Sometimes, due to accidents, our whole life can change overnight. How random was your first meeting with Eco project, and if there was no Eco, which project would you take part in?
I found out about Eco by scrolling Twitter! I’ll get back to that in a moment though.
When I graduated college in 2015 and moved back to my parent’s house, I was working part time as a substitute teacher—so I had a good amount of free time. Having been exposed to and interested in crypto in my college days, I decided to start paying closer attention to the development of different crypto projects. I curated a twitter page where I solely followed crypto projects or people in the space. I was obsessed with finding the next big thing. I spent a lot of time researching and casually investing in projects for the next few years. I eventually lost my passion for the space—like many others did—during the bear market years of 18-19. I just stopped paying attention. Then COVID happened. The pandemic recked the markets, which lead me to start paying attention to crypto again. I actively started spending more time on twitter and catching up with what was happening in the crypto space. Then one day in March of 2021, I saw a tweet from ICO Drops—a page that I followed intently during the ICO craze to research new projects—about a company called Eco. I found my way to Eco’s website and filled out the survey which then landed me in their discord server. I thought the speakeasy vibe of the onboarding flow was so cool and unique that I wanted to get involved with the project.
If there wasn’t an Eco, I’m not sure if I would be involved in any other projects (aside from being a casual investor) like I am with Eco. Eco was so unique with what was happening in the Discord server that I felt compelled to contribute! I didn’t have that feeling with any other server that I was casually lurking in. Although now that I think about it, I have become really interested in what is happening in the GitCoin community so I’d probably be contributing in that community if I hadn’t found Eco.