🎉 The BIG ‘introduce yourself’ thread

Thanks so much. Looking forward to being a part of the Cartel

Yo what’s good! I’m Hammad (also known as META_DREAMER), I’m a designer and full stack dev, been doing web/mobile app design and development for my own startups as well as remote contract work for the last 6 years. Graduated last year from the University of Alberta in Computer Engineering (we have probably one of the best AI programs in the world, come through if you’re interested).

I do UI/UX/Gfx design, full stack dev, branding, AI / Machine Learning, blockchain dev, project management and other stuff. I love fashion, hip hop, unnecessary gadgets, building computers / keyboards, photography, and nice walks through Falador Park.

I got into crypto back in late 2010 mining Bitcoin after I heard about it on some Runescape forum. I had a bunch but sold it all for like $20 a pop. Make a couple grand which was huge for me in high school, but then got salty in 2013-2014 when I realized I could’ve made a lot more. Lost interest until late 2016 when my buddy from Waterloo told be about Ethereum. Been following it and self-learning blockchain technology ever since. Had mostly a passive role until Devcon 5 in Osaka where I decided the time was right for me to get more involved.

Ethereum is my biggest passion right now, probably the most exciting space to be working in and the community is amazing, especially MetaCartel. Really feels like the 90s when the Internet was first being built, and its awesome being at the forefront of all of this. Sometimes I feel like I was guided to this space by divine intervention, and everything else I’ve done in my life leading up to this was just preparing me for it. I have a bad habit of doing too many things, but here I feel like I can actually make the most of all the things I’ve learned.

But yea, glad to be a part of this! Right now I’m working on https://metafactory.ai and MetaGame (@metafam on twitter), also going to be working on building better tooling for dApps and creating more engaging content / podcasts / youtube videos.

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Hello, Hi everyone,
I’m David Moore, UX and UI designer based in the UK. Co-founder Of Ethereum arts / nft marketplace KnownOrigin.io & big believer in the DAO approach to scaling.

Happy be here, excited to contribute

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Hey everyone, I’m Nodar and I’ve been a big fan of MetaCartel for a while now, decided I needed to show proof of contributions before posting an introduction here.

So in August I started writing DeFi Tutorials to highlight best opportunities & risks involved when using DeFi protocols. I realized many end-users want to see live tests of someone actually using these DeFi tools before putting in their own money behind it - a sort of a ‘test-drive’.

After getting some incredible feedback, I hacked up DeFiStrategies which is a DeFi trading simulator - with no code using Glideapps. I love staying lean by using all available tools to get MVP out to early users asap and iterate from feedback - i think this is what our space is missing a lot of. Teams need to find market fits asap.

In DeFi Strategies simulator I was allowing end-users to pick out which positions they want to open up and some started thinking they would be able to execute strategies right from this app. Around same time, I found out about Kyber’s DeFi Hackathon and since i needed help with smart contracts I reached out for help on their discord.

Dipesh responded and we immediately clicked, i believe because we both have accounting backgrounds. DeFiZap was born.

DeFiZap deploys capital across multiple DeFi protocols in a single transaction. What does this mean? You open positions on several platforms with different opportunities. For example: you could long ETH with 2x leverage on Fulcrum and supply liquidity on Compound with a single click.

Doing this in one go helps you save time + gas. It’s important to note: when you place trades or supply liquidity using these DeFi platforms, you get back liquidity/position tracking tokens. DeFiZap doesn’t spread your money into ‘top 10 coinmarketcap’ - Zaps infuse capital into DeFi.

As it stands now, Zaps essentially spit back balance tracking tokens which are minted from different DeFi platforms. These allocation %s are pre-defined and Zap contracts never hold users’ funds. But you could imagine users will be able to customize Zaps.

Currently we are looking for feedback to help us refine our vision while listening to the community and creating Zaps to fill real use cases. We have 5 zaps live now and are currently finalizing our first integration with Pools.fyi

Sneak peak: you will get to one-click enter 1 or multiple Uniswap pools using just ETH, abstracting the whole need to obtain erc20 tokens to match your eth. So for example, you deposit ETH, half goes to buying MKR and after ETH+MKR are added to the MKR uniswap pool - you get back Uniswap liquidity tracking tokens. This cuts off a lot of Metamask interactions for end users. To start Pools.fyi will have a “get in a pool” button next to Uniswap pools. Next we will work on, exit a pool in one go. This is super nice from ROI perspective because as end-user I am able to clearly see how much ETH i entered into a pool with and how much i ended up getting back after exit.

Some thoughts (this is where we would love feedback):
-Zaps (including create your own which we will enable soon) are always free. They help anyone get in/out/between positions on DeFi platforms in one go.
-Developers providing unique UI experiences (such as pools.fyi) can integrate these Zaps and charge a fee on top if they want.
-Eventually we will deploy dynamic zaps which users can get into if they choose and these zaps optimize positions themselves. At this point, again if the end user chooses to enter through this dynamic zap (at which point we mint balance tracking token for that zap), a small exit fee is charged when users redeem their tokens (to close out positions). This fee goes to DeFiZap DAO and is used to support and further develop DeFiZap.

I want to keep building DeFiZap, publishing DeFiTutorials (which im in the process of open-sourcing through Gitbook - currently 500+ readers) and pushing no-code movement through no-code tutorials. This will enable a lot more people who don’t necessarily have strong coding skills, to be able to easily create MVPs to test their ideas. This will ultimately help get to product market fit faster + without wasting a lot of resources.

Looking forward to your feedback and meeting you all IRL one day! I’m located in Brooklyn.

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Let’s do this :slight_smile: I love the semi-passive approach and been spending probably too much time on index/portfolio*DAO problem space!

