Most of you guys know me as juggernot on the NULS channel, and 侠客 on Wechat.
In real life, my name is Kang Wei, I'm a digital marketer and blockchain enthusiast from Singapore.
I also operate http://nuls.com.sg and run the node nuls_com_sg.
Remember that daily news piece that some of you have complained about being annoying and irrelevant to NULS? Yep, that's me too. And yes, sorry for being annoying but I am going to do it again with a rebrand, so stay tuned
The NULS community is really the best I've seen in any crypto project and I've met so many great friends whom I look forward to collaborating with in future. We have so many passionate community members in the western community; people like Zane, Johan, AF, Mudi, Josh, Moshe, Eugin, and countless others who I shall not name as I think they would prefer to remain behind the scenes, and I think this is a huge competitive moat for us.
This is why I'm so excited about the future of NULS.
So yes, I would like to apply to become Singapore's first NULS Ambassador.
People who know me in real life know I am actually a workhorse type of dude who prefers to work behind the scenes, which is why I was a little hesitant to take on this role initially.
I'm at a stage in life where I would rather remain behind the scenes than be out in the open where ridicule and criticism as a leader is inevitable, but it would be an honour to take on this role for NULS because it's an opportunity for me to be part of something that will be so big in future, while it's still a little baby.
You don't get this kind of opportunity all the time.
At this stage of NULS' lifecycle, I actually do think it's a little bit too early for "local" leaders, as there is actually alot more low hanging fruit that can be tackled fundamentally.
Here are some of the aspects I would like to help more with in the near future.
NULS has always faced challenges in marketing because we are so afraid of triggering hype. The core team is very down to earth and opinions differ on this but I actually prefer the organic way of doing things.
Karina has many challenges to overcome but I'm sure she's already tackled a good part of it with major plans lined up. I have ideas as well and look forward to collaborating and contributing.
There are actually many events happening in China which haven't been loudly broadcasted to the west, (I think it has improved quite abit in recent days actually) which has often left the western community wondering what the core team is up to.
Which brings me to my next point, which is..
Communication between East & West
I'm not sure how many people would agree but being bilingual myself, our marketing problem is actually largely due to the language barrier. I have a side project I'm intending to implement, which I will elaborate more on in the next section.
But I've been harping on this East-West barrier issue for so long people who are close to me are probably sick of it lol. I'm so adamant on bridging this gap that alot of my efforts will be focused on this, and I intend to include in the name of the Singapore NULS Community channel, the subtitle of "中西桥梁“.
So let's talk tangible. Here are some of the tangible projects I have in mind, big and small.
Community Forum. Yeah, not another forum, I know..
My idea for this forum came around the same time Moshe created his version; in fact we had a short discussion to work on the forum together. When his came out I thought it was great and considered dropping my idea but hey, maybe I could fill a gap that I think still exists, and the 2 forums might be able to coexist.
Nothing ventured nothing gained, worst case scenario I'll just close it if it doesn't gain traction But here's what's going to be different and why I think my vision of this forum is going to be good for us.
Gamification. Community members gain points for participation. Top scorers would be people who have been active and helpful, and will be rewarded with NULS for their contribution, on a weekly/monthly basis.
Carefully curated moderators with more defined roles. I have spoken to a few potential moderators from East and West on both Wechat and Telegram. With my experience with forums, I think that the key to a successful, active forum is moderators and key thought leaders. We will be periodically putting up thought-provoking topics for discussion. For instance, the issue of community governance was an interesting one but there wasn't much input from community members. Hopefully the gamification aspect would encourage more members to step forward with their views and suggestions.
Consolidation of information in structured environment. Right now, information on NULS is pretty scattered. Reddit, medium, NULS.io, etc. My hope is for this forum to serve as a friendly first point of contact for new people to start their journey with NULS. We all know how fast-paced, chaotic and sometimes misleading the telegram chat could be at times And it's really hard to find information in a chat environment. For instance, I will have a dedicated section for mods to place news articles in their countries, a section for guides, a section for the heroes on the telegram chats to make their price predictions in a contained environment without unduly influencing newcomers. And of course, a centralized place for these predictions would make it easy for everyone to check back on whether these heroes predictions did come true.. or not
I know we are all fans of decentralization but a forum should be centralized imho.
(Btw, if anyone would like to volunteer to help with curating or moderating, please feel free to reach out to me on Telegram @juggernot)
Articles & Content
Yeah this is a super generic point but I intend to put up content on Medium and Steemit to spread the good word.
My style would be more facts, more authority less hype, which may be less effective in the short term but when done consistently, I believe would lead to lasting impact. Stay tuned for updates.
DAPP contest/hackathon in Singapore amongst universities
I'm not a techie but there is a lot of enthusiasm from blockchain developers and entrepreneurs in Singapore and this would be a great outlet for them to demonstrate their expertise and to join our ecosystem. I'm not sure how much impact NULS Cup had in China, but we could adapt the idea in Asia and hopefully create more buzz.
DAPP contest/Hackathon in Asia
Singapore is influential, but small. Once we create our successful leg in Singapore, we could replicate this model throughout southeast Asia. The order I have in mind would be Singapore > Thailand > Malaysia and if we start to have ambassadors in those countries as well that could be really beneficial as well.
Of course the above 2 are big projects that would require additional funding but I think it would really be beneficial to showcase to enterprises the capabilities of NULS.
Phew that was a long one.
My virtual assistant and I will carry on chugging along our side projects for NULS, and whether I end up being elected or not, I'm excited about my roadmap and I look forward to witnessing NULS' growth into a giant in this exciting new industry.
When a younger and more energetic leader emerges, I would be more than happy to pass on the baton as well.
If we haven't spoken, please feel free to reach out to me at @juggernot on Telegram.
Thanks for reading!