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: Garrett Jin
Social Media Handles
Twitter: @GarrettBullish - https://twitter.com/GarrettBullish
Discourse: Garrett Jin - Profile - garrettjin - govern.IOTA
2.) What motivates you to apply for this position?
Since I have been a relatively successful builder and investor in crypto space since 2014, I have the expertise, experience, resources and the will to make IOTA and Shimmer more adopted. As a grant reviewer, I believe I could try my best to make the right decisions with my profession and integrity for the community.
3.) What is your educational and professional background?
Economics Major, Boston College
Operation Director, Huobi, 2014
CEO, BitForex, 2017
Co-founder, TanglePay, 2021
Researcher, People’s Bank of China (China Central Bank) School of Finance
4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe
I am an entrepreneur so I know how to spend money cautiously and effectively. Also I could give go-to-market strategy suggestions for projects.
I am an investor so I have a method to evaluate on projects and builders.
I am experienced in managing roles in different teams so I know how to manage project and push things forward.
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.)
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?
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.
TanglePay Road Map:
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?
As the Shimmer Community Treasury grant reviewer, the goal is to make Shimmer adopted and SMR to the moon. We need to make sure every SMR token going out of the Shimmer Community Treasury will create a much higher value.
Listing on more exchanges, as an example, is a good and direct way to make SMR adopted. But the secret listing fee for CEX sometimes can be crazily high. I know the insight and can advice the community in a better way.
Funding project is the key for Shimmer’s success. I am a builder and investor myself and I have a methodology to evaluate projects and builders.
In 3 years, Shimmer needs to be ready for the next bull market. We need to have infrastructure of DeFi and other dApps ready so that we don’t miss the bull market. The IOTA and Shimmer layer 1 is our edge that no other networks have. If we can support even just 1 or 2 successful web3 projects that uniquely rely on the feeless and scalability natures of IOTA technology, Shimmer and IOTA will stand out and shows the world why IOTA and Shimmer are the game changers. I want to work together with the community to make this happen. Let’s do it!