We featured PlevaIvan in our September monthly live stream. Ivan is well known across our social platforms and by our team for his engagement and activity!
What drew you to blockchain technology?
Well, I entered the world of blockchain tech in 2017. The crazy price action of that year was not the primary thing that got me excited. I was immediately attracted by the ideas of having complete control of my digital assets (“Your keys, etc…”), removing unnecessary middlemen (banks or other financial institutions), censorship resistance and stuff like that. This was something inconceivable within the confines of the “old financial world”.
Why did you choose Horizen?
Horizen has a special place within the list of projects I keep my eye on. I was attracted by the idea of preserving transactional privacy. I searched for projects that could provide P2P money transfers and made it hard or even impossible to reveal who sent how much and to whom.
Horizen (actually ZenCash back then) had and still has a strong focus on privacy (as the catchy slogan goes: “BRINGING PRIVACY TO LIFE”). This was very appealing to me. Another thing that got me excited was that the team was trying to build a whole ecosystem of products and services with privacy features in mind. Bi-weekly Live Updates were giving me the confidence that these guys were really walking the talk. So starting in 2017, I’ve been a fan of Horizen (and ZEN hodler too).
Is there anything about yourself you’d like to share with the Horizen Community?
Actually yes. 🙂 Starting April this year I joined the ChangeNOW team as a Community Manager. For those who don’t know, ChangeNOW is a non-custodial service created for simple and fast cryptocurrency exchanges that does not store users’ funds and does not require any sort of account creation. And the good news, related to Horizen, is that ZEN is supported not only for fast crypto swaps, but also in our payment gateway called NOWPayments and just recently Horizen full nodes were added to our free service called NOWNodes!
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT, PLEVAIVAN! WE ARE GLAD YOU CHOSE TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.
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