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: Finanzgoblin - Richard Mediavilla
Social Media Handles
YouTube Finanzgoblin - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX4FTqjrXSmqoQh5ScgGCLA
Twitter: Finanzgoblin - https://twitter.com/finanzgoblin
Discourse: Finanzgoblin - https://govern.iota.org/u/finanzgoblin/summary
Linkedin: Richard Mediavilla - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-mediavilla-689370161/
Discord: Razor0x / Finanzgoblin#0683
2.) What motivates you to apply for this position?
I am very enthusiastic about Web 3 and especially DeFi, because I truly think that smart contract platforms will eventually evolve into decentralized computing and change how the world will operate fundamentally. The Shimmer-IOTA ecosystem might be a step forward towards a decentralized computing infrastructure, making smart contract usage and decentralized applications much more scalable.
Shimmer can evolve to be a major player in this nascent and rapidly evolving industry and I think that I can share my acquired DeFi and information security knowledge to support the greater IOTA/Shimmer ecosystem.
3.) What is your educational and professional background?
- Bachelor of Science in Economics / “Volkswirtschaftslehre”
- Bachelor Thesis: “Kryptowährungen: Ein dynamisches Modell” translated: “Cryptocurrencies: A dynamic model”
- Consulting a Web 3 VR education start-up in DeFi Security and Tokenomics,
- Assisting MultiDAO, a subsidiary DAO to Multichain, the largest Web 3 bridge, on drafting the early governance processes and being part in its active operations group,
- Supporting a Crypto-Hedgefunds (TheBit Research) with doing research on DeFi protocols regarding business viability for long term investments,
- Supporting the same Crypto-Hedgefunds (TheBit Research) with doing research on DeFi protocols for yield-farming opportunities.
- Operating a small Web 3 and DeFi related German‑speaking YouTube‑Channel (Finanzgoblin)
- Active Member of the Crypto Hub Malta
- Information Systems / IT Security Consultant
- Information Systems / IT Security Auditor
- DeFi and Tokenomics Researcher
4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe
I have a lot of knowledge about doing due diligence reports and audits and have been reviewing Web 3 and DeFi related projects on a private investors basis for quite some time. I furthermore am consulting two different companies in the regard of tokenomics design and/or their business model.
Especially noteworthy is the consultation of Axonpark, because me and other consultants are still actively refining the tokenomics.
But my unique selling point is my strong involvement and interest in in DeFi and trying to keep up with its innovations.
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.)
No, but I worked as an information systems consultant and auditor, so I have a lot of knowledge about the industry in general.
I assisted for example in creating an eIDAS‑compliant PKI for eIDAS-compliant signatures and seals as a product manager and requirements engineer.
I furthermore helped in auditing the German ”Elektronische Patientenakte” (electronic patient record) and the German ”E‑Rezept‑Fachdienst” (electronic prescription service) according to gematik framework (which include among other things requirements from ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, BSI IT‑Grundschutz and Common Criteria), while also serving as a project lead in the security audit of the electronic prescription service.
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.
MultiDAO / Multichain -
I currently serve in MultiDAOs early governance board and active operations group and might run for Multi Citizen Committee or Council in the future, if and when the processes behind it are fully established. But I rather see this as an opportunity for collaboration, than a conflict of interest.
Furthermore, having worked in auditing environments, I know when there is a conflict of interest and will actively communicate if and when it arrises openly. Transparancy is key.
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 willing to KYC and sign a service provider contract with the Shimmer Community Treasury.
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.
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?
My main vision of the Shimmer Community Treasury is, that the capital inside the treasury is actively and most importantly productively deployed and spent.
I think that the main way forward for the greater Shimmer & IOTA ecosystem is to catch up to its competitors and establish a flourishing ecosystem behind it. This should be done by both integrating established Web 3 protocols into Shimmer and/or IOTA as well as assisting startups that might reveal themselves as unicorns.
Three years down the line, Shimmer and IOTA should be a Tier 1 ecosystem with many Web 3 protocols also being deployed on it. There are a myriad of ways on how the Shimmer Community Treasury can accrue value, being it either native Shimmer/IOTA projects, that are funneling some part of the revenue towards the treasury or even actively engaging with DeFi protocols and extracting value out of them and funneling those values towards the treasury.
Shimmer and IOTA should be easy to engage with, and easy to integrate with. My idea of full Web 3 adoption is the “One-Click GmbH/LLC”, if you are not able to use your digital identity, to create a legal business entity by going on a website and just filling out a form and pressing a “create LLC”-button, we are not in Web 3 yet. And with IOTA looking to also onboard eIDAS-compliant identities and verification mechanisms, we might just be able to pull this one off. Many business (and maybe even DAOs?) have a strong business need for ways to sign and verify things, that are also legally binding, which the eIDAS-regulation solves.
Lets pull this one off together.