I’m glad to announce my candidacy for ZCG.
I’m a new dad from Indonesia who work as a software engineer. Previously I worked with a US-based fintech startup as a Junior Engineer. Late last year, I decided to quit and work full time on crypto. I managed to get a job in crypto but unfortunately not in Zcash. While I haven’t been able to work full time on Zcash, I was able to join the forum as moderator and learn much more about Zcash technology and community.
As a new dad, I want my kid to live in a world where money is not used against them. Money should be used to make a better world, it shouldn’t be used to control others. At first, I was interested in Zcash due to shielded transactions that allow for freedom of transactions. Cash is fungible and any “digital cash” must also be fungible. I believe shielded Zcash is the fungible digital asset, but not yet a “cash”. While Zcash has solved the privacy problem, it’s still not accessible to most, unlike cash.
I have always thought that we need money that is neutral. Money that doesn’t discriminate anyone or anything regardless of physical or social boundaries that exist between us. There’s a good chance that Zcash could be the money that I envision here. A neutral, digital, fungible, and importantly, accessible money for everyone. As such, my north star for Zcash is usage. For Zcash to be sustainable, it needs users. For Zcash to be used by as many people as possible, we need to make ZEC the money with the best UX and educate everyone about its existence.
ZCG should play a major role in making Zcash more accessible and delivering the best ZEC UX for Zcash users. For example, a zodler should be able to store their ZEC in a secure mass-produced device like a hardware wallet. A community should be able to manage their treasury on Zcash, privately and with the ability to selectively reveal their holdings for public accounting. Parents should be able to safely prepare their children’s savings accounts on Zcash. So, as a ZCG committee member, I will focus on grants that directly benefit the “Zcash users” by allowing them to easily, safely and happily use Zcash for their needs.
A few examples of approved grants that I’m most positive on:
- Trezor support for shielded transactions (Zodler)
- Zcash Shielded Assets (Crypto populace)
- BTCPay Server Zcash Integration (Daily users)
- Zcash short documentary by Zcash Media (General populace)
As a software engineer with community management experience, I believe I can provide the ZCG with unique perspectives blending technical and social aspects of Zcash.
- I’ve never been employed by the Electric Coin Co. (ECC) nor by the Zcash Foundation (ZF).
- I have never received a ZCG grant.
- For the last two years, ZEC is consistently the largest portion of my crypto portfolio.
- I’m active in other cryptocurrency/DAO communities but most of my time is spent on Zcash.
- I had an employment contract to work as community manager of a cryptocurrency project. Currently, I’m not employed by any other cryptocurrency teams.
Thank you for reading this far. I hope everyone is excited for my candidacy and looking forward for an even better ZCG. Also, good luck to all ZCG candidates. Godspeed.
P.S.: You can private message me with shielded memo, pun intended , at zs1cmws5cn9kj4kk6en990wnvvyeu7qkwkjnxfv3hehv4g8ss7m3zps56affl3vyv8xw4u3c2ga225