How did you get interested in web3 and what you are currently working on?
My journey to Web3 began when I came across an interesting news report where it explained how blockchain could completely revolutionize the internet completely. It was the time when the issues of data ownership were widely circulating on social media, I found that a decentralized ecosystem could easily solve these problems and this is how I became an advocate for Web3.
As I explored the industry more, I came across so many projects, developers, artists, and creators who were actively contributing to the space. I saw infinite opportunities that no one was aware of.
I decided to shift my career focus to educating young people, especially students through a global media platform. NFTStudio24 is a Japan-based educational media platform dedicated to educating and promoting Web3, Metaverse, and Blockchain to the masses.
I believe it’s important to develop an industry by bringing people together, empowering them, and helping them establish themselves. For that, I have been working with the NFTStudio24 team on different projects including our ongoing “Metaverse for All” campaign in various international universities and educational institutes across Pakistan, Japan, India, and Africa.
Within a year, my team and I have achieved many milestones as a media platform. Along the way, I have met inspirational people, attended revolutionary conferences, and socialized with thriving companies. We built a big community that gathers students and experts on one platform to learn and thrive. NFTStudio24 is now a proud member of the Blockchain Game Alliance.
NFTStudio24 is a lifelong goal that I have been putting my days and nights into.
What soft & hard skills have been most helpful in helping you succeed in web3?
I think being consistent is a hard skill that not many people have in the Web3 ecosystem. Since this industry is new and not mature enough, it’s important to remain consistent with whatever you are building.
The reason why my company has managed to grow in just one year is I insisted on achieving my goals despite the bear market and crypto prices declining. So, whether you are a developer or an artist, just keep creating until you succeed!
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What’s the best thing about your job? The most challenging?
Web3 has opened a new pathway for me to explore digital emerging technologies. I have always been keen to discover new developments in the tech sector, and it’s quite exciting to see new projects coming out almost every month.
As a global media platform, there are challenges in attracting developers and creators because currently, more investors exist than consumers. It has been quite difficult to convince people that Web3 is beyond Bitcoin. But we’re working on it through our educational campaign. I think it’s fun to see how interests spark up in students’ eyes when we introduce them to Metaverse and Web3.
Another best part of my job would be the community culture. I think this quality of the industry is mainly what brought me in. Almost every Web3 enthusiast you meet is ready to help you with your project; I think this is lacking in Web2 despite it being the age of social media. This is why I founded NFTStudio24 Community Portal, i.e, to promote this culture among young people.
Can you share your last epic win? Last epic fail?
My last epic win was successfully holding Metaverse for All campaigns in different universities across Pakistan. We successfully educated the students about Web3 and Metaverse and also helped them get scholarships from Aventis Metaverse Graduate School to pursue their careers in the space.
What was the one positive thing you underestimated before working in web3?
I thought people would be enthusiastic about discovering new technology but I was met with doubts and disinterest in Web3 when I first started. The very mention of Bitcoin really triggers people into thinking that it’s a scam.
But I was able to overcome this by figuring out that instead of arguing with them or wasting time convincing them, it’s better to educate them with examples, facts, and figures. So far, I have been quite successful with it through NFTStudio24 as many people are willingly joining the community to learn and connect with experts in the industry.
What is your vision for your niche? What do you expect to come in the next few years?
My vision for Web3 is to achieve mass adoption and be widely integrated with daily lives. I think once people realize this aspect of ownership, they will become the biggest advocates for it just like me.
When it comes to seeing developments within the industry, I’m just generally excited to see how different creators, artists, developers, and other builders utilize this technology to bring something new to the table. I believe the decentralized economy has opened infinite opportunities to explore.
What is the question that has not been asked here that you would have enjoyed reading the answer to from one of your peers? Answer it.
I think there’s a lack of diversity in the Web3 ecosystem. In a recent BGA survey, the analysis shows the industry is mainly dominated by young male adults. I think the industry should focus on bringing women and non-binary people into the space more.
When we bring people with different mindsets that aren’t common, then the industry can pick itself up and thrive. This is why my goal is to educate and give every individual a chance to showcase their talent.
Any tips for beginners who aspire to work in this domain, but feel completely overwhelmed to even start competing?
I think there are a lot of questions surrounding whether the Web3 market will pick up or not. I would say it will take time but it will definitely pick up. There are so many developments happening in the background, which will eventually push the market up.
We just need to keep believing and building!
What quote has actually stuck with you and changed your life?
There’s a quote that I have always followed:
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela.
I think this saying is related to what we’re currently doing!