Zara Zamani — Innovating the Future!
Zara Zamani — Innovating the Future!
With the advent of new technologies and mind-blowing innovations, the business world has to keep up with a lot. Despite the paradigm shift, entrepreneurs are pooling in to fight for the top spot in today’s fast-paced ever-changing era of business.
In this battle, we met many formidable warriors, one of them being a company called ChromaWay. ChromaWay provides a platform for smart contracts and issuing and transferring assets through a blockchain. ChromaWay has been working with the Swedish Land Registry and other institutions and financial companies to provide smart contract solutions for the real estate field.
Zara Zamani is the Chief Solutions Officer at ChromaWay. She is a splendid example of an exquisite and charismatic leader, inspiring countless budding entrepreneurs and mesmerizing the world of business with her company’s futuristic and class-apart services.
In a conversation with Zara Zamani, Chief Solutions Officer at ChromaWay. Let’s get to know more about her company, its services, and her professional journey.
Brief us about the company, what inspired us to start the company?
ChromaWay was founded in 2014 with our relational blockchain model, called Postchain, which proved itself to be an excellent platform for private enterprise blockchain applications.
Since then, the team and vision surrounding the company have grown exponentially. In addition to our private enterprise work through ChromaWay, we have also launched a public platform called Chromia which boasts a rapidly expanding ecosystem.
We strive to provide blockchain applications that are easy to use and create real value in society by providing transparent systems that enhance efficiency and reduce exploitation.
What are the products or services ChromaWay focuses on? How are your services different from those in the market?
Chromia is our public blockchain protocol. The defining feature of our platform is that it combines the security of a blockchain with the data handling power and flexibility of a relational database. Most blockchains in use today are very inefficient in the way they store and handle data, making them incompatible with the majority of large-scale applications (online banking, social media, etc.) that all make extensive use of databases in their design.
In addition, we use an innovative consensus model that removes the need for mining and greatly reduces the energy consumption and carbon footprint of our blockchain.
We will soon also launch Originals, our NFT protocol which differs from many existing ones by being dynamic, evolvability, mutability, attachability, and almost free of gas fee features.
Please tell us about your team.
ChromaWay has grown from a small group of founding members to become a global and diverse team of over 150 people working from all around the globe. We have more than 20 nationalities and we speak more than 30 languages on the team.
Please brief us about your professional experience.
Well, my professional experience is not a whole different story to many more who made it right in their career. It is a lot about focus, hard work, learning to do smart work, and then working smart but hard. I am an engineer turned a leader. I started my career in the oil and gas industry as a hardcore field engineer.
My experience in the Oil and gas industry taught me to communicate effectively with a very diverse group of people in terms of profession, skills, education, culture, gender, language, and many more. It also toughened me up since it was a very male dominant industry.
However, after a few years, I felt isolated and not able to relate to where I wanted to head in my life which was to make a change in making the world a better place. That is when I shifted to the tech industry and founded a travel tech later turned into a fintech company and got myself into the whole finance world and eventually blockchain in 2015.
Today, I am a blockchain solution architect and work as Chief Solutions Officer at ChromaWay. I have had the privilege to design blockchain solutions in various industries and work with the most brilliant people. I am also a lecturer and a researcher in blockchain adoption at Halmstad University, South Sweden.
What are the key achievements of your business journey?
My biggest achievement is the confidence and trust that I have in myself today that I am walking on the right path. Plus the fact that I am a resilient and empowered and empowering mother raising such a daughter.
Besides that, I have been awarded as 21 women in the blockchain you should know by FintechReview in 2021 as well as top 10 influential women in technology by AnalyticsInsight in 2021. I have also been among the top 50 most influential women on LinkedIn in 2019.
Any exciting project you would like to highlight?
One of the exciting projects I can share is My Neighbour Alice and launching a blockchain-based game. My Neighbour Alice was first conceived in 2020, with the ALICE token launching on Binance in March 2021.
The game was conceived as an open-world multiplayer builder game, sort of like ‘Animal Crossing’. From the beginning, the goal of the project has been to build a play-to-earn blockchain game that appeals to casual players by using a whimsical aesthetic and prioritizing a streamlined UI and mobile integration.
Development has been ongoing since 2021, with the first alpha season release expected in Q2 of this year. A new roadmap has recently been published following an aggressive expansion of both the development and operations team, and we are excited to be moving full speed ahead towards delivering a blockchain game that can cross over and appeal to crypto and non-crypto users alike.
Which is your favorite quote?
I have many favorite quotes but one that I always say myself is that: technology is as good as us, humans.
So, if we want a better world we use technology for the betterment which is not always the case because betterment is not always the end goal of all of us.