My name is Matt and I live in St. Paul, MN, US. I’ve been involved in the blockchain industry since 2012, first in buying Bitcoin, then mining for a bit, then Ethereum, then assorted startups such as Ascribe and Colu (as a user and dev, not someone with position). I got into Solidity development 18 months ago, and have been developing in that and Python/Tensors for about 3 years.
My whole life is in this space now. I just started a Podcast called Makers of Chains, which is both educational and satirical take on the industry. A purely educational platform which’ll cover the industry from an architecture, development, and scam aversion framework, and finally, working on my personal DAPP projects. The biggest one is a Blockchain as a Service, with Smart Contract Protocols managing a series of executions. The DAPP is to reverse engineer human resources into a completely open, immutable system where all employees see varying value in their performance with each other, rather than middle-management determining value. Also, by varying metrics of distribution, differing scarcity tokens are issued to employees, which performs a few innovations 1) creates an open market-place for Paid Time Off; Sick Time; Unpaid Time Off; etc where employees can buy, sell, or trade their time resources amongst any other employee as they see fit. 2) creating a holocratic/flat/agile environment where staff openly vote on priorities of projects to reduce needs for meetings. & 3) to create an open, censorship-resistant history which is represented by way of tokens for staff to have the power to purchase their own promotion, to further enable the power of an open, merit-managed/leadership managed system, replacing the opaque, bureaucratic, and often times slow process laid in the hands of human resource divisions, which is innumerably responsible for employee retention cycles.
Maidsafe could indeed be a core utility to help myself, and support others, with their long-term projects in this industry.