Hi Mr. Refungible, welcome to Raze Network! Could you start by sharing more about yourself, your story, and your experience in crypto?
Hey everyone, I am super excited to join Raze on the fantastic mission to bring power & privacy back to the users!
I’ve always been entrepreneurial throughout my life, wearing multiple hats and building life-changing products. In particular, I have contributed to retail, media, edutech, fintech, and crypto projects.
My passion lies within the intersection of technology, innovation, and creative business. From the time I heard about Snowden’s news regarding NSA surveillance, the way I interact with technology and the online world has changed forever. Nowadays, I prefer staying pseudonymous and anonymous whenever I can, while supporting open source projects that build robust public tech and help fight for individual freedom.
That’s why I’m super excited to join Raze Network — a privacy-oriented, user-friendly project that is being built for the public good.
Awesome, we’re happy to hear that! Would you mind sharing your views on the current challenges in the crypto privacy industry?
More and more I see people starting to care about the privacy and security aspect of their daily habits, including online behavior. Even though off-chain privacy tools like Signal, Tor, DuckDuckGo, and OS like Tails and Whonix, are getting popular, we’re just at the beginning of the whole on-chain privacy revolution.
The biggest challenges for the on-chain privacy solutions going mainstream are:
a) the lack of a seamless, gamified onboarding process
b) native and easy-to-understand UI/UX
c) lack of incentives for the user until they have a privacy breach
d) an understanding of how your information gets used
Privacy isn’t something you get used to in a day. It takes time to get through the basics and defend yourself from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. We can do our part in that long-term journey of educating, onboarding, and creating a seamless privacy-friendly experience for our community and everyone off-chain exploring freedom in web3.
That makes a lot of sense. We’d love to hear your thoughts and a possible growth strategy you’re willing to implement at Raze.
I’m a big fan of interactive, gamified education and collaboration!
Sharing the journey with your community in a consistent and value-driven fashion is a winning strategy. Caring about the web3 space and building long-term, meaningful partnerships with other projects that are privacy focused!
There are lots of traction channels available for any business/network out there. It makes sense to focus on the core ones (community building, integrations/partnerships, content marketing) while experimenting around creative ways to growth-hack the entire network.
Finding and executing on the ecosystems ‘blue oceans’ — the untapped territories that have huge potential for collaboration, contribution, and constant creativity is what I’m very excited about. After that, it comes down to testing out potential strategies and implementations, analyzing the outcomes of their growth efforts, and choosing the process to focus on the most.
In short, the growth of a project is as much of an art, as it is a science. So, let’s experiment and find out what works best!
Thank you, Mr. Refungible! It’s a pleasure to have you on our team!
About Raze Network
Raze Network is a substrate-based, cross-chain privacy protocol built for the growing DeFi and Web 3.0 ecosystem. Applying zkSNARKS to the Zether framework, Raze is an EVM-compatible layer-2 middleware that will enable end-to-end anonymity for decentralized applications running on Ethereum, Polkadot, and Binance Smart Chain, with more layer-1 chain integrations roadmapped in the near future.
Our mission is to enable cross-chain, privacy-preserving transactions and activity for end users, shielding asset movements from surveillance while guaranteeing composability and faster settlement.