Meet the Team — 5 Minutes with Blockpass 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.

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.

To get in touch with Cheryl, email cheryl.francis@blockpass.org .