Hello, Cardano community.
Originally from Fort Hood, Texas, our family moved to Pensacola, Florida after our father retired from the US Army. From there I joined the Army in 2002. Went to Benning for basic, and Redstone Arsenal for AIT where I studied metrology, calibration of testing standards, and how to evade a Drill Sgt for 9 months. I went on to Fort Drum NY as a bonafide calibrator assigned to 95th Maintenance Company (TMDE - Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment). It was cold there, I ran too much, and that’s all I have to say about that…
Got into crypto Oct 2017 as a speculative game, and did ok, even though I was horrible at trading. I lucked out a little here and there and speculated on a few coins that had some good gains. I held entirely too long but still made money. That got my attention. The only problem was most coins seemed like BS schemes and I wanted a useful long-term investment. My research led me to conclude that Cardano (ADA) had the potential to be a bedrock layer to the whole crypto system, and so I started buying, and still am.
My approach to crypto investments/speculation is guided by the fundamental question of whether I will be able to leverage the tech in some way that brings value to my partner and me, our employees, developers, and the non-profits we intend to integrate with at a core level. My sister loves dogs more than people I think, so she’s wanting to focus on our local Humane Society. I have been homeless before and helped by a veterans shelter (GI Forum - San Antonio, TX) so my ambition is to focus in that arena.
I currently co-own with my sister a local moving labor business that is gearing up to go full service and in compliance with government regulators, such as USDOT, DOA, etc. Lately, we have been attempting to understand the capabilities and potentials for blockchain to be applied to our business. We have been tossing around Ideas between each other trying to see the bigger picture, but due to a lack of understanding, there are way too many “what ifs”. It is my goal to utilize the forum to ask questions about contracting, transparency, and regulatory compliance possibilities to get a better understanding of where this is all going, and how we can all benefit.
I am probably ranked as average intelligence (optimistically), so, please keep that in mind. I have a few goals and am trying to figure out if Cardano is capable of helping achieve them. Likewise, I realize that Cardano, IOHK, Emurgo, etc all have goals of their own. I’d like to know early if certain applications of their platform will conflict with my conscience (read: war finance of aggressors, black mirror-esque futures, absurd wealth disparity, etc). I am a veteran, from a predominately veteran family, and most of our customers are veterans, yet I still would like to work towards a more peaceful future.
Any help in what I have outlined would be appreciated. If you have any questions from me, about anything, don’t hesitate to ask. For instance, if you are about to move… hit me up. I can give you some tips to save time/money/stress.
(probably TMI, but thanks for reading)