Ambassador Stories, Journal #7: Antonio & Michael

Welcome to the seventh journal of our ongoing “Ambassador Stories”! :star_struck:

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. :writing_hand:

Please read all about Antonio Sánchez Cabrera (@Antonio_Sanchez) & Michael Antwi (@Maka7911) down below! :open_book:

**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? :love_letter:)

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 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.


Part 2: Michael, Moderator

Michael has also been part of the early Cardano community, and helped set up the initial Cardano community on Telegram. He has been working on several interesting ideas to further explore once the Cardano blockchain has been fully decentralized. Keep an eye out for his updates, and feel free to shoot him a message or DM on Telegram or the forum!

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

I started working as a sports instructor in Amsterdam, in a neighborhood where I held sports activities to the local youth. I did that for 6 years. In the meantime I got my diploma at the Sport Academy in Amsterdam and went working and specialising as Personal Trainer. In my years as Personal trainer I received a lot of great working opportunities, such as in China as Performance trainer at a professional club in Wuhan Zall for U19, to individually train professional soccer players. After all these years being in sports I drastically switched careers to blockchain.

I worked as Blockchain advisor and voluntarily help crypto communities grown on Telegram, where by I also helped setup the English Cardano Telegram Community in 2017.

In the meantime, in the background, I worked on my own blockchain project called : Martian Network, which focuses on content creators that are in control of their own distribution and own content.

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

Before I went to China in the beginning of 2016, I looked into a newspaper where there was a small article about Bitcoin and it got my interest immediately.

3) Why Cardano?

Cardano got my attention due to the educational and scientific approach, and the way they are developing the overall project.

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

Currently helping out as a Moderator, whenever I can.

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

That it will be the backbone for financial institutes and Ada will function as a currency that will be used on a daily basis.

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

It doesn’t matter what your background is if you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve in life, you will get there with hard work and educating yourself in order to be the person you visioned yourself to be.

Don’t forget to like, follow, share Michael! He can be messaged and followed on the Cardano Forum, via Twitter, or on Telegram!

—The End of Part 2.

Wow! 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 week, with new people and new Ambassador Stories! :wave: