Ambassador Stories, Journal #15: Michael & Yuta

Ambassador Stories, Journal #15 : Michael & Yuta

Welcome to the 15th journal and second “Ambassador Stories” series for the year 2020! :star_struck: :tada:

New stories will be shared with you, whenever new ambassadors join our ranks and provide their stories.
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. :writing_hand:

Please read all about Michael (@Redoracle) down below! :open_book:

Part 1: Michael, Ambassador Translator:>

Michael has been quite active within the Cardano community, providing value and knowledge to those that seek it, in particular for the Italian community. He has greatly helped the EMURGO team get Italian language support! Keep up the great work and thanks for joining the Ambassadors!

1) Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background?

I am an Italian IT Security engineer, 42 years old and single! :wink:

I was born in a small town (Noci) in the south of Italy, but I have been working mostly around Europe and a little in South America.

I work as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant within the financial sector. I travel a lot and therefore don’t have much time left to get established somewhere.

I love music (all of it), poetry and I am very critical about everything around me.

I like outdoor sports mostly: scuba diving, skydiving and rock climbing.
I love watching the stars, and I am a big fan of Tesla (both the scientist Nicola as well as Elon Musk’s company) and Cardano!

Last but not least I am running a staking pool for all ADA lovers -

It’s very exciting to be part of this Community!*

2) How did you get interested and involved with Blockchain/Crypto?

I love exploring new technologies and I found the blockchain principals very similar to what I believe are IT Security Key points: trust-less playground and transparency.

3) Why Cardano?

Because I liked the paper as well as the fact Haskell has a big part in it. :slight_smile:

4) How are you contributing to the Cardano Ecosystem as an Ambassador?

I am contributing by translating Cardano contents so they can be accessible by the Italian community as well, and I am also one of the Yoroi Wallet translators.

Besides the translations I have developed a script to monitor, alert and recover (from a stuck status or from a fork) Jormungandr nodes/pools.

5) What is your future vision for the Cardano Ecosystem?

A more complex and yet easy to use technology by having an organized and capillary penetration of the social environment.

6 ) What is your personal message to the Cardano community?

Sharing is caring!

Don’t forget to like, follow, share Michael’s hard work! He can be followed on the Cardano Forum, Twitter or on Telegram!

—The End of Part 1.


Part 2: Yuta (@YUTA_Oishi) , Ambassador Content Creator:

As you all know by now, the Japanese community was invaluable the Cardano project’s grassroots. With great enthusiasm, we want to announce and welcome a new Japanese Cardano Ambassador joining our ranks! The Cardano community in the land of the rising sun is slowly but steadily growing, expanding its presence and awareness.
Thank you for all your helpful content, meetup talks, support but above all: enthusiasm! Please give Yuta a warm welcome!

(Yuta’s story is both in English and Japanese)

(Yuta on the far right, with Ambassador @Toshi_Miyatake_Japan (middle) and Cardano community meetup supporter Yuta (@Yuta_Uchino))

1) Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background?

Hello! In 2013. I passed an exam to be a certified public accountant, worked part-time from 2014, and then full-time from 2015 at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, which is part of the Deloitte Tohmatsu Group. I was involved with auditing accounts of companies aiming to have an IPO. From October 2017, I joined a venture firm as the financial manager.

2013年に公認会計士試験に合格し、2014年から非常勤として、2015年から常勤として、Deloitte Tohmatsu グループの有限責任監査法人トーマツに入り、IPOを目指す会社を中心として会計監査業務に携わりました。2017年10月からベンチャーに財務管理者として入社しました。

2) How did you get interested and involved with Blockchain/Crypto?

My interest was in what was being invested in. Recommended by the president of the company, I first purchased Bitcoin sometime in October 2017, and because the value went up, I read several articles promoting Cardano, saying that it’s quantum, and peer-reviewed, so I bought ada for the first time.

It was necessary to assess the success of the investment after that, so I first made a thorough visual comparison of the road map on the Cardano website and of strategies using other platforms. Next, I listened to the community’s voices on Telegram and Reddit, etc., as well as to Charles Hoskinson’s comments on AMAs, and collected information directly from the community and developers. Finally, I read Github and other papers on the topic.

I went through the research, and as my understanding of the Cardano project grew deeper, I realized that the Cardano project wasn’t just another investment, but was something likely to be written in the history books. Therefore, I feel that it’s something I must support.




3) Why Cardano?

I determined that Cardano is superior from the perspective of security, reliability, achievability, decentralization, sustainability, scalability, privacy, transparency, fairness, economic, interoperability, legality, finality, and stability.

