I first came across Blockstack way back in 2017 - via ProductHunt, I think. I played around with the Blockstack Explorer, had it installed and peeked in on it every once in a while. In 2019, I started hearing news about it again with the ICO and I followed that, buying some coins. After that, I started taking a closer look at the whole ecosystem.
In 2021, I kept seeing more articles and news. The 2.0 Blockchain came out at the beginning of 2021, which piqued my interest again. Finally found out about Clarity Universe
in 2021 - I can’t remember how exactly - but I got into that first cohort. That was really awesome. I wanted to learn Clarity. Having some space to learn the language was really interesting to me.
With all the experts that came on, that really gave me the confidence to actually fully jump in. I think sometime around the beginning of Clarity Universe
, I found Hiro - saw they were working on developer tools, which is much more my background. I found Hiro via Stacks, and that was really interesting so I applied. With the confidence that the CU built around the ecosystem and the players, that inspired me to jump in.
Previously, I was at a large Chinese Telecom company. It’s huge in Asia/other parts of the world outside of the U.S. I wasn’t in a rush to get out, but I was already interested in checking out the blockchain space. Before that, I had been at a few different startups. I had been wanting to go back to the startup feel of life. The small company, and a small blockchain, that was really appealing.
I've been with Hiro for about 1 year now.