Welcome to the 9th journal of our weekly “Ambassador Stories” series!
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: Shaun Byres, Ambassador Moderator.
Shaun has recently joined our Ambassador Moderator ranks, helping out in our various social media platforms and chat rooms, providing answers to questions and resolve problems. Prior to that, Shaun has been an active and long time community member. Shaun is a sincere and great guy who goes the extra mile in getting our community informed and engaged! Thanks for your continued support, Shaun!
(Shaun on one of his travels, getting some selfie-love from a Shisa. How was the food over there?)
1) Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background?
I’m 27. Born and raised in the Scottish highlands but moved to Australia a few years ago. I work as a Cloud Systems Engineer and have been in the IT field specifically for around 10 years. I enjoy spending my time traveling and experiencing different cultures (and primarily the food, mmmm!).
2) How did you get interested and involved with Blockchain/Crypto?
I’ve been involved in various bitcoin communities over the years. My interest started after joining the bitcointalk forum and buying my first coins on localbitcoins in 2014.
3) Why Cardano?
I love open source ideology and the vision that IOHK has laid out over the upcoming eras.
4) How are you contributing to the Cardano Ecosystem as an Ambassador?
I’ve been an active member in the community since 2017. My goal is to continue to support and add value to the telegram channels and other social media. I’m fairly active and you’ll see me under the username @byres on Telegram and the Forum.
5) What is your future vision for the Cardano Ecosystem?
I’m looking forward to seeing all eras come together and real uptake and adoption taking place. Developing countries is a huge opportunity to push blockchain mainstream and this is a primary focus for IOHK, Emurgo and CF.
6 ) What is your personal message to the Cardano community?
Bitcoin excelled back in the early days from having a tight community and many were spreading the good word of blockchain outside of the social media echo chambers.
Cardano will rely on similar support to drive things forward. Even little gestures like gifting tangem cards for Christmas, or a paper wallet for a birthday present really goes a long way - this movement shouldn’t be isolated to social media.
“A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.” - Chuck Norris
Don’t forget to like, follow, share Shaun’s hard work! He can be followed on the Cardano Forum and via Telegram: @byres!
—The End of Part 1.