After discovering in 2017 that blockchain was about to become the new standard in the financial world, that everyone would use blockchain and bitcoin very soon, and that there would be a great demand in recruitment for blockchain professionals, I decided to enter the workforce in the tech area.
I saw this blockchain thing as a new opportunity for me to join a new and fascinating domain because I have a curious mind and am always eager to learn new things. I was initially concerned about whether my past talents and experiences gained while working at previous firms would be transferable to the new area (Tech) and domain of blockchain because I did not believe it was a good idea to switch industries and start over. However, I began to learn and research a variety of tech job descriptions, including Product Owners, Business Analysts, UX designers, and others, and discovered that, while the buzzwords may appear strange at first, as I continued to read and think, I realized that the skillset is very similar to what I had already acquired from previous jobs at the time.
So what I lacked was domain knowledge and experience, which would allow me to begin applying for jobs at blockchain companies. Furthermore, I had invested extensively in numerous ICO ventures at the time, and I was a day trader, so I somehow learned the fundamentals of how blockchain and bitcoin work, as well as the reasons for the growth in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at the time.
I talked to my Business professor in college about my career choice on occasion, and he gave me some advice that I will never forget: “Fake it until you become it!” I took this advice seriously at the time, and I continue to do so in all I do now because I think that we, as humans, have the ability to choose how our lives will unfold, in other words, “You are the Creator of Your Own Destiny.”
Writer at ICOVN.NET- A Blockchain blog
Thankfully, after actively joining numerous blockchain groups on Facebook and attending a few blockchain offline events, I was able to obtain the contact information for the creators of a well-known blockchain and ICO blog in Ho Chi Minh City. I hung out with the team and eventually became one of the blog’s writers; my responsibilities included producing articles for newcomers to learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general, such as how to set up a cryptocurrency wallet and what blockchain is in simple terms. How can you tell if an ICO or Blockchain product is good? What are the responsibilities of members of a Blockchain team? and so forth.
During that period, I got the opportunity to meet and speak with a number of successful crypto investors as well as product experts from several blockchain startups in Vietnam. My most important accomplishment for the site is to boost daily reach by 30% by forming partnerships with other bloggers in the same industry.
This was voluntary work, this helped me to get a step into the blockchain space and later on to the Product Management positions.
Growth Hack of Ninja betting and Product Executive of Ninja Cash – A blockchain research company
https://ninja.org/ – Autonomous.ai team project.
Ninja Betting allows users to bet against each other on the 2018 World Cup results via smart contracts. Ninja Cash is a tinder-like app that connects buyers and sellers in person (and so the transaction can go through). I was Ninja Betting’s growth hack and Ninja Cash’s PO. Ninja.org was decommissioned in 2019, and the team moved on to create https://incognito.org/. I was a full-time employee here.
My most significant accomplishment at the time was growing the Telegram user community from 50 to 3000 in one month using the referral marketing strategy.
Airdroplife.io – Personal Web for crypto people
Airdroplife.io: The main purpose is to notify people about “excellent” airdrops that are available; this was my personal website, which was built on WordPress. Achievements: I earned about $1,000 USD with this in three months. In 2018, the website was hacked.
IVO project – Crowdfunding side-project
IVO – Initial Voucher Offering – was created by myself and a few friends, and it works in a similar fashion to Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We’ve won a few startup pitching competitions and helped the batdongsansach.vn business raise over $1 million USD. What is the connection between this and blockchain? Indeed, our business concept was based on the ICO crowdfunding approach at the time, but rather than using tokens as a way of investment in the project, we used them as legal vouchers. It was a good project, but due mainly to complex operations and a lack of resources, we had to kill it afterward.
At the time, I had completed several tasks for the project, including:
- Top ten finalists in the 2018 NTT Startup Challenge in Vietnam.
- Three rounds of voucher sales were successfully launched.
- In charge of the project’s operations and product management.
- Lauched succesfully IVO startup challenge with 200 people joined.
These are all projects and items that I am able to share online; there are other projects that I have worked on, but they are not for the general public to discuss; thank you.