Ambassador Stories, Journal #16 : Chris & Malick
Welcome to the 16th journal of our “Ambassador Stories” series! :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.
Please read all about Chris (@chris-graffagnino) down below!
Part 1: Chris, Ambassador Content Creator:>
Chris has been quite active within the Cardano community, providing value and knowledge to those that seek it, in particular for the stake pool best practices community and on github. Chris runs his own pool, too. He has greatly helped the Cardano ecosystem! Keep up the great work and thanks for joining the Ambassadors!
1) Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background?
Hi from Nashville, Tennessee! My name is Chris Graffagnino and I am an independent software engineer. I play guitar… once upon a time I even recorded/toured with a few artists you might have heard of. It was a fun way to spend my youth, for sure. Ten years ago, I became obsessed with learning Python and web-development, and never looked back. More recently, my focus has been blockchain, and in particular, Cardano.
2) How did you get interested and involved with Blockchain/Crypto?
I was curious about bitcoin back in 2010. I’m still kicking myself for not buying when the price dropped to $2. Talk about a missed opportunity!
3) Why Cardano?
I look at the cryptocurrency space through the lens of how the internet developed. Initial growth driven by speculation, followed by a bust, then finally a slow rise to adoption. I have been so impressed with how Charles has chosen to build Cardano. Software using formal methods is a big step forward - it will be what sets us apart from the rest.
4) How are you contributing to the Cardano Ecosystem as an Ambassador?
I help people set up and troubleshoot their nodes. If you want to run a node, and are committed to learning, check it my “Stake Pool Guide for Newbs”. You can do it, too!
5) What is your future vision for the Cardano Ecosystem?
Trust is the basis for all our relationships, and even society itself. Cardano will redefine the ways we trust each other. This is so fundamental to our lives that I don’t think any of us can fully appreciate how massive the implications are.
6 ) What is your personal message to the Cardano community?
Invest in your fellow community members. We win together, or not at all.
Don’t forget to like, follow, share Chris’ hard work! He can be followed on the Cardano Forum, Twitter or on Telegram!
—The End of Part 1.