Please tell us more about your background, how you got interested in Web3 and what you're currently working on?
I have a background in banking, so I decided to switch to blockchain in 2014. This decision has been a major turning point in my life and I’ve written a book, taught in several conferences and consulted for projects. Currently, I am working on Space, a metaverse project focusing on building a commerce driven ecosystem.
What is your definition of web3? Why should we care about it?
Web3 is plugging into the internet and its applications with a private key you control, instead of a user profile saved for you by a company you shouldn't trust. It's a new design for how we interact with digital applications, a design that is way more superior than what we had before.
What hard and soft skills have been most helpful to help you succeed in Web3?
- Trying out
- Fail and learn
- Don't be shy, ask
What would you say is the best thing about your job? The most challenging?
Every day something new, Crypto is the fastest industry, disrupting all industries, when you do what you love, you never work.
What part should Co-founders play in web3?
Passionate founders, ideas, vision, the skills to execute.
Tell us the greatest working day of your life. You're at home in the evening, thinking of what you accomplished. What made you so happy that day?
- Every day is great
- Growing steadily
- Bull markets taking off
What is your favorite Web3 project? Among the people you've worked, or interacted with in Web3, who do you admire most and why?
So many projects, blockchain is constantly evolving. This year many amazing projects
- Layer 1 & 2 - Polygon, Solana
- Defi: Sushi, Beefy, Autofarm …
- Play-to-earn: Axies, Staratlas, Ambersword
- Metaverse: Space, Sandbox
- Defi 2.0: OlympusDAO, Invictus, Klimadao
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What is your vision for your niche? What do you expect to come in the next few years? What development in the field do you find to be the most exciting?
- Mainstream adoption, I see further process and value stream automation in finance
- Foresee Metaverse becoming the biggest job market
- Games to provide income and salaries for people
- Working in DAOs will become normal
- Gaming industry will merge with crypto
You are the Co-founder of DashNext, What problem does your project solve? What is your vision?
With Dash NEXT we have been pioneering crypto payments in Asia and beyond. We brought Dash - Digital Cash to Asia, driven business opportunities, created partnerships, integrated merchants and payment providers, grew media exposure and represented Dash on multible conferences.
How do you manage to grow your project and find clients? If you already have an audience, how do you manage to convert your audience into customers?
Just keep networking, the rest will follow.
What quote has actually stuck with you and changed your life?
The time is now
(dont only talk about it, just do it)
Any tips for beginners who aspire to work in this domain, but feel completely overwhelmed to even start competing?
Start somewhere, keep learning. YouTube and other sources like Medium are full of info.