Hello everyone! I’ve been into crypto and blockchain for about the past 20 months. When things hit the ATH back in Nov/Dec 2017 I had a friend who was excitedly telling me that this was the next big thing and I had to get into this space. Lucky for me, I was very cautious and didn’t FOMO much money into anything before the crash came!
But even though I saw the market crash, I wanted to know more about this interesting technology. I started reading about Bitcoin, reading about Ethereum, following crypto related sub-Reddits, and attending a Blockchain Meetup group. Somewhere along the way I found IOHK and the Cardano project and I was hooked.
I’m an Academic so I’m kind of self-selecting into the system that matches up with my values of research-driven iterative design. I’m excited for the rollout of Shelley and seeing if the system will achieve design goals, as everything indicates it will! My dream is to find a way to build a system that can incorporate portfolio building, intellectual property ownership, and credentialing through self-sovereign identities. I think blockchain is the vehicle that can facilitate that and Cardano might be the system that will handle it best.
I look forward to meeting everyone on the forum. If you have any ideas to throw my way or suggestions of things I should check out, I’d love to hear them!