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Meet More of the Blockpass Team!

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August 21, 2018

Meet More of the Blockpass Team!

In an earlier article we introduced you to Danette Wallace and Tin Nguyen of Blockpass and today you will meet more of their team!   In the following, spend some time getting to know Blockpass Event Manager, Cheryl Francis and Researcher and Content Producer, Matthew Warner!

Meet Event Manager Cheryl Francis!

Where are you from and what is your work background?
I’m from Malaysia, a little town up north called Ipoh. I started out as a flight stewardess in Malaysia Airlines and moved on to tech startups thereafter in Kuala Lumpur. I found the nature of startups to be both challenging and rewarding at the same time as the growth hacking approach not only lends itself to the bootstrapped, iterative world of startups, but also how it could be responsible for their massive successes as well. I currently live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Meet More of the Blockpass Team!

What is your role at Blockpass?
I manage the events at Blockpass.

What do your daily activities look like?
I spend a fair bit of time communicating with our team which is quite global and also looking for opportunities to showcase Blockpass. As we’ve just launched it’s been pretty crazy with 3 global launches in London, Tokyo & Hong Kong in just 42 days! We’ve also just completed our Airdrop and are now gearing towards our Blockpass Identity Lab launch in Edinburgh.

How did you get involved in Blockpass?
I was introduced to the project from our partner company, QRC Group and have been with the team ever since!

What’s your favourite blockchain related benefit?
I think in this space you see different verticals on how the technology is being adopted and explored. On one hand, you see how crypto has exploded and the scams and gimmicks that came with it. On the other hand, you read about how applications are being developed to improve human rights like voter fraud, drug trafficking and tackling the refugee crisis. Smaller countries are also able to participate and experiment thus providing some economic power in the world economy. It’s still a lot of hype but it’s just the beginning, there will be more disruptive technologies that will drive us further along.

Where do you see the industry headed over the next 5 years?
I think you’ll see many of these projects dying off or rather adapt as the industry matures. Also, there will be more accountability for projects raising funds through ICO’s to follow through on their sustainability of usage and value beyond cryptocurrencies.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Homer. I was pretty much obsessed during my adolescence. The Iliad was one of the first classical literature books I’d read and spurred more interest in Greek literature. It’s quite fascinating how the influences of Greek mythology on science, arts, politics & humanities continue to guide modern society.

Meet More of the Blockpass Team!

 

Meet Researcher and Content Producer Matthew Warner!

Where are you from and what is your work background?
After leaving teaching in 2015 I began writing for a couple of online publications around the cryptocurrency and blockchain scene — namely allcoinsnews.com and chain-finance.com. Soon after, I began to speak at events on the benefits of blockchain technology and, from contacts I made through this, I did some work for a few different companies — both writing and speaking — about how blockchain can revolutionise various industries. I’m currently living near London in the UK.

Meet More of the Blockpass Team!

What is your role at Blockpass?
I do research and content production for Blockpass. The majority of my work is focused on writing for the Blockpass blog, which can cover anything from regulations or blockchain developments to important information on Blockpass or event highlights. As such, I also keep abreast of developments in the blockchain world. Besides this I also work on areas such as the whitepaper, FAQs and wiki entries. As part of the marketing team, I also attend events on behalf of Blockpass.

What do your daily activities look like?
I usually begin by checking the various social media that Blockpass operates on (Twitter, Telegram, Facebook, Reddit, Medium etc.) for anything that needs responding to or posting. I monitor these throughout the day but after the initial pass I usually start on latest articles I’m working on; this can be a piece I’m writing on my own or one I’m collaborating on with a colleague. After a topic has been chosen, I identify the key areas to discuss, research it, draw up an outline, write the initial draft, get it checked, then edit it to the finished piece. If I’m not doing this I will usually be researching a specific area for the Blockpass project or representing Blockpass at an event.

How did you get involved in Blockpass?
I had previously worked with some of the Blockpass founders on other projects. They approached me last December to conduct research and work on content production. Once they explained to me about Blockpass and its goals I was on-board!

What’s your favourite blockchain related benefit?
Decentralisation. Not only does it cut out inefficiencies such as unnecessary third-parties, but it also allows many more people to be involved in creating solutions which leads to greater innovation and competition and therefore results in improved solutions for the end users. It also contributes to the security of the network and, due to the efficiencies it creates, it allows vital services to be offered to those who couldn’t access them previously.

Where do you see the industry headed over the next 5 years?
This is something I have talked about in articles and at events before but I see a significant crossover of blockchain, AI and IoT happening — sooner rather than later. It’s beginning to be seen in the setup of events and discussions that are taking place but I think that these three technologies will become so intertwined that they are essentially three components of one larger, overarching infrastructure.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Archimedes. He was a genius mathematician and engineer from Syracuse who lived in the third century BC and is probably most well-known for Archimedes’ Principle (AKA the ‘Eureka’ moment) or the Archimedes’ Screw, which is still used for irrigation today. He was killed in Syracuse when Roman forces captured the city after a long siege, in which Archimedes had devised a number of defensive machines, including a massive ship-grabbing claw and a solar array that burned enemy ships. Archimedes was killed by a soldier as he was working on a mathematical problem despite the Roman General having given orders for him not to be harmed. His work was millennia ahead of its time and has influenced countless scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Were he alive today, I imagine he would be expanding our understanding and use of cryptography and blockchain to even greater heights.

What is Blockpass?

Through the use of blockchain technology and smart contracts, Blockpass  is an identity application Regtech platform offering shared regulatory and compliance services for humans, companies, objects and devices. Blockpass gives people control over their data and eliminates the annoying process of repeatedly submitting Know Your Customer (“KYC”) data for every financial service or retailer they sign up for. As a self-sovereign identity platform, users can establish, verify, store and manage their identities, maintaining full control over all data involved.

Learn more about Blockpass!
Why Blockchain-Based Company Identity is Essential
Blockpass Lists PASS Token on Four Key Exchanges
How a Blockchain-Based Identity Will Underpin Everything
The Brand New Blockpass Token Lets you Easily PASS Through Identity Verification!

Interested in joining the team?

IBL, our projects, and our joint ventures take tremendous pride in the diversity of our talented staff.  We have employees from every corner of the planet that bring distinct perspectives in shaping IBL to be an internationally conscious enterprise.  

IBL is looking to expand its family with exciting young talents! We welcome anyone who believes they have the potential to conquer the journey into the future of blockchain technology and who is willing to create new opportunities for generations to come.

What will you get at IBL? Infinite possibilities! IBL offers you a chance to work and learn from a collection of specialists and experts in the blockchain industry who are passionate about the future and talented. You will get to work in an environment of people from different backgrounds and nationalities which will expand your horizons and expose you to new customs, cultures, and practices.

If you think you are the perfect fit for our team, come to one of our hiring events or submit your application! Also, make sure to stay informed on the latest news and check out our current vacant positions at https://career.blockchainlabs.asia/! We are eager to have you on board!

About Article Re-Publisher and Team Behind Blockpass – Infinity Blockchain Labs


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Read the original publications on the Blockpass Medium page!
Meet the Team — 5 Minutes with Blockpass Event Manager Cheryl Francis
Meet the Team — 5 Minutes with Researcher and Content Producer Matthew Warner

 

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