Giving back to your community: Interview with Jérémy Berros (Li 206), web 3.0 enthusiast
AFAM: Hello, Jérémy and thank you for your time and for agreeing to talk to us. We invited you to participate in our “Giving back to your community” interview series to talk about your passion and how gadz’arts like you can share things with other members of our community. Last time we talked to you, you were a part of Pellenc Group as Battery Tools Director.
What has changed in your professional life since our last conversation?
Jérémy: Hi Albina. Thank you for having me on this interview series. Many things changed since we last talked. After 5 years creating and developing a new business for my company in California and along the West Coast, I recently relocated to Florida and opened a new branch to start developing the East Coast. Quite a challenge and very exciting at the same time.
AFAM: today you live and work in Florida, did you meet gadz’arts community there?
Jérémy: I have contacted a few gadz in Florida and on the East Coast mostly via LinkedIn and WhatsApp however I didn't get a chance to meet with them yet. I just arrived in Florida a few months ago, so meeting with new gadz online is the first step before getting a critical size to start meeting face to face.
AFAM: you are a part of WEB3.0/blockchain gadz’arts group, please tell me a few words about this group. What are you doing?
Jérémy: "Gadz in Blockchain" is a WhatsApp group of about 23 gadz involved one way or the other in web3 whether it's gadz building applications for industrials, domain names collectors, NFT enthusiasts aso. We are sharing our experience, knowledge and projects we are working on to get feedbacks. This is a new industry with a few tools and a lot to build so sharing in communities like web3 is a great way to learn about web3.
AFAM: as a web 3.0 enthusiast and as a professional “Finding Applications for Innovative technologies” (reading in your linkedin profile), what kind of applications do you see in Web 3.0? Do any of those applications can be helpful for our gadz community in the US?
Jérémy: To start with let's take a step back and give a quick definition of what we are talking about here.
Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a network.
Web3 is the next generation internet built on the blockchain technology.
Cryptocurrencies are fungible digital tokens that provide an economic incentive model for validating transactions that occur on a given blockchain.
Crypto Wallets are applications that provide users with a digital solution for securely storing and managing assets and cryptocurrencies on the blockchain. The obvious bridge between blockchain and traditional industries is applications in Finance. However many other Industries are taking advantage of this new technology from Healthcare to Supply-Chain.
AFAM: some American well-known entrepreneurs, such as Jack Dorsey or Elon Mask argued that Web 3.0. is just a buzzword, a marketing term. What would you say to them?
Jérémy: Well I don't know about that. What I know though is that Jack Dorsey left Twitter to build a Web3 decentralized social media network protocol named Notr.
Regarding Elon Musk, his full tweet from 2021 was "I’m not suggesting web3 is real – it seems more a marketing buzzword than reality right now – just wondering what the future will be like in 10, 20 or 30 years. 2051 sounds crazy futuristic!" which was true back in 2021 and still is work in progress as of today even if there are already web3 applications used in many industries like finance, healthcare, IT. logistics... Elon himself is promoting $DOGE and even accepted at some point cryptocurrency for purchasing Tesla EV cars.
Generally speaking when people don't understand a new technology, they either discard it (think internet in late 90s) or dig deeper to understand what the underlying technology is. That was the case for Web1, Web2 and it is no different with Web3 in that sense.
Another great thing with Web3 is the community. Which feels familiar for a gadz as for the most part web3 community is very welcoming and willing to share experience, knowledge and help you navigate in this new technology.
AFAM: Jérémy, what are the web 3.0 startups you are following and according to you that are revolutionizing the Web right now?
Jérémy: In a nutshell, Web 1.0 is the "read-only Web," Web 2.0 is the "participative social Web," and Web 3.0 is the "read, write, execute Web." Web3 being by definition the latest version of the Web so every company involved is here to revolutionize the space one way or the other with disruptive innovations.
AFAM: do you think finding ways to help the community, being sensible to community issues is something which is learned and taught at Arts et Metiers school? Do you or did you in the past help any non profit organization or projects in the United States or in France?
Jérémy: Over the last 7 years now in the US I've had an average of 5 students / year contacting me directly on various requests related to visas, universities, and job advice. I also helped in various organizations as a gadz including the 4L Trophy to provide supplies to associations like Enfants du desert in Morroco and Red Cross in France. Generally speaking, helping, sharing and supporting others is part of the Gadz DNA and there are a lot of similarities with the Web3 community.
AFAM: thank you, Jérémy
Jérémy: Thank you Albina
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