0xMarcus - Grant Reviewer Application 2024 - Round2

1.) Preferred Display Name and Age (If you do not want to enter your age, enter that you are above 21 years of age, which is the minimum)

Name: 0xMarcus

Age: 55

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @marcusp3t3rs -[ https://twitter.com/marcusp3t3rs ) (link here)

Lens Protocol: @0xmarcus.lens -[ LensFrens ) (link here)

Linkedin: Marcus Peters -[ https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuspeters/ ) (link here)

Discord: 0xMarcus#0588

2.) What motivates you to apply for this position?

Being in crypto since 2018, I had the chance to work with some amazing teams in the Ethereum ecosystem with Bankless Consulting. Due to my professional background in Software Development & Project Management, I took over related tasks in projects.
Working in the Community Treasury as a grant reviewer has supported my personal growth with regards to the Shimmer / IOTA ecosystem. The Community Treasury class of 2023 laid out some important ground work to support the growth of the ecosystem and I am ready to support going to the next level in 2024.

3.) What is your educational and professional background?

Educational Background

  • University Of Applied Sciences, Business Information Systems
  • Specialized Computer Scientist Software Development

Web3/Crypto Background

  • In crypto since 2018
  • Web3 Strategy | Tokenomics Consultant at Bankless Consulting
  • Shimmer Community Treasury Grant Reviewer 2023

Project Example: Tokenomics & DAO Governance Consultant

Delivery of a comprehensive business strategy to build an innovative fintech mortgage platform on top of blockchain technology. Performed value stream analysis, token exchange model, token base market conception.

Project Example: web3 Consultant

Improvement of business operations, processes, and project management platform for a gaming DAO with protocol owned liquidity and game to earn economy.

Project Example: Strategy Consultant & Product Manager

Development of a business model for first responder appreciation with a token economy. Product specification: The developed a business case for a holistic platform with a token-based incentive model and artificial intelligence for first responder routing.

Project #1: Project Manager

Monitoring water pumps via IoT services & blockchain. Implementation of a system, with connection of sensors to blockchain technology to store information about the condition of the pumping station (e.g., water flow rate) securely and transparently.

Professional Background

  • In IT Consulting since 1992
  • Roots in software development and architecture of enterprise systems
  • Currently Managing Director & Partner at one of the major IT consulting companies in Germany

Trainings / Certificates
*Token Engineering Fundamentals (Token Engineering Academy)
*Digital Transformation Strategy (Boston University)
*Artificial Intelligence (Microsoft)
*Certified Scrum Master
*Project Management Institute (PMI) - Project Management Professional (PMP)|

4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe

Being a grant reviewer of the Treasury since 2023, reviewed & evaluated grants, supported business decisions, created connections for the ecosystem.
More than 10 yrs of experience in project management in traditional IT & crypto, as well as in analyzing business models and business strategy

5.) Are you a software developer? If yes, please provide info on your skills and proof of the projects you already have built/worked on (Github, languages, certificates, etc.)

Long time ago I was an experienced developer in C++, Java, C# :wink: What is left of it, is the understanding how software components in distributed system work. Now I do mostly Python & Nodes stuff.

6.) Do you have affiliations that may cause a conflict of interest when reviewing applications? The community would like to know particularly if reviewers are involved with projects as a creator, on the board, or employed. Please list any projects or applications you have affiliations to.


*Note: This will in no way prevent you from being elected to the position. It is the opposite. We seek experienced reviewers that are specialists in different industries. The reviewers with affiliations will not be able to review grants within their category; however, they will be great resources and act as subject matter experts.

7.) Are you willing to sign a legally binding service provider contract and reveal and verify your identity through a KYC process with the legal entity of the Treasury Committee?

Note: KYC is required for this position. If you are unwilling to KYC and sign a service provider contract, you will not be accepted to the Shimmer Community Treasury.

yes - I am already doxed, did KYC and signed a service provider contract with the Shimmer Community Treasury. Of course I would redo it

8.) Can you commit 10 hours weekly on average to work as a grant reviewer for the Shimmer community over the next 12 months?

yes - I am willing and able to commit 10 hrs a week to the Shimmer Community Treasury.

9.) If you are voted in the top 2 reviewers, you may have the option to join the Growth Committee and work with the TEA representatives. In this case, you may be required to work hours over the required 10 hrs per week. Are you able to commit to this if required?

yes - I am willing and able to commit to the Growth Committee and the Shimmer Community Treasury if required.

10.) Are you willing to sign a service provider contract, including an NDA with the Tangle Ecosystem Association, and respect the Non-Disclosure Agreement if selected as a member of the Growth Committee? Breaking the Non-Disclosure Agreement may bring consequences financially and or legally.

yes - I am willing to sign a service provider contract and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). I absolutely will respect all binding effects within such agreement contracts.

11.) Provide any web links or supporting documentation you would like the community to see when assessing you for the Shimmer Community Treasury Grant Reviewer position.

*Ask the current members of the Community Treasury
*Ask around in Bankless Consulting https://www.banklessconsulting.com/
*Check my LinkedIn Profile

12.) What is your long-term vision of the Shimmer Community Treasury? How do you see the Community Treasury affecting the Shimmer & IOTA ecosystem, and what does the Shimmer & IOTA Ecosystem look to you in three years?

We do need kickass use cases for crypto. I see the biggest value in token economies to provide use case, which drives adoption. The easiness of the adoption will be an important metric for success. The web3 industry needs a broad field of cool and promising initiatives to achieve that. IOTA & Shimmer should be part of this vision.

Three years from now the Shimmer & IOTA Ecosystem could be playing a major role in providing real world apps & protocols in a secure environment with lightning speed transactions

Do you support my application as Grant Reviewer?
  • Yes
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