousands of people discover crypto.

Liljeqvist himself joined the cryptocurrency market in 2013.

It was right at the end of the 2013 cycle. And then we collapsed, and entered the new bear market. I was like many people: you FOMO [Fear of Missing Out] in at the top and then you’ll learn how the market truly works.

At the time, Bitcoin collapsed from $1,000 to $300. Liljeqvist nonetheless remained interested in blockchain technology, studying it from 2014 to 2017.

The release of Ethereum in 2015 allowed Liljeqvist to see potential uses of blockchain beyond electronic cash or digital gold. He learned Solidity – a programming language co-created by Ethereum co-founder and Polkadot founder Gavin Wood – to build decentralized applications (DApps).

While working at Ericsson in 2017 as a programmer, Liljeqvist started a YouTube channel to share his knowledge and improve his resume:

I had the mindset that I didn’t need a huge following, maybe just a few thousand people, because then I could show [potential employers] that people listen to what I have to say, so hire me. Also, my English was so bad at that time, I thought at least I could learn English by doing YouTube.

Liljeqvist’s early videos were about general technology and coding. After releasing his first video about Ethereum, Liljeqvist realized that people needed cryptocurrency content and narrowed his niche.

I didn’t expect crypto to have that much of an audience on YouTube. That day, when I created the Ethereum video, I didn’t know what else to create. So I thought, let me do a video on Ethereum just to get a video out today. Good thing I did that, because it completely exploded.

However, Liljeqvist wouldn’t start treating his YouTube channel as a business until late 2017 when he felt that crypto had potential. He had also received invitations to speak, which was a sign that blockchain was growing in popularity.

Aside from conferences, Liljeqvist started giving speeches to large companies:

We’ve been educating banks and government agencies how the world is changing in terms of finance.

He began hosting workshops and giving keynotes as well, Forbes writes.

Once Liljeqvist decided to switch to cryptocurrency full-time, he launched the Ivan on Tech Academy. His courses featured assignments, private tutoring, and monthly Q&As.

The people that we educate actually go out and they build things in the industry and they push the industry forward,” said Ivan. “And you got to have education in this space, because without it, you don’t have educated people that can change the industry and change the world.


Maybe the 5% of your audience that truly wants to learn how it works, because they truly want to get involved. And therefore it is better that they enter the Academy.

Forbes writes that Liljeqvist’s YouTube channel reached 200,000 subscribers within 2 years after its launch. Eearlier, in a January 2018 article, Forbes mentioned that the Ivan on Tech YouTube channel grew from 4,000 to over 100,000 subscribers in “just a few months” due to the “ripple effect” of cryptocurrencies.


YouTube Channel

Liljeqvist joined YouTube in July 2013, but he published his first video on April 11, 2017. His first video covering Ethereum was published on May 1, 2017.

Ivan on Tech’s videos cover recent trends and news in the cryptocurrency industry. He also provides blockchain development advice.

As of the time of this writing, Ivan on Tech had 494 thousand subscribers and over 23.7 million total video views.


Ivan On Tech Academy

The Ivan on Tech Academy incorporates a range of courses on cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi), and blockchain. The topics covered by these courses include:

  • Overviews of cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, Chainlink, and Poldakot.
  • Ethereum DApp programming.
  • US taxation of digital assets.
  • Technical analysis.
  • Blockchain development with C++ or JavaScript.

The courses at the Academy are paid. Students need to purchase a membership in order to access course material.

Blockchain Academy has three membership tiers, with the cheapest Basic tier only offering access to six entry-level courses. More expensive tiers provide access to all courses, as well as personalized support, among other things.

Ivan on Tech Academy pricing.
Ivan on Tech Blockchain Academy subscription plans. Courtesy of Academy.IvanonTech.com.


The six basic courses of the Academy.
The six entry-level courses included in Basic. Courtesy of Academy.IvanonTech.com.


Ivan On Tech Net Worth

There are no reliable estimates of Ivan on Tech’s net worth online.

Social Blade estimates that the monthly earnings of the Ivan on Tech YouTube channel range from $19 to $307. His annual earnings are estimated to be between $231 and $3,700.

Note that these estimates are based on a CPM (cost per mille) between $0.25 and $4.00. They don’t include his revenue from the Academy as well.

It is also likely that Ivan from Ivan On Tech owns digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, which have each gone up 500x or more since he began his forays into the world of crypto.


Online Presence And Publicity

Ivan on Tech is present on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Liljeqvist also runs a podcast on platforms like Podtail, Podchaser, and Apple Podcasts.

In March 2020, crypto YouTuber Coin Bureau listed Ivan on Tech among the top 15 crypto YouTube channels to follow.

Liljeqvist was a speaker at CoinMarketCap’s The Capital 2019 conference alongside Binance founder Changpeng Zhao and Chainlink founder Sergey Nazarov, among others.





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