Hey folks,

Jonathan here :wave:

I’ve been working closely with the MetaCartel in the past couple of months, helping develop the MetaFactory merchandise store with @burningfiat and @META_DREAMER, so it’s about time I post here to formally introduce myself :).

I’m a developer at Flex Dapps - a speciality development house in Melbourne, down :australia: under :australia:. I was first drawn to Ethereum & Web3 when completing my studies at The University of Melbourne in 2018, and have been cutting code ever since. Big believer that building neat, functional, and competent dapps on scalable infrastructure is one of the only sure-fire ways to level up Web3 into the mainstream. With this in mind, I’ve always been impressed with the output of the MetaCartel!

Looking forward to working with you all in the future!

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Hello everyone !

I am a big fan of what you are doing, I believe we are at the beginning of a cambrian explosion of new internet experiments and I am incredibly excited to watch it unfold. I also want to contribute to accelerating the process.

I am in the process of building a dApp which I believe has the potential to go viral and onboard hundreds of thousands of people to Ethereum. I am a member of SKALE’s innovator program and have been developing my idea for about 6 months. When it is ready (and when you can demo it) I will post about it here in-depth.

My idea was that I could contribute some sort of value to this group (partial ownership, or a revenue stream) in exchange for your help with early traction and adoption.

I am making this account intentionally seperate from any of my other online identities, but I will be happy to answer any questions and look forward to the possibility of collaborating with you all.

Sincerely,

m_W

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Hello Guys !

I am a software engineer dedicated to blockchain since three years now. What I prefer to work on is discovering emerging technologies and bringing them to no-tech people by building simple applications.
I co-founded cryptobank Amon back in 2017, and I am now diving into the world of DAOs.
I am currently building a new project Mooni, which is a crypto off ramp for marketplaces and DAOs, but I’ll talk more about it in a dedicated thread.

Happy to be here and see what all you guys are buidling !

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Hi all! I’m working on Microsponsors.io, a creator monetization platform built on Ethereum with NFTs and the 0x Protocol.

This is my first full-time Ethereum project. Rec’d a grant last spring from 0x.org to build out Microsponsors on top of 0x Protocol (ZRX), using their auction capabilities as well as their smart contracts for atomic swaps.

Before that, software engineer from the Bay Area with lots of experience in both open source and Web 2.0 companies. Loving the build-out of Web3 with you all!

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Hi everyone, I’m Joseph, a dev, inventor, ultra long distance hiker, writer of code, banisher of bugs, bounty hunter, and will program for burritos-er. I’ve been building dapps since early 2017 when I joined ConsenSys but now it’s more of a hobby while I work elsewhere. I mostly work in Washington DC where I love to run meetups and teach workshops on Solidity and web3 programming.

Some side projects and experiments I’m working on that yall might find interesting are

  • ETHHole.com a learning center for devs with practice challenges to help people get between hello world and building useful dapps. (15 more challenges coming this weekend)
  • Time Tokens, an experiment that lets people buy and hour of my time represented as a token you can trade.
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Hi I’m Raphaël, one of the founders of Alice, a social DeFi protocol. We’ve just published v2 of our protocol and created a new “investable bounties” dapp on Rinkeby. I’m interested in impact finance (obviously) and all things governance.
Ping me if you’ll be going to EthCC in a couple of weeks.

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Hey, I’m Ben. I am contributing to the MANA project : a decentralized index of worst-in-class companies regarding their impact on forest. We’re looking to scale the plateform from 30 to 400 companies followed. We’ll migrate the infrastructure on web 3 as well. (looking for freelancers or CTO by the way).

pitch : https://vimeo.com/225069570
v1 : https://mana-vox.org/search-results

https://twitter.com/BenduPeloux

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Hey guys, Max here.

Been working on my two web apps lately.

playchap.io - a multiplayer arcade platform with skill-based competitions where the winner takes everyone’s ETH

tindhancer.com - provides an enhancement functionality on top of Tinder’s free version, like the ability to like back the most recent people who liked you, changing geolocation, auto swiper etc. Trying to find a good use case to mashup web3 with this app.

Joining metacartel due to lack of experience in blockchain/DAO space.
I hope I could learn something from you and chip in some of my skills.

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Hey Hey Hey, I’m Taylor Aka @YalorMewn almost everywhere on the webz.

I was brought here by the unfathomable forces of the universe or perhaps the unstoppable magnetism of this giant octopus consuming the earth :scream:

Anyway I’m over here on the bleeding edge with @META_DREAMER and @pETH working on MetaGame as a solution to misaligned global incentives. They call us “shilling shamans” because we shill to heal the earth 🩹🌍

I’ve been actively involved with Ethereum since I heard about it in 2017 first with Giveth.io, then Dappnode.io and Swarm.City exploring and learning alongside other advocates of decentralization. These days I find myself sucked into the MetaCartel vortex wanting to give more of my energy to this amazing community and support it’s growth and development. I’m also currently running the :dragon_face: Dragon Quest​:dragon_face: Hackathon and organizing some talks promoting DAO’s and MetaCartel community benefits.

I tend to take on WAY to many things and start things I can’t finish, which is why I’m excited to have a community of others who are down for collaboration. I’ve run the startup race and fallen on my face, I’m not down with the extraction based models of almost all major industries.

I’ve committed to doing this thing and being a part of the generation that snap’s out of the competition mentality. I think we were born to change the world, and I literally don’t care how cliche that sounds because we’re already doing it…:clap:t3:

Oh and last but not least I love Memes.
I love making Memes, sharing Memes, and sometimes I even dream in meme :sleeping_bed::thought_balloon::joy:


That’s all for now :octopus:

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