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Cardano SPO Column #084: CardanoWeed [WEED]

This piece was published November 6th, 2022 on The Cryptonomist.

This week’s guest on the Cardano SPO Column is a stake pool operated by a diverse blend of people united by a love of cannabis and blockchain: CardanoWeed [WEED].

The previous guest was a stake pool operator who’s a Cardano content creator with his own Youtube channel and operates 4 stake pools.

This initiative is a point of reference for everything Cardano and every week or two we will invite a Stake Pool Operator (SPO) to answer some questions and give us an update directly from within the Cardano community.

Considering that many of our readers are new to the crypto space, we will have a mix of simple and technical questions.

Cardano SPO [WEED] has an NFT collection called Weedy-The-Pooh

Hi, I appreciate you taking the time. Tell us something about your team.

Hello! The WEED Stakepool team is a diverse blend of people from different backgrounds and generations, but we’re united by a love of cannabis and blockchain!

What’s the path that led you to Cardano and to become Stake Pool Operators (SPO)?

The path that led us to Cardano started with the incredible content provided by Input Output Global and Charles Hoskinson.

The free education contained in the blog posts and Youtube videos (not to mention research papers) that have been shared by the developers of the network are invaluable, and inspired us to pursue a more fundamental role in the ecosystem as Stakepool Operators.

You’ve been active on Crypto Twitter for a long time, also in Spaces. What has your experience been?

Using Twitter to stay up to date with everything Cardano is a must! I recommend following anyone and everyone who’s building on the network!

Twitter Spaces in particular are an amazing way to peek behind the PFP and hear people share parts of their perspective and outlook that don’t necessarily translate through Tweets.

The crypto and cannabis industries are projected to grow in the next decades. What synergies do you envision between these two worlds? How can blockchain help the cannabis industry?

Cannabis consumers can benefit from blockchain integration via perfect, transparent accounting and instant, secure connections.

Just like many other agricultural products, Cannabis can only benefit from increased transparency, as growers and distributors who put in the effort to make a safe and enjoyable product can seamlessly share the cultivation data with all interested parties and effortlessly prove their hard work.

After a consumer has chosen what type of cannabis they want to enjoy, blockchain will then provide them with a direct link to the cultivator and manufacturer, so they can share their experiences and develop a connection with the brands and the people behind them (no matter how large or tiny those brands may be).

Great contribution. Any final thoughts? Where can people stay in touch?

Thanks for reaching out to us and for thinking of WEED Stake Pool!

Final thoughts… We’re very early, so don’t be discouraged if your grand ambitions aren’t achieved as quickly as you expect. There’s potential for the world to experience a peaceful revolution thanks to the tools being developed as we speak, but it’s up to early adopters to defend and perpetuate the open-source and transparent ethos of blockchain however we can!

People can stay in touch by reaching out to us on Twitter and in the WEED Discord!

Disclaimer: The opinions and views of the SPOs are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Cardano Foundation or IOG.

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