We featured AGNFAB in our August monthly live stream. AGNFAB is well known in our community and by our team for his engagement and activity within our social channels and his wonderful art!
What drew you to blockchain technology?
I arrived to the scene pretty late. I purchased my first cryptocurrencies over 2 years ago. It was a friend of mine that told me to purchase bitcoin. He talked openly about “the new internet money” that one day would take over the world. I read about Bitcoin and its digital way of storing wealth.
My son was 2 years old and we were playing around on my computer to fill my first BTC order, but something went wrong with my internet connection. My order was set to purchase €100 worth of Bitcoin (approximately 35.7 BTC at the time), but the order didn’t go through and i continued to play with my son that evening.
Today that amount could have been life-changing for me. As the BTC price began to skyrocket around Spring 2017 the failed BTC order began to haunt me. I started to read about smart contracts and learned how blockchain could help enterprises and corporations in the future.
Why did you choose Horizen?
I came in touch with Horizen (Zencash at the time) over a year ago. Privacy has really been something that I am interested in. We are in an age when the internet has taken control over our life. Most people have their whole life open for everyone to view. It scares me. Privacy should be a human right.
Horizen and some other privacy coins have set a standard for how safe transactions can be made. It’s very useful. Not because I have something to hide. Just because I want my life to be private. When i talk with people about privacy I often get the response “I have nothing to hide.” Why must people says this? Then give me your password to your email account and let me read it. Then it becomes a different story. Suddenly people start to wake up. I try to educate people, not on a daily basis, but when I hear a discussion and the situation is right I am more than happy to share my views.
I feel very privileged to be part of our community. I learn a lot almost every day. If we all could do a fraction of work to bring adoption of Horizen, then this network will go far. I am a happy node owner. I don’t care about the charts or the price. I am into this because of my long term perspective and the goal that we one day we will have one of the most secure blockchain networks on this planet.
About Horizen Community Stars
The Horizen community is unique, colorful, and full of interesting people. Each month, we feature three individuals who contributed their time and expertise to help us improve various aspects of our project.
Is there anything about yourself you’d like to share with the Horizen Community?
My plan is to continue doing what I love, draw my Horizen art and send ZEN to friends and family. Hopefully someone’s grandma has a piece of my art on their wall in 50 years and gladly talks about how she purchased it through an internet channel back in the day… The future is bright for blockchain, but brighter for our Horizen.
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT AND GREAT ART, AGNFAB! WE ARE GLAD YOU CHOSE TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.
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