🎉 The BIG ‘introduce yourself’ thread

Hello-

I’m Ken Hodler and hold 1/4 of Alfred’s soul in my Ledger Horcrux, with Seth Goldfarb, Morgan Sherwood, and Aaron Anderson holding the rest. I did not participate in the Metacartel Dragon Quest due to time constraints (other than few very minor contributions), but followed along as Alfred nailed it!

My background is in software engineering, primarily front-end focused, but I’m comfortable hacking in back-end and embedded device code as well. I have been around the cryptocurrency scene since 2011 and have worked in the industry since early 2015. I was an early contributor at KeepKey and became it’s CTO when it was acquired by ShapeShift in 2017.

I left that job at the end of 2018 so that I would have time to pursue a masters degree and summon other projects. I’m 78% through the Msc. Digital Currency program at University of Nicosia. I have also had the opportunity to work on a handful of early stage products in defi such as Alfred. When I can, I participate in hackathons because they’re fun and it’s super cool building and getting feedback on PoCs so quickly. I have been on two teams that won a prize in the last year. Alfred emerged from one of those teams.

I recently had an academic paper published by the University of London that examines the impact of Schnoor and Taproot on address clustering analysis on Bitcoin. It was also circulated internally at Interpol among cybercrime investigators. The same set of authors is in the process of doing a privacy analysis of P2EP.

Interesting coincidence: Alfred was summoned as a Wyoming based LLC/Aragon DAO hybrid with the help if Etherize and Tristan. Recommended.

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Hello all,

I’m Aaron Anderson and I rolled a shaman character for this IRL playthrough. After grinding out some levels in the church, military, and corporate zones, I reached the endgame content in the web3 expansion where my team buffs and focus effects have been beneficial for other player characters.

Groups I’ve teamed up with include Alfred, Ching!, BlocX, web3devs, MakerDAO Com-dev, Burner Wallet (EthDenver 19, 20, & DevCon5), and Pluracle (EthBuenosAires 18).

Like others have said in this thread, my path here was divinely inspired. Decentralization is key to our survival and propagation throughout the galaxy. And unfettered access to base reality is a fundamental right of conscious beings.

“Don’t fight forces. Use them!” -R. Buckminster Fuller, 1932

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Hey everyone!
Juliana here. I’ve been in the Ethereum ecosystem for the past 2 years. Met Metacartel back in July 2019 in a crazy party in Berlin. But got closer to most of you at ETH Denver.
I’m the summoner of Meta Gamma Delta,
YouTuber at It’s Encrypted! (new subscribers always welcome: https://www.youtube.com/c/JulianaPassos),
Community Manager at ETH Devs Sao Paulo,
Developer and Creator of dPlasma & Favela Sem Corona,
Flutter Developer, Beach lover, Ski junkie,
Some curious facts about me: I worked in Wall Street during Lehman Brothers collapse, my country had 7 different currencies, I lived in the Bahamas and was a triathlete (2009-2018). I studied Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s in London.
I’ve been a developer since 2019, and really happy to be an awarded hackathon winner at DragonQuest. It means the world to me :wink:

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Hey there, been wanting to get involved with Metacartel for a while! I’ve come to work and chat with members of the community quite often, but didn’t really know where to start contributing myself. So I’ll start with an intro!

  • Worked @ Aragon for a year, mainly as a program coordinator for the —now defunct— Flock and Nest grant programs
  • My current projects
    • Joined the researchcollective team to keep hacking on their expert DAO for COVID related things
    • Thinking and writing here, real id here
  • I can write, coordinate, connect people. I can organize projects and I’m working on my technical chops as well these days hacking on stuff.

Currently I’m focusing on determining the different types of value that make DAOs and online communities appealing and sustainable. Also looking forward to concrete use cases for ExpertDAOs in things like journalism and activism.

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Arriving from DragonQuest hackathon discord:

I would like to give any interested members of the Estonia DAO squad a chance to join the MetaCartel DAO. Once we decide how many of you are interested in joining we can figure out how much DAI vs DAO shares to dish out.

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:estonia: Estonia DAO

I was working on Estonia DAO because it is a bridge betweed real-life and on-chain world. Estonia is a small (less than 1.5m) digital society and they have capacity to implement this in practice.

Check the hackathon submission: https://estoniadao.org/hack

Change the law, change the game, change the incentives for humanity.

I actually wrote a book called “system change”: https://genesis.re/book

And the recent talk:

:desert_island: BaseX island

Starting from the business plan and cashflow, companies do not run on karma and good vibes. Still researching legal structure and progressing on all the fronts. Just got a reply from a law firm, €1000 + VAT and some other ongoing fees just to have a meeting is uncool, my research continues.

:love_letter: Mailhustle


Parallel to that is :love_letter: https://mailhustle.com analyzing 15 years of my email history, uncovering relationships from the past. Currently there is no AI ML NLP involved, only doing some basic math, how many emails in and out. Longer term I can totally building my AI avatar and my AI avatar doing business with your AI avatar.