And that’s just an overview! (For more details, check out my personal website)
Security (mathematically defined, mathematical precedent, mathematically based) (including quantum tolerance), accuracy (ensured from theoretical aspects and implementation aspects), achievability (degree of development activity, number of papers), decentralization (qualitative, low barriers to entry, quantum and game theory-based coefficients), sustainability (development funding function, voting system), scalability (payment and processing layer separation, high-speed language, RINA), legality (separation of individual rights and market rights, distributed reputation system), privacy (compatible with regulation), transparency (open testnet, dedicated Telegram channels in various countries’ languages, AMA), fairness (mathematically proven for complete equality), economic (quantitatively, qualitatively low-energy consumption), interoperability (side chain, private chain) SmartContract (① minimized risk with by being strict and fast (Plutus), ② easy for non-program designers (Marlowe), ③ multi-lingual support (IELE)), finality (provided as an additional function as a trade-off to ensure safety), stability (increased transactions).




4) How are you contributing to the Cardano Ecosystem as an Ambassador?

To understand the Cardano Ecosystem of the community in Japan where there are a relatively large amount of ada holdings, it’s extremely important to see things from the perspective of governance. Even if solid governance is built, proper voting can’t take place without an understanding of Cardano’s technology within the Japanese community. If there is no trust, then the Cardano system will be hindered from growing. Still, I have the impression that difficulty in understanding the underlying technology of Cardano in Japan is what is keeping it from taking off.

For the upcoming Voltaire era of the Cardano roadmap, I would like to contribute by creating easy-to-understand contents so that the Japanese community will have a sufficient understanding of what Cardano is, then promote the Cardano ecosystem, and have Cardano take the lead.

ADAの保有量の相対的に多い日本コミュニティのCardano Ecosystemへの理解は、特にガバナンスの観点から極めて重要です。いかなる強固なガバナンスを築いても、日本コミュニティにCardanoのテクノロジーの理解がなく適切な投票を行えない、もしくは委託できない場合、Cardanoシステムの成長が妨げられます。しかしながら、日本において、Cardanoのテクノロジについてはまだまだ難解でついて行けていない方も多いように感じています。

私は来るVortaire期に日本コミュニティが十分な知識を身につけていること、そしてむしろCardano Ecosystemに提案を行い、リードしていけるようになるため、分かりやすいコンテンツ作成を通じて貢献をしていきたいと考えています。

5) What is your future vision for the Cardano Ecosystem?

My future vision for Cardano is, of course, to provide a solid, financial infrastructure for 3 billion people who have no bank account or official social status.

The problem with low voter turn-out in Japan and the lack of interest in politics are the biggest problems domestically in Japan. However, if convenient, electronic voting were possible via smartphones, and if there were no supervising organizations tallying up the numbers, it would be far cheaper. With this approach, what if we could have the will of the people reflected in the government for each policy in a way that is fair, private, inexpensive, distributive, and quick? The Cardano Ecosystem has the academic backing for this, and is getting attention from so many governments. I think the Cardano Ecosystem has potential applications for the government of Japan as well.


また、日本の投票率問題、政治への無関心問題は、日本国内最大級の問題です。しかしもし、各政策に応じて、気軽でありながら厳格にスマートフォンで電子投票でき、しかもその集計を管理する団体がなく、しかもコストも安価、と言う仕組みがあったとしたら、民意を、政策別に、公平に、厳密に、安価に、分散的に、素早く、政治に反映できるとしたらどうでしょうか?Cardano Ecosystemはその学術的な裏付けもあり、多くの政府に注目されています。Cardano Ecosystemには日本の政治にも応用可能なポテンシャルがあると考えています。

6 ) What is your personal message to the Cardano community?

Because I want to create content that has value, I am looking for news about what everyone in the community wants to know, what misgivings they may have, and about any worries. I would just love to get suggestions like, “This article is so interesting and easy to understand! Maybe you should try passing it on to the Japanese community?” Please don’t think, “I don’t want to bother him with my questions,” or “He’s probably too busy.” Please don’t hold back with your questions or requests! I can’t guarantee a reply, but I’m definitely going to read all the messages I get!


Don’t forget to like, follow, share Yuta’s hard work! He can be followed on the Cardano Forum, on Twitter, his Personal website or Telegram chatroom (Japanese language only)!

—The End of Part 2.

We are truly blessed with such motivated community members we have in our ecosystem! Thank you all for reading, and don’t forget to leave your comments/likes and give our Ambassadors some Cardano community :heart: and follow their work!:100::muscle:

Until next time, with new people and new Ambassador Stories! :wave:


Welcome to the team!!


Welcome guys! Good to have you with us!


Welcome! Glad to have you :raised_hands:

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Welcome guys!!

Hi and welcome!

Tiago, are you the Tiago who helped me resolve some tech issues??

If so I want to thank you publicly for the help.

I still haven’t been able to remove my old Daedalus wallet off my computer using instructions provided from the Cardano support info. My Test net wallet is still just sitting there and I have no wy to access the wallet. I did each and every step focusing one each line of instruction.

I was able to restore my Daedalus wallet on another computer and transfer my Mainnet ADA.

Every thing else is locked and unavailable. As I commented along with the testnet rewards. LOL. Seems a bit unfair. LOL.

Any way, Thank you for all your help if you are the Tiago who made good efforts to help.

You should use Yoroi ITN, full instructions here:

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