== ENS name ==
== My reasons for wanting to be a delegate ==
TL;DR ENS has the opportunity to be a key component of our new global identity infrastructure, I believe in the efforts core values, and I want to lend my expertise in shaping the protocol’s future. If you’d like to support me, please RT my announcement tweet.
I’ve been thinking about identity and crypto when I dropped out of college in 2013 to build Clef, a passwordless two-factor authentication product that doubled as a native identity system. We started out by working with WordPress products, but pretty quickly realized that some of the folks who needed usable, secure identity most were crypto companies. That led to us expanding our product offering (by decentralizing the key storage and management to our partners) and working with some of the biggest crypto exchanges at the time to do their login.
When that business didn’t work, I joined Coinbase, partly because I loved crypto and partly because I believed the company had a huge opportunity with identity. In 2017, I wrote:
“At Coinbase, we’re building the open financial system for the world. On top of this system, I believe we have the opportunity to build the next widely-accepted identity platform—and leveraging the cryptographic properties of digital currency, I think we can do it in a decentralized manner.”
Reflecting back on my perspective on Coinbase’s opportunity, I now realize that Ethereum is the open financial system and the opportunity to build the next widely-accepted identity platform lies with ENS. And, while I remain excited and engaged by my work at Coinbase, I’m equally inspired to continue pushing my lifelong pursuit of a decentralized identity platform forward.
Beyond just the opportunity, I’ve also been deeply inspired by ENS’s approach over the last three years. The protocol has moved deliberately, prioritized decentralization, and worked to create “good vibes” for the whole community. I share these observed values and I’d like to lend my expertise (more below) to help ENS succeed over the next many decades.
== My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 104 ==
Name ownership is an absolute right - Agree
Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism - Agree
Income funds ENS and other public goods - Agree
ENS Integrates with the global namespace - Agree
== My web3 qualifications / skills ==
I spent the last 4.5 years building all of the consumer-facing teams and products at Coinbase (Coinbase, Coinbase Wallet, Coinbase Pro). Starting in the middle of this year, I shifted out of that role to focus on DAOs and governance full time. I’m now working on two DAOs oriented around supporting public goods while supporting DAO and decentralization efforts internally at Coinbase.
At Coinbase, I led major strategic technical initiatives (e.g. replatforming our entire mobile stack to React Native) as well as significant organizational growth (i.e. grew the team from 3 → 150). I have a technical background, comfort with web3 programming (though not expert), and experience operating in governance discussions. I also have a significant amount of people management and organizational strategy experience and enjoy coaching, supporting, and growing humans more than anything else. I believe that this combination of deep technical background and broad people skills will be a strong addition to the ENS delegate group.