Welcome to the seventh journal of our ongoing “Ambassador Stories”!
Every week, 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: Antonio, Content Creator **
Antonio is a great guy who has been with the Cardano community and ecosystem since the early days! Apart from helping to moderate part of the Spanish community on Telegram, he also helps represent Cardano on interviews with well known crypto entities, people, and goes to meetups and events, similar to Marcus Vinicius (@marcusoregano). Antonio has some interesting upcoming things the coming time, so if you’re a Spanish Cardano community member, please be on the lookout for his updates!
(Antonio enjoying outdoor activities)
1) Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background?
I have always been a young entrepreneur and I have been interested in computers and new technologies. I went to school and studied computer engineering. During my career I built computer systems and networks for my private company, specialized in computer security. I love playing around with all kinds of apparatuses. Before all this, I had more time for one of my other passions: sport, especially working with the iron. I am now a father of twins. I try to manage my fatherhood and life in a decentralized way, and even though I do not have as much time available as before, I still find ways to organize my free time plans. I’ve also traveled a lot, I love it, it’s the best way to open my mind and seeing new places and customs.
(Antonio proclaiming his love for Cardano? )
2) How did you get interested and involved with Blockchain/Crypto?
Since I studied computer science, I started with a module of exploitation of computer systems, and thanks to my hardware professor who was something similar to a cyberpunk, told me about Bitcoin in 2010. Since then I have been involved in the Crypto world. The new developments happening each year is very exciting to me, and I see in the BlockChain technology a future of hope.
3) Why Cardano?
I’ve been a miner for a while, being involved in crypto since the early days, I’ve followed Charles’ path since Ethereum’s early days and started mining some of ETH. After I knew Charles was going to ETH Classic and finally, started his own project: Cardano, I immediately became interested in it. I have followed the project since its inception, and today it is a project that I like most in the entire BlockChain world.
4) How are you contributing to the Cardano Ecosystem as an Ambassador?
Long before I was an Ambassador, even before the official Cardano groups in Telegram existed I created the CardanoEsp group, where other enthusiasts and faithful followers of the project gathered. Everyone helps each other and members share all kinds of project information, videos and talks, we comment on how the project progresses and help with user problems. I have also created the Meetup group in Spain, and we already have two events that will be held soon. I have written several articles on Cardano, in a common project called AgoraChain.org. In addition, I have greatly improved the overall Crypto security; help promote security measurements and safeguard crypto community members and whomever else benefits from this.
5) What is your future vision for the Cardano Ecosystem?
I can’t predict the future, but I hope that Cardano is going to be the star platform of the BlockChain world. I hope the project is able to fulfill its vision in underdeveloped countries. This is a very important step in adoption for crypto and this overall new technology. I think Cardano is doing very well, we have to support and help with the adoption of this project.
6 ) What is your personal message to the Cardano community?
After several years, and now as a father, I have realized that most people are here to earn quick money with the Crypto. Only few people see the potential of this technology to change the world as we know it. I recommend following the project for your technological understanding and development in finance. Let’s create a better financial system in favor of the less favored, creating economic equality, benefits us all.
Don’t forget to like, follow, share Antonio’s hard work! He can be followed on the Cardano Forum or in the Spanish Telegram group!
—The End of Part 1.