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Meet our new hire — Jordan Bates, Community Management

#15 — This is the fifteenth post in our “Meet our new hire” series, where we introduce you to the latest additions to our team here at BlockWallet.

We’d like to introduce our latest hire, Jordan Bates! Jordan began his journey with BlockWallet as a community member. Through his active participation and consistently providing valuable suggestions and contributions to the BlockWallet community, we saw a natural fit for Jordan to transition into a Community Manager role.

Read more to learn about Jordan, his position at BlockWallet, and his thoughts on crypto.

What’s your job position?

I’m a Community Manager at BlockWallet and I’m in charge of the following:

  • Educating the community around BlockWallet
  • Keeping the community engaged
  • Relaying information between the team and community

I’ll also be helping out with writing short informational pieces and doing the occasional bug fix wherever necessary.

Which projects have you worked on before?

I’ve been a part of a few crypto-focused communities, such as Axie Infinity and a few other p2e projects, since finishing my computer science University course last year. BlockWallet is the first crypto project I’ve worked for full time and so far it’s been great!

When did you first get involved in crypto?

I’ve been keeping track of crypto for a few years now, but really started looking into Bitcoin and Ethereum in more detail around December of 2020. My existing interest in computer science was highly relevant and helped me understand the inner workings of some of the bigger Layer 1 blockchains. After a few months of research I bought my first batch of Ethereum and shortly after, I started getting involved with the BlockWallet community.

What made you interested in BlockWallet?

I’ve been searching for high potential low cap projects for a little while when I stumbled across BlockWallet in April of 2021. I loved the branding and thought the idea of a MetaMask alternative that focuses more on user privacy was a fantastic idea! I started getting involved with the community and made suggestions and contributions wherever I could and as soon as I heard there was a community manager role available I jumped at the chance!

Why do you think privacy matters on blockchains?

Without privacy your data is often at the mercy of the highest bidder, who may not have your best interests at heart. This idea is well known in the traditional financial world, which is why your bank balance isn’t open to the public. When it comes to public ledgers, however, your financial information is easily accessible if you don’t take extra steps to protect it.

If you wouldn’t expose your bank account activity in Web2, why would you do the equivalent in Web3?

Do you have any predictions on where crypto will be 5 years from now?

5 years from now I think the crypto space will be largely the same, just with a larger market cap and more of a focus on user privacy. I also think that the average Ethereum user won’t have to use MetaMask anymore 😎

Parting thoughts

I’m really glad to be a part of this amazing community at such an early stage and can’t wait to see what the future holds for BlockWallet 💪🔲

About BlockWallet

BlockWallet is the most private, non-custodial browser extension wallet, where users can store funds and interact with their favorite blockchain applications privately.

As crypto sees mainstream adoption, blockchain’s lack of privacy poses real security risks for newcomers and enthusiasts alike. BlockWallet is here to ensure that on-chain privacy does not lag behind. The wallet provides a set of advanced privacy tools wrapped in a familiar and user-friendly wallet experience, eliminating the friction faced by millions of users and making privacy accessible for everyone, everywhere.

Blockwallet uses battle-tested privacy-enhancing technology to protect your financial data. When you make transactions or interact with blockchain applications, the requests are sent through Privacy Proxies by default, concealing the IP address and other metadata, which can be used to identify the user. You can also use the Privacy Pools feature, powered by zk-SNARKs technology, to deposit and mix funds in a smart contract. This allows transferring funds without links to your history and identity on the blockchain, effectively rendering them untraceable.

Anyone can easily install BlockWallet and start reaping the benefits. Besides full privacy functionality, BlockWallet comes packed with an array of features that go beyond privacy for a seamless user experience. With full Web 3.0 support, the wallet allows you to connect to any dApp and harness the power of the decentralized web.

Reclaim your financial privacy on blockchain. Get BlockWallet.

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