I’ll use :love_letter: https://mailhustle.com to promote https://basexisland.com that’s why these two can run in parallel… Many other crazy ideas that I put on the backburner to focus on my attention on the stuff that truly matters and falls within my jurisdiction. For example:

:ukraine: Land in Ukraine: https://github.com/marsrobertson/one-life-true-self/issues/36

:tokyo_tower: 5G citizen science: https://genesis.re/citizenscience


I have a background as a web developer, this is “selling time for money” way of generating income, 10k on StackOverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/users/775359/mars-robertson

I code some solidity too, I’m just too busy with projects to refresh my CV, the hustle on the island consumes most my attention…

I’m a member of Peter Diamandis Abudance Community, I promote exponential mindset and effective altruism.

My ETH address: 0x85A363699C6864248a6FfCA66e4a1A5cCf9f5567 or dearMoon.eth

It’s not about the price, it’s about this guy: https://dearmoon.earth/

Of course, I want to fly to the moon with artists!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marsrobertson/

Follow me on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/marsxrobertson/status/1254323877183983617

My biggest skill: connectedness

Connecting and integrating various worlds, dimensions, entities, people, modalities… I’d be greatly honoured to join the DAO, join the forces, go beyond exponential!

Hello everyone, I’m BruceTheGoose, a cryptoartist and NFT enthusiast attempting to build a NFT creation platform that also holds a number of other useful features, and a list of creative resources and other NFT projects that align with our vision or that our community would take an interest in. For more about me, or about the project, check out linktr.ee/brucethegoose :smiley:

Hey all,

I’m Joe, part of our Aragon. Most of my time is spent on finance related matters from token listings to treasury management and tokenomics.

I’m also part of Estonia DAO which was a recent Dragon Quest hackathon winner. With Estonia DAO, we’re aiming to connect the 70k+ e-residents from around the world to a DAO and lobby for legislative changes using a DAO.

Look forward to meeting everyone and spending more time in this amazing community.

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I’m Dan. I’m a DAO maximalist. Been watching the space since the BTC whitepaper. I got involved with trading in May 2015. After liquidating my crypto holdings at the height of the boom (and paying most of the gains to the IRS thanks to Coinbase losing that court case / being required to report my account) I started running DPOS nodes and developing. In mid-2018 I sold everything I owned, moved to Europe, and started focusing exclusively on DeFi. My wife, kids, dogs, and I spent 8 months living in Croatia (relatively near PETH) and now live in Tallinn, Estonia. I was a digital nomad before the virus hit and look forward to being one again.

My experience in DeFi / DAOs:

MARKETProtocol - lead engineer
LSDai - Berlin 2019 hackathon win
Pi-Rate $HIP NYC - First hacker in residence
HoneyLemon - Team member
MetaGame - Early lurker, Diamond member through donation
PieDAO - CTO
EstoniaDAO - Tech and Legal teams
BaseX Island - Pledged member, ground team Estonia :desert_island:
AuditDAO - Founder
PanDAO - Co-Founder (stealth mode)

I’ve obviously been circling MetaCartel for a while and am looking forward to getting more involved. It’s hard to encounter a cool project in the space without seeing the dancing chili pepper and / or Peter.

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Hey,

I’m Matthias, been around the space since TheDAO and working in the security space. Lot’s of start-up experience, including a recent exit. I am here for something very hands-on: How to setup a DAO-powered community with the target to allow people to find their individual perfect place to live. Consisting of scouts, builders and of course the ones looking for something perfect.

I got sparked by the new evolution of Metacartel: https://medium.com/metacartel/metacartel-is-evolving-️-350a64b39f3c

Looking forward to whatever is next on this road, and please reach out to me in case you are interested to share your insights or to join/contribute in one way or another.

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Hey guys/girls, I’m Victor, founder at Shenanigan. I joined the ETH nation pretty recently, somewhere around 2017/18. When I joined the first article I read was about cryptokitties and miraculously, I became obsessed. I think the main reason was it was so obvious where developers hearts lied and that place was Ethereum. Bitcoin seemed cool when I heard about it in 2016, but Ethereum was obviously revolutionary. Moving more than just data around the internet had use cases out of my comprehension. So, I started brainstorming to grasp at one of those incomprehensible use cases rattling through my brain. Shenanigan is the result :slight_smile:

Prelude

Shenanigan aims to solve the problem every athlete faces during their career.

“If I cant go professional, what do I do when I’m done?”

Besides joining a circus? Nothing.

Every year, thousands of young adults turn away from there passions and start remedial jobs. And this is our core demographic at Shenanigan.

Betting on sporting events is a human pastime as old as history. That’s why last year, Nevada handled $8billion in bets and brought in $543million in revenue. All this money going back and forth and the athletes never see a dime. Shenanigan wants to open the door to a new paradigm.

Product Description

Shenanigan wants to remove the middleman and pay the athletes directly with a cut of the winnings.Utilizing LivePeer’s streaming technology and the Shenanigan mobile app, athletes will set up a live wager for the app community. Athletes will set their own goals or challenges and then livestream their attempts. If they complete their goal, live for everyone to see, they receive a cut of the betting pot. Winning bets are then paid out accordingly. And Everyone’s Happy! (except the losers)

DAO

A Shenanigan DAO will be set up on the Aragon platform to handle betting disputes from the app, as well as company financing, decisions, etc. Shenanigan will host some version of an ICO later this year. Owners of the token will receive in app benefits like extra in-app tokens and the ability to vote on disputes. The unofficial plans for the DAO include MolochDAO rage-quitting, bounties, fundraising, and community voting. See you there!

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