Everyone is curious about Web3 and want to onboard
This was the first meet up on Web3 at my place and I wanted to spread the words about our HIVE Community, so I did prepare for it and thanks @finguru for jumping in to help me out to put up a presentation. Though I went to my native for some urgent work there, I did postpone them and came back for this.
The crowd was pretty young, very enthusiastic about Web3. I was in continuous discussion with the organizers and they did try to book an auditorium in a university, but then it got cancelled at the last moment. So we went for this small facility inside the Esplanade Mall.
There was an agenda for this meeting (refer my last post), and the primary goal was to build a space/Ecosystem for
- Building Products
- Finding Opportunities and support.
- Matchmaking Team Members
The Panel of Speakers included these :
- Punit Agarwal, Founder KoinX
- Prayag Agrawal working with Zebpay and into crypto / DeFi space.
- Lingraj Mahanand, Cofounder and Blockchain Architect at Credore / Trustless Capital
- Satyam Bhuyan, Engineer, Traveller, Photographer, NFT Artist and NikonIndia Influencer, having 54.8K followers in Instagram
- Subham Parida, Photographer | NFT Artist
- Pratyush Mahapatra who is keen on building apps on Web3 and Blockchain
- And then me representing HIVE
Unfortunately, we did not have a projector to show them presentation, and each of us had to speak spontaneously in front of the crowd, but each speaker delivered their best. And the crowd was very curious to know about Web3, Blockchain, NFTs - how can they get started on these. They were not very much interested in the monetary aspect of crypto, but rather they were interested to explore the technology and the community space and get involved. So that was a very positive sign from people believing on these evolving spaces, and not looking for a 9-5 job or some quick money. And everyone realizes the importance of community in this evolving space and how a community can help one to build their portfolio from ground up.
Punit did share about his vision on Web3 and blockchain and about their product that is being built to help people on crypto tax - using which you can calculate your crypto taxes faster than your grocery delivery. That sounds amazing ? With the recent regulation of crypto taxes in India, I am sure, this is going to be a massive hit. And he did also share how he was directly involved in managing the $1 billion crypto donated by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin for Covid-19 aid relief.
Prayag did give insight into the emerging Defi space, pros and cons of it and how people can build on the defi space. He did touch base on Decentralized Exchanges and how they enable trading without the need for any KYC or intermediary.
Lingraj Mahanand did share his journey on the blockchain space and how he quit is IT job and is busy building the future of finance by tokenizing the real world assets to NFTs that can be used as collateral to borrow working capital across the world. It's like they are creating a marketplace for connecting lenders, borrowers, crypto investors and financial intermediaries under one umbrella. You can see more about his start up here : https://trustless.capital/ . And he is actively seeking some young minds to work on his start-up.
Satyam Bhuyan did share his journey on the NFT space and photography and what he went through in this journey - the challenges, the potential of this space and how one need to prepare himself for the right promotion. It was interesting to hear about how his collectors look forward for his upcoming work - it's like his work is already committed to be sold before being published. Ya, that is the curiosity he creates in his work. And he did focus on the importance of networking and community - how working in a community can help someone reach his goals faster. He invited the audience to collaborate for more such events and work in a closed community to taste success faster.
Subham Parida did share his journey on the NFT space and shared some clues on how one can become a NFT artist quickly.
Pratyush Mahapatra did share his expertise on building apps on Web3 and Blockchain, and how easy it is for an Web2 developer to jump into the Web3 Arena. Its like the Web2 developers know more than half of the things and can quickly jump and build on top of blockchain and Web3 space, with a little guidance. He did demonstrate his skills there, encouraging others to explore the opportunities.
And then lastly me. I actually spoke at the very beginning, which provided me ample time to explain about HIVE AND how we have something for everyone on HIVE. Without investing anything, how they can onboard and start on Web3 and Blockchain. The presentation that was prepared by @finguru was distributed to people over the group and I explained how HIVE has built-in social media elements and provides niche dapps for different user's needs. And also I shared about HBD, how an investor can earn 20% interest by just staking it and take anytime in 3 days, if they wish.
Overall, I can say, this Meetup was a great success, connecting founders , builders/developers , students/Web 3 enthusiast , Designers , Community Managers , NFT Artists and Investors. Here is a thread on Twitter on this :
Initially we planned for some nice refreshment, but unfortunately, as the venue changed, we could not arrange what we planned and had to adjust with some biscuits and tea/coffee. I along with Lingraj planned to sponsor for much better refreshment, hope we will have it next time. You definitely deserve much better.
And sorry about posting this a little late. 50% of this post reward goes to @finguru. He did a nice job of putting up the presentation and it helped a lot without a projector.