DLT Talents Mentor - Edwin Liava'a

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November 2022

Name: Edwin Liava'a

Short Bio: 20+ years career providing connectivity, systems design, process engineering, change management, cyber expertise, contextualized solutions and capacity building in information systems and communication technologies in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. A Web3 Evangelist and Mentor, Blockchain Developer, Binance Affiliate, Chainlink Developer Expert, Chainlink Community Advocate, Google Developer, Full Stack Blockchain hybrid smart contract developer passionate about connectivity for a better world with cryptographic truth. A Top Quality Project Winner during the Chainlink Hackathon 2021 Blockchain/Chainlink: Satellite Broadband Service Chain. My most recent milestone is participating in the Chainlink Solana Bootcamp Weekend Track on April 2nd and 3rd, 2022.

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwin-liavaa/

When and what was your first touchpoint with DLT & Blockchain? 2008 – 2012: My interest in Blockchain started when I read Satoshi Nakamoto’s white-paper “The Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” after the financial crisis of 2008. 2018 – 2019: It was not until I read about Ethereum and Smart Contracts that got me seriously thinking more about Blockchain and the viability of the technology to everyday life. I then started getting involved in workshops, and after reading the Ethereum Whitepaper I decided to join the ConsenSys Academy Developer Program Bootcamp 2019. 2020 – 2021: I got more involved in Web3 with the blockchain technology and decided to get certified by the beginning of 2021 with the Blockchain Council in 3 certifications as Expert, Developer and Architect. As my knowledge grew, I realised that the technology has a limitation. In spite of its capabilities, blockchains are inherently closed off from the rest of the world, which is good for security and integrity but also limits the input data they can accept. This is when my quest for knowledge led me to Chainlink. I then realised the real power of the technology in solving the "oracle problem" using programmable bridges with hybrid smart contracts to receive off-chain data feeds and to invoke off-chain events. This is the point whereby I seriously started thinking about making a switch in career path and dedicate my time to the Web3 space. Moreover, I am totally convinced that this is the future and I want to get involved in the development of the technology for accommodating the rise of Crypto, DAO, DeFi and NFTs. 2021 – 2022: I became a Chainlink Developer Expert and a Chainlink Community Advocate. I was also a Top Quality Project Winner during the Chainlink Fall Hackathon 2021. My most recent milestone is participating in the Chainlink Solana Bootcamp Weekend Track on April 2nd and 3rd, 2022. 

What fascinates you most about DLT? Powering the world with mathematically proven cryptographic truth rather than paper promises.

Your favourite Crypto Influencer: Sergey Nazarov

Fun Facts about you: I love to sing and play music.

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