Hi, I’m Blaze, the leader of the Open Shard Alliance (OSA), coFounder Cheddar, Ref Finance Board member, NEAR advocate, and an established leader and voice in the NEAR ecosystem. I’ve been a community member since before MainNet and have worked nearly full-time within the community for two years, mostly at my own expense. During this time, I’ve helped rally, organize and lead many initiatives, including being the second guild on NEAR, helping define the direction of guilds, assisting with onboarding over 40 validators to MainNet via the OSA, helping to lead StakeWars, and working to establish partnerships throughout the NEARVerse with projects, community, and founders.
With this in mind, I would like the communities consideration and vote to be the Steward of the NEAR Digital Collective (NDC). As the steward and lead of this initiative, I have been. I will help recruit talented community members and work to establish inclusion and consensus on this initiative across the ecosystem. You can expect me to:
- Keep things moving
- Listen to your feedback
- Be an advocate for the community
- Remain impartial to any project, guild, community, workgroup,the NF or Pagoda
There was a call for my contributions to the ecosystem. Although this is not a comprehensive list, it covers the bulk of my contribution:
My prior experience prior to NEAR and multiple startups was as an enterprise architect for Accenture, where I ran initiatives to build enterprise portals and user-facing systems for Fortune 500 companies.
I look forward to this journey and believe this initiative is of the utmost priority and importance. It’s in perfect alignment and delivers the most critical strategy to NEAR’s mission: To empower the world to have control of their data, assets, and **power of governance!
This initiative is one of our defining moments, please consider joining the initiative.
Formation of NEAR Digital Collective (NDC) and call for participation in the Community Working Group
Illia’s ETH CC talk: Illia Polosukhin : Designing DAOs for Ecosystem Governance - YouTube
Discord: NEAR Digital Collective (NDC)
Thank you for your consideration and please leave a comment for transparency, no matter how you vote.