Interview with Nikolay Shkilev

Today, we are interviewing Nikolay Shkilev,  @the_wall_street on instagram – Serial entrepreneur from Russia, co-founder and CEO of, Founder of Private Business Club, and rated Top  3 in People of Blockchain. A  businessman with 20 years of experience of owning different types of businesses, ranging from Ecommerce, FMCG, medicine and logistics to IT technologies. In parallel, he works as a blockchain mentor and advisor to help dozens of projects worldwide.

Nikolay Shkilev, PhD has many awards and titles in business:

– Self-Made Russia award

– Best advisor award

– Super TOP award (Business FM)

His Holding received the “Enterprise of the Year” award in the Kremlin

Question: What are the biggest tech trends that you see defining the future?

Nikolay: I expect the growth of various online services, including e-commerce, as well as Nano and BIO technologies, AI, VR, blockchain technology, DeFi and digital assets.

Question: What interesting thing are you working on?

Nikolay: We created – Global Marketplace of Goods Online trading platform ZELWIN where we combined digital assets and e-commerce.

A huge advantage of this platform that for every purchase, customers get guaranteed cashback in ZLW tokens. They instantly be able to exchange these tokens for various cryptocurrencies, USD/EUR, send them to VISA/MasterCard or save them up.

At this stage, 11 teams are working on this powerful project, including developers, designers, sales specialists, programmers, blockchain technology specialists, lawyers, economists, PR specialists and marketers, HR specialists, e-commerce specialists and many others.

In addition, it’s ready-made product with a clear business model and with a mass adoption. **(links at the end)

Question: What life skills are rarely taught but extremely useful?

Nikolay: Decency! And you always need to keep your word and be responsible for it. Then you will earn an excellent reputation, you will be recommended to others and it will be easy for you to make any deals.

Question: What is the worst advice you see or hear given in your trade or area of ​​expertise?

Nikolay: In 2011, they told me “Do not invest in Bitcoin – it is a bubble.” I still remember this advice and regret that I went by it.

Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Nikolay: The most important to me was and is my family and my team, which has been working with me for many years.

I used to be a wild fan of cars, luxuries, etc. Now it has become unimportant.

Question: How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Or, Do you have a favorite failure of yours?

Nikolay: I lost my savings three times. Once I lost millions of dollars because of a scammer who had betrayed my trust, I let him into my family. Now he is in prison, but from this I learned a very good lesson and realized that my family and close friends are always with me and ready to support. This is more important than any money.

And moreover, I realized that if you ever made a lot of money, you can always do it again. The main thing is not to give up.
And now I admire not those businessmen who are above all others, but who previously fell down, did not give up and rose up again.

Question: What is something that everyone should do before dying?

Nikolay: Start a family and make children to continue your lineage. Put the children on their feet, give them good education and a springboard for development.

Ideally, go down in History so that you are remembered fondly many years after your death.

Question: What is your motto for life?

Nikolay: “I never lose. I either win or learn” © Nelson Mandela

**ZLW tokens on 3 exchanges:,,
On CoinMarketCap
Powerful Affiliate Program: which anyone, even millions of people can join and earn with. It’s especially relevant in the world crisis we’re experiencing right now and COVID-19

“I never lose. I either win or learn” ©