Ambassador Stories, Journal #12 : Chen Zhe & Cardanians.io (Lukas & Jaromir)
Welcome to the 12th journal of our “Ambassador Stories” series!
It’s been a while since our last journal, simply due to the fact we didn’t have enough stories for you to write about.
From now on, whenever new ambassadors join our ranks and provide their stories, we will update you with them. You’ll be able to enjoy the various, unique stories of our Cardano Community Ambassadors: what motivated, and still motivates them, to be part of this amazing and wonderful community?
The Cardano Community Team would also like to thank the Ambassadors for all their continued efforts and participation in sharing their stories with us.
Part 1: Chen Zhe - Ambassador Translator:
Since some time, Cardano Foundation and the Community Team have been focusing on our Asian community and its expansion thereof. Now that we have more visibility in China as well, we are trying to grow the local communities there. Not soon after, we receive an application from a Chinese national: Chen Zhen.
Chen Zhe has been translating Cardano related articles and content, and is helping to educate the Chinese audience about Cardano. Chen has been active since 2018 and keeps adding value to the ecosystem! You can see all his activity and all the articles he translated on this website (Chinese).
Thank you for your all your contributions and we’re really happy to have you on board!
1) Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background?
I am currently living in Chengdu, China, where you could pay a visit to plenty of giant pandas everywhere. (Just refer to the classic setting of animated film Kung Fu Panda!)
I graduated from the University of Sydney with combined Master Degree in Accounting and Business. When I returned back to China in 2010, I joined the shipping giant Maersk Line as a management trainee. After 7 years’ working at Maersk, I chose to resign and devote myself to a career as both an investor in the blockchain space and entrepreneur in the STEAM&Maker&Coding education field.
I am now fully engaged in running the Quark Academy of Science, a STEAM&Maker&Coding education center, together with my partners from Peking University and other prestigious universities in China.
Of course, I am a blockchain enthusiast, with plenty of time spent to keep a watchful eye on any progress made on Cardano, my favorite project in the space! I have to say, the time searching for the latest news about Cardano and watching the AMA by Charles are what make me joyful all the time!
2) How did you get interested and involved with Blockchain/Crypto?
I got to know about crypto in 2017 and started to invest in this space since the end of 2017. (Yes, I am the one who entered the market at the peak of the bull-run! What a shame!)
I found myself turn to be a blockchain/crypto enthusiast, since I had finished reading the Bitcoin White Paper by Satoshi, and became more aware about the blockchain ecosystem. The innovation as peer-to-peer way of funds transfer, decentralization, smart contract and privacy protection attracted me immensely and intensely. I have been fascinated with this nascent technology so much that I decided to commit to searching for projects with the most and biggest potential that would surpass Bitcoin and Ethereum. Now we have Cardano!
3) Why Cardano?
There are many reasons for me to stand with Cardano. Among those reasons, what makes me feel fascinated most are the scientific philosophies embedded in the genes of this project. The science driven approach( peer reviewing and formal methods…), the commission to be the financial stack for the unbanked in developing countries, the balance between the needs of users and those of regulators, the transparency to expose the project progress, and the holistic strategy to push the whole industry to the next level… Scanning all over this space, it is difficult to name other projects with the same approach or merits as Cardano, so why not follow the steps of Cardano and witnessing the magic that it will bring to us?
4) How are you contributing to the Cardano Ecosystem as an Ambassador?
I have been always playing a role as the translator since 2018. Whenever I searched for any critical news or constructive commentaries written in English, I just naturally felt like translating them into Chinese, and publish it at several blockchain specific forums such as, Wechat groups or websites to attract more Chinese investors and blockchain enthusiasts.
Different from those blockchain projects initiated in China, most of the articles on Cardano are written in English, which unfortunately adds to the language barrier for a large amount of people in China. (You can imagine how large it is!)
At the same time, we have to admit that there are somewhat suspicious and irrational voices all over the various Chinese social media channels, especially when the price of ADA does not meet someone’s expectations (note that most of the expectations are not that reasonable and realistic at all).
I do think this is unfair for Cardano, as it is already deemed to be one of the most transparent projects in this space. The trollish behavior and baseless attacks, making things seem black and white is confuses people and also what I cannot stand as a Cardano supporter.
Moving forward, I will stick to the translation work and introduce Cardano to more Chinese speaking people who are eager to set foot in this space.
5) What is your future vision for the Cardano Ecosystem?
Cardano is committed to being the financial stack for the developing nations, so I do hope Cardano could help the unbanked, and attract more companies, governments, governors and organizations to adopt the protocol, resulting in expansion of the ecosystem. I am proud to be part of it!
6 ) What is your personal message to the Cardano community?
I just got a strong feeling that the Cardano community is getting better and better since 2019!
It is joyful to see more people join in this big family through various social media channels.
Just keep it up! Let us build the Cardano community together!
Don’t forget to like, follow, share Chen’s hard work! He can be followed on the Cardano Forum, on WeChat (chenzhe527724), WeiBo or in the Chinese Cardano Telegram chat!
—The End of Part 1.