We’re asking blockchain and cryptocurrency dumpers to tell us what they think of the industry … and we’re throwing out some random zingers to keep them on the ground!
This week our 6 questions are for Daniela Barbosa, General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation and Executive Director of Hyperledger.
At Hyperledger, Daniela is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the organization, including people, programs, expansion, and execution of Hyperledger’s mission. Daniela has over 20 years of experience in corporate technology. She has a Masters degree in Library (remember?) And Information Science, which she got to work in the 1990s when the Internet was on the rise for both consumers and businesses. . As an active voice in the industry, Daniela was a speaker at many important blockchain conferences around the world and advised the Hyperledger community on the use of open source technologies.
First – What are the main obstacles to the mass adoption of blockchain technology?
Introduce. Because that Corporate blockchain, it is no longer a question of whether the technology works or not. We have seen a ton of corporate networks that have proven themselves in many use cases – in the supply chain, trade finance, digital payments, healthcare, and more. In this way, these networks are managed as actively growing networks beyond the POC phase and you become part of a diverse ecosystem of small and large actors.
With crypto, ease of use still has a long way to go as anyone who isn’t very tech savvy and has tried to set up their own wallet can tell you. Third-party services certainly make some aspects of the usability easier, especially buying and holding, but then we’re back to the same game.
2 – When you look at the top 100 crypto projects by market capitalization, which one stands out for you – and why?
Great, thanks for the question. I’ve just spent 30 minutes falling down the rabbit hole. There are more than a few on this list today who use our Hyperledger ecosystem … I will have to choose one of them, though, which is Ethereum. The Hyperledger community has been part of the Ethereum ecosystem since the Hyperledger Foundation started in 2016. As of 2018, we have been working closely with key stakeholders to identify solutions and markets. In early 2017, our Technical Steering Committee approved the Hyperledger Burrow project, which is our first Ethereum-derived project to support the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Then, in 2019, we welcome Hyperledger Besu, a ConsenSys code post. Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java, which runs on the public, private and test networks of Ethereum and is designed for both use cases business-friendly and private.
3 – Sign the idea of Bitcoin as a means of payment, a store of value, both … or not?
Obviously I am subscribing to the idea of Bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment, otherwise I would not have spent my first Bitcoin in 2012 … Today I think it’s a whole Save value and a means of payment, especially outside of the United States. I just wish I had saved more …
4 – Who makes sense to you and who doesn’t?
Young climate activists are fighting for their right to live on a habitable planet that means a lot to them. We need support Climate protection initiative, on the road and with global resources for innovation and sustainable development.
People who stick to their “principles” without paying attention to facts and science make no sense. Even after clearly proven wrong, they are still doubling down.
5 – What was the most embarrassing moment in your life?
I was traveling halfway around the world for a meeting and came about 36 hours before the meeting was rested. Then I arrived two hours late because of the wrong address and stayed at a hotel on the other side of town from the actual meeting point. A street warrior forever.
6 – Think of a favorite poem or lyric song. What is it and why does it tell you
Bob Dylan’s “I used to care, but things have changed”. As Bob said when he won the 2001 Oscar for Best Original Song for “Things Done Changed,” it is “clearly a song that is neither stupid nor ignores human nature.” To the right. People are crazy and times are strange.
A wish to the blockchain community: