The Ambassador Program is a big project for fostering and growing the Cardano Community and awareness of the project around the globe. We are happy with its recent launch and our first group of amazing ambassadors. This program was always meant to be constantly changing and adapting because that’s what our community does! We have plans to add more roles in the future and from time to time, we’ll need to make amendments that better the program.
At the time of launch, the Ambassador Program included anonymous members or ‘pseudonymous’ accounts. These accounts were appointed because of their contribution to the community. Upon receiving suggestions from the community, further internal review and consideration of both sides of the argument, we have decided to move forward with the Ambassador Program with the requirement that full ‘real’ names are provided.
Anonymity in a community has benefits and drawbacks and we do understand an individual user’s desire to remain anonymous. But ultimately, the purpose of the Ambassador is to be the public face of the project to the wider community and with this privilege, comes responsibility and accountability. And this requires an identity.
We will continue to support engaging and active community members who choose to remain anonymous. Content created by them will continue to be shared and promoted on our platforms. We are also considering a separate and additional badge that can be used in circumstances like this to show recognition for their good work.